Publish With PSNA
A Call For Articles.

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association would like to invite you to consider submitting an article for inclusion in the peer-review journal, Pennsylvania Nurse. The following describes the coverage and guidelines for submission to Pennsylvania Nurse.

Coverage

Pennsylvania Nurse is a journal read by professional nurses and nursing students from across the State.

Topics include:

  • Top trends impacting nurses
  • Evidence-based research
  • Health reform
  • Innovations in health care

Submission

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Manuscripts should be submitted through our submission form or as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .docx format to the PSNA Director of Communications, Jennifer Neidig. The main body of the e-mail message should contain the title of the paper and the names and addresses of all authors. All article submissions will be forwarded to members of the PSNA Peer Review Board for double-blind, peer-review.

Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the review received from the reviewers.

Article Requirements

Cover Page

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

Length

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

Images

Please note Pennsylvania Nurse accepts full-color images and tables.

The Do's and Don'ts

  • DO prepare your article focused on the audience of Pennsylvania Nurse.
    • Our audience spans three to four generations.
    • Our audience works in practice, education, research, and administrative settings or are retired.
  • DO be clear about what readers must be able to identify, describe, or explain after reading your article.
    • State the purpose of the article early in the manuscript.
    • Keep in mind that your article is a strategy for “teaching” to a wide audience.
  • DO write simply and directly.
    • Ask someone to read your article before submitting it.
    • Choose someone who has experience writing for publication in professional texts and/or journals.
  • DON’T send in a course paper simply because your professor said it should be published.
    • Articles for journals are different from course papers. Certainly, revise a paper for Pennsylvania Nurse.
    • Work with your professor so that your course paper can be in the format of a journal article.
  • DON’T send a “stream of consciousness.”
    • Subdivide your article into an introduction, followed by specific sections.
    • Remain true to the purpose (and title) of your article.
  • DON’T wander from your topic. Stay focused.

Submit Your Article

  • Please include all contact information such as affiliation, postal address, email address, and phone number
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