Guide for Authors
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, JNP,provides a highly visible resource to help nurse practitioners stay current with the clinical, research, and policy concerns affecting their day-to-day practice. In addition to peer-reviewed clinical articles, JNP features continuing education opportunities and opinions and commentary on pressing legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTSStudent Papers
All manuscripts must be submittedthrough the JNP submission andreview website (ees.elsevier.com/jnp) orJNP Online at www.npjournal.org. . In general, manuscript length should be 3000-3500 words. Text, tables, and artwork must be submitted in electronic formats. Submission items should include an abstract summarizing the article (< 100 words); 4-6 keywords; a cover letter; a title page; the manuscript (main text, references, and table/figure legends); tables, figures, and photos or other artwork; and an ethical disclosure form provided by the site. Submit each as separate files. Do not import figures or tables into the manuscript and do not upload any file as a PDF. All correspondence, including the editor's decision and request for revisions, will be by e-mail. Questions before submission can be sent to the editor at email@example.com.
Manuscripts submitted by students are welcomed and will undergo peer review. Student papers must be co-authored by a university faculty member who has worked with the student to ensure it is in publishable form. If accepted, student papers may be held for publication until the student has graduated.
FormatA title page is required and must include the manuscript title; authors' full names, credentials, and affiliations; and the name, address, phone and fax numbers, and E-mail address of one author designated as the corresponding author.
In the cover letter, authors should state that the manuscript has not been and will not be submitted elsewhere for publication.
Designate each illustration and table in the text with the citation "Figure 1" or "Table 2" as applicable.Abbreviations
The error-prone abbreviations listed on the following website should not be used: http://www.ismp.org/Tools/errorproneabbreviations.pdf
JNP uses the AMA style for references,which assigns one number for each sourceand numbers them consecutively in thetext as superscript numbers. (Refer to http://www.biomedicaleditor.com/ama-style.html for examples.)
All authors should indicate which one credential they would like after their name in the byline and table of contents (eg, Joan Smith, PNP). Any other credentials may be listed in the biography at the end of the article, which will also include authors' current job title, employer, and city in which they work. The email address for the corresponding author also will be included in the article.
GraphicsREVIEW OF MANUSCRIPTS
TIFF, EPS, or JPEG formats are required (no word documents or power point slides for figures or photos). Line art should have a minimum resolution of 1000 dpi, halftone art (photos) a minimum of 300 dpi, and combination art (line/tone) a minimum of 500 dpi. Color figures should be submitted actual size. Multiple figure files can be compressed into a Zip file and uploaded in one step; the system will unpack the files and ask for a name for each figure.
Manuscripts are reviewed by members of the editorial board and outside reviewers who are specialists in specific content areas for accuracy, clarity, and significance to nurse practitioners. Accepted manuscripts are subject to copyediting to conform to JNP's standards. Editing changes and recommendations are subject to author approval on galley proofs before publication.
COPYRIGHT TRANSFERRELEASE FOR PUBLICATION
If an article is accepted for publication, all authors must sign a copyright transfer form assigning all rights to the publisher.
If an accepted article identifies a particular facility, patient/client, etc., the author is responsible for securing written authorization to use that name. The author is also responsible for obtaining written permission to use any copyrighted materials, including illustrations, photographs, tables, and any content taken from websites. Documentation of permission to reprint copyrighted materials should be submitted electronically when the article is submitted for review.
ACCOUNTABILITYAuthors must include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects, if applicable.
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, and 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 determin 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. The journal follows the ICMJE's Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals http://www.icmje.org.
If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author must include a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee approved them.Articles that have received professional editing assistance funded by commercial supporters will not be considered. Authors may submit such funded articles to Elsevier's Supplements Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration as a paid supplement. Authors may contact the journal editor at email@example.com if they have questions about this.
JNP will note that all statements, opinions, techniques, etc., presented in published articles are those of the authors and do not represent the opinion of the publisher or editors. The magazine also will disclaim any responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of statements made in the articles, accuracy of methods suggested, etc.SUBSCRIPTION REGISTRATION
If you are not already a subscriber to JNP, once you have submitted your article, please go to www.npjournal.org and register for a free subscription so that you can view your work if it is accepted for publication.
JNP is indexed in CINAHL and SCOPUS.
The 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.Updated June 2013