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One of the greatest challenges in nursing today is how to integrate information from many basic disciplines—biology, physiology, chemistry, health policy, business, engineering, education, communication and the social sciences—into nursing research, theory and clinical practice. Biological Research for Nursing is the only publication that helps nurse researchers, educators, and practitioners meet this important challenge by focusing on biological and physiological changes in healthy and unhealthy populations from a nursing perspective.
Published quarterly, this essential journal offers original peer-reviewed articles on:
Normal and abnormal biological phenomena, such as pain management and the effects of stress.
Improvements in health care techniques developed through biological and physiological research.
New methods, instruments, and techniques for biological and physiological health research.
Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of biological and physiological changes in health and illness.
Pathophysiology and the biological foundations of nursing practice.
Biological Research for Nursing features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the basic sciences, such as:
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Medical Physics
- Cell Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Reproductive Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Infectious Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Pulmonary Function and Disease
- Wound Healing
- Pain Management
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Average time from submission to first decision: 26 days.
Created to fill the gap between nursing science and basic science, Biological Research for Nursing offers a lively forum for empirical, theoretical and methodological issues related to normal and abnormal physiological functions that can affect nursing care. Published quarterly, the scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:
· Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of biological changes in health and illness
· Enhancements in health care interventions developed through biological research findings.
· New methods, instruments, and techniques for biological and physiological research
|Carolyn B. Yucha, PhD, RN, FAAN||Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Nursing, Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences University of Nevada, Las Vegas - USA|
|Marnie Wiss, BA||Gainesville FL|
|Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM||Graduate School of Nursing at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences|
|Patsy A. Perry, PhD, RN||Arizona State University, USA|
|Sheila A. Alexander, PhD, RN, FCCM||Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA|
|Sivia Barnoy, RN, PhD||Associate Professor, Nursing Department, School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel|
|Esther Bay, PhD, ACNS, BC||School of Nursing, University of Michigan, USA|
|Ann M. Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN||Professor and Dorothy H. Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing, Associate Dean for Research, Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA|
|Robert L. Burr, MSEE, PhD||Research Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA|
|Barbara Waag Carlson, PhD, RN||Bob and Doris Klabzuba Professor of Nursing and Assistant Director of Translational Research, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA|
|Yvette Conley, PhD||Professor of Nursing and Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA|
|Elizabeth J. Corwin, PhD, RN, FAAN||Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA|
|Chad L. Cross, PhD, PStat®||Visiting Associate Research Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Community Health Sciences, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA|
|Deana Davalos, PhD||Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA|
|Georgina L. Dobek, DVM, DACLAM||Director, Department of Comparative Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA|
|Du Feng, PhD||Professor, School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA|
|Sue E. Gardner, PhD, RN, FAAN||Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA|
|Maureen Wimberly Groër, PhD, RN, FAAN||Gordon Keller Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA|
|Sandra K. Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN||Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor for Nursing Research, Center for Nursing Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA|
|Donna O. McCarthy, PhD, RN, FAAN||Professor, College of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA|
|Margaret McLean Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN||Elizabeth Sterling Soule Chair and Chairperson, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Sleep Self Management, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA|
|Victoria Menzies, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN||Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA|
|Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN||Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor and Sharon Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Ida M. (Ki) Moore, RN, PhD, FAAN||Anne Furrow Professor, Director, Biobehavioral Health Science Division, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA|
|Madalynn Neu, PhD, RN, FAAN||Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA|
|Karen Pridham, PhD, RN, FAAN||Helen Denne Schulte Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI, USA|
|Karen L. Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, FAHA||Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA|
|Joseph I. Shapiro, MD||Dean and Professor of Medicine, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA|
|Pei-Shan Tsai, PhD, RN, BCIA||Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, Dean, Office of Global Engagement, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan|
|JoEllen Wilbur, Phd, APN, FAAN||Professor and Endowed Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing, Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA|
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Manuscripts will be initially reviewed by the editor to ensure appropriateness for the journal. Suitable manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Biological Research for Nursing adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Authors should expect to receive an initial publication decision within 2 months of submission. Copyright for all published manuscripts is vested in the publisher. Manuscripts should be written in English, and all copy should be double spaced. Style should conform generally to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts should generally be no more than 25 pages in length, including text, references, figures and tables. Reports of pilot or feasibility studies should be no longer than 15 pages. Authors submitting manuscripts that exceed these page limits should send a query letter via email to the editor-in-chief explaining the need for additional length. Manuscripts submitted should consist of the following:
Manuscripts will be initially reviewed by the editor to ensure appropriateness for the journal. Suitable manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Biological Research for Nursing adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Authors should expect to receive an initial publication decision within 2 months of submission. Copyright for all published manuscripts is vested in the publisher.
Manuscripts should be written in English, and all copy should be double spaced. Style should conform generally to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).
Manuscripts should generally be no more than 25 pages in length, including text, references, figures and tables. Reports of pilot or feasibility studies should be no longer than 15 pages. Authors submitting manuscripts that exceed these page limits should send a query letter via email to the editor-in-chief explaining the need for additional length. Manuscripts submitted should consist of the following:
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Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
RESEARCH ETHICS AND INFORMED CONSENT
Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.
Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
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Marnie Wiss, Managing Editor
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