Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice
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Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice


Editor
Sally Solomon Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN Clinical Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing


eISSN: 15527468| ISSN: 15271544|Current volume: 17|Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Indexed in MEDLINE, Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that explores the multiple relationships between nursing and health policy. It serves as a major source of data-based study, policy analysis and discussion on timely, relevant policy issues for nurses in a broad variety of roles and settings, and for others who are interested in nursing-related policy issues. The journal aims to:

  1. Provide accessible, relevant exploration of public policy, the legislative and regulatory processes, and their impact on nursing practice;
  2. Examine nurses’ roles in health policy and the political process;
  3. Explore the role of nursing in the health care system and in health policy development; and
  4. Provide a forum for evidence-based policy analysis, commentary and discussion.

Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice includes articles on a broad variety of topics and issues, including:

  • Legislation and regulation affecting nursing practice, the nursing workforce and nurses’ practice environments;
  • Political activity as a means of effecting policy change;
  • Nurses’ roles as policy-makers, including experiences as legislators, agency officials, advocates and political leaders;
  • The role of nursing organizations and other interest and advocacy groups in shaping health policy;
  • Policy-related issues currently under debate within the nursing profession; 
  • Advancing solutions to health care disparities and increasing diversity in nursing and other health care professions;
  • Nursing’s role in advancing health care quality and patient safety;
  • Health care financing and reimbursement issues of concern to nurses;
  • Comparative analysis of policy-related nursing issues in different countries;
  • Policy issues related to development of interdisciplinary practice, education and regulation; and
  • International migration of health care professionals and its impact on both host and source counties.

The journal features a range of articles on policy, politics and nursing, including:

  • Research on health services and health policy;
  • Analysis and commentary on developments in health policy of concern to nurses in a broad variety of roles and specialties; and
  • Discussion and debate on issues facing the nursing profession.

Articles reflect a variety of methods, including quantitative research, case studies, research reviews, evaluation, historical analysis and commentary.

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

Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that explores the multiple relationships between nursing and health policy.  It serves as a major source of data-based study, policy analysis and discussion on timely, relevant policy issues for nurses in a broad variety of roles and settings, and for others outside of nursing who are interested in nursing-related policy issues. 

The journal aims to:

  • Provide accessible, relevant exploration of public policy, the legislative and regulatory processes, and their impact on nursing practice;
  • Examine nurses’ roles in health policy and the political process;
  • Explore the role of nursing in the health care system and in health policy development; and
  • Provide a forum for evidence-based policy analysis, commentary and discussion.
Editor-in- Chief
Sally Solomon Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN Clinical Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Senior Associate Editors
Christine T. Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN New York University, New York, NY
Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC
Joyce Pulcini, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP George Washington University, Washington, DC
Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Editorial Board
Barbara L. Brush, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Beverly Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN Cary, NC
Carol Hall Ellenbecker, PhD, RN University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, TX
Alistair Hewison, PhD, MA, BSc, RN University of Birmingham, England
Cheryl Peterson, MS, RN American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD
Peri Rosenfeld, PhD NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN New York University, New York, NY
Editors Emeriti
David M. Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, New York, NY
Carole P. Jennings, PhD, RN, FAAN Silver Spring, MD
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  • EBSCO: Vocational & Career Collection
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  • ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
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  • This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    Author Guidelines

    Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for ideas, insights, and innovations focusing on the intersection of health policies, politics, and nursing practice. The mission of PPNP is to provide a major source of evidence-informed study, policy analysis, and discussion on timely, relevant policy issues for nurses across a broad variety of roles and settings. We are particularly interested in manuscripts on:

    · how nursing practice and health policy can improve patient and population health outcomes;

    · nursing interventions and innovations that improve policy outcomes;

    · policy or political analyses of health policy issues and laws;

    · comparative studies of nursing practice across states, countries, and other locales;

    · the impact of nursing organizations on health policy;

    · health care access, financing, and quality in a reformed health care system;

    · health policy implementation at organizational or governmental levels; and,

    · social and economic policies relevant to health policies and health outcomes

    Because we value global perspectives in health policy, authors for whom English may not be their primary language are encouraged to use the services of a professional editor or 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.

    Manuscript Submission

    Original manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the journal’s SAGE Track website, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ppnp. First-time visitors to this site will need to register first; the site includes instructions for registering.

    Format and Style

    Manuscripts should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), second printing (or any later printing) for formatting (http://www.apastyle.org/). Manuscripts must be paginated and double spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font, with left justification and 1-inch margins. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages, including title page, abstract, and main body of the manuscript. References, tables, and figures are not included in the page count. Use APA style for levels of headings to distinguish main headings (e.g. methods, results, findings) from subheadings (e.g. sample, measures, procedures, data analyses). Use the following format to title all uploaded manuscript files:

    lastname_abstract_yearmonthday

    Lastname_maindoc_yearmonthday

    Organization of the Manuscript

    1. Title page. Uploaded separately from the body of the manuscript, please include:

    · Full Article Title: concise and informative

    · Running Head: an abbreviated form of the title

    · Each author’s complete name, credentials, title or position, institutional affiliation(s), and contact information, including full address, phone and E-mail addresses. Please indicate who will be the corresponding author.

    • Acknowledgments: Including funding source and grant number or other acknowledgements (e.g. support from colleague who does not constitute authorship). All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2. Abstract. Prepare an abstract of no more than 250 words on a separate page headed by the full article title. Briefly describe the paper’s background, main purpose, methods, overall results, and discussion. Omit author(s)’s names.

    Key Words: Use the journal’s keyword list available when you upload your files to submit 3-6 keywords that best describe the manuscript’s main topics. One of the keywords may be a freeform word, not available on the list.

    3. Text. The main document of no more than 20 pages should not include the author names, employers, affiliations, or other identifying information. The approximate placement of each table and figure should be noted in the text, with the tables and figures submitted in a separate document.

    4. Citations and References. All citations in the text must be listed in the references, and all references must have a corresponding text citation. Use the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), second printing (or higher), for citations and reference list. Include digital object identifier (doi) when one has been assigned. Please include no more than 40 references.

    5. Tables and Figures: Tables and figures are encouraged when they convey information not presented in the text or when used to further highlight material. Tables should be double spaced and use the APA Manual of Style, 6th edition, 2nd printing or higher, for preparation and numbering. Figures should be supplied in their native file format, be camera-ready, and in black and white; Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice (PPNP) does not publish color figures. No more than one figure per page. Authors may indicate where tables and figures fit best in the text but need not insert this information in the text itself. They may be included in the main text or in separate documents but must be capable of being edited. Please number Tables and Figures in the order in which they appear in the text. Figure resolution should be 300dpi at the time of submission. Additional and more specific guidelines are available on the Author Gateway (under Artwork guidelines at the link, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/resources-for-journal-authors-and-editors).

    IMPORTANT: PERMISSION Authors are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted tables, figures, or materials before they are published in PPNP. A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.

    General Information

    Review Process

    Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. The editors send each manuscript to two blinded reviewers, who are selected on the basis of their expertise. Reviewers assess manuscripts for their readability, relevance, originality, accuracy, and clarity. The editors seek to complete the initial peer review of each manuscript and notify the author of a decision within two months of submission.

    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.

    Preparation and Editing

    It is understood that submitted manuscripts are prepared specifically and solely for Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. Accepted manuscripts become the property of the publisher. PPNP’s editorial team (editor-in-chief and senior associate editors) will review and edit each paper for style, clarity, and space requirements. Authors may submit their articles to other publications in whole or in part only with the permission of the publisher. Before publication, corresponding authors will receive proofs of edited copy. They are responsible for checking the accuracy of the material.

    Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once all contributing authors have consented to do so. Submitting authors 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.

    (iv) 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. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large group or multi-center 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.

    Disclosures

    Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice 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. It is the policy of Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice 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) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest.

    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.

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