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Information for Authors

AJN The American Journal of Nursing accepts manuscript submissions through a submission service on another website.

AJN welcomes submissions of evidence-based clinical application papers and descriptions of best clinical practices, original research and QI reports, case studies, narratives, commentaries, and other manuscripts on a variety of clinical and professional topics. The journal also welcomes submissions for its various departments and columns, including photography, artwork and poetry that is relevant to nursing or health care.

AJN’s mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care through the dissemination of evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical information and original research, discussion of relevant and controversial professional issues, adherence to the standards of journalistic integrity and excellence, and promotion of nursing perspectives to the health care community and the public.

AJN is a peer-reviewed journal that follows publishing standards set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE;, the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME;, and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; For original research, it also uses the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT; for randomized studies; the Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs (TREND; for descriptive and epidemiologic studies, and the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting (SQUIRE; for quality improvement reports.

AJN has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Those instructions and guidelines are readily available on the submission service site. Please read and review them carefully. Articles that are not submitted in accordance with our instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected.

Manuscript Submission

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