Guide for Authors
The Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing seeks original articles useful to nurses responsible for all phases of perianesthesia care in surgery facilities, PACUs, and critical care units. Readers are experienced clinicians practicing in diverse areas.
First-time authors as well as those who have published previously are encouraged to submit manuscripts. The Coeditors welcome manuscripts describing a specific clinical innovation, original research, or case study experiences.
The Coeditors invite authors to send a query letter before beginning to write a manuscript. Briefly describe your idea and the primary topics to be covered. A Coeditor will respond with feedback to help you develop the manuscript in accordance with the Journal's current needs and policies.
Preparing the manuscriptThe Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing subscribes in general to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication, from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/urm_full.pdf) and the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition (http://www.amamanualofstyle.com/oso/public/index.html).
Use headings and subheadings to separate major sections and ideas within the paper. Describe nursing actions and focus on how to perform. Include the unique contribution of your ideas and experience with the literature review and research presented. Avoid unusual abbreviations. Abstracts are limited to 150 words. Include the following headings for research papers: Purpose, Design, Methods, Finding, Conclusions.Please add three to four keywords to your article. Keywords are essential for the accessibility and retrievability of your article. Each keyword (which can be a phrase of more than one word) should describe one single concept. Words such as "and" or "of" should be avoided.
Citing references within the textThe Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing uses AMA style for references,which assigns one number for each source and numbers them consecutively in the text as superscript numbers.
Document content within the text using superscript numbers to designate the references:If several consecutive references apply, separate first and last number using a hyphen:
As the Doe1 findings indicate...
As Doe and others2-8 found...
Separate multiple references using commas when they are not consecutive:If a previously published idea is briefly paraphrased, indicate the source by placing the reference number at the end of the appropriate sentence:
Several researchers3,8,9,12 have found...
One innovative approach to the clinical problem is to institute screening procedures for X, Y, and Z.13
ReferencesReferences should be compiled on a separate page at the end of the article according to the order of citation in the text, not alphabetically. References should be from the last 5 years. Abbreviations for titles of medical periodicals should conform to those used in the latest edition of Index Medicus. Give inclusive page numbers.
Examples of referencesJournal article, one author:
1. O'Connell M. Anxiety reduction in the family members of patients in surgery. J Post Anesth Nurs. 1989;4:7-16.
Journal article, two to six authors:Journal article, more than six authors:
2. Brown MS, Haylor M. Nursing research with preoperational age children. J Pediatr Nurs. 1989;4:19-25.
3. Johnson JM, Hillestad A, Johnson AD, et al: Personalizing the search process. J Prof Nurs. 1988;4:302-307.
Journal article, in press:Complete book:
4. Shoemaker JK. Nursing diagnosis in graduate curricula. J Prof Nurs. In press.
5. Bailey BJ, Biller HF. Surgery of the Larynx. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1985.
Chapter of book:Chapter of book that is part of published meeting:
6. Wharam MD. Radiation therapy. In: Altman AJ, Schwartz AD, eds. Malignant Diseases. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1983:103.
7. Mitsunaga B. Operationalization of quality dimensions in nursing doctoral programs. In: Proceedings of the National Forum, Denver, CO, June 10-14, 1984. Denver, CO: University of Colorado; 1984.
Web site:Illustrations and tables
8. Sigma Theta Tau. Facts on the nursing shortage. Available at: www.nursingsociety.org. Accessed June 15, 2000.
Illustrations and tables are encouraged to enhance the text. Please go to the following link to review the Artwork Guidelines: http://www.elsevier.com/artwork. Or, select Artwork Guidelines at http://ees.elsevier.com/jopan/.Submitting the manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted at http://ees.elsevier.com/jopan/ or to the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing website at www.jopan.org. Please submit your manuscriptas a Word document and not as a PDF.Please address all editorial correspondence and query letters to the Co-Editors:
Jan Odom-Forren, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN, Co-Editor, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 800 Edenwood Circle, Louisville, KY 40243; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.Vallire Hooper, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN, Co-Editor, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 2300 F Kensington Place, Asheville, NC 28803; e-mail: email@example.com.
Conflict-of-interest policyA conflict-of-interest statement is required for eachmanuscript that is submitted for publication. This statement will have no bearing on the editorial decision to publish a manuscript.
The author(s) is (are) asked to provide a statement regarding any relationship existing between a commercial party and material contained in the manuscript that might represent a conflict of interest, or to provide a statement declaring that no benefits in any form have been received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of the article. The statement will be kept on file in the journal office and published on the title page of the article.Open access
This journal offers you the option of making your article freely available to all via the ScienceDirect platform. To prevent any conflict of interest, you can only make this choice after receiving notification that your article has been accepted for publication. The fee of $3,000 excludes taxes and other potential author fees such as color charges. In some cases, institutions and funding bodies have entered into agreement with Elsevier to meet these fees on behalf of their authors. Details of these agreements are available at http://www.elsevier.com/fundingbodies. Authors of accepted articles, who wish to take advantage of this option, should complete and submit the order form (available at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/openaccessform.pdf). Whatever access option you choose, you retain many rights as an author, including the right to post a revised personal version of your article on your own website. More information can be found here: http://www.elsevier.com/authorsrights.Peer review
Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing are subject to review by at least three peers. Reviewers evaluate accuracy and relevance of content, organization, style and clarity, originality, use of verifiable and current references, and the manuscript's contribution to nursing's body of knowledge. The Journal staff offers individual feedback based on reviewers' comments to guide revision when necessary. All submissions are subject to editing.Proofreading
Contributors are provided with page proofs and are asked to proofread them for typesetting errors. Important changes in data are allowed, but authors will be charged for excessive alterations in proof. Proofs must be returned within 48 hours.Reprints
Reprints of articles are available to contributors when ordered in advance of publication. An order form showing the cost of reprints is sent with proofs. Readers wishing to obtain reprints of an article can do so by contacting the author at the address given in the Journal.Articles are accepted for publication on the condition that they are contributed solely to the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that, if accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. No reasonable request by the author for permission to reproduce any of his or her contributions to the Journal will be refused. Updated March 2012