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Kathleen R. Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN

ISSN: 0361-929X

Online ISSN: 1539-0683

Frequency: 6 issues / year

Ranking: Nursing 50/103

Impact Factor: 0.898

2015 Call for Manuscripts

Smart phone apps: Acceptability and efficacy to promote maternal child health Co-editors: M. Cynthia Logsdon and Deborah Davis

Papers due: July 1, 2016

Smartphone applications (apps) are being used to deliver behavioral interventions for health. Despite the growing availability of health-related apps on the market, research on the development and evaluation of such apps is sparse. Authors are invited to submit data based and review papers on the experiences of users with apps, maternal and child health outcomes related to the use of apps, valued features and technologies of apps that enhance effectiveness, use of evidence in the development of apps, and challenges that need further consideration to ensure security of data collected by apps. Interdisciplinary and international perspectives are welcomed related to the development and marketing of health behavior change apps to promote maternal child health.

See MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing instructions for authors for information on style and formatting of manuscripts.

Questions: Contact Cynthia Logsdon mimia.logsdon@louisville.edu
Winners of the MCN Papers of the Year Award

Running list of all winners of MCN
Paper of the Year awards

2014 MCN Practice Paper of the Year
Obstetric Triage: A Systematic Review of the Past Fifteen Years: 1998-2013
Published in MCN, September/October 2014, Volume 39, Issue 5

Authors: Angelini, Diane and Howard, Elisabeth.    


2014 MCN Research Paper of the Year
Reproducability of Non-Invasive Bilirubin Measurements
Published in MCN, July/August 2014, Volume 39, Issue 4

Authors:  Mazur, Mary; Mihalko-Mueller, Judith; Callans, Helen; Klesh, Deetra; Sell, Heather; Bendig, Diane 

NEW FREE Content on MCN!

MCN is now offering some exciting and important articles as "Published Ahead of Print" (PAP). Every 2 months MCN's website will contain additional PAP articles, free to you as the reader, which are on the website months before they will appear in printed form. 


Future issues of MCN will contain full length articles on the following topics and others:

  • Still Nursing at 6 Months
  • Special Issue on Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement
  • Metastatic Carcinoma in Pregnancy
  • Congenital Cytomegalovirus
  • Barriers to Postpartum Skin to Skin Care
  • Different Methods of Securing Fetal Monitoring Devices
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment during Pregnancy
  • Midwives' Knowledge of Caries in Pregnancy
  • Living with Gestational Diabetes in a Rural Community
  • UNICEF/WHO Breastfeeding Intervention
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Perhaps you would like to have an article published in MCN, but you’re new at the process, and not sure where to start.  Here are a few tips on how to begin. Read more...

How to Become a Peer Reviewer in MCN

MCN is always interested in hearing from qualified peer reviewers who want to read and critique submitted manuscripts for our journal.  If you are a loyal reader of MCN and other nursing literature, and you are currently practicing in one of the maternal child nursing specialties (perinatal, neonatal, midwifery, pediatrics), I’d like to suggest that some of you could actually contribute to the journal. Read more...