Calls for Papers

 -- Biology Reviews for Nursing Research

Nursing Research invites integrative reviews of current advances in basic biological sciences and translational research relevant to emerging areas of nursing science. Areas of interest include but are not limited to topics in: genetics, genomics, and epigenetics; systems biology/integrative physiology; neuroscience and imaging; computational biology; microbiology and the human microbiome; nanoscience; physiology in situ and mobile health devices. Biology Reviews for Nursing Research will provide up-to-date information about advances in these thematic areas to the global community of nurse scientists, with the aim of infusing new biological and “omics” knowledge into nursing research.

Reviews should summarize and critically evaluate the current state of knowledge. Implications for nursing research in relevant areas should be addressed, especially with respect to the priority research addressing prevention and treatment of disease and disability; symptoms and symptom management of acute and chronic illnesses; interventions for compassionate end-of-life and palliative care; infectious disease and global health; and integration of biological and behavioral perspectives on health over the lifespan across priority areas.

Papers accepted for Biology Reviews will be published as features in regular issues and marked with a banner for the "Biology Review Series".

For additional information and editorial commentary related to the Biology Review Series click here.

 

-- Point-of-Care Research Series

Nursing Research invites papers reporting findings from original point-of-care research studies. Topics include but are not limited to use of devices and information technology at the point-of-care, patient safety issues, m-health, telehealth, system interoperability, design and evaluation of “smart” environments across the health-illness continuum, learning health systems; communication and decision making  in emerging technology-supported point-of-care settings; quality and ethical issues. Papers may be enhanced to include video or interactive graphs using supplemental digital content.  Submissions may be regular full-length papers or research briefs. In the letter to the editor uploaded with submissions, please mention that the paper should be considered for the point-of-care research series. 

There is no deadline for submission; accepted papers will be published in regular issues and marked with a banner for the “Point-of-Care Research” series.

For additional information and editorial commentary related to the Point-of-Care Research Series click here: 

 

-- Health Equity Research Series

Nursing Research invites papers reporting findings of original research across the scope of health equity. Topics include but are not limited to (a) research implications of definitions, concepts, and measurement of health equity; (b) cross-cultural and longitudinal validity of health equity indicators; or (c) using toolkits and other technical resources to support community capacity building, and models for describing, guiding and testing progress towards health equity. 

Topics related to interventions are especially welcome, such as (a) how to effectively build community capacity to implement, evaluate and sustain programs and policies to promote health equity; (b) how to reduce persistent, population-specific health disparities using a health equity framework; (c) designing and testing culturally-tailored interventions for high-risk communities; (d) how to address social determinants of health in an intervention framework; and (e) using culturally appropriate evaluation strategies for targeted interventions to establish best practices and support evidence-based approaches to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity. 

Understanding determinants of health disparities and achieving health equity among vulnerable, high-risk, underserved populations is central to the call for papers. Individual, family, community, national or global perspectives in biopsychosocial-systems (health services, political, and economic) frameworks may be used.  Research on comparative health and social policy including economic approaches is relevant to the call. Findings from studies focused on research capacity building to facilitate integration of health equity into programs of research for beginning and seasoned investigators are encouraged, as are papers reporting new methods for studying health equity.

Papers may be prepared as original articles or brief reports. Accepted papers will be marked with a banner for the "Health Equity Research Series". The call is on-going; there is no deadline for submission. 

For editorial on health equity, please see Dr. John Lowe's commentary here:

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In advance of submission, queries are encouraged and should be sent to Dr. Susan Henly, Editor (henly003@umn.edu).

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Nursing Research is indexed or abstracted in Medline, CINAHL, JCR Science Citation Index, PsychInfo and Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM.