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ANS Featured Topics


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.

Future Issue Topics


You may have noticed a shift that is gradually emerging in ANS – the “mix” of articles, some of which focus on an issue topic, and some of which represent a wide range of nursing scholarship that have been submitted as “ANS General Topic” articles.  The ultimate “profile” for each issue depends on the response that our planned issue topics elicits!  Our issue topics have been an important ANS feature, calling forth creative and important works that have influenced the emergence of nursing’s disciplinary focus.  Even though it is time to shift to a new model, we will continue to invite articles that focus on a specific topic.  Here are the topics we have planned for the forthcoming issues:

Women & Girls
Vol 39:2 –   June 2016
Manuscript Due Date: October 15, 2015

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th an annual “International Day of the Girl Child.” We are dedicating the mid-year 2016 issue of ANS in anticipation of the October 2016 international observance focusing on girls. We seek manuscripts that address nursing perspectives on health care for girls and women, their families and communities. We welcome research reports that provide evidence for nursing practice, theoretical and philosophic perspectives, or methodologic issues related to investigating health issues and nursing concerns for women and girls. We particularly welcome manuscripts with an international focus.

Palliative Care
Vol 39:3 –   September 2016
Manuscript Due Date: January 15, 2016

All health care providers encounter situations that call for palliative care, but nurses are at the center of care when palliative care is the approach that is agreed to be the best choice. This issue will focus on all aspects of nursing knowledge that influence the decisions and the approaches that shape palliative care. We welcome manuscripts containing research reports that provide evidence for practice, theoretical and philosophic perspectives, or methodologies that are well suited to this area of inquiry.

Toxic Stress
Vol 39:4 – December 2016
Manuscript Due Date: April 15, 2016

Toxic stress, unlike positive or tolerable stress, can result in life-long health challenges. For this issue of ANS we seek manuscripts that focus on the contributions that nurses are making to understanding the dynamics of toxic stress, and nursing approaches that demonstrate effective outcomes for children and adults suffering the effects of toxic stress. Articles that provide research outcomes, theoretic and philosophic constructions, practice models, or educational programs related to toxic stress are welcome. Implications for the development of nursing knowledge must be emphasized.

ANS Retrospective
Vol 40:1 – March 2017
Manuscript Due Date: July 15, 2016

This issue of ANS marks the beginning of the 40th year since ANS first appeared in print! Throughout the journal’s history, we have featured issue topics that focus on “Critique and Replication” – calling for informative and cutting-edge scholarship that builds on previously published work in ANS. For this issue of ANS we invite the submission of manuscripts that follow our “Critique and Replication” tradition. Manuscripts can take any form of scholarship, such as critical reviews of past ANS publications, data-based research based on prior reports found in ANS, or qualitative explorations that extend ideas addressed in past ANS articles. We especially welcome manuscripts that challenge prior assumptions and that open new perspectives that contribute to the development of nursing knowledge.

Family & Community Health
Vol 40:2 – June 2017
Manuscript Due Date: October 15, 2016

For this issue of ANS we seek articles that embrace the integral nature of family and community health, particularly in the context of changing family compositions and geographic location patterns. We are interested in exploring, for example, factors such as urbanization, adoption, surrogacy, socio-economic and/or racial segregation, and ideologic polarization. Articles must reflect scholarly merit and a clear focus on nursing knowledge development. We welcome all forms of scholarship, including qualitative or quantitative research, philosophic or theoretic constructions, critical integrative reviews, and models developed to guide practice.

ANS General Topic
Manuscripts considered any time

Manuscripts submitted as “ANS General Topic” are expected to address the purposes of ANS, which are to contribute to the development of nursing science and to promote the application of emerging theories and research findings to practice. We expect high scholarly merit, and encourage manuscripts that challenge prior assumptions and that open new perspectives that contribute to the development of nursing knowledge.

 

Future Issue Topics Update!


One of the hallmarks of ANS has always been our future issue topics, calling forth a collection of current scholarly articles that address a particular theme or topic.  While the topics form a focus, they also embrace a wide range of scholarship, so in each issue you are likely to find something that introduces a new idea or challenges “old” ideas!  Recently we added a feature we are calling “ANS General Topic” to accommodate cutting-edge scholarship that is not quite fitting for our issue topics.  Still, there is a strong interest in our topics, so we are continuing to encourage scholars to watch for topics that are well suited to their work!  Here are the topics that are currently on the schedule, with links to the descriptions on the ANS web site:

ANS General Topic
Submissions any time

39:1 – Technologies, Nursing & Health – March 2016
Manuscript Due Date – July 15, 2015

39:2 – Women & Girls – June 2016
Manuscript Due Date – October 15, 2015

39:3 – Palliative Care – September 2016
Manuscript Due Date – January 15, 2016

39:4 – Toxic Stress – December 2016
Manuscript Due Date – April 15, 2016

New ANS Topics: “Palliative Care” and “Open Topic”


new1With the beginning of a new year, we have a big announcement!  First we have added a new topic to the usual line-up of issue topics – Palliative Care for ANS 39:3 with a manuscript submission date of January 15, 2016.  In addition, we are introducing the “Open Topic,” which makes it possible to submit your manuscript at any time!

During the manuscript submission process, if you select “Open Topic” on the list of future issue topics, your manuscript will be entered into the peer review system, which should be completed within about 8 weeks of submission.  Once your manuscript has been favorably reviewed and accepted for publication, it will be scheduled for the next available issue.  ANS issues will still include manuscripts that are focused on the scheduled issue topic, but will also include “Open Topic” articles that generally address the purposes of ANS, which are to contribute to the development of nursing science and to promote the application of emerging theories and research findings to practice.

New Issue Topic for 2016: Women & Girls!


For everyone whose scholarship addresses health and health care for women and girls – this is for you!  We have just scheduled ANS 39:2 to focus on “Women & Girls!”  The due date for manuscripts is October 15, 2015, so you have ample time to plan your submission for this issue!  Here is the issue description:

Women & Girls
Vol 39:2 –   June 2016
Manuscript Due Date: October 15, 2015

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th an annual “International Day of the Girl Child.” We are dedicating the mid-girlchildlogoyear 2016 issue of ANS in anticipation of the October 2016 international observance focusing on girls. We seek manuscripts that address nursing perspectives on health care for girls and women, their families and communities. We welcome research reports that provide evidence for nursing practice, theoretical and philosophic perspectives, or methodologic issues related to investigating health issues and nursing concerns for women and girls. We particularly welcome manuscripts with an international focus.

Visit the ANS web site any time to see all of our projected issue topics – but to save you a an extra web-trip, here is the current list!  

Models of Care for the Future 
Vol 38:2 –   June 2015
Manuscript Due Date: October 15, 2014

As nations worldwide seek to establish models of care that provide quality and efficiency, nurse leaders are emerging to play a significant role in the development of these models. For this issue of ANS we are seeking manuscripts that provide theoretical underpinnings of creative models of care, as well as evidence that supports their implementation. Manuscripts should be clearly grounded in a nursing perspective; the content can include philosophic, theoretic, empirical or ethical aspects related to the model.

Translational Scholarship 
Vol 38:3 –   September 2015
Manuscript Due Date: January 15, 2015

For this issue of ANS we are seeking manuscripts that provide methodologic innovations that bring nursing theory, research and practice together, including translational research, emancipatory and participative approaches. Nursing research reports of studies using these methodologies are welcome, as are manuscripts that provide philosophic, theoretical or methodologic explanations of these approaches to scholarship. Manuscripts should include a strong emphasis on the development of nursing as a discipline.

Veterans Health 
Vol 38:4 –   December 2015
Manuscript Due Date: April 15, 2015

Given recent history of international conflict and violence, the health and well-being of those who have served the military of any country world-wide has become a major challenge that influences the well-being of families, communities and nations. For this issue of ANS we seek manuscripts that address nursing perspectives on health care for veterans, their families and communities. We welcome research reports that provide evidence for nursing practice, theoretical and philosophic perspectives, or methodologic issues related to investigating health issues and nursing concerns for this population.

Technologies, Nursing & Health
Vol 39:1 –   March 2016
Manuscript Due Date: July 15, 2015

Nursing, of necessity, has adapted over the past half century to the burgeoning presence of technology that has been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of sickness and disease. For this issue of ANS we seek scholarly works that extend the critical analysis of technologies from a nursing perspective, and works that provide evidence upon which to build nursing practice in ways that balance the use of appropriate technologies with the person-to-person relationship and caring that is central to nursing practice. We welcome articles that present empirical research, philosophic analyses, and development of theoretical models that inform the appropriate use of technology.

Women & Girls
Vol 39:2 –   June 2016
Manuscript Due Date: October 15, 2015

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th an annual “International Day of the Girl Child.” We are dedicating the mid-year 2016 issue of ANS in anticipation of the October 2016 international observance focusing on girls. We seek manuscripts that address nursing perspectives on health care for girls and women, their families and communities. We welcome research reports that provide evidence for nursing practice, theoretical and philosophic perspectives, or methodologic issues related to investigating health issues and nursing concerns for women and girls. We particularly welcome manuscripts with an international focus.

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