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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.​​

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​

Symptoms and Health
Vol 46:4 -  December 2023
Manuscript due date: April 15, 2023
The scientific focus on symptoms has been developing for the past decade.  For this issue of the journal we seek manuscripts that clearly focus on nursing perspectives on symptoms.  We welcome manuscripts that focus on empirical data, theoretical perspectives, or philosophic dimensions of symptom science.   Date manuscript due: April 15, 2023

Evolution of Nursing Scholarship
Vol 47:1 -  March 2024
Manuscript due date: July 15, 2023
Nursing scholarship has evolved in significant ways since the early decades of the 20th century.  We invite submissions that review this history, and that project new possibilities over the coming decade.  We welcome mansucripts that explore historical trends, changes in theoretical perspectives, methodologic developments, and critical analysis of nursing knowledge development trends.   Date manuscript due: July 15, 2023