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May/June 2021 - Volume 70 - Issue 3

  • Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 0029-6562
  • 1538-9847
  • 6 issues / year
  • Nursing 29/123
  • 1.881
We are pleased to present this special issue of Nursing Research focused on the care of infants with critical or complex health conditions. We have provided these articles because we care about these children and their families. Our hope is that this issue will stimulate further research designed to improve child and family well-being. Tondi M. Harrison, PhD, RN, FAAN,Christine A. Fortney, PhD, RN,Rita H. Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN
Funding for this supplement was provided by the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
Published September/October 2020

​We are pleased to announce plans for the publication of a special issue to be published in March 2022 (and earlier online as a publication-ahead-of-print) on innovations and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite papers reporting the results of well-designed research about the pandemic, with particular interest in research results that translate into lessons learned that may affect the future delivery of health care (i.e. telehealth) as well as increase our understanding about the short-term and potential long-term effects of the virus on those who were infected or affected. We are particularly interested in the further elucidation of health inequities and health disparities revealed by the pandemic. We are also interested in experiences and characteristics of those who contracted the virus and “recovered” with and without long-term sequelae, as well as those who have experienced long-standing continuation of the disease (i.e. “long haulers”). We encourage papers that address issues of particularly vulnerable populations – older adults, children, the homeless, those who are institutionalized or incarcerated, and other groups of people who have been specifically affected by the pandemic. We welcome papers providing evidence of both adverse and more positive effects of the pandemic. Research reports can include basic and clinical studies, quantitative and qualitative approaches, and descriptive or interventional studies. We also invite manuscripts detailing innovative methods and research approaches taken to advance nursing science during 2020 despite the difficulties of conducting research during the pandemic. Both full length manuscripts and briefs are appreciated. Queries to the editor are welcome at [email protected] . Manuscript submission is electronic via  by July 15, 2021. The cover letter should note that the paper is being submitted in response to the Call for COVID 19: Lessons Learned. Authors should consult the Guide for Authors at​

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) has named Nursing Research to the inaugural class of the Nursing Journal Hal​​l of Fame. The award rec​​​ognizes scholarly nursing j​​​​ournals that have 50 or more years of contin​uous publication and sustained contributions to nursing knowledge. Nursing Research, founded in 1952, is the first nursing journal with an express mission to publish research. The award was presented at the INANE meeting in August 2018​​​​

​The editorial mission of Nursing Research is to report scientific research findings that advance understanding of all aspects of health. Research across the spectrum of biological, behavioral, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural factors in health is published. Nursing intervention and outcome research as well as qualitative and mixed methods research are within the editorial focus of Nursing Research. Basic, translational, and clinical research is published. Research about nursing systems and nursing resource management is also published as is research describing new or advanced research methods, analytic strategies, and research protocols.

Nursing Research is a peer reviewed, double-blind journal.

Nursing Research has a long and distinguished record in the history of nursing science. Since its launch in 1952, Nursing Research has been a “cooperative venture” of scientists, professional organizations, publisher, editorial staff, and readers to circulate scientific papers in nursing to improve care, alleviate suffering, and advance well-being. Today, Nursing Research continues as a preeminent journal in the field, and is the official journal of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) and the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN). 

Nursing Research publishes regular papers and brief reports in the following areas:

• Research Reports (Original, empirical research findings in areas of interest to nursing scientists) 

• Reviews (Reviews in biological sciences or symptom science)

• Methods (Development and application of new methods. Measurement, statistics, informatics and analytics, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. May include secondary analysis of previously reported data to illustrate leading edge methods)

• Brief Reports


Queries are encouraged and should be sent to Dr. Rita Pickler​, Editor ([email protected]).

Information for Authors is available here.  

Nursing Research is indexed or abstracted in Medline, CINAHL, JCR Science Citation Index, PsychInfo and Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM. 

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