Guide for Authors
The Journal of Radiology Nursing is the official publication of the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and is designed for radiological nurses as a forum to share knowledge and experiences pertaining to radiological nursing, including areas of education, administration, research, patient care, and case studies. Topics on personal experiences are also encouraged.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
All new manuscripts must be submitted through the Journal of Radiology Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/jrn ). Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form (not as a PDF) to this address. In an accompanying letter, authors should state that the manuscript, or parts of it, have not been and will not be submitted elsewhere for publication.
Submission items include a cover letter (save as a separate file for upload), the manuscript (including title page, abstract, main text, references, and table/figure legends), tables, and figures. Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a unique file (separate from the cover letter) with responses to reviewers' comments. The preferred order of files is as follows: cover letter, response to reviews (revised manuscripts only), manuscript file(s), table(s), figure(s). Files should 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 on the Author Gateway, accessible through the journal home page.
Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent online submission must contact Kathleen Gross, Editor, Journal of Radiology Nursing, 7794 Grow Drive, Pensacola, FL 32514, phone (850) 474-7292 prior to submission to discuss alternate options. The Publisher and Editors regret that they are not able to consider submissions that do not follow these procedures.Review of Manuscripts. Manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Board for accuracy, clarity, and significance to the practice of radiology nursing. The review process takes approximately 3 months. Accepted manuscripts are subject to copyediting to conform to the Journal's standards. Editing changes and recommendations are subject to author approval on galley proofs before publication.
AudioSlidesThe journal encourages authors to create an AudioSlides presentation with their published article. AudioSlides are brief, webinar-style presentations that are shown next to the online article on ScienceDirect. This gives authors the opportunity to summarize their research in their own words and to help readers understand what the paper is about. More information and examples are available at http://www.elsevier.com/audioslides. Authors of this journal will automatically receive an invitation e-mail to create an AudioSlides presentation after acceptance of their paper.
Disclaimer Statements and opinions expressed in the Journal of Radiology Nursing are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor, the publisher, or the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing. The Editor, the publisher, and the Association disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material. Neither the Editor, the publisher, nor the Association guarantees, warrants, or endorses any product or service advertised in this publication, and they do not guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service.
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATIONTitle Page. The following order of items should appear on the title page: title of manuscript, full name of each author along with highest earned academic degree and institutional affiliation; the name and address of the author who will receive reprint requests; acknowledgment of any grant support or other financial assistance received; and if the manuscript has been previously presented, the meeting name, date, and place where presented.
Cover Letter. A cover letter should identify the name, address, daytime telephone number, and fax number of the author(s).
References. Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, 2001, for style and format guidelines.Journal
Cahill, B., & Braccia, D. (2004). Current treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 8(4), 393-399.
BookChapter in a book
Sherer, M. A. S., Visconti, P. J., & Ritenour, E. R. (2002). Radiation protection in medical radiography (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
Wispeley, B., & Scheld, W.M. (1995). Brain abscess. Mandell, Douglass and Bennett's principles and practice of infectious diseases (4th ed., pp. 887-900). Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone.
Tables. Tables should be self-explanatory and not duplicate the text. Number tables consecutively in Roman numerals according to the order of text citation. Provide a brief title for each table.Permission and Consents. The author must request permission for the use of material owned by others such as any copyrighted material: tables, charts, forms, and figures. All letters of permission should be submitted with the manuscript.
Subject or guardian consent must accompany any photograph that shows a recognizable likeness of a subject.The Journal of Radiology Nursing strongly supports human and animal rights. Author(s) must demonstrate appropriate institutional or IRB approval.
Editorials should be concise and should express the personal opinion of the author. An editorial should contain a minimum of references, if any. Editorial material may include subjects of clinical interest, as well as topics of social significance. Guidelines for manuscript preparation should be observed when writing an editorial.
Individual reprints of an article may be obtained from the author.
CHECKLIST• Cover letter (include names, daytime telephone numbers, and fax numbers of authors)
•Updated February 2010
_____Title page (include title of manuscript, full names of authors and their academic degrees and institutional affiliations, name/address of corresponding author, address for reprint requests, acknowledgment of financial assistance, and meeting where presented)
_____Abstract (double spaced) and 3-5 key words (except essays, book reviews and letters to the editor)
_____Article (double spaced)
_____References (double spaced) on a separate sheet
_____Legends (double spaced) on a separate sheet
_____Tables (double spaced) on separate sheets
_____Illustrations, properly labeled (one set of glossy prints)
_____Subject consent letters for photographs showing recognizable likenesses
_____Permission letters to reproduce previously copyrighted material
_____Appropriate institutional or IRB approval