July/September 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 3

  • Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, MSc, BScN, RN, DF-IAFN
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • 1556-3693
  • 1939-3938
  • Quarterly
  • 0.603

As I type this note, I can't help but think summer is almost over. Back to school signs and sales are everywhere, Halloween decorations, and in some cases Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, have made their presence on store shelves. The one good thing about summer coming to an end is the fact that we will soon be meeting  for the 25th anniversary of the Annual International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice, October 11-14, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

For those of you attending, please join me and other members of our Editorial Board at the Wolters Kluwer booth in the exhibit hall. We would be very interested in talking to you about publishing opportunities with the Journal of Forensic Nursing. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact me by email and we can discuss your ideas further.

I would also like to remind everyone about the special issue on Social Justice being planned for 2018. The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 1, 2017.

Enjoy these last weeks of summer.

Cindy Peternelj-Taylor



Call for Authors -- Special Issue:  Social Justice in Forensic Nursing -- Deadline December 1, 2017

The Journal of Forensic Nursing is currently seeking original articles, review papers, and case reports for a special issue to be published in 2018 highlighting research and scholarship related to social justice issues and forensic nursing. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and others whose work interfaces social justice, violence, issues in criminal justice, and forensic nursing, are invited to submit articles. 

We are particularly interested in the following suggested topics, however other topics of relevance to forensic nursing will also be considered:

  • Special considerations in vulnerable populations
  • Trauma informed care
  • Advocacy
  • Role and responsibility of the nurse in social justice
  • Access to care
  • Policy implications
  • Social determinants of health
  • Ethical practice
  • Health equity
  • Application of social justice principles in practice
  • People with complex healthcare needs
  • Social justice and nursing education

All submissions should explicitly connect to forensic nurses and forensic nursing practice. 

Special Guest Editors:
Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Professor, Jacques Laval Chair for Social Justice
Duquesne University School of Nursing

Alison M. Colbert, PhD, PHCNS-BC
Associate Professor
Duquesne University School of Nursing


Authors are requested to indicate in their submission letter that they wish their manuscript to be considered for the special issue on Social Justice in Forensic Nursing.  For further information please contact Dr. Alison Colbert at colberta@duq.edu or Editor-in-Chief, Professor Cindy Peternelj-Taylor at cindy.peternelj-taylor@usask.ca.

The Journal of Forensic Nursing is a peer reviewed journal, published quarterly by Wolters Kluwer. For detailed information regarding instructions for authors and submission guidelines please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/jfn/


Cindy Peternelj-Taylor

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Nursing

25th Annual International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
October 11-14, 2017
Toronto, ON Canada
For more information see:  http://iafn.site-ym.com/?page=AnnualConfer

15th Biennial Custody and Caring:  International Conference on the Role of the Nurse in the Criminal Justice System
October 4-6, 2017
Saskatoon, SK  Canada
For more information see:  http://custodyandcaring.usask.ca/

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