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General Manuscripts are welcome any time 

Manuscripts generally relevant to the purposes of the journal are welcome at any time. The purposes of ANS are to advance the development of nursing knowledge and to promote the integration of nursing philosophies, theories and research with practice. We expect high scholarly merit and encourage innovative, cutting edge ideas that challenge prior assumptions and that present new, intellectually challenging perspectives. We seek works that speak to global sustainability and that take an intersectional approach, recognizing class, color, sexual and gender identity, and other dimensions of human experience related to health.​​


Re-visioning Healthcare
Vol 45:1 -  March 2022
Manuscript due date: July 15, 2021
Since the global corona virus pandemic, if ever the world needs revisioning of healthcare, it is now.  Nursing traditions and practices hold a key in shaping such a re-visioning.  We seek manuscripts for this issue that present possibilities for the future based on nursing values and ideals.  We welcome research, philosophy, and theory that gives specific shape to visions for the future.   Date manuscript due: July 15, 2021

Pandemic Reflections
Vol 45:2 -  June 2022
Manuscript due date: October 15, 2021
We seek manuscripts that provide nursing insights on the experience of living with the double pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, intersecting with factors such as administrative management, climate change, and human rights.  Content can reflect  research reports, philosophy, or theory grounded in nursing perspectives and values.   Date manuscript due: October 15, 2021

Systemic Racism and Health
Vol 45:3 -  September 2022
Manuscript due date: January 15, 2022
The high profile of killings in early 2020 of Ahmaud Arbery (February 23), Breonna Taylor (March 13) and George Floyd (May 25) by police in the United States prompted a wave of awareness and action to address the long-standing worldwide pandemic of racism.  We invite submissions for this issue of ANS that focus on racism as a public health crisis, and address nursing perspectives related to racism.  Submissions are welcome that report research outcomes, philosophic exploration, critical analysis of antiracist practice and action.   Date manuscript due: January 15, 2022

Antiracist Scholarship
Vol 45:4 -  December 2022
Manuscript due date: April 15, 2022
For decades, research and theory have contributed to racist ideas, actions and policies. However, the growing awareness of systemic racism has prompted schola​​rship that examines ways in which scholarship can turn away from racism and contribute to anti-racist theory, action and policy. Submissions are welcome that report research outcomes, methods, theories and philosophic exploration. Date manuscript due: April 15, 2022

Safety and Health
Vol 46:1 -  March 2023
Manuscript due date: July 15, 2022
As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is timely to reflect on new meanings of safety, and what new policies and actions are required to protect global health. An emphasis on nursing knowledge that contributes to safety is required. Submissions are welcome that report research outcomes, methods, theories and philosophic exploration. Date manuscript due: July 15, 2022​

Innovative Methodologies
Vol 46:2 -  June 2023
Manuscript due date: October 15, 2022
Nursing has a rich tradition of breaking new ground in developing innovations to address the problems and challenges related to promoting, protecting and maintaining health and well-being across the life span.  For this issue, we seek articles that focus on innovation in methods for research, philosophic approaches to understanding the phenomena related to caring in the human health experience, and theoretic advances that serve as a framework for developing new knowledge.  Date manuscript due: October 15, 2022

Advances in Public Health
Vol 46:3 - September 2023
Manuscript due date: January 15, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic awakened the entire globe to the vital importance of public health. Nursing, which played a significant role in acute care during the pandemic, also renewed action to better prepare our discipline to contribute to ongoing public health initiatives designed t​o prevent and more adequately deal with public health crises in the future.  We are eager to publish articles addressing the future of nursing and public health. Date manuscript due: January 15, 2023​