CFS: Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice

Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice (PPNP) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that explores the multiple relationships between nursing and health policy. PPNP serves as a major source of data-based study, policy analysis and discussion on timely, relevant policy issues for nurses in a broad variety of roles and settings, and for others who are interested in nursing-related policy issues.

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CFP: Science Policy, Social Values

Call for Papers: Science-Policy Interactions and Social Values | Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology conference on Science-Policy Interactions and Social Values at the University of Texas at Dallas, April 13-14th, 2012

The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology seeks proposals for papers and symposia for a conference to wrap up our 2011-2012 public lecture series on Funded and Forbidden Knowledge: Science, Politics, and Cultural Values. The conference will be interdisciplinary, engaging the areas of science and technology studies, history and philosophy of science, science and technology policy studies, ethics and political philosophy, and science policy in exploring the interactions between science and policy-making, with special attention to the role of values in those interactions. In these areas of scholarship, several categories of discussion concerning science and policy have emerged. Some focus on the role of science in the policy process, while others look at the inverse relationship of how politics influence scientific research. Some approach the topic in a very empirically grounded and particularistic fashion, while others take a normative approach and aim for general accounts. While there have been important interdisciplinary conferences in this area, the scholarship remains somewhat disjointed and piecemeal, whereas tackling the major issues in this area requires thinking across such boundaries. This conference will emphasize that the relationship between science and politics is mutually influential rather than unidirectional; it will emphasize the importance of normative or critical approaches that are also empirically grounded in the practice of science and realities of political institutions. We seek submissions that bring to the forefront issues of values in science-policy interactions. Suggested topics (not an exhaustive list):

  • Democratization of science
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Policy and the value-free ideal of science
  • Forms of scientific and political representation
  • Theories of scientific expertise
  • Models of science advising
  • History of science policy
  • Lessons from environmental policy-making
  • Scientific expertise and political advocacy
  • Commercialization of science and the public good
  • The aims of science and choice of research priorities
  • Science and justice in political institutions
  • Science, non-scientific views, and public reason
  • Expertise and elitism in democratic deliberation
  • Science and democracy in comparative and international contexts
  • The influence of science on ethical values, and political ideals
  • The politics of science and technology education
  • Obstacles to socially or politically responsible science We’re especially interested in proposals that cross the boundaries between already-established research programs.

Submissions: We welcome submissions of both individual paper proposals and proposals for symposia and other multi-participant panel formats. For contributed papers, please submit a 250-500 word abstract. For symposia and other multi-participant panels, submit an abstract up to 250 words describing the panel and descriptions of up to 100 words describing each participant’s contribution.

Submissions are due January 5, and decisions will be announced by early February.

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CFS: Policy (Women’s Health Issues)

Call for submissions for Women’s Health Issues on the topic of Policy Matters. The Editors and Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues invite article submissions for a new category of peer-reviewed manuscripts entitled, “Policy Matters.”

We invite authors to submit scholarly, thoughtful, and timely policy analyses related to various issues affecting women’s health. These could include, for example:

  • Policy implications of proposed legislation, regulations, judicial decisions at the federal, state, and local levels as they may affect women’s health;
  • Policy implications of current and future developments in programs integral to women’s health (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, community health, Healthy Start, WIC, family planning, public health, and private sector insurance coverage);
  • Scholarly policy analyses of health and social issues affecting women’s health from a historical perspective, e.g., the effects of delinking Medicaid from welfare and subsequent reproductive health choices or the effects of the Massachusetts health reform effort on women’s health;
  • Scholarly policy analyses that contribute to our understanding of how effective policy actions can improve the scope and quality of women’s health care services and the organization, financing, and delivery of these services.

“Policy Matters” submissions may contain recommendations for “next steps,” however a key peer review criterion will be the extent to which such recommendations are supported by the rigor and comprehensiveness of the supporting policy analysis. “Policy Matters” manuscripts should not exceed 3,000 words – charts and graphs are encouraged when appropriate. The journal continues to give priority to scholarly health services research articles that report the results of original research and that improve understanding of how social, health care, and policy factors relate to women’s health. We seek in particular research articles and commentaries that:

  • Contribute to a better understanding of gender-based health services research and policy; and
  • Document applied integration and implementation strategies that translate new clinical, health services, and health policy research findings into women’s health care practice and policy. Women’s Health Issues is indexed in leading services and is available online at  and at . Author instructions are available at  and at .

Please note that the journal uses APA style for all manuscripts. Inquiries as to the suitability of a manuscript topic are welcome and may be directed to the Editors at  or telephone 202-994-4184.

CFS: Health Sociology Review

An international, scholarly peer-reviewed journal, Health Sociology Review from eContent Management explores the contribution of sociology and sociological research methods to understanding health and illness; to health policy, promotion and practice; and to equity, social justice, social policy and social work. Health Sociology Review is published in association with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) under the editorship of Dr Fran Collyer in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Sydney. Health Sociology Review publishes original theoretical and research articles, literature reviews, special issues, symposia, commentaries and book reviews. Health Sociology Review publishes one regular issue of feature research articles and three topic-based special issues per annum. Special issues are also released as books with their own ISBN for use as course readers or separate sale to non-subscribers. Evaluation copies of all special issues are available to Course Coordinators from the publisher at:  Health sociologists, medical anthropologists, cultural studies researchers, health policy and social work researchers, psychologists, counsellors, nurse and medical researchers, are invited to contact the Editor in Chief or Associate Editors with proposals for special issues. Proposals should be grounded in the sociology literature. Special issue proposal guidelines are available from the publisher:  More information on its Web site:

CFS: Innovation, Global Health

 Call for Papers: Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, SPECIAL ISSUE: Innovative Research in Global Health

We are currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on innovative studies on global health. Technology and Innovation presents information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation, and welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. We publish original articles in basic and applied research, critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries, essays, and patent and book reviews of interest to our readers. For this special issue, contributions containing the following information will be considered for publication:

  • Critical assessments of global health issues and practices
  • Description of advances in transformative technology and translational science
  • Economics of a technology, governmental and policy action in issues related to health and medicine
  • The relationship between international and national health policies and the environment
  • Analyses of the distribution and access to medical technology in different geographical contexts
  • Articles discussing the process of innovation and invention in the creation of medical technologies, interventions, or government health policies
  • Articles on the historical, societal, and ethical aspects of medicine or public health

The deadline for the submission of full manuscripts is August 29th, 2011. Articles for the journal are generally written for a multidisciplinary audience. All submissions should meet Technology and Innovation author instructions in the journal’s Aims and Scope available at:

All submitted articles will be peer reviewed. Graduate students are welcome to submit articles for consideration. If you have questions orwould like to submit a manuscript please contact the editorial assistant Cecilia Vindrola Padros at (813) 974-1347 or . Technology and Innovation is published by Cognizant Communication Corporation:

CFS: Hispanic Health Care International

Hispanic Health Care International (The Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses)

This peer-reviewed journal serves as an interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of information for clinical practice, education, research, and policy on issues concerning Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States. A unique feature of Hispanic Health Care International is the availability of all abstracts in both English and Spanish. Each article is reviewed by at least two experts on the topic. The interdisciplinary editorial board comprises experts in a variety of clinical, policy, and research areas.

As the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the journal strives to:

  • Serve as an interdisciplinary state-of-the-art resource for educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and health care providers on Hispanic/Latino health care.
  • Disseminate research findings and policy perspectives on Hispanic/Latino health care.
  • Provide an interdisciplinary forum to analyze and evaluate the current and future health care needs of the Hispanic/Latino community.
  • Examine barriers to the delivery of health services to Hispanic/Latino consumers.
  • Promote culturally competent models of intervention that provide effective health care to eliminate health disparities for Hispanic/Latino communities.

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CFS: “Narrative Matters” in Health Affairs

“Narrative Matters” is the peer-reviewed, personal-essay section of the policy journal Health Affairs. Begun in 1999, it publishes literary nonfiction—based on firsthand encounters—that carry a policy message. These “policy narratives” link a story or anecdote to the big picture. They relate a strong incident or anecdote that draws the reader in and puts the policy issue on the table.

How To Submit A Manuscript: “Narrative Matters” manuscripts are submitted online through the Health Affairs Web site at:

Manuscripts for “Narrative Matters” do not need an abstract. Submissions will be reviewed both within and outside of Health Affairs.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Well-written anecdotal stories, based on encounters with the health care system, that explore the personal, ethical, and moral issues of delivering or receiving health care today
  • Topics with broad implications for health care that touch on policy issues
  • Unique stories or perspectives with an insider’s view
  • Introspective stories that reveal the author’s evolution in thinking about a health policy issue based on personal experience
  • Stories with dialogue and with a distinct beginning, middle, and resolution
  • A minimum of academic or technical language
  • 2,500 words or less
  • No editorials, op-eds, or commentaries; no footnotes or academic citations

Contact: Ellen Ficklen, editor of “Narrative Matters,” at 301-656-7401 or . The “Narrative Matters” section is published with support from the W.K. Kellogg

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