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Information for Authors and Reviewers

​​​​​​​​​Nursing2021 accepts manuscript submissions through a submission service on another website. 

Nursing2021 has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Those instructions and guidelines are readily available on the submission service site. Please read and review them carefully. Articles that are not submitted in accordance with our instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected.​

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Our Departments

Behavioral Health—Explores the latest developments and issues in psychiatric and mental health nursing practice, education, and research (1,000-2,000 words).

Clinical Queries—A specific, focused clinical question followed by an expert's reply (350-700 words). 

Community Care—​Covers various topics related to this new healthcare landscape (700-1,500 words).

Ethics in Action—Explores how nurses can develop and maintain an ethically based practice that will ensure high-quality patient  care and a greater confidence in their own decision-making in complicated situations (700-1,500 words).

Focus on Safety—Covers all aspects of safety, from bedside care to national safety initiatives (1,000-2,000 words). 

Infection Prevention—Techniques, tips, and advice for preventing and treating healthcare-associated and community-acquired infections (700-1,500 words).

Inspiring Change—A description of a change in practice spearheaded by nurses to correct or improve an identified problem or opportunity in their own hospital or practice area (1,000-2,000 words).

Legal Matters—Provides a legal perspective on topical issues in clinical practice or within the nursing profession (700-1,500 words).

Learning Curve—Presents content about an important aspect of academic achievement, precepting, or continuing education (1,000-2,000 words).

New Horizons—Topics include nonclinical aspects of nursing, such as career advancement, mentoring, and professional matters (1,000-2,000 words).

Nursing Research—Original nursing research pertinent to practice presented in a traditional format using the ​​SQUIRE 2.0 guidelines ​(1,500-3,000 words).

Pain Management—Delves into issues related to relieving or easing pain, featuring the latest guidelines and best practices (1,000-2,000 words). 

Sharing—A story describing dramatic, moving, or interesting personal experiences worth sharing with other nurses because of a valuable lesson learned (500-1,000 words). 

Student Voices—Content that has value or applicability for students, written by a nurse achieving any level of academic attainment, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates (700-1,500 words).

Tech Notes—Addresses any aspect of the technology nurses use on a day-to-day basis, from informatics to innovations (1,000-2,000 words).

Become a peer reviewer for Nursing2021

Nursing2021 seeks qualified nurses and other health professionals willing to review and critically evaluate manuscripts to evaluate their suitability for publication, relevance to readers, and consistency with evidence-based practice. We are seeking reviewers in all fields and research. 

Peer reviewers are asked to review 3 or 4 manuscripts per year. Invitations to review a manuscript are sent via e-mail, and reviews are submitted via the manuscript management portal, Editorial Manager. The invitation to review e-mail provides an abstract, a direct link to access the manuscript, and additional instructions. Reviewers have the option of declining to review a manuscript if they feel the topic is unsuitable or circumstances at the time make completing the review impossible. If a reviewer does not acknowledge interest or decline a review (using the weblink provided within the invitation to review) within 7 days, the reviewer is automatically uninvited. Peer reviewers are not paid but can receive CE credit and are able to list their service on their CV. 

Each peer review is evaluated for quality and thoroughness by an editor, then is scored. High quality reviews earned qualified peer reviewers continuing education credits. Our publisher is accredited to provide continuing education credits to NPs, nurses, and physicians. During the peer review, reviewers are asked several questions, including if they would like to receive continuing education credits. After a high quality review is completed, a certificate of continuing education is mailed to the address provided by the peer reviewer within Editorial Manager. 

If you would like to join our peer reviewer panel, or you have questions before deciding, please e-mail Kathy Carey​. Volunteer reviewers should list their areas of expertise, so we know which types of manuscripts to send, and should attach a current CV to the e-mail as well.