JOURNAL OF FAMILY NURSING - INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
Journal of Family Nursing (http://jfnsagepub.com) is owned by Sage Publications, Inc. Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD, (University of Calgary) is the founding editor of this journal. The first issue of this quarterly journal began in February 1995.
The Journal of Family Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly work on nursing research, practice, education and policy issues related to families in health and illness. The mission of the journal is to extend understanding about the relationships between families, health, illness, and health care with a goal of transforming nursing practice with famlies. In addition, appropriate articles of empirical and theoretical analyses on the subject of family health will be published. Both "family as context" and "family as unit" is represented. Additionally, there is a strong mandate to represent cultural diversity and families across the life cycle. Interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives are encouraged, as are international contributions.
The JFN received its first Impact Factor in the Thomson-Reuters Scientific Journal Citation Reports 2007. JFN has a 2011 Impact Factor of 0.955 and is ranked 41/95 in Nursing (Social Science); 45/97 in Nursing (Science); and 24/38 in Family Studies. Papers will be selected for their scientific merit and creative treatment of significant issues in the field. One of the objectives of the journal is to establish a forum in which practitioners, educators, and researchers in various clinical specialties and fields can extend the lively debate and begin a more critical dialogue about the family in health and illness.
Articles should be 15-25 typewritten (12-point Times New Roman font), double-spaced pages (not including reference list and tables). Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words. For style, follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) and provide DOI numbers for references. If a DOI is not available, then provide a URL.
Each journal uses it’s own blinding protocol. For the Journal of Family Nursing, remove the name of the university/institution from which ethical approval was received and substitute a general statement instead. Remove the full citation information for all authors' previous publications. Instead, use the protocol of "Author Blinded and year of publication ONLY" in both the citations in text as well as the reference list. Remove all other identifying information about the publication. For example, the following reference would be identified only as Author Blinded (2010) in both the citation in text as well as the reference list:
Marshall, A., Bell, J.M., & Moules, N.J. (2010). Beliefs, suffering, and healing: A clinical practice model
for families experiencing mental illness. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46(3),182-96. doi:0.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00259.x
If your manuscript is accepted for publication, this identifying information will be re-inserted into manuscript as your manuscript is prepared for publication.
Submission to the Journal of Family Nursing implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
Submit all manuscripts electronically to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/:80/jfn
For more information see the journal website: http://jfn.sagepub.com.
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
Subscriptions may be ordered from: SAGE Publications, Inc., PO Box 5084, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA 91359. Phone: 805-499-9774; Fax: 805-499-0871; website: www.sagepub.com.
Journal of Family Nursing Editorial Office
Editor: Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD
RESOURCES: English Language Refinement and Editing
This list* has been developed by Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD, Editor, Journal of Family Nursing http://jfn.sagepub.com from recommendations received from other Nursing journal editors.
Freelance Editing Services: http://www.freelanceediting.co.uk/
Tara Foss (Nursing Editor); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Address: 22 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
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Comment from Dr. Estelle Beaumont: I have worked with many authors for whom English is a second language both as Copy Editor for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and as a freelance editor for students in various doctoral programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Maine Desk: http://www.mainedesk.com
Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN; Email: email@example.com
Maine Desk, LLC -- Professional Editorial Services
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*If you decide to use one of these resources, please share an evaluation of your experience with me (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) so that I continue to recommend great resources to prospective authors of the Journal of Family Nursing. Thank you!
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