ANS Featured Topics

Posted on November 27, 2017 by

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ANS continues the fine tradition of featuring topics of particular current interest, but we also include articles generally relevant to the purposes of the journal. 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.  We welcome submission of manuscripts consistent with these purposes at any time, but if your scholarship is related to any of the planned featured topics, note the due dates below, and the description of what we seek related to these topics!

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 approach with an explicit 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.​

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
Vol 42:4 –  December 2019
Manuscript due date: April 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence and robotics have been evolving in nursing for some time. We are planning to feature articles in this issue that address the relationship of artificial intelligence and robotics to patient outcomes and quality of care from a nursing perspective. We welcome philosophic analysis, including ethical implications, empiric research reports, and the development of innovative methodologies related to artificial intelligence. Articles must focus on the development of nursing knowledge that informs nursing practice, education and research.