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Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Nursing Communication are to be original works and under review only at this venue until an editorial decision has been made and the submission process is completed. Authors will indicate that the aforementioned conditions are the case, via the cover letter. Submissions will be anonymously blind peer reviewed; title pages and entire manuscript must be void of authors’ names and affiliations. All submissions should focus on the communicative behavior of nurses.

Types of Submissions:

Original Research

Submissions should be a maximum of 25 pages, excluding references, tables, and figures, and must adhere to the format standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition concerning empirical studies (p. 10, point 1.01). In addition, the last section of the submission (i.e., after Discussion) should address the Application (i.e., direct application to clinical settings) of the study’s findings to nurses' communicative behavior.

Literature Review

Submissions should be a maximum of 25 pages, excluding references, tables, and figures, and must adhere to the format standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition concerning literature reviews (p. 10, point 1.02). Importantly, literature reviews are to summarize and critically assess the current state of knowledge in an area of nursing communication behavior, and offer suggestions for future research.

Promising Practices

Submissions are discussions of evidence-based findings concerning a particular communicative behavior of nurses, provided in APA format. All sources of findings cited must appear in References. Manuscripts will be limited to 1,000 words, excluding a maximum of 20 references.

Forum

Submissions concern discussions about issues on topics of widespread and everyday interest regarding nursing communication. Manuscripts, in APA format, will be limited to 1,000 words, excluding a maximum of 20 references.

Policies:

Format and Organization:

Manuscripts should be organized, formatted, and written according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) guidelines.

Permission:

Responsibility falls on the authors to contact and attain consent from copyright owners (i.e., author[s] and publisher) to reprint quotes of length (500 words+) and figures and tables existing in print.

Process:

Nursing Communication uses bepress Digital Commons journal management software through which authors may submit manuscripts and track progress up until acceptance for publication. Please follow the instructions below to submit a manuscript. Shortly afterward, you will receive an email confirming your submission.

Submission Agreement:

To submit a manuscript,

  1. You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author[s]);
  2. The author’s must have approved the work for publication;
  3. The author’s must have agreed to submit the article to the journal;
  4. The author’s must accept full responsibility for the content of the article;
  5. The article must be the author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury;
  6. The article must not have been previously published, must not be pending review elsewhere, and must not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the journal.

By submitting the Article, you represent and warrant that the above are true.

Steps:

  1. Submission (two separate documents; cover letter followed by document starting with Abstract page) is to be in Microsoft Word.
  2. Read and accept the Article Submission Agreement.
  3. Upload your article and related items.

No part of the submission is final until all steps have been completed and you click the final Submit button. The review process begins as soon as Nursing Communication receives a readable article, along with the abstract and article title.

Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. The Journal is free from any obligation to publish the Article. You will receive notices at the email address associated with your account.

If the Journal agrees to publish the Article, in order to expedite the publishing process and enable the Journal to circulate your work to the fullest extent, you hereby agree that upon publication, the following is automatically assigned to the publisher: all copyright in and to the Article for the full term of the copyright and all renewals and extensions.

By clicking Accept you agree and consent to the Submission Agreement and the Journal policies. For complete details about refereeing obligations, rights, and warranties, see Nursing Communication policies page.

Please click Accept if you accept the policies and terms of this agreement, and continue with the next step in the submission process.

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