Guide for Authors
The Journal of Emergency Nursing welcomes unsolicited articles.
Submission of Clinical and Research Articles and Case Reviews:
All new clinical and research manuscripts, as well as case reviews must be submitted through the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/ ). The Web site guides authors stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. Authors are to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form (not as a PDF) to this address. Submission items include a cover letter (save as a separate file for upload), the manuscript (including title page, abstract [for research manuscripts only], main text, references, tables, figures, and table/figure legends.) Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a cover letter for comments to the editor. The submission order of files is as follows: cover letter, manuscript file(s), table(s), figure(s). Files are to be labeled with appropriate and descriptive file names (e.g., SmithText.doc, Fig1.eps, Table3.doc). Upload text, tables and graphics (figures) as separate files. (You can compress multiple figure files into a Zip file and upload that in one step; the system will then unpack the files and prompt you to name each figure.) Do not import figures or tables into the text document and do not upload your text as a PDF. Complete instructions for electronic artwork submission can be found at www.elsevier.com/authors.Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent online submission must contact the JEN Managing Editor, Annie Kelly, at 1-413-427-3620 or email@example.com, prior to submission to discuss alternate options. Authors may send queries concerning the submission process manuscript status or journal procedures to the Editorial Office.
All submitted manuscripts must be original material that has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by another journal at the time of submission to JEN.The Journal requires all authors to acknowledge, on the title page of their manuscript, all funding sources and/or granting agencies that supported their work, as well as all institutional or corporate affiliations of all the authors. Authors are also required to disclose to the Editor, in a covering letter at the time of submission, any commercial associations that could pose a conflict of interest or financial bias. These include consultation fees, patent licensing arrangements, company stock, payments for conducting or publicizing a study, travel, honoraria, gifts, or meals. If the article is accepted for publication, the Editor will determine how any conflict of interest should be disclosed. Authors are expected to fulfill the requirements of their employer's publication policy before submitting their manuscript.
Because articles published in the Journal are copyrighted by ENA, authors who wish to republish their work in part or whole elsewhere must request permission to do so.The review process customarily requires 8 weeks, though there are exceptions. Enquiry calls or e-mails after 8 weeks to ask about the decision are welcomed.
Preparation of manuscriptsManuscripts must be typed, double-spaced. Research and clinical articles are limited to 15 pages. Articles for special sections are limited to 3 to 5 pages. Letters to the Editor are limited to 1 page. Length restrictions for all manuscripts apply to text plus references, tables, and illustrations. All lines on the manuscripts must be numbered. To do this, submitting authors can open their manuscript in Word, then click on "File" at the top left of their computer screen to open selections, and then click on the selection that says "page setup." The page setup box will then appear, and they can click on the "Layout" option at the top of the box, and then go down to the bottom left of the box where it says "Line Numbers." Click on "Line Numbers," and a smaller box will appear. Click on the box where it says "Add Line Numbering," and then click on the box toward the bottom that says "Continuous Numbering." Then click "OK" at the bottom of that box, and then "OK" at the bottom of the remaining box.
Title page The title page must include the title, full name(s) of author(s), academic degrees, position, institution, city, state, and ENA chapter name, if a member. Designate the corresponding author. Include home address, business and home telephone numbers, fax number, and e-mail address.Body of text Standard abbreviations are to be used consistently throughout the article. Spell out unusual or coined abbreviations at first mention, followed in parentheses by the abbreviation. The policy of the Journal is to abbreviate the term "emergency department" when it modifies a word (eg, "ED procedure") and to spell it out when it is used as a noun (eg, "in the emergency department"). The term "emergency nurse" should be used.
The generic name of a drug is to be used instead of the proprietary name whenever possible. If it is necessary to use a trade name for a drug, capitalize the name and insert it parenthetically after the generic name when first mentioned. Treat product names similarly, and the manufacturer's full name, city, and state should be cited in a footnote or in parentheses in the text.Weights and measurements are to be expressed in metric units and temperature in degrees centigrade, followed with Fahrenheit degrees in parentheses.
References References are to be to the original sources of information in most instances. Number references sequentially in order of their mention in the text, and type the reference list double-spaced at the end of the text. Bibliographies will not be published. Our reference style:Format for journal articles:
For standard journal articles, list all authors when 7 or less; when more than 7, list 6 plus et al:You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating, and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980;79:311-4.
Format for books:Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathogenic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: Saunders; 1974. p. 457-72.
Format for online articles:American College of Emergency Physicians. Americans concerned about overcrowding and boarding of patients in EDs. Available at: http://www.acep.org/webportal/Newsroom/NR/General/. Accessed August 6, 2005Tables Tables are to be typed double-spaced in separate files. They should be numbered in order of their mention in the text. Be sure that a title is included for each table and that full credit is given (in the form of a footnote to the table) to the original source of previously published material. Complete instructions for submitting tables can be found on the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/ ).
Illustrations and legends. Illustrations are to be sent in separate files. All images should be at least 5 inches wide. Graphics software such as Photoshop and Illustrator, not presentation software such as PowerPoint, CorelDraw, or Harvard Graphics, should be used in the creation of the art. Gray scale images are to be at least 300 DPI. Combinations of gray scale and line art should be at least 1200 DPI.Number figures consecutively in the order of their mention in the text. Indicate the figure number and name of the corresponding author. Legends must accompany each figure. List legends in the body of the manuscript after the references. If an illustration was previously published, the legend must give full credit to the original source.
Copyrighted material and photographic consentDirect quotations, tables, and illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by written permission for their use from the copyright owner and original author and complete source information must be cited. Articles appear in both the print and online versions of the journal, and wording of the letter should specify permission in all forms and media. Failure to get electronic permission rights may result in images not appearing in the online version at www.JENonline.org. Photographs of identifiable persons, whether patients or staff, must be accompanied by signed releases, such as the following: "I hereby give [author's name] permission to use the photograph of [subject's name] in the Journal of Emergency Nursing."
Ethics and ProceduresPlagiarism is globally recognised as a serious academic offence. Please read and adhere to the guidelines for Ethics in Publishing. Please accept these guidelines (by ticking the box in the last column) before you approve your PDF and complete the submission of your paper.
GeneralThe editor(s) and publisher of this Journal believe that there are fundamental principles underlying scholarly or professional publishing.While this may not amount to a formal "code of conduct", these fundamental principles with respect to the authors' paper are that the paper should:
a.. be the authors' own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere b.. reflect the authors' own research and analysis and do so in a truthful and complete manner, c.. properly credit the meaningful contributions of co-authors and co-researchers, d.. not be submitted to more than one journal for consideration (ensuring it is not under redundant simultaneous peer review), and e.. be appropriately placed in the context of prior and existing research.For a full description of the standards of expected ethical behaviour by all parties involved in the publishing process (the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society for society-owned or sponsored journals) please see: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/intro.cws_home/publishing .Of equal importance are ethical guidelines dealing with research methods and research funding, including issues dealing with informed consent, research subject privacy rights, conflicts of interest, and sources of funding.While it may not be possible to draft a "code" that applies adequately to all instances and circumstances, we believe it useful to outline our expectations of authors and procedures that the Journal will employ in the event of questions concerning author conduct. Relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed (see http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorshome.authors/conflictsofinterest ).
Preparation of ResearchmanuscriptsResearch manuscripts are to includethe following headings: Introduction(describe the problem, significance,synthesize relevant literature,purpose of the study, researchquestions or hypotheses), Methods(describe the study design, sampleand setting, human subjectsprotection, measures, data analysisprocedures), Results, Discussion,Limitations, Implications foremergency nurses, Conclusions. Allreferences must be cited in the text.The length of the manuscript isnot to exceed 15 pages, includingreferences, tables, and figures.Reports of randomized controlledtrials must address all items in theCONSORT checklist (http://www.consort-statement.org/ ). Include astructured abstract of no more than250 words in the following format:introduction, methods, results,discussion. Do not useabbreviations or referencedstatements in the abstract.
Special sectionsContributions to special sections are not peer reviewed as a rule. Authors work directly with the section editor, who makes the final decision regarding acceptance.
Queries and/or manuscripts should be e-mailed directly to the appropriate section editor.All column manuscripts that are mailed or emailed to an editor must be accompanied by the following written statement, signed by each author: "The undersigned author(s) transfer all copyright ownership of the manuscript entitled [title of article] to the Emergency Nurses Association in the event the work is published. The undersigned author(s) warrant that the article is original, does not infringe upon any copyright or other proprietary right of any third party, is not under and will not be under consideration by another journal, in part or whole, and has not been previously published."
Several of the columns below state that online submission is required. Authors of manuscripts for those columns will be requested to sign an author release form upon acceptance of their article by JEN.Case Review Submit through the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/ ). Refer to the information above for Submission of Clinical and Research Articles and Case Reviews.
Clinical Notebook Submit through the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/ ). Refer to the information above for Submission of Clinical and Research Articles and Case Reviews.Advanced Practice K.C. Willis at: KCW0143@Yahoo.com.
Clinical Nurses Forum Send to Andrew D. Harding at: ADHardingRN@Gmail.com.Diversity in Emergency Nursing Submit through the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/ ). Refer to the information above for Submission of Clinical and Research Articles and Case Reviews.
Emergency Nursing Advocacy Send to Kathi Reams at: firstname.lastname@example.org.Experience Talks (formerly Managers Forum) Send to AnnMarie Papa at: email@example.com or Jeff Solheim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Injury Prevention Send to Tomi St. Mars at: email@example.com or Anna Maria Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org.International Emergency Nursing Send to Pat Clutter at: email@example.com or Carole Rush at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal Update Submit through the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/ ). Refer to the information above for Submission of Clinical and Research Articles and Case Reviews.Letters to the Editor Submit through the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/ ). Refer to the information above for Submission of Clinical and Research Articles and Case Reviews.
Nurse Educator Send to Annie Kelly at: email@example.comPediatric Update Send to Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Tracy at: email@example.com or Sue M. Cadwell at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pharm/Tox Corner Send to Allison A. Muller, Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education, 601 Walnut Street, Suite 275-W, Philadelphia, PA 19106; E-mail: email@example.com.Trauma Notebook Send to Maureen Harrahill, 1404 SE Malden, Portland, OR 97202; Phone (503) 494-6007; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Moore at email@example.com.
Triage Decisions Send to Andi Foley at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Patti Howard at: PKHoward@uky.edu
Checklist for Authors• ___Submission letter (including home and work addresses and phone numbers of corresponding author)
• ___Signed copyright transfer statement from all authors
• ___Title page (add reprint request line if desired or specify no reprints)
• ___3 to 5 pages for Sections; 1 page for Letters; double-spaced; tables, references, and illustrations are considered in this count)
• ___References (double-spaced)
• ___Tables (double-spaced)
• ___Illustrations, properly labeled
• ___Legends (double-spaced)in the body of the manuscript after the references
• ___Patient consent letters (photographic and informed consent) and permission letters to reproduce previously published material in all forms and media
All new clinical and research manuscripts, as well as case reviews, submission to any specific sections such as Injury Prevention, and letters to the editor, must now be submitted through the Journal of Emergency Nursing online submission and review Website: http://ees.elsevier.com/jen/. Please be sure your submission is in the correct format including references or your manuscript will be returned. Direct questions to Managing Editor Annie Kelly at email@example.com or 413-427-3620.Update May 2012