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Call for Articles

PSNA invites you to submit an article for inclusion in the peer-reviewed journal, Pennsylvania Nurse.

Have your work seen by RNs and nursing students from across Pennsylvania.

Click here for suggested Do’s and Do Not’s when writing for the journal.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit articles for possible publication in Pennsylvania Nurse.

Originality and Copyright

Please note that all submissions must be original, unpublished and not under the review of any other publication. Upon submission to PSNA, it is assumed that the contents of any submission are not held by the copyright of any other publication or under review by any other publication.


Consulting the APA style manual is recommended for compiling submissions.

Editorial Issues

Manuscripts should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .docx format to the PSNA Director of Communications ([email protected]). The main body of the e-mail message should contain the title of the paper and the names and addresses of all authors.

All manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Manuscripts should be stripped of identifying information of the author and co-authors.

A cover page should accompany the manuscript and include all contact information for all manuscript authors (affiliation, postal address, email address, and phone number).

Manuscript Requirements

All submissions should follow the below requirements:


The length should fall between 2,000 to 3,500 words and appear in 12pt, single-spaced text, left-justified. Articles exceeding this length will be returned without consideration.


Please note that Pennsylvania Nurse accepts full-color images.

Review Process

To ensure the high quality of published material, we utilize a double-blind peer-review process by a group of experts to review submissions. The final decision to publish will be based upon the comments of the reviewers upon their review of the manuscript.


An acknowledgment e-mail regarding the receipt of your article will be sent. The review process will take approximately 4-6 weeks, and the corresponding author will be notified concerning the possibility of publication of the article as soon as the review process is completed. All correspondence will be directed to the first author of multi-authored submissions. The corresponding author is responsible for communicating with manuscript co-authors to obtain final materials.

Should your article be accepted for publication, it will be typeset and a proof returned to you. You will be required to return the proof within 48 hours.

Questions? Contact PSNA Director of Communications Jennifer Neidig ([email protected]).


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