Future Featured Topics
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.
Nursing Theory in 2020
Vol 43:1 - March 2020
Manuscript due date: July 15, 2019
The significance of nursing perspectives has gained renewed interest as social pressures to reform healthcare have created challenges for care that is more effective and more economically sound. In both theory and in practice, nursing offers possibilities that address each of these goals. We are inviting articles that address the state of the art of nursing theory as we approach the third decade of the 21st century, revealing important contributions that nursing brings to create needed change. We welcome articles addressing the full range of theoretic development: articles that report empiric research structured from existing nursing theories, philosophic analyses related to theory and knowledge of the discipline, critiques of existing theoretical approaches, and descriptions of new and evolving nursing theories.
Best Evidence for Nursing Practice
Vol 43:2 - June 2020
Manuscript due date: October 15, 2019
Even though the ideal of practice based on evidence has flourished over several decades, the achievement of consistently sound practice, in nursing and in other disciplines as well, still eludes even the most well-intentioned practitioners. For this issue of ANS we seek manuscripts that explore this dilema, examing questions such as 'what constitutes evidence?" and "what constitutes the best evidence?" We also seek manuscripts that provide exemplars of best evidence and best practices.
Methods for Nursing Knowledge Development
Vol 43:3 - September 2020
Manuscript due date: January 15, 2020
We seek innovative approaches to knowledge development in relation to all patterns of knowing in nursing. We also welcome manuscripts that critique any methodologic approach, manuscripts that explore the philosophic, including ethical underpinnings related to the development of nursing knowledge, and manuscripts that address the critical connections between practice and knowledge development approaches.
Humanizing Precision Science
Vol 43:4 - December 2020
Manuscript due date: April 15, 2020
One of the trends of our time is the development of "precision science" - a trend that deserves careful consideration going forward. We seek manuscripts for this issue that provides assessment, explanation, evaluation and critique of this trend in light of the underlying foundations of nursology. This featured topic intentionally calls for both rigor and creativity that provides avenues for discussion and possible new directions in the development of our discipline.
Social Determinants of Health
Vol 44:1 - March 2020
Manuscript due date: July 15, 2020
Awareness of social determinants of health has grown in recent decades as social, political and environmental challenges have increasingly threatened the health and all it inhabitants. For this issue we invite articles addressing specific nursing approaches related to these issues, and advances in nursing knowledge that forms a foundation for nursing's contributions to this important area of focus. Date manuscripts are due: July 15, 2020