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Welcome to SAGE Health & Nursing News. Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in Health & Nursing, including new special issues and noteworthy articles. Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

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Global Advances in Health and Medicine

New in 2017! We are pleased to introduce Global Advances in Health and Medicine (Global Advances) as the official journal of  the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. Global Advances is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, created to provide global communications services for the rapidly developing worldwide movement in health and medicine that integrates knowledge of therapeutic approaches and lifestyle practices to promote health and healing. 

Now accepting manuscript submissions! 

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Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease

Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease, the official journal of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encourages high quality submissions focused on clinical, translational and health services delivery research in the field of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation and organ donation. Learn more about open access at SAGE here

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The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ) is the premiere peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, international journal dedicated to current research on etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in all areas pertaining to craniofacial anomalies. CPCJ reports on basic science and clinical research aimed at better elucidating the pathogenesis, pathology, and optimal methods of treatment of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. The journal strives to foster communication and cooperation among professionals from all specialties.

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Hospital Pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacy is a peer-reviewed journal that is practitioner-focused and dedicated to the promotion of best practices and medication safety. Turn to Hospital Pharmacy for essential information on medication errors, adverse reaction reporting, formulary drug reviews, original research, current FDA-related drug information, off-label drug uses, new technology, and more.

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Cell Transplantation

Cell Transplantation covers research related to the medical procedure of replacing cells that have been damaged by disease. Ranked among the top 10 transplantation journals in Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), the journal publishes basic clinical studies and immunological research papers on an array of topics, such as physiological, medical, preclinical, tissue engineering, and device-oriented aspects of transplantation of endocrine, bone marrow, genetically engineered, and nervous system cells, among others. It also addresses ethical and regulatory considerations of cell transplants. 

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Global Qualitative Nursing Research

Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is now indexed in PubMed Central! Explore more from this journal including the latest articles here.

GQNR is a groundbreaking new international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on qualitative research in the field of nursing. The Journal specializes in topics important to nurses: nursing, care, health, and illness.

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Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery (Chirurgie Plastique) is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery, and the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand. It serves as a major venue for Canadian research, society guidelines, and continuing medical education.

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Plastic Surgery Case Studies

Plastic Surgery Case Studies (Chirurgie Plastique Études de cas) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery, and the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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Journal of Palliative Care

The Journal of Palliative Care is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary forum for practical, critical thought on palliative care and palliative medicine.

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Special Issues

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Journal of Research in Nursing

This new special issue focuses on collaboration in care. Co-Editor-in-Chief Andrée le May describes this issue as demonstrating ‘how clinical academic careers connect what we know and what we do; the need to be clear about nursing’s special contribution can promote collaborations within nursing and across the spectrum of health and social care; and how essential senior nurses are in establishing and sustaining collaborations that commission and deliver the best services possible.’

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Nursing Ethics

This special issue in Nursing Ethics examines end of life ethics. Guest Editor Settimio Monteverde comments that ‘This issue has become more pressing in the light of planned or enacted legislative changes surrounding assisted dying in many countries. Emerging public debates require the engagement of those who are committed to understanding and advocating for the needs of patients, families and communities regarding end of life care.’

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Global Spine Journal

The Editors-in-Chief of Global Spine Journal are pleased to announce the publication of our newest special issue, Rare Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery. This is a comprehensive issue featuring 21 articles entirely devoted to this particular topic. This amazing project was led by our own Cervical Spine Deputy Editor, K. Daniel Riew, MD. 

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Journal of Applied Gerontology

Special issue on Translation and Implementation: Essential Applied Gerontology.

A major emphasis of applied gerontology is the translation and implementation of research into various real-world settings where services and programs are provided. There is a critical need for effective translation and implementation in the life cycle of our scholarship. Otherwise, our work is at risk of being relegated to obscurity in the mind of service providers and practitioners who we must partner with, as these individuals are often in the best position to implement our work and have it positively influence the lives of those who could benefit. There is little doubt the articles in this issue of the Journal of Applied Gerontology have taken the crucial steps to disseminate scholarship that is “applied” in the best sense, and I believe these efforts can continue to bridge the ongoing chasm between gerontological science and practice. – Joseph E. Gaugler, Editor

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Palliative Medicine

Have you seen the new virtual special collection from Palliative Medicine? It pulls together White Papers and Taskforce Papers published by the EAPC.

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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

Read the State of Science Supplement 2016, which is the April 2017 supplemental issue of OTJR.

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British Journal of Occupational Therapy

BJOT has just published a two-part special issue on Assistive Technology (February and April issues).

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Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

Guidelines for the Institutional Implementation of Developmental Neuroprotective Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

This two-article series was published in the June 2017 issue of CJNR. Authored by Isabelle Milette and colleagues, it is based on extensive professional experience and work on the topic. These international guidelines have been reviewed and endorsed by major neonatal nursing associations such as the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses, the American Association of Neonatal Nurses, and the Council of International Neonatal Nurses. In an editorial published in the same issue of CJNR, commenting on these guidelines, Mary Coughlin McNeil writes "The work of Milette et al. (2017a, 2017b), in developing international guidelines for the implementation of EBP in neuroprotective care, presents the blueprint for successful cultural transformation that will impact not only the infant and family but also the professional, their organization and society at large."

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Journal News

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Are you interested in becoming a reviewer for Dementia? The journal is an international peer reviewed journal that acts as a major forum for social research of direct relevance to improving the quality of life and quality of care for people with dementia and their families. If you would like to sign up to become a reviewer for the journal please register your interest now!

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Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

Announcing the new editors of JHSRP: Jacqueline Cummings from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Ellen Nolte, From the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. 

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SLAS Journal Videos

Learn more about SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology by wathcing the SLAS journal videos:

SLAS Discovery videos
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Join the Canadian Psychiatric Association

The Canadian Psychiatric Association is the national professional association for psychiatrists. Medical practitioners and healthcare professionals interested in the aims and objectives of the association are welcome to join the CPA.

As part of your annual membership fee, members are eligible for a wide range of benefits including The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

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How has nursing practice developed over the past year?

In celebration of International Nurses Day, we’ve spoken to academics and practitioners in the field to find out what they think has been the most important development in the field over the past year.

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Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology

Now Indexed in PubMed Central! Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology (HME) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of health services. Evidence from hypothesis-testing studies is presented, either in the form of pilot projects or larger retrospective studies. HME reaches an international audience of clinical investigators and health services researchers.

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Noteworthy Articles

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Availability of Outpatient Mental Health Care by Pediatricians and Child Psychiatrists in Five U.S. Cities by Shireen Cama, Monica Malowney, Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith, Margaret Spottswood, Elisa Cheng, Louis Ostrowsky, Jose Rengifo, and J. Wesley Boyd

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Primary health care reform, dilemmatic space and risk of burnout among health workers by Toby Freeman, Fran Baum, Ronald Labonté, Sara Javanparast, and Angela Lawless

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Cybersecurity and privacy issues for socially integrated mobile healthcare applications operating in a multi-cloud environment by Jalal Al-Muhtadi, Basit Shahzad, Kashif Saleem, Wasif Jameel, and Mehmet A Orgun

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Occupation-based practices and homelessness: A scoping review by Laurence Roy, Catherine Vallée, Bonnie H. Kirsh, Carrie Anne Marshall, Rebecca Marval, and Alissa Low

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Informal care givers' experiences with support in primary palliative care when a case manager is involved: A descriptive study in the Netherlands by Annicka GM van der Plas, Anneke L Francke, Luc Deliens, Wim JJ Jansen, Kris C Vissers, and Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

Calls for Papers 

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Health Education Journal

A new special issue in Health Education Journal on Youth, Health and Justice is looking for papers. The special issue will explore themes of inclusion and participation, equity, assets and responses, and justice and social exclusion. The deadline for this call is July 31, 2017.

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Journal of Child Health Care

The Journal of Child Health Care is seeking literature reviews (systematic, scoping, meta-analysis, narrative, integrative) that address issues of importance to child health care. We are particularly interested in reviews that reveal critical gaps in the existing research and knowledge base.

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Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology is the premier journal dealing with the pathology of disease from conception through adolescence. It covers the spectrum of disorders developing in-utero (including embryology, placentology, and teratology), gestational and perinatal diseases, and all disease of childhood. Studies may be in any field of experimental, anatomic, or clinical pathology, including molecular pathology. Case reports are published only if they provide new insights into disease mechanisms or new information.

This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

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

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Journal of Human Lactation

Special Issue: Lactation and Social Justice

Increasingly breastfeeding is being viewed through a social justice lense, which approaches lactation as a human rights issue. The current unequal distribution of lactation services worldwide perpetuates breastfeeding inequities, along with significant reductions in human health due to lack of adquate lactation assistance.

For this upcoming JHL special issue, we are seeking manuscripts that address social justice issues within the field of lactation. Manuscripts focusing on the local, regional, or global level are weclome. We are looking for an array of multi-disciplinary approaches from many perspectives, including program planning interventions, and policy.

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Journal of Patient Experience

Giving voice to our patients and our providers, Journal of Patient Experience (JPE) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Association for Patient Experience. JPE is dedicated to presenting advances and applications that impact the patient experience.

View the Manuscript Submission Guidelines for full author instructions.

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SAGE Open Nursing

SAGE Open Nursing is an open access journal that covers all aspects of nursing and across the various nursing specialties and related disciplines.

Authors will enjoy:

  • Open access format, driving high visibility for maximum global exposure
  • Rapid online publication followed by expert peer review
  • A low APC of $895 USD, paid upon acceptance

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Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The JDMS is currently seeking original research, literature reviews, and case studies on the use of contrast media to enhance the detection of pathology with sonography. Investigators, authors, students, and sonographers are invited to submit manuscripts that highlight the use of contrast media in echocardiography, liver, renal, vascular perfusion, and musculoskeletal applications.

Manuscripts on contrast enhanced ultrasound are due July 31, 2017.

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Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology covers all aspects of diabetes technology including: glucose monitoring; insulin and metabolic peptide delivery; the artificial and bioartificial pancreas, telemedicine; software for modeling; physiologic monitoring; technology for managing obesity; diagnostic tests of glycation; and the use of bioengineered tools such as MEMS, new biomaterials, and nanotechnology to develop new sensors and actuators to be applied to diabetes. This bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal covers both basic research and clinical applications of technologies being developed to help people with diabetes.

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Biological Research for Nursing

Special Issue: Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Science

Genetic and genomic discoveries impact all areas of healthcare practice, from providing insight into new treatments to supporting disease-prevention strategies to guiding development of personalized health interventions. Nursing research continues to make significant contributions to the growing body of evidence that informs our understanding of the role of genes and genomics in health and illness.

The goal of this special issue is to disseminate cutting-edge findings of genetic and genomic research that have the potential to impact nursing practice and to improve health outcomes across the spectrum of healthcare practice.

Submission of basic, clinical, and population genetic and/or genomics research relevant to nursing practice is encouraged.

Guest Editors:
Wendy A. Henderson, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN

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Palliative Medicine

Would you like to get published in Palliative Medicine? Read our new submission guidelines for straightforward guidance on how to get your research published.

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Post Reproductive Health

Post Reproductive Health is soliciting papers for a special issue on Chronic Conditions and Menopause, planned for publication in March 2018.

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Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

JRSM is the peer-reviewed journal for leading debate in the specialties of medicine and surgery.  Average time from submission to first decision is 31 days.

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JDR Clinical & Translational Research

The JDR Clinical & Translational Research is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that encompasses all areas of clinical and translational research in the dental, oral and craniofacial sciences. Launched by the International and American Associations for Dental Research, JDR Clinical & Translational Research provides a much needed resource for clinicians, scientists, academics, researchers and policy makers across the entire spectrum of the dental community.

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Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

CJNR, Canada’s leading journal in nursing research and scholarship, accepts quality original research and systematic review manuscripts on a broad spectrum of nursing related topics. To submit a manuscript or learn more about CJNR, please visit our manuscript submission portal.

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Upcoming Conferences 

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (CSPS)

Each year, Canadian Plastic Surgeons and trainees attend the CSPS Annual Meeting to network, share information with one another, and to learn from their colleagues and experts presenting as part of a world-class scientific program.

June 20-24, 2017 │Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA)

As the premiere event for dermatologists in Canada, the CDA conference program offers exceptional learning and networking opportunities. Highlighting the latest scientific and clinical knowledge through plenaries, symposia, subspecialty breakouts, workshops, posters and games, the 2017 program has something for everyone!

June 21-24, 2017 │ Fredericton, NB, Canada

International Lactation Consultant Association 2017

The theme of ILCA 2017 is “Knowledge, Diversity, Equity: Global Access to Skilled Lactation Care.” Get the clinical skills you need, from clinical skills rotations (pre-conference) to sessions on topics like donor milk, latch, tongue tie, and more. Connect with the advocates improving lactation outcomes worldwide, and build your changemaker skills to take back to your community on our new advocacy track. #ILCA17 has both onsite and virtual conference options.

19–22 July 2017 │ Toronto, Canada

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)

The SDMS Annual Conference is designed for sonographers, students, and other healthcare providers who use sonography. The educational program provides knowledge and skills in new sonographic techniques, diagnostic accuracy, enhancements of sonographic instrumentation, and practice management strategies.

October 12-15, 2017 │ Dallas, TX

Diabetes Technology Society (DTS)

The goal of the Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting is to assemble technology developers and users to facilitate creation of new and cost-effective tools—including an artificial pancreas—to help people with diabetes. The meeting will particularly emphasize original data. Scientists and clinicians will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas in both formal and informal settings, and gain insight into how to help decrease the physical and psychological burden of diabetes.

November 2-4, 2017 │ Bethesda, MD

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 Public Health peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and inspire each other.

November 4-8, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

European Health Management Association 2017 Annual Conference

EHMA Annual Conference is an international knowledge sharing event, where participants from all around Europe and beyond have the opportunity to share their knowledge and explore fundamental managerial and policy issues. This year, the conference is focusing on Health Futures.

June 13-15, 2017 | Milan, Italy 


Writing the NIH Grant Proposal: A Step-by-Step Guide, Third Edition

Writing the NIH Grant Proposal: A Step-by-Step Guide, Third Edition by William Gerin, Christine Kapelewski, and Niki L. Page

Scale Development: Theory and Applications, Fourth Edition

Webinars & Podcasts 

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Marijuana on the Mind – A Primer for Policymakers

Eight U.S. states have legalized recreational use of marijuana, 11 are considering loosening their laws this year, and even Congress is half-heartedly looking at ending the federal restriction on state marijuana laws. And yet the effects of marijuana on the brain, whether positive or negative, are poorly understood and in desperate need of further study in order to address important public health concerns. All of which is to say, suggest the authors of a recent piece in the current issue of the Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences journal, policy has outpaced science in regards to marijuana use. In this free webinar recording, the authors look at both the brain science and the policy considerations related to widespread marijuana consumption.

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Experience of publishing in JIP

In the first podcast from Journal of Infection Prevention, we hear Lynn Melone talk about her experience of publishing in the journal, and the benefits of publishing her work in JIP. Lynn is a Nurse Researcher within the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention team at Glasgow Caledonian University and currently studying part-time for a PhD on the patient experience of contact isolation for infection prevention and control in today’s NHS.

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Listen to latest research in Palliative Medicine – Discover Our New Podcast Series

Would you like to listen to latest research in Palliative Medicine in audio form?

In these focussed 10 minute episodes, authors provide a personal interpretation of their published work. You’ll learn from original papers, reviews, case reports, editorials and other interesting work published in the journal.

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