Guide for Authors
As the official publication of the National Organization for Association Degree Nursing (N-OADN), Teaching and Learning in Nursing is designed for associate degree nursing educators as a source of information on 1) associate degree nursing education, practice, administration, and research; 2) resources that will enhance associate degree nursing education and practice; 3) professional development for associate degree nurse educators and the individuals they teach; 4) content presented at the N-OADN Annual Convention; and 5) other activities of N-OADN.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
All new manuscripts must be submitted through the Teaching and Learning in Nursing online submission and review Web site (http://ees.elsevier.com/teln ). 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 Judith Stetson, PhD, Editor Teaching and Learning in Nursing, c/o Chesapeake College, PO Box 8, Wye Mills, MD phone: (410)827-5935, e-mail: email@example.com 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 ManuscriptsDisclaimer
All manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by a minimum of two reviewers. Acceptance of manuscripts is based on the reviews and the Editor's decision. Accepted manuscripts will be edited to conform to the journal's standards.
Statements and opinions expressed in Teaching and Learning in Nursing are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor, the publisher, or the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. The Editor, the publisher, and the Organization disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material. Neither the Editor, the publisher, nor the Organization 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 PREPARATIONCover Letter
A cover letter should identify the name, address, daytime telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the author(s).
An abstract (approximately 50-75 words) that gives an overview of the article and clearly states the specific benefits of the article for associate degree nurses.
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, professional or occupational title, current position, 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 paper has been previously presented, the meeting name, date, and placewhere presented.
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.
References should be cited selectively. All references should be verified and cited in the text using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (current edition) for style and format guidelines.
Review of ProofReprints
Authors will have the opportunity to review a page proof of their manuscript. This will come directly from the publisher. Alterations to page proof should be kept to a minimum and are subject to approval by the publisher.
Authors may order reprints when page proofs are returned. A purchase form with the cost of reprints is sent with the proofs.
Checklist for Submitting Manuscripts__ Manuscript typed, double spaced; margins aligned left
__ Title page with author name(s), credentials, institution, businessaddress, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
__ Abstract of 50 to 75 words
__ 3 key word descriptors for indexing purposes
__ Acknowledgments, if any
__ Tables and figures on separate pages, numbered consecutively
__ Letter of permission to reprint copyrighted materials