Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics

Call for Submissions

Submissions Process

Submissions Overview

We are looking for papers, presentations, book/web site/software/resource reviews, and other digital works related to Nursing Informatics in Practice, Education, Research and Administration. Please join us in showcasing how Nursing Informatics is being shaped in Canada and globally.

Please do not think that your work is not "good enough"! If it pertains to nursing informatics in some capacity, we will help you to polish your submission to perfection. Your submission does not have to be a scholarly paper, per se. It can be a narrative essay, outlining your experiences in practicing, teaching, researching, or managing nursing informatics initiatives. It can be a description of a web-site or other resource to help nurses become aware of the use of technology, data, information and the like in their practice.

You can review an excellent book, video, or other resource related to informatics. Even poems, art work, multimedia, and other creative works are all welcome! As well, we are looking for regular column contributors that focus on new technologies, software reviews, tips for nursing informatics teaching or practice, - or perhaps you have a bright idea to suggest??

The Journal is issued four times a year, with a Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall edition.

Deadlines for submissions include:

  • Winter 2017 Issue - deadline January 31st
  • Spring 2017 Issue - deadline April 30th
  • Summer 2017 Issue - deadline July 31st
  • Fall 2017 Issue - deadline October 1st

If you are interested in submitting to the CJNI, please send an abstract (or your complete manuscript, video, or other files) of your work to our Editor in Chief for consideration. We welcome inventive as well as practical papers and other forms of exploration into the diverse world of Nursing Informatics!

Submission Guide

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SUBMISSION

Submit to the CJNIHere are the submission guidelines for manuscript consideration for the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics.

Papers and other work submitted for review to The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics must be original, must not have been published previously, and must not be under review with another publication at any time during the review process. A wide variety of submissions are welcomed by The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics Editorial Board.

Submissions to The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics are peer reviewed. If the submission is appropriate for our journal, two or more editors will edit your manuscript to prepare the paper or other work for publication in The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics. The Editorial board and team will share their assessment (using the peer review assessment form at the end of this guide) that will help the author develop as a nursing informatics-focused writer.

If a manuscript requires further work by the author(s), the manuscript and review forms will be sent back to the principal author. If the manuscript requires only minor editing, the Editor-in-Chief will finalize the content for publication.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Full articles should average no more than 7500 words in length (this can be flexible in special cases) and should include an abstract of around 200 words.

Please list the names, institutions, e-mail addresses, and if applicable, World Wide Web addresses (URL(s)), of all authors. Also include a brief biographical statement (around 50 words, in sentence format) for each author at the end of the manuscript.

Please format your work using the modified 6th edition APA style guidelines provided in the downloadable Submission Guide (click on image to the right to download a pdf version).

SUBMITTING YOUR FILE

Please Email Your Submission as an attached file, either as a Microsoft Word (doc); Power Point (ppt); Open Office text or presentation (odt or odp); or zipped (zip) file. All submissions must be in digital format. If you have another digital format in mind, please contact the Editor-in-Chief to discuss.

Multimedia presentations may be submitted using a variety of formats, including .mp4, .mp3, .flv, .avi, .mov or .swf. If your file is very large, please contact the Editor-in-Chief to arrange web-based transfer.

We welcome both research and practically focused contributions. We encourage papers, reviews and other types of submissions that include hypermedia links to relevant informatics resources, since these can easily be incorporated in the online presentation.

We also welcome informative Power Points, videos, and other multimedia resources that are related to nursing and health informatics, eHealth, Electronic Health Records, apps and social media in health, and so on.

The Journal is issued four times a year, with a Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall edition, near the end of each season..

Deadlines for submissions include:

  • Winter 2017 Issue - deadline January 31st
  • Spring 2017 Issue - deadline April 30th
  • Summer 2017 Issue - deadline July 31st
  • Fall 2017 Issue - deadline October 1st

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Copyright of Published papers in The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics belongs to the Author(s) and the Journal.

Creative Commons License Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics by Editor in Chief, June Kaminski, CJNI Editorial Board, Authors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://cjni.net/journal.

Regular and Guest Columnist Openings

Write for UsThe Canadian Nursing Informatics Journal is dedicated to showcasing nursing informatics related work written by Canadian nurses, and nurses around the globe. We welcome articles, essays, reports, reviews, tool kits, and other resources, intended to further the discipline of nursing informatics.

To that end, we are seeking active columns from dedicated volunteer nurses who wish to present focused content on a regular basis. An example is the wonderful columns contributed by Dr Sandra Bassendowski related to Technology in Education. As well, we wecome our newest column dedicated to mobile technologies and applications (Apps) written by Jeanette Centeno a nurse at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey who currently works in the Spinal Cord Unit.We also feature a new column focused on Nursing Informatics Theory, penned by our Editor in Chief, June Kaminski in most issues, and an "In the News" column to highlight events, news articles, and other resources of interest to nurses.

We would like to build up our columns in order to present a diverse and valuable resource to all Canadian nurses. If you are interested, please contact us! We are seeking regular (one per issue) columnists as well as guest columnists who are interested in submitting one column or occasional columns.

A column in the CJNI will not only provide a venue for you to share your expertise, but it will become a valuable addition to your resume or curriculum vitae, as well as give you exposure as an expert in nursing informatics. Our readership extends beyond Canada to include nurses in the United States, Europe, Australia, and other countries as well.

Please contact us with your column ideas! We would love to have you on board! .

The Journal is issued four times a year, with a Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall edition - so you would write four columns a year.

Deadlines for submissions include:

  • Winter 2017 Issue - deadline January 31st
  • Spring 2017 Issue - deadline April 30th
  • Summer 2017 Issue - deadline July 31st
  • Fall 2017 Issue - deadline October 1st