Heart Beats—We welcome articles on any cardiac topic related to critical care nursing (750-1,500 words).
Innovations in Practice—Describe a change in practice spearheaded by nurses to correct, solve, or improve an identified problem. Share your most successful intervention, newest educational initiative, or quality research. All research articles should conform to the appropriate EQUATOR guidelines: www.equator-network.org (1,000-2,000 words).
Pearls—A story describing dramatic, moving, or interesting personal experience worth sharing with other critical care nurses because of a valuable lesson learned (500-1,000 words).
Professional Enrichment—Covers the nonclinical aspects of nursing, such as career advancement, mentoring, and professional matters (1,000-2,000 words).
Tech Talk—Addresses any aspect of the technology nurses use in critical and acute care on a day-to-day basis, from informatics to devices and telemedicine to social media (1,000-2,000 words).
Become a peer reviewer for Nursing2018 Critical Care
Nursing2020 Critical Care 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 Andrei Greska. 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.