​Future Topics​

Toxic Stress
Vol 40:4 - December 2017
Manuscript Due Date: April 15, 2017

Toxic stress, unlike positive or tolerable stress, can result in life-long health challenges. For this issue of ANS we seek manuscripts that focus on the contributions that nurses are making to understanding the dynamics of toxic stress, and nursing approaches that demonstrate effective outcomes for children and adults suffering the effects of toxic stress. Articles that provide research outcomes, theoretic and philosophic constructions, practice models, or educational programs related to toxic stress are welcome. Implications for the development of nursing knowledge must be emphasized.

Evidence Informed Practice
Vol 41:1 - March 2018
Manuscript Due Date: July 15, 2017 
For this issue of the journal we seek manuscripts that address any of the full range of issues related to the concept of "evidence." We welcome research reports that provide empirical evidence that can inform nursing practice, philosophic analysis related to the factors that shape quality nursing care, theoretical content related to evidence, and discussion of nursing's fundamental patterns of knowing in relation to the concept of evidence.   

Crime, Justice and Health
Vol 41:2 - June 2018
Manuscript Due Date: October 15, 2017 
In the past several years, there is widespread recognition that cultural and political responses to crime, and standards of justice, are powerful factors that shape the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, societies, and  governments. For this issue of ANS we are seeking nursing scholarship that addresses the complex factors related to crime and justice.  We welcome scholarly manuscripts that report research, theory, or philosophic analysis that contribute to nursing perspectives.  Manuscripts can explore these issue from the standpoint of perpetrators, victims, or those who govern the systems of justice in societies worldwide. ​

ANS General Topics
Vol 41:3 -   September 2018
Manuscripts considered any time
Manuscripts submitted as "ANS General Topic" are expected to address the purposes of ANS, which are to advance the development of nursing knowledge and to promote the integration of nursing philosophies, theories and research with practice. We expect high scholarly merit and innovative, cutting edge ideas that contribute to the evolution of the discipline of nursing. We encourage works that speak to global sustainability and that take an intersectional approach recognizing gender, color, class, sexual and gender identity and other dimensions of human experience related to health. We expect that manuscripts will challenge prior assumptions and present new, intellectually provocative perspectives. Manuscripts can be based on any methodology, including scholarly inquiry/research, critical, philosophic and theoretic analysis/synthesis, integrative reviews, and original exploration of diverse approaches to creating nursing knowledge. ​​​​

Emancipatory Nursing
Vol 41:4 -  December 2018
Manuscript due date: April 15, 2018 
Emancipatory approaches to nursing research and practice have escalated in the context of major political and cultural upheavals worldwide. Emancipatory approaches include critical, feminist, poststructural and post colonial approaches, or any aproach with an explicite purpose to create social and political change to improve health and well-being. For this issue we seek scholarship that informs emancipatory nursing practice and research. We welcome research reports that use emancipatory methodologies, emancipatory philosophic analyses, critical and feminist critiques of existing discourses and practices, description of and evidence supporting emancipatory nursing practices.