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The American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP) is a peer-reviewed journal on the science of lifestyle change. Established in 1986, the AJHP was the first peer-reviewed publication devoted exclusively to health promotion. More than 25 years later it remains true to its original goals to provide a Forum for the many diverse disciplines that contribute to health promotion and to reduce the gap between health promotion research and practice by delivering the most current and relevant research in the field while addressing its practical application.

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MDM Policy & Practice

Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice (MDM P&P) is an open access journal that focuses on research that addresses current problems in health care policy and practice. The journal offers rigorous and systematic applications of decision science that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health-policy development.

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Health Information Management Journal 

Health Information Management Journal started publishing with SAGE at the beginning of 2016. The journal features original research articles and also a Professional Practice & Innovation section featuring an article focusing on Investing in health information management.

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Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (CJNR), Canada’s leading journal in nursing research and scholarship published original research and scholarly manuscripts that are of special interest to nursing clinicians, educators, leaders, policy makers, and researchers, as well as other health care providers.



Public Health Reports (PHR) publishes bi-monthly on major topics in public health, such as infectious diseases and immunization, tobacco control, injuries and violence, chronic disease control, public health methodology, and issues of interest to state and local health departments. The journal has departments focused on public health law and public health schools and education, and features special commentaries by the Surgeon General and executives within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Supplemental issues are published two to five times per year on special topics. Recent supplements have covered routine HIV screening in clinical settings, expanded access to hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing and care, and public health preparedness.



Special Issues

Special Issue: Health and Safety for Informal Workers

Guest editors: Francie Lund and Rajen Naidoo


Global Health Promotion

Global Health Promotion has published two new podcasts linked to recent Commentaries published in the journal.

Key experiences of community Engagement and Society Mobilisation in the Ebola Response by Erma Manoncourt, Rafael Obregon, Savita Varde-Naqvi, Renata Schiavo

Equity, sustainability and governance in urban settings by Marilyn Rice and Trevor Hancock

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Post Reproductive Health

NICE Special Edition: from guideline to practice

This special issue is dedicated to reviewing the recently published first NICE Guideline on the diagnosis and the management of the menopause, and looking at the implications it has for healthcare professionals. Read the editorial for free and browse the table of contents.

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Special issue on Resilience
This new issue offers many definitions of resilience. A common thread is not simply the ability to survive, but to thrive and adapt in the face of adversity. Browse the table of contents, read the editorial, and a sample article on our top tips for Improving your resilience at work free for a limited time. 

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Clinical Trials

The articles in this Special Issue describe clinical trials and perspectives of those involved in research efforts during the world’s most catastrophic Ebola outbreak recorded in 2014-15. This epidemic presented the first opportunity to evaluate candidate therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in human studies with clinical endpoints.

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Journal of Research in Nursing

This Special Collection reflects upon the development of nursing education over the decades, ultimately looking towards where future research in nursing education pre and post-registration is heading and what has been established in the field from past research. Articles are free to access.

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Journal News

Annals of Pharmacotherapy

One of the foundational goals of Annals of Pharmacotherapy is “To make pharmacists more sophisticated in their knowledge of drugs and thus to enhance their ability to make intelligent judgments regarding their properties and characteristics,…” As AOP continues to celebrate its 50th year of publication, Psychiatry Panel editor Christopher P. Alderman’s editorial, “Saving the Elderly From Drug-Related Harm,” serves as a call to action to further this goal for the safety of the elderly community.

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Global Pediatric Health now indexed in PMC!

Global Pediatric Health is a peer-reviewed open access journal that focuses on health issues of children that are common to all regions of the world. It first launched in 2014, and has just successfully completed evaluation for and is now indexed in PubMed Central.

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Nutrition and Health has a new look and aims/scope!

We are excited to announce that Nutrition and Health, a peer-reviewed online journal, is relaunching in 2016 with a new look and aims/scope. The journal welcomes high-quality and topical research examining the relationship between nutrition and health. Encouraging a practical approach to nutrition, it seeks to explore the interrelationship between nutrition, physical activity and life-style for improving health through life-course, particularly in later life.

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Ultrasound – Now in PubMed Central

We are delighted to announce that Ultrasound, the offical journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society, has been accepted and is now indexed in PubMed Central. All articles published in the journal will be made available via our PMC page after a 12 month embargo. 

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SLAS to Rename its Scientific Journals in 2017

In 2017, SLAS’s two scientific journals will begin their 22nd year of publication with new names and taglines! The journal we’ve known as the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) will become SLAS DiscoveryTM (Advancing Life Sciences R&D); and the journal we’ve known as the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) will become SLAS TechnologyTM (Translating Life Sciences Innovation).

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Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

Call for RCT Protocols

CJOT is inviting authors to submit their registered Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Protocols focusing on occupation-based, client-centred practice for expedited review and consideration for publication. For more information, please see the CJOT submission guidelines.

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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

Coming Soon: A special issue on Occupation Justice


 Neurological Conditions Special Issue, guest edited by Dr Marcia Finlayson

We welcome submissions on development and evaluation of outcome measures relevant to occupational functioning; outcomes of interventions; and the lived experience or occupational impact of having a neurological condition …

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Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare- now on Twitter

Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes quality research on all aspects of healthcare and the biomedical sciences, with an emphasis on research of direct clinical relevance. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare is now on Twitter! Follow us today for the latest articles and updates.

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The Midwest Nursing Research Society invites abstract submissions for peer review for presentation at the MNRS 2017 Annual Conference

The conference theme is Harnessing Big Data and Nursing Science to Improve Health and will take place, April 6- 9, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN. Abstract submission are due by September 15, 2016. 

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Noteworthy Articles

Unsafe Drugs Were Prescribed More Than One Hundred Million Times in the United States Before Being Recalled

By Sonali Saluja, Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein, David Bor, and Danny McCormick

Adverse events and near misses relating to information management in a hospital

By Virpi Jylhä, David W Bates, and Kaija Saranto

Advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care interventions for homeless people: A systematic review

By Rafael Sumalinog, Katy Harrington, Naheed Dosani, Stephen W Hwang

A discussion on what is a Qualified Teacher of Pupils with Visual Impairment

By John Ravenscroft

Patient power: The duty to explain post Montgomery and the statutory duty of candour

By Chris Hough

2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice

By Massimo F. Piepoli, et al.

Sustainable diets: The interaction between food industry, nutrition, health and the environment

By Ayten Aylin Alsaffar

Promoting Adult Pertussis Vaccination in the Workplace

By Karlen E. Luthy, Jennifer L. Bainum, Renea L. Beckstrand, Janelle L. B. Macintosh, Lacey M. Eden, and Brooke Saunders

Modeling Psychological Functioning in Refugees

By Cheryl Lee Robertson, Kay Savik, Michelle Mathiason-Moore, Amin Mohamed, and Sarah Hoffman

Types and Influence of Social Support on School Engagement of Young Survivors of Leukemia

By Anne-Marie Tougas, Sylvie Jutras, and Marc Bigras

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child—Calling School Nurses to Action

By Cynthia A. Galemore, Brandy Bowlen, Laurie G. Combe, Lynnette Ondeck, and Jessica Porter

Health Risk and Protective Factors Among Hispanic Women Living in the U.S.–Mexico Border Region

By Joseph P. De Santis, Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Bibiana Mancera, and Holly J. Mata

Partner Facilitation and Partner Interference in Individuals’ Weight Loss Goals

By Jennifer A. Theiss, Amanda M. Carpenter, and John Leustek

Improving Healthy Eating and the Bottom Line: Impact of a Price Incentive Program in 2 Hospital Cafeterias

By Amy J. Patsch, Jennifer Howard Smith, Mina L. Liebert, Timothy K. Behrens, and Tami Charles

The Perils of Integrating Wellness and Safety and Health and the Possibility of a Worker-Oriented Alternative

By Michael B. Lax

Calls for Papers

Submit your paper to the Journal of Research in Nursing today!

The Journal of Research in Nursing is a leading peer reviewed journal that blends good research with contemporary debates about policy and practice. The Journal of Research in Nursing contributes knowledge to nursing practice, research and local, national and international health and social care policy. Each issue contains a variety of papers and review commentaries within a specific theme. The editors are advised and supported by a board of key academics, practitioners and policy makers of international standing.

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Nordic Journal of Nursing Research

The Nordic Journal of Nursing Research has a specific focus on nursing and midwifery research and scholarship that advances a global interchange of new knowledge that will increase our understanding of complex health care issues in the broad and multidimensional field of nursing and midwifery. Articles that are consistent with the journal’s global focus, in all specialized areas of nursing practice, are invited. This means that submissions are welcome from countries including and beyond the Nordic context. All manuscripts undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process.

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The primary aim of DIGITAL HEALTH is to provide universally accessible and digestible content to all stakeholders involved in the digital healthcare revolution. It provides a unique forum for dissemination of high quality content applicable to researchers, clinicians and allied health practitioners, patients, social scientists, industry and government. DIGITAL HEALTH is fully peer-reviewed and published on an open access basis to ensure maximum dissemination of content.

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Global Pediatric Health: Special Issue on Children’s Health and Environmental Risk

Lead Guest Editor: Dr. Rachel Casiday

Manuscripts Due: October 1, 2016

First Papers Published: March 2017

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate change and its impacts
  • Epidemiologic findings of children’s health outcomes related to specific sources of pollution
  • Behaviors that may minimize or amplify children’s environmental health risks
  • The implications for children’s health of environmental and economic development policies

Contributors would be asked to comment on the global implications of their findings and positions.

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Clinical Risk

Clinical Risk considers patient safety and risk at both the organisational and the practitioner level. It publishes peer-reviewed papers, reviews and commentaries on all patient safety issues where there are implications for service provision, clinical and professional practice and management.

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Journal of Tissue Engineering

Journal of Tissue Engineering is a peer-reviewed open access journal which provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scientific research in the field of tissue engineering and its clinical application. Its ultimate aim is to publish research which investigates and develops technologies for patient benefit.

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Journal of Human Lactation: Special Issue on Education, Roles and Licensure in Lactation Practice

JHL is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, insights in practice and policy, commentaries, and case reports relating to research and practice in human lactation and breastfeeding. JHL is relevant to lactation professionals in clinical practice, public health, research, and a broad range of fields related to the trans-disciplinary field of human lactation.

JHL invites research related to the theme of Education, Roles and Licensure in Lactation Practice. The submission deadline for the special issue is April 14, 2017.

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Ultrasound: Special Issue: Safe Practice in Ultrasound

Ultrasound is the offical journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society and is dedicated to solely publishing utlrasound-related papers focusing on scientifica dn technical advances with both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. At this time we are solicitig manuscripts devoted to look at safe practice in ultrasound. Following acceptance and publication, all articles will be discoverable via PubMed and after a 12 month embargo will be accessible via PubMed Central.

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The Journal of School Nursing

Submit your literature review manuscripts to The Journal of School Nursing special issue. The February Special Issue is dedicated to exemplars of literature reviews including narrative, integrated, scoping, systematic or meta-analysis. Reviews are welcome addressing a wide array of topics including intervention reviews, determinants of health, health services, or policy analysis. The manuscripts should include synthesis of the literature reviewed as well as implications for school nursing, and school health services.

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NASN School Nurse

The NASN School Nurse requests feature articles for the 2017 issues matched to one or more practice components aligned with the five principles of the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice:

  • Standards of practice
  • Care coordination
  • Leadership
  • Quality improvement
  • Community/Public health

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Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (CJNR), Canada’s leading journal in nursing research and scholarship published original research and scholarly manuscripts that are of special interest to nursing clinicians, educators, leaders, policy makers, and researchers, as well as other health care providers. CJNR is intended to serve both Canada and the international nursing community as a forum for the dissemination and communication of nursing knowledge and research. We therefore welcome submissions of research and other scholarly work from Canadian as well as international authors

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Upcoming Conferences

Infection Prevention 2016

The IPS annual conference attracts over 800 professionals. It has an exceptional educational programme each year has led to the development and expansion of the IPS Conference encouraging a larger and more varied audience. The audience is not only growing significantly in numbers, it is also changing in delegate profile and includes DIPCs, Microbiologists, Antibiotic Pharmacists, Managers as well as nursing leaders in Infection Prevention and Control. With the programme tailored to attract a wide audience there is something for everyone.

September 26-28, 2016 | Harrogate, Yorksire

42nd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society

The 42nd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society will be held at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year’s conference theme is Transforming Transcultural Health Care Delivery through Discovery, Innovation, and Action. For information about the conference and registration, visit the conference website at

October 12-15, 2016 | Cincinnati, Ohio

10th World Stroke Congress

Through this congress, the World Stroke Organization (WSO) strives to offer participants opportunities to refine their skills and knowledge in the field of stroke, as well as providing excellent networking opportunities and strengthening scientific collaborations to improve the care of stroke victims throughout the world. They will also be showcasing their journal, the International Journal of Stroke, so be sure to visit their stand to pick up a copy for yourself (you will have to be quick to avoid disappointment).

October 26-29, 2016 | Hyderabad, India

Social Media Highlight

  • Male-to-female transitions: Implications for occupational performance, health, and life satisfaction: @CJOT_RCE