Open Manuscript Review

Posting information on published manuscripts allows you to read the peer reviews, examine how manuscripts are revised based on them, and understand the contribution of the editorial office. The originally submitted manuscript is posted; you may compare it with the published article.

Click the links below to see the materials for each manuscript.

 

The most current articles presented as open manuscript review

1)  Chase, J. D. & Conn, V. S. (2013).  Meta-Analysis of Fitness Outcomes From Motivational Physical Activity Interventions. Nursing Research, 62, 294-304.

The Manuscript | Reviews & Checklist | Author Responses | Acceptance Letter

 

2)  Talley, K. M. C., Wyman, J. F., Bronas, U. G., Olson-Kellogg, B. J., McCarthy, T. C., & Zhao, H. (2014). Factors Associated With Toileting Disability in Older Adults Without Dementia Living in Residential Care Facilities. Nursing Research, 63, 94-104.  

The Manuscript  |  Reviews  |  Author Responses | Acceptance Letter

 

 

3)  Bosak, K & Martin, L. (2014).  Neuroimaging of Goal-Directed Behavior in Midlife Women. Nursing Research, 63.

The Manuscript  |  Reviews & Checklist  |  Author Responses  |  Acceptance Ltr  |  Author Responses

 

The following articles (a) have broad topics, (b) are clinically focused or (c) are appropriate for teaching research critique:

1)  Robbins, L. B., Gretebeck, K. A., Kazanis, A. S., & Pender, N. J. (2006). Girls on the Move program to increase physical activity participation. Nursing Research, 55, 206-216.

The Manuscript | Reviews | Author Responses | Acceptance Letter


2)  Stein, K. F. & Corte, C. (2008). The identity impairment model: A longitudinal study of self-schemas as predictors of disordered eating behaviors. Nursing Research, 57, 182-190. 

The Manuscript | Reviews | Revision Request | Responses to Reviewers


3)  Leifer, S. L. & Glass, L. K. (2008). Planning for mass disaster in the 1950s: Harriet H. Werley and nursing research. Nursing Research, 57, 237-244. 

This presentation was selected for open manuscript review because it is nursing history research, an uncommon topic in our pages and the reviews illustrate some of the areas that reviewers address in historical research.

The Manuscript | Reviews | Responses to Reviewers

 

4)  Schachman, K. A. (2010). Online fathering: The experience of first-time fatherhood in combat-deployed troops. Nursing Research, 59, 11-17. 

This presentation was selected for open manuscript review because the published article reflects the content of the background literature and discussion called for by the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (6th ed.), which is used by Nursing Research.

The Manuscript | Reviews | Responses to Reviews | Acceptance Letter

 

5)  Ward, E. C., Wiltshire, J. C., Detry, M. A. & Brown R. L. (2013).  African American men and women's attitude toward mental illness, perceptions of stigma, and preferred coping behaviors. Nursing Research, 62, 185-194.

The Manuscript | Reviews & Checklist | 1st Revise Letter | Author Responses | 2nd Revise Letter | Acceptance Letter

 

The following articles use different methodologies:

1)  An example of qualitative approach--

Beck, C. T. (2006). The anniversary of birth trauma: Failure to rescue (2006). Nursing Research, 55, 381-390.  

This manuscript was placed on open review because this qualitative study received thorough reviews with relevant recommendations.

The Manuscript | Review 1 | Review 2 | Checklist | Author Responses | Acceptance Letter | Author Message 

 

2)  An example of Randomized Control Trial (RCT)--

Bennett, J. A., Lyons, K. S., Winters-Stone, K., Nail, L. M. & Scherer, J. (2007). Motivational interviewing to increase physical activity in long-term cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial. Nursing Research, 56, 18-27. 

This manuscript was selected for open review because the reviews were balanced and provided valuable recommendations to guide the revisions.

The Manuscript | Figure | Review 1 | Review 2 | Review 3 | Revision Checklist | Revision Requested | Author Responses | Acceptance Letter

 

3)  An example of secondary data analysis--

Ryan, C. J., DeVon, H. A., Horne, R., King, K. B., Milner, K., Moser, D. K. et al. (2007). Symptom clusters in acute myocardial infarction: A secondary data analysis. Nursing Research, 56, 72-81. 

This manuscript was selected for open review because the reviews were very positive and provided detailed guidance for revisions.

The Manuscript | Review 1 | Review 2 | Revision Checklist | Author Responses | Acceptance Letter 

 

4)  An example of meta-analysis--

Choi, H., Palmer, M. H., & Park, J. (2007). Meta-analysis of pelvic floor muscle training: Randomized controlled trials in incontinent women. Nursing Research, 56, 226-234. 

This article was selected for open manuscript review because the reviews were thorough and the authors responded effectively to them. It is a good example of the issues raised in reviews of meta analyses.

The Manuscript | Review 1 | Review 2 | Review 3 | Revise | Author Responses | Decision

 

5)  An example of longitudinal study--

Stein, K. F., & Corte, C. (2008). The identity impairment model: A longitudinal study of self-schemas as predictors of disordered eating behaviors. Nursing Research, 57, 182-190. 

This manuscript was selected for open manuscript review because the reviewers were very positive and additional changes were recommended by the editor to clarify and streamline the organization.

The Manuscript | Reviews | Revision Request | Responses to Reviewers

 

6)  An example of a novel method--

Driessnack, M. (2009). Using the colored eco-genetic relationship map with children. Nursing Research, 58, 304-311. 

This presentation was selected for open manuscript review because the reviewers noted the novel data collection method and the author made extensive organizational changes from the first submission to bring the presentation in line with author guidelines.

The Manuscript | Reviews | Responses to Reviews | Acceptance Letter


7)  An example of Q-sort--

Lobo, V. M., Fisher, A., Baumann, A., & Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2012). Effective retention strategies for mid-career critical care nurses: A Q-method study. Nursing Research, 61, 300-308.

Original Manuscript | Reviews | Responses to Reviews | Acceptance Letter

 

8)  An example of historical research--

Leifer, S. L. & Glass, L. K. (2008). Planning for mass disaster in the 1950s: Harriet H. Werley and nursing research. Nursing Research, 57, 237-244. 

This presentation was selected for open manuscript review because it is nursing history research, an uncommon topic in our pages and the reviews illustrate some of the areas that reviewers address in historical research.

The Manuscript | Reviews | Responses to Reviewers

 

The following article discusses factors influencing scientific integrity:

Yates, B. C., Dodendorf, D., Lane, J., LaFramboise, L., Pozehl, B., Duncan, K., & Knodel, K. (2009). Testing an alternate informed consent process. Nursing Research, 58, 135-139.

This presentation was selected for open manuscript review because both reviews were highly positive and the authors addressed the reviewers’ comments carefully.

The Manuscript | Reviews | Responses to Reviews
 

The following articles demonstrated an intensive review, revision, and resubmission process:

Chang, H-J., Lin, M-F., & Lin, K-C. (2007). The mediating and moderating roles of the cognitive triad on adolescent suicidal ideation. Nursing Research, 56, 252-259.

This manuscript was placed in open manuscript review because the reviews were insightful and contributed to the quality of the article.

The Manuscript | Review 2 | Review 3 | Checklist | Author Responses | Second Review 3 | Revision Request | Third Review 3

 

Sawatzky, R. G., Ratner, P. A., Richardson, C. G., Washburn, C., Sudmant, W., & Mirwaldt, P. (2012). Stress and depression in students: The mediating role of stress management self-efficacy. Nursing Research, 61, 13-21. 

This manuscript and peer reviews are posted because the published article was the subject of a letter-to-the-editor. The letter and the author's response are posted here. The issues raised in the letters can be tracked through the peer-review process here. In addition, the article was the topic of blog posts here http://nursingresearchblog.com/.
 
Original Manuscript | First Reviews | Responses to First Reviews | Revised Manuscript | Second Reviews | Responses to Second Reviews | Second Revised Manuscript