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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; is formatted according to APA 7th Edition; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The cover page, a separate document from the main submission, includes the names of two potential reviewers and their accurate email addresses. The authors must not have previously worked with the reviewers.
  • All relevant permissions are included in the submission (e.g. for use of photos, media, surveys, etc.)

Author Guidelines

Cover Page

Submit a cover page, separate from the article, including:

  1. The author's names, affiliations and the corresponding author. 
  2. The names and accurate email addresses of two potential reviewers. The authors should not have previously worked with them.
  3. A conflict of interest statement, any sources of financial support, acknowledgement

Manuscript

The manuscript must omit the name of the author(s), but include the title of the manuscript, the abstract and key words. Any clues to the identity of the author(s) must be eliminated from the text.

Manuscripts must not be submitted to another journal at the same time. Authors should retain a copy of the manuscript in case of e-mail disruption. Manuscripts will not be returned to authors.

Authors should adhere to the guidelines provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Seventh edition, 2020).

Manuscripts must have continuous line numbering. Tables, figures and graphs must be clearly labelled and included in the body of the manuscript. 

Review process

A blind review process is used to evaluate manuscripts. Manuscripts are assessed by two reviewers, with the review process taking 5-7 weeks.

Types of Articles

Original Research including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and reviews (5000 words maximum, not including references, tables and figures).  Empirical, theoretical, and methodological research papers from a variety of perspectives, methods and data gathering approaches.

Guidelines

  1. 5000 word maximum exclusive of abstract, references, tables, figures
  2. 4 tables/figures maximum
  3. formatted according to APA 7th Ed
  4. no more than 50 references 

Abstract: max 300 words

  1. Aim
  2. Background
  3. Methods
  4. Findings
  5. Conclusion

key words:  minimum 3

Format of Article

  1. Introduction
  2. Background (include review of pertinent literature)
  3. Methods (must include a statement of ethics approval and informed consent)
  4. Findings
  5. Discussion
  6. Conclusions
  7. References

Clinical Case Studies/Practice including unique, clinical cases highlighting complex differential diagnosis, treatment and/or management plans.  Practical and hands-on reports of specialized practice designed to keep NPs current on the latest evidence, techniques and/or management. The focus of a case study may also be policy or education. 

Guidelines

Abstract: (maximum of 300 words)

Include: Introduction, Case Presentation, Management and Outcome, Discussion

Key words: (minimum of 3)

Case Study Format

Introduction: Provide a context for the case and describe any similar cases previously reported.

Case Presentation:

  1. Introductory sentence: e.g. This is an 82-year-old female resident of long-term care with more than 15 prescribed medications. (Note: the subject of the case must be fully anonymized)
  2. Describe the essential nature of the clinical issue.
  3. Development of history.
  4. Describe previous treatment strategies, if any, and patient response.
  5. Include other health history, if relevant.
  6. Include family history, if relevant.

Management and Outcome:

  1. Describe as specifically as possible the treatment provided, including the nature of the treatment, and the frequency and duration of care.
  2. Describe why this treatment was provided.
  3. If possible, refer to objective measures of the patient’s progress and describe follow up, and/or resolution of care.

Discussion: Summarize the case and any lessons learned.  Include recommendations for NPs and other clinicians.

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Articles

Articles that are published are substantial (5000 words maximum, not including references, tables and figures) empirical, theoretical, and methodological research papers from a variety of perspectives, methods and data gathering approaches.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.