SAGE Health & Nursing News

Welcome to SAGE Health & Nursing News. Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in health, public health and 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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 New at SAGE 

OTO Open

Now accepting submissions!

OTO Open: The Official Open Access Journal of the American Academy of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery Foundation is a new, peer reviewed, gold open access journal from the AAO-HNSF. The mission of OTO Open is to offer rapid online publication of clinically relevant information in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (ear, nose, throat, head, and neck disorders) to facilitate the dissemination of research and to share clinically focused manuscripts and digital materials that enhance patient care. 

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Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease

CJKHD is now published at SAGE!
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. 

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Health Information Management Journal

A Medline-listed journal, Health Information Management Journal provides a forum for dissemination of original investigations and reviews covering a broad range of topics related to the management and communication of health information. 

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Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases

The American Society of Retina Specialists and SAGE Publishing announce the NEW Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases (JVRD) and invite submissions.

The new JVRD will focus exclusively on publishing original basic, translational and clinical research papers across the spectrum of vitreoretinal diseases, with the goal of providing the highest quality and most impactful research and clinical information in the field.

Peer-reviewed submissions will include:

  • Full-length and brief research articles
  • Clinical trials, case series
  • Review articles (both invited and submitted)
  • Correspondence, interviews, and other important features
  • Editorials
  • Letters to the editor
  • Retinal Controversies: Pro and Con

Submissions are welcome from across the global retina community. The new print and online JVRD will publish its first articles in early 2017.

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Now Live on SJ

Tropical Conservation Science is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research papers and state-of-the-art reviews of broad interest to the field of conservation of tropical forests and of other tropical ecosystems.

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Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports (PHR) is the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General and has been published since 1878. It is published bimonthly, plus supplement issues, through an official agreement with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. 

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Special Issues

Alas poor hygiene: surely one of the most abused terms in public health, but given a revised and refreshing interpretation in this issue of the journal. This special issue asks “Are we too clean?” and contains papers from the conference of the same name held at the Royal Society for Public Health. 

Clinical Ethics

Psychiatry has a documented susceptibility for ethical topics, but depsite this, the prevalence of clinical ethics support (CES) in the field is marginal. This Special Issue seeks to address this by examining the different ethical challenges facing mental health professionals and how some of these issues may be dealt with.

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New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy

The Social Science-Environmental Health Collaborations Conference in May 2016 was a unique gathering of scholars from the social sciences and environmental health sciences, government agency professionals, community organizers and activists, and students. Conference participants described the research and practice of environmental public health as done through a transdisciplinary lens and with a community-based participatory research/community-engaged research model. NIEHS’ role in supporting such work has helped create a growing number of social and environmental health scientists who cross boundaries as they work with each other and with community-based organizations.

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Pedagogy in Health Promotion

Don’t miss SOPHE’S first special theme issue in Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (PHP), which highlights the role of U.S. community colleges in enhancing the public health workforce. 

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Journal News

American Journal of Men's Health — now publishing open access

American Journal of Men's Health (AJMH) is a peer-reviewed resource for cutting-edge information regarding men's health and illness. AJMH publishes papers from all health, behavioral and social disciplines, including but not limited to medicine, nursing, allied health, public health, health psychology/behavioral medicine, and medical sociology and anthropology. This journal is ranked in the Journal Citation Reports® with an Impact Factor of 1.713. Enjoy prompt online publication with open access format!

From January 2017, the American Journal of Men's Health will publish all new content open access. New submissions will be subject to an Article Processing Charge (APC) if accepted after peer review. The APC is $950 USD, discounted from the full rate of $1,900 USD.

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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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Nutrition and Health - relaunching soon

Nutrition and Health is a peer-reviewed online journal considering research on the relationship between nutrition and health, and seeks to raise awareness of the interrelationship between nutrition, physical activity and life-style for improving health through life-course.

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HERD Journal Editorial Advisory and Review Board Survey

As editors, we are continuously reviewing ways to improve the quality of HERD to our current and potential subscribers. Please complete the survey using the link below and give us your feedback. Thank you for your time in helping us to make the “best” even “better.” 

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Call for Editor – The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery

The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery (AJCS), the official journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that aims to advance the field of cosmetic surgery and medicine. The Editor-in-Chief of the AJCS directs all editorial content of AJCS. Responsibilities include developing the journal’s mission on an ongoing basis; setting and achieving high standards for integrity of the content; soliciting, processing and editing submissions in a timely manner; working with and further developing the editorial board; and collaborating with SAGE and the AACS to increase the journal’s visibility, recruitment, and readership.

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Noteworthy Articles

Nurse Practitioners’ Comfort in Treating Work-Related Injuries in Adolescents

By Janessa M. Graves and Tracy A. Klein

Occupational therapy in primary care: Results from a national survey

By Catherine A. Donnelly, Leanne L. Leclair, Pamela F. Wener, Carri L. Hand, and Lori J. Letts

A randomized trial of a community-based approach to dyslipidemia management: Pharmacist prescribing to achieve cholesterol targets (RxACT Study)

By Ross T. Tsuyuki, Meagen Rosenthal, Glen J. Pearson

Research Impact Case Studies: Improving prescribing and medicine use

Designing health-literate health care organization: A literature review

By Rocco Palumbo

Do travel clinic visitors read information on sexual risk abroad in travel health brochures?

By Mieke Croughs, Annemarie de Gouw, Roy Remmen and Jef Van den Ende

Reforming essential health competencies and training in Africa in light of the Sustainable Development Goals  

By David Houeto and N’koué E. Sambiéni

The regulation of bone turnover in ameloblastoma using an organotypic in vitro co-culture model

By Tuula M Eriksson, Richard M Day, Stefano Fedele, and Vehid M Salih

Harnessing Social Media for Health Promotion and Behavior Change

By Holly Korda and Zena Itani 

“Uberizing” home care in Ontario

By Anne Wojtak and Linda Stark

Calls for Papers

Special Theme Issue: Advancing the Science of Qualitative Research to Promote Health Equity

Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) will publish a special theme issue of the journal focused on how we can utilize qualitative research to continue informing research and practice in health promotion and health behavior change that can advance our efforts to achieve health equity.

Submission Deadlines:

Abstract: November 15, 2016

Full Manuscript: April 1, 2017

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Global Pediatric Health

Global Pediatric Health (GPH), is currently accepting submissions for a Special Issue on Children’s Health and Environmental Risk. Environmental hazards, from global climate change to locally sited pollution, are pervasive around the world and disproportionately affect the health of vulnerable communities and children, whose developmental stage may render them particularly susceptible to long-term health consequences. Now indexed in PubMed Central, GPH is an open access publication; all articles are freely available online immediately upon publication.

Submission Deadlines:

Manuscripts Due: October 1, 2016

First Papers Published: March 2017

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Journal of Human Lactation

JHL invites research related to the theme of the upcoming special issue, Education, Roles and Licensure in Lactation Practice. Relevant topics include evaluation of lactation education programs, effectiveness of care provided by lactation professionals, cost effectiveness of lactation support providers, role differentiation within types of providers and the role of licensure in professionalizing lactation support.

Submission deadline: April 14, 2017

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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health announces a special issue on Occupational Therapy and Public Health. There is a growing emphasis on population and public health in healthcare practice, education, policy, and research. Many health professions have launched initiatives to improve population health outcomes by integrating clinical practice and public health approaches. Occupational therapy is uniquely positioned to address population health needs and develop public health interventions in specific priority areas. However, occupational therapy research on population health is needed to advance the profession’s contributions to public health.

For questions concerning the content of papers for the special issue, please contact the guest editors: Dr. Nancy Baker ( or Dr. Julie Bass ( For questions concerning the submission and review process to OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, please contact the journal Editor: Dr. Sherrilene Classen (

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Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) is the official journal of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. It is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research, review articles, and case reports pertinent to diagnostic medical sonography. Click below to submit your research and to review the updated submission guidelines.

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British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Call For Papers: Neurological Conditions Special Issue,  guest edited by Dr Marcia Finlayson.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017 

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Toxicology and Industrial Health

Toxicology and Industrial (Impact Factor of 1.688 and ranked 83 out of 173 in the Public, Environmental & Occupational Health category) is focusing on public, industrial and occupational health with a toxicological focus in a forthcoming special issue.

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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

APHA Meeting 2016 

SAGE will be attending the American Public Health Association conference in Denver. Visit us at booths 1623 and 1625 and look out for our tweets on @SAGEHealthInfo or following the conference hashtag #APHA2016.

October 29th - November 2nd, 2016 | Denver, Colorado

Transcultural Nursing Society 43rd Annual Conference

The Transcultural Nursing Society is pleased to announce the call for abstracts and invite you to attend its 43rd Annual Conference and meeting in New Orleans, LA. The theme of this important event is Transcultural Nursing: Approaches to Population Health that Reduce Health Disparities.  

October 18-21, 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Podcast and Webinar Highlights

Global Health Promotion

Podcasts from Global Health Promotion examining community engagement and social mobilisation in Ebola response and Equity, sustainability and governance in urban settings. 

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Fostering a Scientifically Informed Populace

How do we decide whether to vaccinate our children? Or eat genetically engineered foods? Determine whether to take narcotics for pain? The vast scientific information available in our digital society can be complex, confusing, and often conflicting – and leads to one meta-question: how do we foster public understanding of science? Two scholars investigate how the public learns about science and then chooses to trust it (or not) addressed that question in a free webinar sponsored by the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences and its parent organization, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS).

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Social Media Highlights

Perspectives in Public Health

Myopia and daylight in schools: a neglected aspect of public health? By Richard Hobday

Altmetric score of 89

Multiple Sclerosis Journal

Multiple Sclerosis Journal has launched a twitter account @MSJ_Research, follow today!