Information for Authors and Peer Reviewers : The Nurse Practitioner

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Information for Authors and Peer Reviewers

​​​​The Nurse Practitioner accepts manuscript submissions through a submission service on another website. 

The Nurse Practitioner 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.

Manuscript Submission

Clicking on the submission service links on this page will open our manuscript submission service website in a new browser window.

Submit a manuscript

Become a peer reviewer for The Nurse Practitioner

The Nurse Practitioner seeks qualified NPs 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 primary care, pediatrics, internal medicine subspecialties, and research. 

Peer reviewers are asked to review 3 or 4 manuscripts per year. Invitations to review a manuscript are sent via email, and reviews are submitted via the manuscript management portal, Editorial Manager. The invitation to review email 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 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 email us. 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 email as well.