CFP: American Journal for Nursing 2015

American Journal for Nursing Call for Papers for 2015

AJN – ranks 30/106 among nursing journals with Impact Factor of 1.319. AJN reaches more nurses than any other nursing journal through our robust print, digital, iPad, institution, and social media channels.

AJN publishes original research, QI and review articles as primary feature articles and CE articles. We also publish shorter, focused columns. Submissions must be evidence-based and are peer-reviewed.

Clinical Features should cover epidemiology, pathology, current research/ “what’s new” in knowledge and/or treatment, nursing implications. There is no specific limit for word count, though feature articles usually are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 words. (We have done two-part and three-part series for larger papers.) For examples of feature articles, see any of the CE articles on our web site, .

Specific clinical topics we currently seek:

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Treatment options for acute and chronic pain
  • Acute and chronic pediatric topics: pain, scoliosis;
  • *Acute and chronic neurological topics – revisiting stroke; migraine management
  • Current best practice in managing ovarian cancer; managing side effects from therapies
  • Best practice in anticoagulant therapy
  • Skin and wound care
  • Acute/critical care topics: heart failure, sepsis update, respiratory failure
  • Autoimmune disorders (lupus)
  • General MCH topics

Columns are shorter, focused papers of 2,000-3,000 words. Columns include:

Infectious diseases, Disaster, Emergency, Environments and Health, Correspondence from Abroad (international topics/visits), In Our Community, Politics and Policy, Skin/wound Care, Diabetes, Professional Development, Acute Care Review (new research for practice or treatment), Mental Health Matters, A Question of Practice (relooking at care procedures/techniques)

Cultivating Quality is the section for reporting QI projects (authors should follow the SQUIRE guidelines as detailed in Author Guidelines.)

In addition, we publish opinion pieces (Viewpoint), narratives (Reflections), and poetry and visual art (Art of Nursing) and photo essays.

We encourage queries:

We encourage all prospective authors to review AJN articles at prior to submitting.

For Author Guidelines and submission information: 

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