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Friday, January 29, 2016

Call for Special Issues - International Journal of Nursing Studies

The International Journal of Nursing Studies, nursing’s #1 ranked journal (2014 IF 2.9, 5 year IF 3.2), is requesting proposals for special issues.

IJNS provides a forum for original research and scholarship about health care delivery, organisation, management, workforce, policy and research methods relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions. The IJNS aims to support evidence informed policy and practice by publishing research, systematic and other scholarly reviews, critical discussion, and commentary of the highest standard.

The journal particularly welcomes studies that aim to evaluate and understand complex health care interventions and health policies and which employ the most rigorous designs and methods appropriate for the research question of interest. The journal also seeks to advance the quality of research by publishing methodological papers introducing or elaborating on analytic techniques, measures, and research methods.

The journal has been publishing original peer-reviewed articles of interest to the international health care community since 1963, making it one of the longest standing repositories of scholarship in this field. The IJNS offers authors the benefits of:

  • A highly respected journal in its field with consistently high impact
  • Indexed in major databases: PubMed, Medline, Thomson Reuters - Science Citation Index, Scopus, Thomson Reuters - Social Science Citation Index, CINAHL and the BNI (British Nursing Index).
  • A truly global readership
  • Highly efficient editorial processes: average time from submission to first decision of 4 weeks
  • Rapid initial screening for suitability and editorial interest
  • Excellent peer reviewers drawn from a range of health service research disciplines
  • Early online publication as Article in Press - fully citable by your peers - on average 8 weeks after acceptance.
Individuals interested in submitting a special issue proposal should use the guidelines below to submit a letter of interest to Ian Norman (ian.j.norman AT kcl.ac.uk) and Peter Griffiths (peter.griffiths AT soton.ac.uk). Issues with systematic reviews are strongly encouraged.


We have introduced a procedure for proposing Special Issues, which involves writing a reasonably brief proposal structured under the following headings/issues. If you would be willing to do this we would be pleased to consider your proposal further. The headings are:

1. Proposed title of the Special Issue (SI).
2. Why you are the person to do this? Reputation in the field, key papers authored etc?
3. A paragraph about the topic which provides a rationale for the SI.
4. Reference to and brief outline of key papers from previous issues of the IJNS, and from other journals which illustrate the sort of material you would like to see in the SI.
5. Key authors in the field who you would invite a literature review/systematic review and/or an editorial.
- Special Issues of the IJNS comprise 14 – 16 papers, or which a minimum of four would normally be reviews.
6. Key networks, mailing lists etc. where the special issue could be publicised and the call for papers disseminated.
7. Possible co-guest editor(s), ideally (although not necessarily) based in another continent to you.

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN
Assistant Professor & Director of International Education, NYU College of Nursing
Research Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine
433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Email: aps6 AT nyu.edu
Tel: 212-992-7074
Skype: allisonguera
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Webpage: http://nursing.nyu.edu/people/squires_allison
Associate Editor – International Journal of Nursing Studies
2014 Impact Factor 2.9, 5 year Impact factor 3.2!
# 1 Nursing Journal, Top 20 Health Services Research Journal

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