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Nursing Science Quarterly

Nursing Science Quarterly

2018 Impact Factor: 0.773
2018 Ranking: 100/120 in Nursing (SCIE) | 98/118 in Nursing (SSCI)
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
Theory, Research, and Practice

Editor
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, RN, PhD, FAAN Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA


eISSN: 15527409 | ISSN: 08943184 | Current volume: 32 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly
A BRANDON-HILL SELCTION IN NURSING!

Exclusive Focus on Theory, Research and Practice

Nursing Science Quarterly is unique in that it is the only journal devoted exclusively to the enhancement of nursing knowledge. Only Nursing Science Quarterly publishes original manuscripts focusing on nursing theory development, nursing theory-based practice and quantitative and qualitative research related to existing nursing frameworks, contributed by the leading theorists, researchers and nurse executives.

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Each issue of Nursing Science Quarterly includes authoritative, timely coverage of the latest in theory development, nursing research and practice. Regular features are devoted to: Theoretical Concerns, Research Issues, Practice Applications, Ethical Issues, Teaching-Learning Processes, Scholarly Dialogue Book Reviews and New Media International Perspectives.An Indispensable Reference for Students

In Nursing Science Quarterly graduate students have access to a rich source of theoretical and research ideas that can be directly related to practice.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Nursing Science Quarterly (NSQ) is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal devoted exclusively to the enhancement of nursing knowledge. The major purpose of the journal is to publish original manuscripts focusing on nursing theory development, nursing theory-guided practice, and quantitative and qualitative research related to existing nursing frameworks. In addition, NSQ publishes innovative ideas related to nursing science and person centered models of care.

Editor
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, RN; PhD; FAAN Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
International Advisory Panel
Katie Ericksson, Professor Emerita Åbo Akademi University, Vassa Finland
Anthony Welch, RN, PhD Central Queensland University, Australia
Francoise Maillard-Struby, RN; PhD Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland
Thomas Doucet, RN; PhD University of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Lina Ma, RN; PhD Lions Home for the Elders, Singapore
Ok Ja Lee, RN; PhD Konyang University, Seoul, Korea
Emiko Endo, RN, PhD Musashino University Faculty of Nursing, Tokyo, Japan
Editorial Board
Steven L. Baumann, RN; PhD Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, USA
Karen Carroll, RN, PhD Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, United States
Pamela N. Clarke, RN, PhD, FAAN University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Kristine L. Florczak, RN; PhD Saint Xavier University, Chicago, USA
Paula M. Karnick, RN, PhD Institute of Nursing Education, Desplaines, IL, USA
Constance L. Milton, RN; PhD Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA
Mary R. Morrow, RN; PhD Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, IL, USA
Mario Ortiz, RN; PhD College of Health Sciences Indiana University, South Bend, IN, USA
Pamela G. Reed, Ph.D., RN, FAAN University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Sandra Schmidt Bunkers, RN; PhD; FAAN South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA
Referee Panel
Martha R. Alligood, RN; PhD East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Teri Aronowitz, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, USA
Elizabeth Barrett, RN; PhD; FAAN Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, USA
Steven L. Baumann, RN; PhD Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, USA
Debra A. Bournes, RN, PhD Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Toronto, ON, Canada
Betty Braxter, PhD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Howard K. Butcher, RN; Phd University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Karen Carroll, RN, PhD Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, United States
Michael A. Carter, RN, DNSc, FAAN University of Tennessee at Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
Pamela N. Clarke, RN; PhD; FAAN University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
William K. Cody, RN, PhD DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA
Barbara Backer Condon, RN; PhD Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA, USA
Vivian Dee, RN; PhD; FAAN Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA
Susan Ann DeSanto-Madeya Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Marjorie Dobratz, RN; PhD University of Washington, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Willa M. Doswell, RN; PhD; FAAN University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Thomas Doucet, RN; PhD University of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Jean Edward, RN; PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, USA
Emiko Endo, RN, PhD Musashino University Faculty of Nursing, Tokyo, Japan
Kristine L. Florczak, RN; PhD Saint Xavier University, Chicago, USA
Maureen A. Frey, RN, PhD Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, USA
Eileen Gigliotti, RN; PhD The College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, USA
Carrol Gold, RN; PhD Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
Donna Hartweg, RN, PhD Illinois Wesleyan University
Christine Jonas-Simpson, RN; PhD York University, Toronto, Canada
Emily J. Jones, RN; PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, USA
Paula N. Kagan, RN; PhD DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA
Paula M. Karnick, RN, PhD Institute of Nursing Education, Desplaines, IL, USA
Carol Kostovich Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
Violet M. Malinski, RN, PhD College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, USA
Constance L. Milton, RN; PhD Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA
Gail J. Mitchell, RN, PhD York University, Canada
Linda E. Moody, RN; PhD; FAAN University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Kathleen M. Musker, RN; PhD Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Mario Ortiz, RN; PhD College of Health Sciences Indiana University, South Bend, IN, USA
Marilyn E. Parker, RN; PhD; FAAN Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Carol L. Picard, RN; PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
F. Beryl Pilkington, RN; PhD York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michele Poradzisz Saint Xavier University, Woodridge, IL, USA
Pamela G. Reed, Ph.D., RN, FAAN University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Jennifer Robinson, RN, PhD University of Mississippi, Jackson, USA
Sandra Schmidt Bunkers, RN; PhD; FAAN South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, RN, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, USA
Marlaine C. Smith, RN, PhD, FAAN Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. FL, USA
Mary Stewart, RN, PhD University of Mississippi, Jackson, USA
Susan G. Taylor, RN; PhD; FAAN University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Deborah S. Thoun, RN; PhD University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, RN; PhD Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, USA
Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD, FAAN University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
Ann L. Whall, RN, PhD, FAAN Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
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  • Please read the guidelines below then visit Nursing Science Quarterly (NSQ)’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of NSQ will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that NSQ may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy. If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

     

    1. What do we publish?
    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Organization of Manuscript
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    2.7 Clinical trials
    2.8 Reporting guidelines
    2.9 Research Data

    3. Publishing policies
    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplemental material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information
    7.1 Appealing the publication decision

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    NSQ is devoted exclusively to the enhancement of nursing knowledge. The major purpose of the journal is to publish original manuscripts focusing on nursing theory development, nursing theory–guided practice, and quantitative and qualitative research related to existing nursing frameworks. In addition, NSQ publishes innovative ideas related to nursing science and person centered models of care.  Two new features have been added to the journal to highlight scholarly works related to nursing science by PhD Students and to explore philosophical issues of concerns to nurse scientists. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). 

    1.2 Organization of Manuscript
    The manuscript must be written clearly, presented logically, and must not have been published previously or concurrently in another journal, nor be under consideration. Manuscripts exceeding 25 pages will not be accepted for review. NSQ reserves the right to edit all manuscripts for clarity and conformation to its style and space requirements. Edited copy will be submitted to authors for approval. Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of the copy as it appears in the edited version. Authors may be billed for extensive alterations in page proofs.

    All manuscripts should contain the following sections in the order listed.

    Identification Page: List for all authors: name, office and home address, office and home phone, fax number and e-mail address. Identify corresponding author and preferred mailing address.

    Title Page: Include a brief informative title of no more than two lines and running title of three or four words. Include the first name, middle initial, and last name of each author listing licensing credential, with highest academic degree and FAAN (if applicable) [example: RN; PhD; FAAN], position/title, employer, city, state, and country. List three or four keywords for indexing purposes.

    Abstract and Keywords: On the title page, include an abstract of no more than 100 words that includes the central theme of the paper in paragraph form with no headings. An abstract for a research paper should include the general purpose, methodology, results, and conclusions of the study. The abstract should not contain abbreviations, acronyms, or references. Below the abstract, include at least three, but not more than 5 keywords, in lower case and in alphabetical order.

    Text: Articles about nursing theory and theory development should include a brief introduction followed by the body of the article. Subheadings should be used to divide areas of the article. Articles on practice should include assumptions, propositions, or concepts from a nursing perspective, with detailed examples of how theory is used in practice. Subheadings should be used to divide areas of the article. Articles reporting findings of quantitative and qualitative nursing research should include a brief introduction, the research question, frame of reference, brief review of literature, methodology, findings, and conclusions of the study as related to theory development, further research, and practice.

    Tables and Figures: Tables and figures are used only when they express more clearly and briefly than can be done by words in the same amount of space. All tables and figures should be referred to in the text but should be largely self-explanatory and should not duplicate the text.

    • Tables: Please set all the tables double spaced, at the end of each article below the references. Number the tables consecutively, supply a brief descriptive title for each, and indicate the source of the data. Any inconsistencies in marginal totals or other figures should be explained in a table footnote. Charts and tables should be complete.
    • Figures: Figures should be professionally drawn, photographed, or computer generated. All camera-ready artwork should be clean black and white originals. Laser-printed art is ideal. Each figure should appear on a separate sheet of white paper. Photographs should be glossies or half-tone prints (velox prints) with sharp contrast. Shading should be avoided. When it must be used, it should not exceed a 20% screen. The name of the author(s) and figure number should be written lightly on a label on the back of each figure to avoid impressions on the front that cannot be eliminated. Indicate "top" with an arrow on the back of each figure. On a separate page, type the legend for each figure. In addition, prepare and submit an electronic copy of all figures in one of the following formats: Microsoft WORD, TIFF, EPS, JPEG, or PNG. Line art (black and white) should be scanned at 1200 ppi and 1 bitmap. Grayscale images should be scanned at 300 ppi and 8 bitmap.
    • Permission to Reprint: If the manuscript contains direct use of previously published material, signed permission of the author and publisher of such works must be submitted with the manuscript.

    Acronyms and Special Symbols: A term should be spelled out the first time it is used, followed by the acronym in parentheses. Greek letters or other special symbols should be identified the first time they are used. (This does not apply to the standard symbols used in statistical tests.) Addenda and appendixes are not used.

    References and Footnotes: Limit references to those directly pertinent to the article (not to exceed 20) and list at the end of the manuscript according to the most current APA format. Personal communications should not be included in the references; in the text, place the communicator’s name and date of correspondence in parentheses following citation. Incidental comments and qualifications should be worked into the text and not be included as footnotes. Reference list examples follow:

    Journal article, two authors:

    Spetch, M. L., & Wilkie, D. M. (1983). Subjective shortening: A model of pigeons’ memory for event duration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 9, 14-30.

    Chapter in a book:

    Hartley, J. T., Harker, J. O., & Walsh, D. A. (1980). Contemporary issues and new directions in adult development of learning and memory. In L.W. Poon (Ed.), Aging in the 1980s: Psychological issues (pp. 239-252). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    Complete book:

    Strunk,W., & White, E. B. (1972). The elements of style. New York, NY: Macmillan.

    Edited book:

    Bernstein, T. M. (Ed.). (1965). The careful writer: A modern guide to English usage. New York, NY: Atheneum.

    1.3 Writing your paper
    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
     

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    NSQ adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    NSQ is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for the journal can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    2.2 Authorship
    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published,
    4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding
    NSQ requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    It is the policy of NSQ to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that “The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this editorial.”  For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    2.7 Clinical trials
    NSQ conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    2.8 Reporting guidelines
    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

    2.9. Research Data
    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, NSQ encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

     

    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics
    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    NSQ
    and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      
    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving
    NSQ offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

     

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

                                                                   

    4.1 Formatting
    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material
    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style
    NSQ adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services
    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

     

    5. Submitting your manuscript
     

    NSQ is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nsq to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID
    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions
    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

     

    6. On acceptance and publication
     

    6.1 SAGE Production
    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    6.2 Online First publication
    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article
    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article
    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos

     

    7. Further information
     

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the NSQ editorial office as follows:

    Dr. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse                 rrparse@aol.com

    Dr. Nan Russell Yancey                       nan.russell.yancey@gmail.com

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