Guidelines for Authors | Journal
Managing Co-Editors - Renée Gecsedi, MS, RN; Hayla Hebert, MS, RN; Lynn McNall, MS, RN, OCN
The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, a semiannual peer-reviewed publication, welcomes submission of scholarly papers, research studies, brief reports on clinical or educational innovations, and articles of opinion on subjects important to registered professional nurses including human interest stories.
The Journal is especially receptive to the work of new authors who are able to write professionally and are in keeping with the manuscript guidelines below. Manuscripts of up to 20 pages, including tables and references, will be considered.
All manuscripts should be original, unpublished work that is not being reviewed elsewhere.
Manuscripts prepared according to these guidelines should also include an abstract of approximately 100-150 words.
The Journal follows the style outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, 2010. Please consult this manual for the appropriate style, detailed information on formats for different types of manuscripts, and the presentation of references, tables, and figures. Please note that all references should be as current as possible, when appropriate.
Authors are responsible for requesting permission for the use of copyrighted material such as tables, charts, forms, and figures. Letters of permission should be submitted with the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to NYSNA's Education, Practice and Research Program as an attachment in either Microsoft Word (preferable) or Rich Text format. The manuscript must include a title page, with the name and credentials of all authors as they should appear in The Journal. Also include all authors’ primary professional affiliation. Please provide complete contact information for the lead author who will be responsible for receiving communications from the editors.
Should your submission be accepted for publication to award contact hours, a completed Biographical Data form and a Conflict of Interest form from each author must be submitted. The Conflict of Interest form must be signed or digitally verified, not typewritten. This form may be scanned and e-mailed, or faxed to 518.782.9533. Also, a Purpose Statement, a Lesson Plan, and 15-20 questions (depending upon the length of the article) will be required within one week of receiving the letter of acceptance for publication.
The editors reserve the right to edit all manuscripts to comply with style and space requirements. The edited copy will be submitted to the lead author for approval.
Upon acceptance, the lead author will be notified in writing which issue of The Journal the article will be published in and a complimentary copy of this issue will be sent.