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Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology will be published by SAGE starting in 2017! Read the current issue.

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.

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology is the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society.

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OTO Open

OTO Open: The Official Open Access Journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head 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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Special Issues

Edited by Leroy C Edozien, this special issue explores the issues surrounding patient consent in the context of patient safety, particularly in the wake of the Montgomery vs. Lanarkshire Health Board judgment. Initially examined by Clinical Risk over a decade ago, this special issue revisits this topic and examines the progress made since it was first investigated.

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Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

This issue features the policy implications of research in clinical science. How can applied behavior analysis treat children’s problem behavior or improve their language skills? When can incentives help people stop smoking or start eating healthier food? Why does biofeedback control stress? How do early interventions improve the prognosis for autism and psychosis? What are the chemical influences of marijuana on the brain? Policymakers, teachers, parents, therapists, and researchers all can benefit from these accessible, expert perspectives.

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Perspectives in Public Health

As this special issue demonstrates, a debate between public health and built environment professions brings new insights and sensitivities to both. Each needs to understand how physical places shape choices, possibilities and constraints. The places we inhabit also inhabit us. Look out for a forthcoming podcast where the guest editors discuss this topic further. 

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Biological Research for Nursing

Biological Research for Nursing is proud to present our newest special issue, “Research in Medical–Surgical Nursing,” guest edited by Omar Cauli, DPH, PhD.

Medical–surgical nursing is a complex, multifaceted specialty focused on providing nursing care for adults across multiple settings. As medical−surgical nurses must master a significant array of topics, the corresponding programs of research are supported by several interdisciplinary approaches. The March 2017 issue (19:2) of Biological Research for Nursing, “Research in Medical–Surgical Nursing,” reflects nursing science at the leading edge of this growing research field.

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Editor’s Note on Research on Aging Special Issue: Social Insurance and Lifecycle Events among Older Americans

With the aging of the global population, research is needed from a life course perspective on how to protect and support our older citizens and their families. The Research on Aging special issue, Social Insurance and Lifecycle Events among Older Americans, provides a rigorous and timely study of the critical issues we face. Following from a conference sponsored by AARP, the special issue editors have coalesced a group of scholars to address a broad range of topics, including careers and job patterns, change in family structure and Social Security, and health limitations and retirement.

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Global Health Promotion

Global Health Promotion publishes sponsored supplements alongside its regular issues in order to fulfil its remit of bringing the most up to date research about health promotion from a truly global community. To read recently published supplements on subjects like approaches to health-promoting settings around the world, visit the Global Health Promotion website. 

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Journal News

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is the professional association of licensed nurses engaged in the practice of occupation and environmental health nursing. The major roles and responsibilities of AAOHN are to:

  • Define the scope of practice and set standards for occupation and environmental health nurses. 
  • Develop standards of professional conduct for the occupational and environmental nurse as described in the AAOHN Code of Ethics.
  • Promote the health and safety of work and workplace communities.
  • Promote and provide continuous learning opportunities for occupational and environmental health nurses and professionals offered through the AAOHN Academy.
  • Advance the profession by encouraging and facilitating research.
  • Advocate for occupational and environmental health nursing in business, hospitals, government and other professional areas.
  • Respond to issues critical to the practice of occupational and environmental nursing.

AAOHN serves nearly 5,000 members located across the United States, US territories and the world, with our international membership. AAOHN is comprised of 120 chapter organizations that are incorporated agencies under their state regulations. Each chapter has its own by-laws and officers, but follows guidance from AAOHN, nationally. 

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Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

Editor-in-Chief Terje Andreas Eikemo is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The most apparent change of scope will be an increased focus on social injustice as a driver of health inequalities. Health at the level of populations is not primarily a matter of individual behaviour. It is above all a matter of the wider social, economic and cultural circumstances in which we are born, grow, live, work and age. Read the full editorial

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Biological Research in Nursing

The International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG), in collaboration with Biological Research for Nursing, is pleased to present The Primer in Genetics and Genomics, a series of peer-reviewed articles targeted to practicing nurses, nurse educators and nurse scientists. The series begins with articles explaining basic genetic, genomic and epigenetic concepts including inheritance patterns and interactions between DNA and the environment. Later articles expand upon these basic concepts and provide more advanced content. The first article appeared in the January 2017 issue of BRN; subsequent articles will appear in consecutive issues of the journal.

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Psychological Science in the Public Interest

Do “Brain-Training” Programs Really Work?

By Daniel J. Simons, Walter R. Boot, Neil Charness, Susan E. Gathercole, Christopher F. Chabris, David Z. Hambrick, Elizabeth A. L. Stine-Morrow

Clinical Psychological Science

A Network Analysis of Developmental Change in ADHD Symptom Structure From Preschool to Adulthood

By Michelle M. Martel, Cheri A. Levinson, Julia K. Langer, Joel T. Nigg

A Unified Model of Depression: Integrating Clinical, Cognitive, Biological, and Evolutionary Perspectives

By Aaron T. Beck, Keith Bredemeier

Massive Open Online Interventions: A Novel Model for Delivering Behavioral-Health Services Worldwide

By Ricardo F. Muñoz, Eduardo L. Bunge, Ken Chen, Stephen M. Schueller, Julia I. Bravin, Elizabeth A. Shaughnessy, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable

AOTA Centennial Celebration

2017 marks 100 years of the occupational therapy profession. Join The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), as well as SAGE’s OT journals (CJOTBJOT, and OTJR) in celebrating this historic occassion. 

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Top-Read Articles

Predicting Zika virus structural biology: Challenges and opportunities for intervention

By Bryan D Cox, Richard A Stanton, and Raymond F Schinazi

Antibiotic therapy for stable non-CF bronchiectasis in adults – A systematic review

By Katrine Fjaellegaard, Melda Dönmez Sin, Andrea Browatzki, and Charlotte Suppli Ulrik

How the Non-Work Environment Can Affect Worker and Family Health

By Chad Rittle

Toward the reconceptualization of the relationship between occupation and health and well-being

By Katherine E. Stewart, Tess M. Fischer, Rehana Hirji, and Jane A. Davis

Occupational Experiences of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Resettling in Australia: A Narrative Review

By Jacinta Mayne, Daniel Lowrie, and Jessie Wilson

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Marijuana on the Mind? The Impact of Marijuana on Cognition, Brain Structure, and Brain Function, and Related Public Policy Implications

By Staci A. Gruber and Kelly A. Sagar

New approaches to divorce with children: A problem of public health

By Vittorio Carlo Vezzetti

No calorie comfort: Viewing and drawing “comfort foods” similarly augment positive mood for those with depression

By Gregory J Privitera, Deeanna Welling, Gabriela Tejada, Nicole Sweazy, Kayla N Cuifolo, Quentin W King-Shepard, and P Murali Doraiswamy

Stress and Posttraumatic Stress in Mothers of Children With Type 1 Diabetes

By Kaitlyn Rechenberg, Margaret Grey, and Lois Sadler

The Need for Higher Minimum Staffing Standards in U.S. Nursing Homes

By Charlene Harrington, John F. Schnelle, Margaret McGregor, and Sandra F. Simmons

Pediatric Weight Management Program Outcomes in a Largely Minority, Low Socioeconomic Status Population

By Michelle Demeule-Hayes, Matthew W. Winters, Elizabeth A. Getzoff, Bradley A. Schwimmer, Vicky S. Rogers, and Ann O. Scheimann


Calls for Papers

Global Pediatric Health

GPH is currently accepting submissions for a special collection 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.

Submissions are currently open.

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Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy

Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy (AVCC) is relaunching as an exciting open access journal in 2017. Indexed in MEDLINE, it considers research on all aspects of antiviral compounds, including their chemistry, therapeutic effects, biochemistry, pharmacology, mode of action and virology.

Original research manuscripts are required to present rigorous and reproducible scientific methodologies, and a clear antiviral design rationale to be considered for publication. Manuscripts that report negative results are welcome as long as they conform to the above publication criteria.

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Chronic Respiratory Disease

Chronic Respiratory Disease is an open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal, created in response to the rising incidence of chronic respiratory diseases worldwide.

It publishes high quality research papers and original articles that have immediate relevance to clinical practice and its multi-disciplinary perspective reflects the nature of modern treatment. With an impact factor of 1.646, the journal provides a high quality, multi-disciplinary focus for the publication of original papers, reviews and commentary in the broad area of chronic respiratory disease, particularly its treatment and management.

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Toxicologic Pathology

Toxicologic Pathology is dedicated to the promotion of human, animal, and environmental health through the dissemination of knowledge, techniques, and guidelines to enhance the understanding and practice of toxicologic pathology.

Toxicologic Pathology, the official journal of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology, will publish original research articles, symposium articles, review articles, meeting reports, new techniques, and position papers that are relevant to toxicologic pathology. Relevant topics include reports on safety assessment of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food additives, pesticides, environmentally relevant chemicals, and medical devices; risk characterization of xenobiotics; investigative studies that contribute to refinement of the safety assessment process; mechanistic studies that provide a basis for interpreting and predicting toxicologic outcome; emerging approaches and methods in toxicologic pathology; spontaneous diseases that may influence toxicology studies, and animal and alternative models relevant to toxicologic pathology. Studies of botanicals and their extracts must include appropriate characterization of the components and concentration of active ingredients; crude extracts will not be accepted. Reviews may be contributed or invited. 

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Submit your research to the Journal of Human Lactation special issue on Education, Roles and Licensure in Lactation Practice. JHL invites lactation-related research, reports, review, commentaires, and insights into practice and policy related to this topic. Relevant areas for publication may include evaluation of lactation programs, effectiveness of lactation care provided by IBCLCs and lactation support persons, how lactation support providers are cost effective, role differentation within the various types of lactation support providers, and the role of licensure in professionalizing lactation support.

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Submission deadline: April 14, 2017

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Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention

The Journal of Drug Education is an authoritative, peer-reviewed publication welcoming diverse coverage of important research, trends and developments in the field of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Seeking manuscripts from a multitude of disciplines, the journal provides valuable information, insights, and methodologies that can be applied to a variety of situations. It serves as a source for critical analyses, innovative approaches, scholarly standards, and concise reports on theoretical, research, and programmatic issues.

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British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Call for Papers for Special Issue:

The ageing population – Challenges and opportunities

Deadline 30th June 2017

Guest Editor: Professor Susanne Iwarsson

Do you have a proposal for a special issue?
If you are interested in submitting a special issue proposal for consideration, please read the information on how to propose a special issue and what is expected of a guest editor here.

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Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (CJNR), Canada’s leading journal in nursing research and scholarship publishes original research and scholarly manuscripts that are of interest to nursing clinicians, educators, leaders, policy makers, and researchers, as well as other health care providers. CJNR welcomes short research reports, systematic reviews, clinical and/or conceptual papers, opinions, editorials, and commentaries that are of special interest to nursing scholarship.

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Inspire future general practice—get your work published in InnovAiT.

We have a wide range of topics you can write on, and a mentor scheme to help every step of the way.

Contact us for more information editorialoffice@INNOVAITJOURNAL.CO.UK.

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Conference Highlights

2017 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Join health promotion professionals from across the United States and around the world for the most impactful conference in health promotion.

March 29–31, 2017

Colorado Springs, CO

SOPHE 68th Annual Meeting

Join a diverse group of health professionals at the Society for Public Health Education’s 68th Annual Conference. It's an exciting opportunity to share your research findings, program impacts, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion professional community.

March 30–April 1, 2017

Denver, CO

2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration

Join us at the 2017 AOTA Annual Conference as we celebrate 100 years of the occupational therapy profession.

March 30–April 2, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

AAOHN 2017 National Conference

Join us at the AAOHN 2017 National Conference and celebrate AAOHN's 75th anniversary. From networking to educational opportunities, the AAOHN 2017 National Conference will provide the experience of a lifetime.

April 24–27, 2017 

New Orleans, LA

New at SAGE

Global Spine Journal

Global Spine Journal (GSJ) now published by SAGE!

GSJ, the official scientific publication of AOSpine, is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments.

GSJ accepts scientific articles as well as original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, and technical reports in the spinal field. 

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Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and Health—new editor, new look and new direction!

Nutrition and Health is relaunching very soon with a new aims and scope and a broad range of new article types. Look out for the launch issue in March 2017, and find out how to submit your manuscript here

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Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases

The Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases will consider for publication original basic, translational, and clinical research papers across the spectrum of vitreoretinal diseases. Submissions will include full-length and brief research articles, clinical trials, case series, review articles (both invited and submitted), interviews, editorials, letters to the editor, and features regarding retinal controversies (pro and con) to bring the retina community high-quality and trustworthy scientific research. These articles will be rigorously peer-reviewed.

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Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal for social science research on alcohol and drugs, as well as other related substances and behaviours. Articles are published open access under a Creative Commons license. 

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Clinical Medicine Insights: Pathology

Clinical Medicine Insights: Pathology (PAT) is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal that focuses on histopathology, haematology, biochemistry, virology, parasitology, infection control and medical microbiology.

All new manuscripts and research are welcome and guaranteed to receive a rigorous peer review.

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Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics

Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics (PDI) is a peer reviewed, open access journal offering a look at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders specific to children and adolescents.

All new manuscripts are welcome and guaranteed to receive a thorough peer review.

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Environmental Health Insights

Environmental Health Insights is an open access journal evaluating how environmental factors affect the health of individuals and societies. 

All new manuscripts are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Health Services Insights

Health Services Insights is an open access journal focusing on improving healthcare services through analaysis of their effectiveness as it relates to demogrpahics, access to services and health policies.

All new manuscripts are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Journal of Experimental Neuroscience

Journal of Experimental Neuroscience is an open access journal focusing on nervous system structure and function, from molecular to behavioral levels of inquiry, and spanning five general areas of focus: molecular, cellular and developmental, systems and computational, cognitive and behavioral, plasticity and repair, diseases and disorders. 

All new manuscripts are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment

Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment is an open access journal providing an evaluative look at human substance abuse and treatment, including medical treatment, mental health services and analysis into existing treatment programs.

All new manuscripts are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Biomedical Informatics Insights

Biomedical Informatics Insights explores information management in healthcare, information systems and technology, and discussions on medical decision making.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Cancer Growth and Metastasis

Cancer Growth and Metastasis discusses the spread of cancer within the body, including mutation, carcinogenesis, proliferation, tumor formation and metastasis.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Clinical Medicine Insights: Ear, Nose and Throat

Clinical Medicine Insights: Ear, Nose and Throat looks at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the ear, nose and throat.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Integrative Medicine Insights

Integrative Medicine Insights explores the integration of complementary and alternative medical treatments, including the latest advances in medicine toward the goal of overall wellness.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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International Journal of Tryptophan Research

International Journal of Tryptophan Research provides a look at the functionality, interactions, analysis and synthesis of tryptophan, including its role in diet, physiology, neurological disorders and immune response.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Lipid Insights

Lipid Insights offers a look at lipids, including biochemistry, synthesis, pharmacology, toxicology, function and role in tissue and organisms.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Tobacco Use Insights

Tobacco Use Insights offers a range of research into the health impacts of tobacco, including short and long term effects of tobacco and marijuana use, tobacco-related cancer, the health and economic benefits of smoking cessation, addiction challenges, as well as the opportunities for medical treatment.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Translational Oncogenomics

Translational Oncogenomics looks at the genetic drivers of clinical cancer, with a focus on the translational connections to human cancer, from basic science to ethical considerations related to the application of oncogenomic discoveries for diagnostic and prognostic purposes in clinical trials and for anti-cancer drug development.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Clinical Medicine Insights: Geriatrics

Clinical Medicine Insights: Geriatrics discusses all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of geriatric and age related disorders

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Nutrition and Metabolic Insights

Nutrition and Metabolic Insights encompasses nutrition, the biochemistry of metabolism, exercise and associated physical processes, and metabolism, including obesity, lipidemias and diabetes.

All new manuscripts to this open access journal are welcome and guaranteed a thorough peer review.

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Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Groupe pour l'Avancement de la Microchirurgie Canada, and the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand (Manus Canada). It serves as a major venue for Canadian research, society guidelines and continuing medical education.

This internationally recognized journal contains peer-review material pertinent to relevant specialists and addresses all aspects of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

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Case Studies

Plastic Surgery Case Studies is an official journal of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Groupe pour l'Avancement de la Microchirurgie Canada, and the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand (Manus Canada). It serves as a major venue for Canadian research, society guidelines and continuing medical education. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal.

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