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Welcome to MCN’s updated website!  If you subscribe to MCN, you have full access to the website.  I’m excited  to tell you what we’re now able to offer.  Here's some of the things you'll find:

  • How to become a peer reviewer for MCN
  • How to get published in MCN
  • Winners of MCN Paper of the Year Awards 
  • Articles which have not been in print yet, but are only on the website, called Publish Ahead of Print.
  • Information on interesting articles coming up in future issues.
  • How to develop collections of your favorite articles
  • A way to email your favorite MCN articles to your colleagues
  • An easy way to export references to citation manager software
  • Using the tables or figures in MCN articles as power point slides, with just the click of your mouse!

There are many other options as well. I hope you'll start using the new website, and feel free to contact me about your favorite features! 

Margaret Comerford Freda, Editor

margaretfreda@yahoo.com

 

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Editor-in-Chief:
Margaret Comerford Freda

ISSN: 0361-929X

Online ISSN: 1539-0683

Frequency: 6 issues / year

Ranking: Nursing 50/103

Impact Factor: 0.897

Winners of the MCN Papers of the Year Award

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

2013 MCN Practice Paper of the Year
Metastatic Choriocarcinoma in a Term Pregnancy.
Published in MCN, October 2013 as MCN in Advance, Published Ahead of Print

Authors: Hensley, Jennifer Gaye and Shviraga, Bonita.    

 

2013 MCN Research Paper of the Year
Influence of Holding Practices in Preterm Infant Development.
Published in MCN May/June 2013, volume 38, no.3
 
Authors:  Neu, Madalynn, Robinson, Joann, and Schmiege, Sarah.  

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. 

COMING SOON!

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
Want to Be a Published Author in MCN?

Tips on Getting Published in MCN

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...