Guide for Authors
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) is the official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). JANAC's mission is to support nursing practice, research, and education through the scholarly dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge and practice standards. JANAC provides a forum for the interdisciplinary discussion of clinical practice, education, research, prevention, public health, health administration, international health, legal-ethical issues, social issues, and public policy related to all aspects of the HIV epidemic. JANAC invites original articles from nurses and other health care professionals that focus on a broad spectrum of issues related to HIV, nursing, public health, and health care.
Submission of Manuscripts
JANAC reviews manuscripts with the understanding that they have not been previously published and are not concurrently being considered for publication elsewhere. JANAC uses iThenticate© to detect similarities between submitted papers and previously published materials; we will not review submissions with excessive similarities to other publications.JANAC invites contributions in the form of featured manuscripts (maximum of 28 submitted pages); research, practice, or program briefs (8-10 pages); case studies (8-10 pages); topical columns and commentaries (6-8 pages); and media and book reviews (6-8 pages). Letters to the editor are encouraged.
JANAC uses an online manuscript submission and review system. Please visit http://ees.elsevier.com/janac to submit your manuscript electronically. The Web site guides authors through the initial registration process, including the uploading of requisite files. Please note that original source files - not PDF files - are required.Inquiries regarding manuscript submission or status should be directed to the Managing Editor, Kristen Overstreet, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-303-229-8129. All other inquiries should be directed to the Editor, Lucy Bradley-Springer, via e-mail at lucy.bradley-springer@UCDenver.edu or at 1-303-724-0811. All correspondence, including the Editor's decision and requests for revisions, will be delivered by e-mail to the corresponding author. Manuscript status information is always available for registered authors via the journal's online submission system.
Peer ReviewFeature manuscripts are evaluated by at least two members of the review panel according to their relevance and significance, the degree to which they advance knowledge, the quality of scholarly presentation, the integrity of research method, and clinical content relevant to nursing practice and HIV care. Authors may be asked to revise an accepted manuscript to conform to the standards and editorial style of JANAC.
Open accessThis 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.
Manuscript PreparationFeatured Manuscript Submissions
Submissions for featured articles should have the following components: title page, abstract, key words, manuscript body, clinical considerations, and references. Manuscripts may also include tables and figures as appropriate to the content of the paper; we will accept up to a combined total of 5 tables and figures. Manuscripts should be written and formatted in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2010), 6th ed. guidelines. Please see the JANAC Style Guide (available on our Web site at http://www.nursesinaidscarejournal.org/) for JANAC-specific style issues and exceptions to APA formatting.Other Submissions
Submissions for research, practice, or program briefs; topical columns and commentaries; guest editorials; and letters to the editor are encouraged. These submissions are reviewed only by the editor, unless the editor determines a need for additional input. If a table or figure is included (limit to a total of 2 tables and/or figures per manuscript in this section), it should be submitted in a separate file as described below. These types of submissions do not include an abstract or a clinical considerations section; however, please provide a list of 3-5 key words.Components of a Manuscript
Title page. The title page should include contact information for each author, including each author's credentials, title/position, affiliation, and location (city and state and/or country).The title page should also include a conflict of interest statement and any desired acknowledgements. (See sample here.)
Conflict of Interest Statement. Authors are required to provide full disclosure on actual or potential conflicts of interest relevant to the subject matter of the manuscript that have occurred over the previous 2 years, over the duration of the research being reported on, and/or that can reasonably be expected to occur in the foreseeable future. Disclosures may include, but are not limited to, grants/funding, employment, affiliations, honoraria, consultancies, board positions, royalties, stock options/ownership, or expert testimony. Unless determined to be important to the review process, disclosures will be held confidential until an article is accepted for publication. Disclosure statements will appear with all articles published in the journal. Authors should contact the Managing Editor with questions or concerns, but should err on the side of inclusion when in doubt. Please see the full Conflict of Interest Policy on our Web site at http://www.nursesinaidscarejournal.org/Disclosure statements should be made during the submission process and should disclose information for the overall study and for each author on the title page. If the author(s) has no conflicts of interest to declare, this must be stated. In this case, please use the following statement:
- The author(s) report(s) no real or perceived vested interests that relate to this article (including relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, grantors, or other entities whose products or services are related to topics covered in this manuscript) that could be construed as a conflict of interest.
- This study was funded in part by ABC Corporation and grant #1-234-5678 from DEF Foundation. Kyle Smith reports having received lecture fees from XYZ Laboratories. Chris Brown disclosed consulting fees from 123 Inc. Madison Wall reports no financial interests or potential conflicts of interest.
Abstract. Abstracts should adhere to a maximum of 150 words, and should appear immediately above the body of the manuscript. You will also be asked to provide the abstract as part of the submission process. You may cut and paste your abstract into the submission box.Key words relating to the content of the manuscript should be listed in alphabetical order and separated by commas; do not capitalize key terms unless they are proper names. Key words should appear below the abstract for featured manuscripts and on the title page for all other manuscripts.
Manuscript body. Manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively. The author(s) are encouraged to use headers as outlined in APA (2010, 6th ed.) to format the manuscript. A clear and concise writing style is required.References. The reference section should represent current literature and appropriate historical references. References should be limited to no more than 30 for research manuscripts; review manuscripts may use more references, but with restraint; brief manuscripts should limit references to 10-15. All citations and references must follow APA (6th ed.) format.
Tables and figures. Tables, figures, and photographs are encouraged if they enhance or amplify the text. Tables and figures should be self-explanatory and enhance, not duplicate, the text. Tables and figures should be loaded as separate files. Tables and figures should be numbered, titled, and referenced in the most appropriate section of the manuscript text. Please follow APA (6th ed.) formatting for all tables and figures.Clinical considerations. All featured manuscripts should include a file that lists 3-6 key clinical messages from the article. Points should be bulleted and focus on pertinent concepts for nursing care that can be reasonably derived from the manuscript. This is not a place to recap your manuscript; focus on what nurses can use from your work.
Reporting GuidelinesJANAC encourages authors to use the following industry-recognized reporting guidelines to clarify that minimum reporting requirements have been met. For further information on reporting guidelines, visit www.equator-network.org
Study Type Reporting Guideline Link to Guideline Randomized Controlled Trial CONSORT Checklist: http://www.consort-statement.org/consort-statement/overview0/
Systematic ReviewsMeta-analyses of controlled trials PRISMA Checklist: http://www.prisma-statement.org/statement.htm
Flowchart - http://www.prisma-statement.org/statement.htm
Quality Improvement SQUIRE Statement: http://www.squire-statement.org/
EthicsAuthorship. JANAC follows the ICMJE guidelines for definition of authorship:
Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3" (Retrieved from http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html).If your title page lists more than 6 authors, please explain in your cover letter how each author satisfies the criteria for authorship as stated above. Remember: it may be more appropriate to recognize individuals who have contributed but who do not meet authorship criteria in your acknowledgement statement.
For published manuscripts with more than 6 authors, the author list will appear in APA format on the cover and in the table of contents of the publication issue. These pages will list the first 6 authors and the last author (e.g., Author, A., Author, B., Author, C., Author, D., Author, E., Author, F., . . . Author, Z.). All authors will be listed on the first page of the article in the print journal as well as in the online version.Author order. After a manuscript has been submitted, any change to the listed order of authors must be accompanied by a statement listing the new order and signed by all of the authors to signify agreement to the change.
Copyright. When using another author's work, for example, modifying or adapting a published table or figure, or re-publishing a tool or questionnaire, even if you are not copying the material exactly, you may need to seek permission from the original copyright owner. Referencing the original source may not be enough. Please see this Web site for more information: http://www.copyright.gov/Dual submission. It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal at a time for consideration of publication. A manuscript must be rejected or formally withdrawn by the author from one journal before it can be submitted to another journal.
JANAC StylePlease see the "JANAC Style Guide for Authors & Reviewers" document on our Web site at http://www.nursesinaidscarejournal.org/. This document will give you information on JANAC-specific formatting requirements.
Accepted ManuscriptsManuscripts accepted for publication become the property of JANAC and may not be published elsewhere without permission from the editor. Authors will be asked to sign a transfer of copyright agreement acknowledging the manuscript transfer. The author is responsible for the content of the original and edited manuscript, accuracy of references, quoted material, and for any violation of copyright.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Access MandateJANAC follows the policy and procedure of its publisher, Elsevier, to comply with the NIH Access Mandate. All reports of NIH-funded research accepted for publication in JANAC will be handled in the following manner.
"Elsevier will send to PMC [PubMed Central] the final peer-reviewed manuscript, which was accepted for publication and sent to Elsevier's production department, and that reflects any author-agreed changes made in response to peer-review comments. Elsevier will authorize the author manuscript's public access posting 12 months after final publication. Following the deposit by Elsevier, authors will receive further communications from the NIH with respect to the submission."For more information, please see this Web site: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/nihauthorrequest
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