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Journal of Family Nursing

2014 Impact Factor: 1.342
2014 Ranking: 27/110 in Nursing (SCI) | 24/108 in Nursing (SSCI) | 15/40 in Family Studies
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD University of Calgary, Canada

eISSN: 1552549X| ISSN: 10748407|Current volume: 22|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Special Issue Call for Papers: Social Media and Family Nursing. Submission deadline for papers: January 15, 2016
Social media provides unprecedented opportunities to unite communities of practice who are advancing knowledge about family nursing practice, education, and research. How does social media enhance and extend your family nursing scholarship and networking? In addition, manuscripts related to specific application of social media for transforming health for families are welcome.


Become a member of the
International Family Nursing Association

Visit http://internationalfamilynursing.org/ for more information.

13th International Family Nursing Conference

June 2017, Pamplona, Spain
 
This conference is the official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association


 
A Special Issue about the Illness Beliefs Model was published in May 2015

YOUR BEST RESOURCE FOR THE LATEST ADVANCES IN FAMILY NURSING, THEORY, PRACTICE, RESEARCH, AND EDUCATION

The Journal of Family Nursing is a forum for lively debate and critical dialogue on the nursing of families in health and illness.

Now indexed in Thomson Scientific Web of Science

A Valuable Resource Whatever Your Speciality

Whether you're a researcher, practitioner, teacher, or student. . . whether you work directly with families or deal with families because you work with patients in such areas as pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, oncology or cardiology . . . you'll find the Journal of Family Nursing a vital and valuable resource.

Comprehensive Coverage

The Journal of Family Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal publishing nursing research, practice, education, and policy issues, as well as empirical and theoretical analyses on the subject of family health. The journal represents both "family as context" and "family as unit", examining cultural diversity and families across the life cycle. Interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives are published from international contributors. The mission of the journal is to extend knowledge about family response to health and illness and improve healthcare offered to families.

Your Best Source for Family Nursing Information

The first periodical devoted exclusively to family nursing, the Journal of Family Nursing brings you the best in family nursing scholarship from a variety of perspectives. Articles in the Journal of Family Nursing examine such diverse topics as:The first periodical devoted exclusively to family nursing, the brings you the best in family nursing scholarship from a variety of perspectives. Articles in the examine such diverse topics as:

  • Advances in family nursing education
  • Families experiencing chronic illness
  • Families experiencing life-shortening illness
  • Families and health promotion
  • Childbearing/childrearing families
  • Family assessment and intervention
  • Advances in practice
  • Family care across the life span
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Cross-cultural health issues
  • Family nursing theory and policy
  • Advances in research methodology and instrumentation

In addition, Journal of Family Nursing regularly features book and videotape reviews, as well as providing a place for you to communicate information and exchange ideas with others in the field through the Family Nursing Network. The Calendar section lists upcoming conferences and other events of particular interest to nurses who work with families.

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

The mission of the Journal of Family Nursing (JFN) is to extend knowledge about family response to health and illness and improve healthcare offered to families. JFN is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarly work on nursing research, practice, education, and policy issues related to families in health and illness. Appropriate articles of empirical and theoretical analysis on the subject of family health will also be considered for publication. Both family-as-context and family-as-unit are represented. The journal recognizes a strong mandate to represent cultural diversity and families across the life cycle and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives as well as international contributions. Papers will be selected for their scientific merit and creative treatment of significant issues in the field. One of the objectives of the journal is to establish a forum in which practitioners, educators, and researchers in various clinical specialties and settings can extend the lively debate and begin a more critical dialogue about the family in health and illness.

Editorial Board
Margareth Angelo, RN, PhD University of São Paulo, Brazil
Kristofer Årestedt Linkoping University, Sweden
Päivi Åstedt-Kurki, PhD, RN University of Tampere, Finland
Lioness Ayres, PhD, RN University of Iowa, USA
Perri J. Bomar, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA
Catherine A. Chesla, RN, DNSc, FAAN University of California, San Francisco, USA
Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Pennsylvania, USA
Wannee Deoisres, RN, PhD Burapha University, Thailand
Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD Université de Montréal, Canada
Suzanne Feetham, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
Lawrence H Ganong, PhD University of Missouri, Columbia
Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT, FAAN University of Minnesota, USA
Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, DNSc, RN, FAAN Duke University, USA
Shirley M. H. Hanson, RN, PhD, FAAN Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD Canada
Wendy Looman, PhD, RN, CNP University of Minnesota, USA
Carol J. Loveland-Cherry, PhD, RN University of Michigan, USA
Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN Villanova University College of Nursing, USA
Nancy Moules, RN, PhD University of Calgary
Roberta Rehm, RN, PhD University of California at San Francisco, USA
Britt-Inger Saveman, RN, PhD Umeå University, Sweden
Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, DNSc, CNS, RN, FAAN NYU College of Nursing, USA
Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, RN, PhD University of Iceland, Iceland
Marcia Van Riper, RN, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD University of Calgary, Canada
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  • JOURNAL OF FAMILY NURSING - INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

    Journal of Family Nursing (http://jfn.sagepub.com) is owned by Sage Publications, Inc. Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD, (University of Calgary) is the founding editor of this journal. The first issue of this quarterly journal began in February 1995.

    The Journal of Family Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly work on nursing research, practice, education and policy issues related to families in health and illness. The mission of the journal is to extend understanding about the relationships between families, health, illness, and health care with a goal of transforming nursing practice with families. In addition, appropriate articles of empirical and theoretical analyses on the subject of family health will be published. Both "family as context" and "family as unit" is represented. Additionally, there is a strong mandate to represent cultural diversity and families across the life cycle. Interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives are encouraged, as are international contributions.

    The JFN received its first Impact Factor in the Thomson-Reuters Scientific Journal Citation Reports 2007. JFN has a 2012 Impact Factor of 1.073 and is ranked 33/101 in Nursing (Social Science); 37/103 in Nursing (Science); and 20/38 in Family Studies. Papers will be selected for their scientific merit and creative treatment of significant issues in the field. One of the objectives of the journal is to establish a forum in which practitioners, educators, and researchers in various clinical specialties and fields can extend the lively debate and begin a more critical dialogue about the family in health and illness. 

    Articles should be 15-25 typewritten (12-point Times New Roman font), double-spaced pages (not including reference list and tables). Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words. For style, follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) and provide DOI numbers for references. If a DOI is not available, then provide a URL.

    Each journal uses its own blinding protocol. The JFN adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. For submissions, remove the name of the university/institution from which ethical approval was received and substitute a general statement instead. Remove the full citation information for all authors' previous publications. Instead, use the protocol of "Author Blinded and year of publication ONLY" in both the citations in text as well as the reference list. Remove all other identifying information about the publication. For example, the following reference would be identified only as Author Blinded (2010) in both the citation in text as well as the reference list:
        
    Marshall, A., Bell, J.M., & Moules, N.J. (2010). Beliefs, suffering, and healing: A clinical practice model
    for families experiencing mental illness. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46(3),182-196. doi:0.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00259.x

    If your manuscript is accepted for publication, this identifying information will be re-inserted into manuscript as your manuscript is prepared for publication.

    Submission to the Journal of Family Nursing implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal.

    Submit all manuscripts electronically to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jfn

    For more information see the journal website: http://jfn.sagepub.com.

    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:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,

    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,

    (iii) Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    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.

    Financial disclosures:

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 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.

    Research ethics and informed 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.

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    Journal of Family Nursing Editorial Office
    Email: jfn@ucalgary.ca

    Editor: Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD
    Email: jmbell@ucalgary.ca
    Website: http://www.janicembell.com

    RESOURCES: English Language Refinement and Editing

    This list* has been developed by Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD, Editor, Journal of Family Nursing http://jfn.sagepub.com from recommendations received from other Nursing journal editors.

    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.

    Freelance Editing Serviceshttp://www.freelanceediting.co.uk/
    Tara Foss (Nursing Editor); Email: wuthering1972@yahoo.co.uk

    C. Estelle Beaumont, RN, PhD; Email: Cbeaum1@aol.com
    Address: 22 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
    Unit 2A
    Fox Lake, IL
    USA 60020

    Comment from Dr. Estelle Beaumont: I have worked with many authors for whom English is a second language both as Copy Editor for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and as a freelance editor for students in various doctoral programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Maine Desk: http://www.mainedesk.com
    Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN; Email: leslie@medesk.com
    Maine Desk, LLC -- Professional Editorial Services
    10A Beach Street, Suite 2
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    207-553-7750
    207-553-7751 (fax)

    *If you decide to use one of these resources, please share an evaluation of your experience with me (email: jmbell@ucalgary.ca) so that I continue to recommend great resources to prospective authors of the Journal of Family Nursing. Thank you!

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

    Contributors’ Rights

    Please see below for information on how you may reuse your JFN contribution:

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    2. You may do whatever you wish with the version of the Contribution you submitted to the Journal (version 1).

    3. Once the Contribution has been accepted for publication, you may post the accepted version of the Contribution (version 2) on your own personal website, your department’s website, or the repository of your institution without any restrictions.

    4. You may not post the accepted version of the Contribution (version 2) in any repository other than those listed above (i.e., you may not deposit in the repository of another institution or a subject repository) until 12 months after publication of the Contribution in the Journal.

    5. You may use the published Contribution (version 3) for your own teaching needs or to supply on an individual basis to research colleagues, provided that such supply is not for commercial purposes.

    6. You may use the Contribution (version 3) in a book you write or edit any time after publication in the Journal.

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