ANS 40:4 just released; new featured topics announced!

Posted on November 3, 2017 by

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The latest issue of ANS has just been released, bringing to a close the end of our 40th anniversary year!  See the Table of Contents here and watch for each article to be featured over the next 3 months!  Featured articles are available for download at no cost on the ANS website while they are featured, and we post a message about each article and the authors on this blog!

Each future issue of ANS will continue to feature articles on a specific topic – a tradition that has called forth cutting-edge scholarship in nursing that has made a lasting influence on the discipline. Each issue will also include articles generally related to the purposes and scope of ANS.  You are not limited to our featured topics, and if your work on a featured topic does not come to fruition in line with our “due dates” – never fear!  We welcome all manuscripts that are consistent with our purposes any time!  Here is specific information about how this works:

General Topic Manuscripts welcome any time

Manuscripts generally relevant to the purposes of the journal are welcome at any time. The purposes of ANS are to advance the development of nursing knowledge and to promote the integration of nursing philosophies, theories and research with practice. We expect high scholarly merit and encourage innovative, cutting edge ideas that challenge prior assumptions and that present new, intellectually challenging perspectives. We seek works that speak to global sustainability and that take an intersectional approach, recognizing class, color, sexual and gender identity, and other dimensions of human experience related to health.

Child and Adolescent Health
Vol 41:3 – September 2018
Manuscript due date: January 15, 2018
The health of children and adolescents is crucial to the future well-being of all nations and the earth itself. Children are exposed to social, environmenal, technologic and political forces never before experienced, and nursing insights related to the health of children’s mind/body/soul are crucial. We are seeking manuscripts that provide innovative, cutting edge scholarship related nursing care of children and adolescents. Articles are sought that provide research evidence related to nursing approaches to care, theoretical perspectives that inform nursing care, and articles that address philosophic, including ethical, perspectives that inform nursing care. ​​​​

Emancipatory Nursing
Vol 41:4 – December 2018
Manuscript due date: April 15, 2018
Emancipatory approaches to nursing research and practice have escalated in the context of major political and cultural upheavals worldwide. Emancipatory approaches include critical, feminist, poststructural and post colonial approaches, or any aproach with an explicite purpose to create social and political change to improve health and well-being. For this issue we seek scholarship that informs emancipatory nursing practice and research. We welcome research reports that use emancipatory methodologies, emancipatory philosophic analyses, critical and feminist critiques of existing discourses and practices, description of and evidence supporting emancipatory nursing practices. ​

The Focus of the Discipline
Vol 42:1 – March 2019
Manuscript due date: July 15, 2018
Since the publication of the Newman, Sime and Corcoran-Perry article titled “The Focus on the Discipline of Nursing” in ANS in September, 1991, there has been growing discussion to clarify, amplify and explore not only the definition, but the implications of various interpretations of the focus of the discipline. Over these decades advances in other disciplines and the growing demand for interdisciplinary cooperation have influenced the discussion of nursing’s focus and where it fits int he interdisciplinary context. For this issue of ANS, we seek articles that advance these discussions. We welcome articles that reflect empirical or philosophic methodologies. Articles must address the development of nursing knowledge that informs nursing practice, education and research.

Culture, Race and Discrimination in Healthcare
Vol 42:2 – June 2019
Manuscript due date: October 15, 2018
In the past decade, issues of discrimination based on culture and race have risen to the surface in many countries worldwide, along with a growing nationalist movement that rejects “the other.” In this issue of ANS we seek manuscripts that address these factors as they influence health and well-being of individuals, groups and communities, and the delivery of nursing and heatlhcare in culturally diverse communities. Articles must address the development of nursing knowledge that informs nursing practice, education and research.

Critique and Innovation
Vol 42:3 – September 2019
Manuscript due date: January 15, 2019
Consistent with the journal’s tradition, we encourage nursing scholars to reflect on work previously published in ANS, and use critical insights to present innovations in nursing theory, research, practice and policy. We encourage cutting edge ideas that challenge prior assumptions and that present new, intellectually challenging perspectives. We seek works that speak to global sustainability and that take an intersectional approach, recognizing class, color, sexual and gender identity, and other dimensions of human experience related to health.​