CFP: Western Schools Publishing

Western Schools is a publisher and nationally recognized accredited provider of peer-reviewed continuing nursing education home study courses. We are presently seeking authors and content editors to write articles and books for publication. Those contracted will receive financial compensation.

We have writing opportunities in the following nursing topics. Additional topics not listed may also be considered.

Topics: ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, ambulatory care, assessment, asthma, assessment, bioterrorism, cardiac, case management, chest tubes, CHF, competencies, critical care, death, depression, dialysis, diabetes, documentation and electronic health records, domestic violence, ECG monitoring, end of life, ethics, fall prevention, geriatrics, healing nutrition, hemodynamic monitoring, hepatitis, HIV, holistic health, infections, immunizations, informatics, leadership, legal issues, maternal-newborn, medical errors, medical-surgical topics, mentoring, MRSA, neonatal, neuro, nursing management, nursing practice, OB/GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pain management, palliative care, pediatrics, pediatric pharmacology, pharmacology, preceptorship, professional nursing topics, psychopharmacology, rehab, renal, respiratory topics, safety, school nursing, sedation/analgesia, seizures, sleep apnea, social media, stroke, TB, trauma, weight loss surgery, and women’s health.

Requirements: Authors should have a valid nursing license and prior publishing experience. An advanced degree in nursing and five years of clinical and/or academic experience in the content area being developed is preferred. Experienced authors with degrees in fields other than nursing will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and a writing sample, along with their contact information to:  Please specify topic(s) of interest. Additionally, if you know of someone else who may be interested, please feel free to forward this e-mail to them.

Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Director, Continuing Education, Western Schools, 400 Manley Street, PO Box 65, West Bridgewater, MA 02379, Phone (508) 638-7060, Fax: 508-894-0179, Website:


CFS: Pharmacology Issue of J Midwifery & Women’s Health

(JMWH) seeks submissions for its May/June 2011 issue , a special continuing education theme issue containing manuscripts specific to Topics On Pharmacology. The readers of JMWH are primarily clinically active health care providers, and we would like manuscripts that are applicable to clinical practice. This means that although we want articles that cite evidence or actually present research, it is essential that the reader can apply information into practice. Sample topics could focus on a single drug/drug category that is challenging or changing in clinical practice; or larger issues such as use of agents in special subgroups such as adolescents, postmenopausal women or others. We would be delighted to discuss you idea prior to you undertaking the writing of the manuscript. Simply contact us by email. Manuscripts would be due to us on June 1, 2010, although as guest editors we would be happy to receive drafts or questions at any time. JMWH is a peer-reviewed journal, and manuscripts are not guaranteed publication. The peer review process generally takes 8-12 weeks. You can expect to be notified about your manuscript by October 1, 2010. Final drafts of manuscripts accepted for publication will be due January 1, 2011. Submitted materials must conform to the Journal’s instructions for authors, which can be found at Please note that per policy of the Continuing Education Committee, who grants CEUs for the articles, no more than 25% of the references can be older than 5 years. Your manuscript should be submitted via the Journal’s online submission system located at . An electronic author agreement, which includes transferring copyright to ACNM, is sent after a manuscript is accepted for publication. Thank you again for your willingness to consider contributing to JMWH. This is really going to be a special issue and your contribution can add to its uniqueness.

Mary C. Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM, Associate Editor; Tekoa King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, Deputy Editor

  1. April 1, 2010: Manuscripts submitted to either Mary C. Brucker or Tekoa King by email
  2. May – July 2010: Peer review of articles
  3. August 1, 2010: Peer reviewer comments returned to authors with accept, revise and resubmit, or rejection letters
  4. August – October 2010: Manuscript final revisions by authors
  5. November 1, 2010: Final manuscripts to JMWH

CFS: Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health welcomes submissions. While the journal does not issue specific calls for manuscripts, it is soliciting manuscripts for the upcoming special continuing education theme issues. The journal welcomes all types of manuscripts. Instructions for authors and descriptions of the criteria for feature articles, original research, brief reports, and columns can be found at . All manuscripts for continuing education theme issues undergo the usual JMWH peer review process and are not guaranteed publication. Please send your proposed topic, type of article, and contact information to .

Nov/Dec 2010 Nutrition (Deadline: November 1, 2009)

May/June 2011 Pharmacology (Deadline: May 1, 2010)

Queries to: Frances E. Likis, DrPH, NP, CNM, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health


CFS: J of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. Calls for manuscripts are available at . Look on the left side under the “For Authors” section and click on “Upcoming CE” theme issues.