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Global Qualitative Nursing Research

Global Qualitative Nursing Research


Editor-In-Chief
Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada


eISSN: 23333936 | ISSN: 23333936 | Current volume: 4 | Current issue: 1

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  • Indexed In: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), PubMed Central (PMC), and Scopus
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
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Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on qualitative research in fields relevant to nursing and other health professionals world-wide. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submission Information

Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/GQNR.

Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.

Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently an introductory rate of $500 USD discounted from the full rate of $995 USD. This introductory rate is available for a limited time.

Students are eligible to receive a special rate of $375.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.

Contact

Please direct any queries to kiley.allen@sagepub.com or vshannonqhr@gmail.com


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Special Sections
Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) has the following special sections open for submission and publication: Ethics, Methodological Development, Advancing Theory/Metasynthesis, Establishing Evidence, and Application to Practice.


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Authors are able to publish translated versions of their article alongside the English version. Please see submission guidelines section 6 for more details.

Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is a ground breaking, international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on qualitative research in fields relevant to nursing and other health professionals world-wide. The journal specializes in topics related to nursing practice, responses to health and illness, health promotion, and health care delivery. GQNR will publish research articles using qualitative methods and qualitatively-driven mixed-method designs as well as meta-syntheses and articles focused on methodological development. Special sections include Ethics, Methodological Development, Advancing Theory/Metasynthesis, Establishing Evidence, and Application to Practice.

An introductory Article Processing Charge (APC) of $500 (+VAT where applicable), discounted from the full rate of $995, is available for a limited time. Students are eligible for a special rate of $375. The APC is payable upon acceptance.

Authors are able to publish translated versions of their article alongside the English version. Please see submission guidelines section 6 for more details.

Editor
Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada
Managing Editor
Vanessa L. Shannon Self-Employed Editor, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Editorial Board
David Arthur, RN, PhD, BAppSci (Adv Nur) The Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Lydia Azioto, PhD University of Ghana, Ghana
Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN University of Connecticut, USA
Terese Bondas, PhD, LicHSc, MHSc, RN, PHN Nord University, Norway
Andreu Bover Bover, PhD, MSc University of Balearic Islands, Spain
Karen Lucas Breda, PhD, RN University of Hartford, USA
Andreas Büscher, RN, PhD Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jane L. Cahill, MA (Hons Cantab), PhD University of Leeds, UK
Engle Angela Chan, RN, PhD The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Noel Chrisman, PhD, MPH University of Washington, USA
Seung Eun Chung, PhD, RN Korea National University of Transportation, South Korea
Lauren Clark, RN, PhD, FAAN University of Utah, USA
Juliette Corbin, DNSc San Jose State University, USA
Carmen de la Cuesta-Benjumea, PhD University of Alicante, Spain
Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, RNT, RN, FAAN University of Washington, USA
Gail Ewing, BSc, PhD, RGN, RHV University of Cambridge, UK
Dawn Freshwater, PhD University of Leeds, UK
Kathleen T. Galvin University of Brighton, UK
Joanne M. Hall, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Tennessee, USA
Miyoung Kim, RN, PhD, MBA Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Marit Kirkevold, RN, EdD University of Oslo, Norway
Marta Lima-Basto, RN, MSc, PhD University of Lisbon, Portugal
Frances Lin, RN, PhD Griffith University, Australia
Kristy K. Martyn, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, FAAN Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Ariko Noji, RN, PHN, PhD Chiba University, Japan
Joakim Öhlén, PhD University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Karin Olson University of Alberta, Canada
Marie Poggenpoel, RN, PhD, FANSA University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Marilyn Ray, RN, PhD, CTN-A Florida Atlantic University, USA
Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN La Salle University, USA
Beth L. Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Beatriz Sánchez–Herrera, RN, GNP, MNSc. Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Kyung Rim Shin, RN, EdD, FAAN Ewha Woman's University, South Korea
Siv Soderberg, RNT, PhD Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Shirley M. Solberg, PhD, RN Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Mette Spliid Ludvigsen, PhD, MScN, RN Aarhus University Insititute of Clinical Medicine, Denmark
Earmporn Thongkrajai, RN, PhD Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Sally E. Thorne, PhD, RN, FCAHS University of British Columbia, Canada
Colleen Varcoe, RN, PhD University of British Columbia, Canada
Judith Wuest, PhD University of New Brunswick, Canada
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing,
    and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    formulated by the International Committee of
    Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site
    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/GQNR to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not
    conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Global Qualitative Nursing Research
    will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original
    work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the
    Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published
    elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of
    any copyright works not owned by you.

    Please Read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines Before Submitting Your Manuscript here: 

    SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT 

     

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. What do we publish?
      3.1 Aims & scope
      3.2 Article types
      3.3 Writing your paper
      3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.3.1 Writing Assistance
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
      4.9 Data
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplementary material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
      6.6 Order of manuscript elements
      6.7 Headings
      6.8 Quotations, dialogue, and conversation analysis
      6.9 Word choice
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Information required for completing your submission
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    1. Open Access

    Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is a ground-breaking, open access, international, peerreviewed
    journal focusing on qualitative research in field relevant to nursing and other health professions.
    GQNR will publish qualitative methods research, qualitatively-driven mixed-methods designs, as well as
    meta-syntheses and articles focused on methodological development. Each article accepted by peer
    review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative
    Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by
    the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each
    manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge
    (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
    available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    An introductory article processing charge (APC) of $500, discounted from the full rate of $995, is available
    for a limited time.

    The article processing charge (APC) for students is $375.

    Please note that all communication concerning the APC should be conducted with SAGE Publications
    rather than with GQNR. 

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Global Qualitative Nursing Research, please ensure you have
    read the Aims & Scope. 

    3.2 Article types

    Global Qualitative Nursing Research publishes the following types of articles:

    • Research Articles
    • Advancing Theory/Metasynthesis
    • Application to Practice
    • Establishing Evidence
    • Ethics
    • Methodological Development

    Criteria for Single-Method Research Articles:

    1. Importance ofsubmission: What are the manuscript’sstrengths? Is it significant? Does it
      contain new and unique information?
    2. Theoretical evaluation: Is the manuscript logical? Isthe theory parsimonious?
      Complete? Useful?
    3. Methodological assessment: Inductive approach? Appropriate method and design? Is
      the sample appropriate and adequate? Are data saturated? Theoretical analysis? Linked
      with theory and/or praxis?
    4. Adherence to ethical standards: Ethics board (e.g., IRB) approval? Institutional consent?
      Ongoing consent? Noncoercive practices? Anonymity and confidentiality protected?
    5. Manuscriptstyle and format: Please evaluate writing style, organization, clarity,
      grammar, appropriate citations, etc.

    Criteria for Mixed-Method Research Articles:

    1. Importance ofsubmission: What are the manuscript’sstrengths? Is it significant? Does it
      contain new and unique information?
    2. Is the article qualitatively driven (either QUAL-qual or QUAL-quan)?
    3. Does the core component form the theoretical base in the Results narrative?
    4. Is the supplemental component (qual or quan) integrated into the core component?
      Does it add description, examples, or other details to the QUAL results?
    5. Methodological assessment: Inductive approach? Appropriate method and design? Is
      the sample appropriate and adequate? Are data saturated? Theoretical analysis? Linked
      with theory and/or praxis?
    6. Is the manuscript logical? Are any diagrams clear, and do they facilitate
      understanding of the design?
    7. Adherence to ethical standards: Ethics board (e.g., IRB) approval? Institutional consent?Ongoing consent? Noncoercive practices? Anonymity and confidentiality protected?
    8. Manuscriptstyle and format: Please evaluate writing style, organization, clarity,
      grammar, appropriate citations, etc.
    9. Quality of documentation: Are all references cited in the body of the text? Citations
      complete? APA style? Only essential referencescited?

    Criteria for Theoretical Development or Methodological Development Articles: 

    1. Relevance of article to journal purpose: Is the article focused on qualitative methods?
      Does it provide any new information orinsights?
    2. Quality of information: What are the manuscript’s strengths? Isthe manuscript
      significant? Is it innovative/creative? Is the information accurate? Appropriately cited?
    3. Quality of writing: Is the article clear? Concise? Logical? Grammatically correct?
    4. Quality of documentation: Are all references cited in the body of the text? Citations
      complete? APA style? Only essential referencescited?

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links
    to further resources.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The
    title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through
    search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title
    your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page
    on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Global Qualitative Nursing
    Research
    all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor in
    her preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication and
    relevant to the subject field internationally.

    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by three expert reviewers. Global Qualitative
    Nursing Research
    utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and authors’
    names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as
    possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations
    to the Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision.

    Global Qualitative Nursing Research is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for
    your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to
    track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Global Qualitative Nursing Research can
    opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to
    their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the
    relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not
    published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
    possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
    alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no
    involvement in the decision-making process.

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
    authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to
    the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those
    who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
    analysis or interpretation of data,
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii) Approved the version to be published,
    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility
    for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
    participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
    content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals
    who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria
    for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does
    not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship
    should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of
    Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines
    for more information on authorship.
    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE
    has become a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID
    ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other
    researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant
    submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities
    ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of
    this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your
    submission during the online submission process. If you do not already have an ORCID iD please
    follow this link to create one.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
    Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who
    provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    4.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
    not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must
    disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and
    identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    If ghost writers are involved in the preparation of manuscripts, they must co-author with a
    clinician (or other appropriate professional), and their name and full affiliation must appear on the
    article. The work of any ghost writer must not be passed off as that of a clinician or other
    appropriate professional. For manuscripts translated into English from another language, the
    name and affiliation of the translator may also be included. Except on a separate title page, the
    names of authors, ghost writers, and/or translators should not appear in manuscripts submitted
    for review; they are to be added only after the article is accepted for publication.

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous
    peer review.

    4.4 Funding

    To comply with the guidance for research funders, authors, and publishers issued by the
    Research Information Network (RIN), GQNR additionally requires all authors to acknowledge
    their funding in a consistent fashion under a heading “Funding.”

    Authors must choose and include one of the two funding statements listed below; use the
    exact language shown, without changes:

    If no financial support was received: The author(s) received no financial support for the
    research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

    If financial support was received: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial
    support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: [Then, in a complete
    sentence or sentences following the colon, describe all entities or organizations that provided
    financial support, and if appropriate, through what means (e.g., grant). Note: While the
    manuscript is under review, do not name the author or authors involved; instead, use “first
    author,” “second author,” and so forth, maintaining the blind review process. In addition, do not
    include grant numbers or other funding identifiers until the manuscript is accepted for
    publication.]

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Global Qualitative Nursing Research to require a declaration of conflicting
    interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all
    published articles.

    Please include your declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgments and
    prior to the references, under a heading “Declaration of Conflicting Interests.”

    When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial
    relationship that any author of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the forprofit
    interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied
    in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of
    interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article, to assist
    the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Declaration of
    Conflicting Interests provided in the article.

    Authors must choose and include one of the two declarations listed below; use the exact
    language shown, without changes:

    If there are no potential conflicts of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of
    interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

    If there are potential conflicts of interest: The author(s) declared the following potential conflicts
    of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: [Then, in a
    complete sentence or sentences following the colon, describe all specific conflicts of interest. Note:
    While the manuscript is under review, do not name the author or authors involved; instead, use
    “first author,” “second author,” and so forth, maintaining the blind review process.]

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations. 

    4.6 Research ethics and patient 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.

    GQNR is committed to protecting the identity and confidentiality of research study participants.
    With the exception of participatory action research (PAR), no information that could potentially
    allow identification of a participant—or even a specific study site—should be included in a
    submitted manuscript or, subsequently, in a published article. Study sites, such as hospitals,
    clinics, or other organizations, should not be named, but instead should be described; for
    example: “Study participants were recruited from the coronary care unit of a large metropolitan
    hospital on the eastern seaboard of the United States.”

    Do not include participant names in the manuscript. If the use of names is absolutely necessary
    for reader understanding (this is rarely the case), use pseudonyms. Even when using pseudonyms,
    it should not be possible for the reader to “track” the comments or behaviors of any participant
    throughout the manuscript.

    Authors who include participant names and/or photos/images in which individuals are
    identifiable must submit written permission from the participants to do so (no exceptions). 
    Permission to use photographs should contain the following verbiage: “Permission is granted to
    use, reproduce, and distribute the likeness/photograph(s) in all media (print and electronic)
    throughout the world in all languages.”

    To protect author anonymity during the review process, author citations in the text should
    include only the word “Author” and the year: (Author, 2008). Author references in the reference
    list should also include only the word “Author” and the year: Author. (2008).

    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.
    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the
    manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient
    information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized
    representative.

    Authors are required to ensure that the following guidelines are followed, as recommended by
    the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts
    Submitted to Biomedical Journals: http://www.icmje.org/urm_full.pdf. Research participants
    have a right to privacy that should not be infringed upon without informed consent. Identifying
    information, including participants' names, initials, or other identifying characteristics, should not
    be published in written descriptions and photographs unless the information is essential for
    scientific purposes and the participant (or parent or guardian) gives signed and dated written
    informed consent for publication (submitted as a separate document when submitting the
    manuscript). Informed consent for this purpose requires that a participant who is identifiable be
    shown the manuscript to be published prior to giving consent.

    Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Faces in photographs should be
    obscured. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, authors should provide
    assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning. When informed consent has been
    obtained it should be clearly indicated in the submitted article.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
    committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
    adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
    published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors
    .

    4.7 Clinical trials

    Global Qualitative Nursing Research conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are
    registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment
    as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration
    number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    4.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of
    study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a
    completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be
    uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA
    checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard
    can help you identify the appropriate guideline.
    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
    refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
    Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Global Qualitative Nursing Research and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or
    other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our
    authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we
    seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be
    checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have
    plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with
    insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the
    right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum
    (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of 
    the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal
    action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
    journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
    considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in
    doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
    Publishing Agreement. Global Qualitative Nursing Research publishes manuscripts under Creative
    Commons licenses
    . The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution NonCommercial
    (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the
    work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised
    to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates,
    made at the author’s request.

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    Set the page size at “Letter,” 8.5 x 11 inches. The text should be double-spaced throughout. Set margins
    at 1 inch on all sides. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, except for headings (see 10.2.2). Indent the
    first line of each new paragraph. Do not add blank lines between paragraphs, or before or after any
    heading (exceptions: do add one blank line following each block quote containing 40 or more words,
    each section of dialogue, and each numbered or bulleted list). Do not add line numbers to the text;
    these are added automatically in the Manuscript Central system.

    Voice: Both the abstract and the manuscript should be written in the first-person active voice. Avoid
    passive language.

    Writing style: Writing should be scholarly, and the style consistent throughout the manuscript. If there
    are two or more authors, do not use “I” statements. Use the past tense when writing about things that
    happened, were said, or were written in the past. Avoid anthropomorphic language; long, complex
    sentences; and unnecessary information.

    6.1 Word processing formats

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be considered for review and
    accepted for publication. Accepted formats for the text, tables, and figures of submitted
    manuscripts are Word .doc and .docx files; do not submit other file types.

    A maximum of four types of documents should be submitted: cover letter, title page, main
    manuscript, and figures (if any; each figure in a separate document). Do not submit the abstract,
    keywords, references, or tables as separate documents; include these elements in the main
    manuscript.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    Tables: Tables organize relevant, essential data that would be too awkward or too lengthy to
    include in the text, and should be used only to provide data not already included in the text. For 
    example, grouped participant demographics take less space presented in a descriptive paragraph
    than they do as a table.

    Mention tables and table placement in the text, but place the tables themselves at the very end
    of the main manuscript document; do not submit them in a separate document. Designate
    placement of each table within the manuscript by entering (flush left, on a separate line
    between paragraphs) INSERT TABLE 1 ABOUT HERE. Table callouts should be placed following
    the paragraph in which they are first mentioned.

    Create the table the way it should appear when published, then double space all text, including
    column headers and notes. Every column must have a heading. Use Gill Sans font style for table
    numbers, titles, content, and any explanatory notes. Use 12-point font for the table number and
    name, and 8-point font for table content and explanatory notes. Table titles should be concise and
    descriptive.

    “Hide” all vertical lines and all horizontal lines except the following: top line of table, bottom line
    of table, and line below the main column headers. Multiple tables within the same manuscript
    should be similar in appearance and design.

    See APA for requirements regarding the use or adaptation of copyrighted (previously published)
    material.

    Figures: Like tables, figures should be used sparingly, and only when it is necessary to clarify
    complex relationships or concepts. Use Gill Sans font for the figure number, title, text, and notes
    (if any). Single space all text contained within a figure (but not the figure number, figure
    title/caption, and notes, which should be double spaced). Use 12-point font for the figure number
    and title, and 8-point font for figure content and notes.
    Mention figure placement in the manuscript text, but submit each figure in a separate
    document, with the figure number and title on the first page, followed by the figure itself on the
    second page. Figure titles should be concise and descriptive.

    Designate placement of each figure within the manuscript by entering (on a separate line
    between paragraphs) INSERT FIGURE 1 ABOUT HERE. Figure callouts should be placed following
    the paragraph in which they are first mentioned. Figures supplied in color will appear in color
    online.

    See APA for requirements regarding the use or adaptation of copyrighted (previously published)
    material.

    Photographs: Photographs may be included, but unless written permission from every
    identifiable person in each photograph to use the photograph is submitted with the manuscript,
    all faces must be obscured. Submit, number, and name photographs as if they were figures (see
    instructions for figures, above). Photographic illustrations should be rendered with at least 300
    dpi; please use CMYK color conversion if possible. Photographs supplied in color will appear in
    color online.

    Artwork: Participant artwork may be included provided the content is free of any material that
    could potentially identify the participant who created it (or any persons who might be depicted).
    Use artwork only with the permission of the participant. All content should be dark enough to
    facilitate clear visibility online. Artwork supplied in color will appear in color online.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc)
    alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.
    For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can
    be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page. 

    6.4 Reference style

    Global Qualitative Nursing Research adheres to the APA reference style. Please review the
    guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    To blind the manuscript for review, citations for references authored by any author of the
    submitted manuscript should read only “(Author, year).” References authored by any author of
    the submitted manuscript should read only “Author. (year).” Do not include the reference title or
    any other information pertaining to the reference.

    6.5 English language editing services

    GQNR allows translated versions of your article to be published along with the English version. Please follow the instructions in the submission site to ensure your translated version is published. Authors may use the proof of their accepted Article as the basis of the Translation and may use similar formatting and typesetting for the Translation as used in the original Article to create a PDF of the Translation. The Editor will arrange for light review of each Translation prior to publication. The review may be completed by a member of the Editorial Board or other trusted academic reviewer who is fluent in the language of the Translation to review the Translation to confirm there are no material errors in the Translation that result in an inconsistency with the original Article. for further questions, please email kiley.allen@sagepub.com

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
    formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services.
    Note: Some non-native English authors of accepted articles may be required to have their final
    manuscript professionally edited by a native-English-speaking editor.
    Visit SAGE Language
    Services
    on our Journal Author Gateway for further information, or contact the journal office at
    GQNR- Journal@nurs.utah.edu.

    6.6 Order of Manuscript elements

    Compile the elements of your manuscript in the following order:

    • First document:

      • Title page (required)
    • Second document:
      • Abstract and keywords (required; place on p. 1)
      • Main manuscript text (required; begin on p. 2)
      • Blinded acknowledgments (if any)
      • Declaration of Conflicting Interests (blinded, if necessary)
      • Funding statement (blinded, if necessary)
      • Notes (if any)
      • References (required; APA style)
      • Appendices (if any)
      • Tables (if any)
    • Third document (optional):
      • Figure 1 (if any; photos, charts, artwork, and so forth)
    • Fourth document (optional):
      • Figure 2 (if any; and so forth, with each subsequent figure in a separate document)

    6.7 Headings

    Set headings in Gill Sans Standard font. GQNR uses four distinct heading levels:

    • Level 1: Flush Left, Bold Text, in Title Case
    • Level 2: Flush Left, Italicized Text, in Title Case
    • Level 3: Flush left, italicized text, in sentence case, ending with a period (full stop). Note
    • that the paragraph text begins immediately after the end of the heading.
    • Level 4: Indented, italicized text, in sentence case, ending in a period (full stop). Note that
      the paragraph text begins immediately after the end of the heading.

    6.8 Quotations, dialogue, and conversation analysis

    Quotations: Quotations of fewer than 40 words should be surrounded by double quotation marks
    (“X“) and included within the regular sentences of a paragraph. Internal quotations within
    quotations of fewer than 40 words should be set apart with single quotation marks (‘X’).

    Quotations of 40 or more words should be set as separate paragraphs, with the entire quotation
    indented from the left margin (this is also referred to as a “block quote” or “excerpt”). Do not use
    quotation marks for block quotes unless there is a separate, internal quotation within the larger
    quotation; in that case, use double quotation marks (“X”) for the internal quotation only.

    Make sure all quotations are properly capitalized and punctuated using U.S.-English conventions.

    Dialogue: Presentation of participant dialogue (i.e., two or more “speakers”) should be set as
    block quotes/excerpts, indented from the left margin. Do not use bullets or hanging paragraphs.
    Begin the narrative of each speaker on a new line. The first time a speaker name is used, type it in
    full, followed by an appropriate abbreviation in parentheses prior to the colon [e.g., “Participant
    (P):”]; thereafter, throughout the manuscript, use only the abbreviation for the speaker name
    [e.g., “P:”].

    Conversation Analysis: This specific instruction does not pertain to “regular” quotations, excerpts,
    or block quotes. If you did not conduct conversation analysis in your study, do not use this
    formatting for your quotations.

    For excerpts of conversation analysis you will need to create tables with very specific formatting.
    Use a level-2 heading, but bolded, with the word “Extract” and the extract number. You may also
    add a colon and a subheading if you wish.

    Create a table with the left border of the table aligning with the left margin of the page. Set only
    two columns. Highlight the entire table and set the font for Courier style, 9-point font (this is
    critical).

    In column 1, number the lines, beginning with “1.” When you have numbered as many lines as you
    think you will need, drag the column separator as far to the left as it will go without forcing
    double-digit numbers onto two lines (i.e., make the first column as narrow as possible). Then, drag
    the far right border of the table to the left, narrowing the table so that the entire width of the
    table is exactly 3 ⅛ inches wide.

    Begin typing the excerpt on line 1 of column 2. If you need to use speaker names, place them in
    this same space, followed by a colon and a single space, before the quotation begins. Use
    abbreviations for speaker identification as much as possible, to conserve space (see the sample,
    below). Type across the line, ending as close to the right edge as possible without forcing the right
    margin to extend across the page, then drop down to the next line and continue typing. Do not
    allow the typing to “wrap” within the same row. After typing the entire excerpt, you might need to
    go back and manually change the first letter of some rows (if your computer automatically
    capitalized it) to lowercase letters (see below).

    Manipulate the text within the rows of column 2 to achieve your desired alignment. Place the
    symbols for your chosen transcription conventions in the type as you go. “Hide” the lines of the
    table. Format the entire table for double line spacing (do not use hard returns).

    Sample excerpt of conversation analysis:

    Excerpt 1: Emilie
     

    1

    Interviewer (I): What happened after
    2 that?
    3 Emile (E): Well, after that I
    4 walked to the corner without my
    5 friend, because he took too long
    6 getting ready to go.
    7 I: How did you feel walking there
    8 by yourself?
    9 E: I was a little bit nervous,
    10' cause I'm not used to going places
    11
    by myself.  

     

    Note that the sample does not contain transcription symbols. When these symbols are used,
    cite and reference the transcription style, add a note explaining the symbols if only a few are
    used, or add a note advising the reader to contact the corresponding author for a key to the
    symbols.

    6.9 Word choice

    It is always best to use the most precise language possible to convey important data,
    concepts, and findings. Because GQNR is an international journal published in U.S. English,
    there is the added need to avoid commonly used English terms (colloquialisms, slang,
    discipline-specific jargon) that might be misinterpreted by or confusing to readers whose first
    language is something other than English.

     

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please carefully read and adhere to all of the guidelines
    and instructions provided below, especially the Manuscript Style. Manuscripts not conforming
    to these guidelines may be returned.

    Global Qualitative Nursing Research is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission
    and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit
    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/GQNR to login and submit your article online. Please do
    not email manuscripts to the journal office.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to
    create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely
    that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript
    online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you seek advice on the submission
    process, please contact the Technical Editor:

    Vanessa Shannon | vshannonGQNR@gmail.com or
    801-585-5378 (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA).

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
    engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
    article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author
    Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    The title, keywords, and abstract are key to ensuring that readers find your article through
    online search engines such as Google.

    7.3 Information required for completing your submission

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
    telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should
    be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
    submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must
    match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the
    required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files
    (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    To facilitate a blind review process, no author names, initials, or other identifying information
    should appear anywhere in the manuscript; however, this information is needed by the Editor.
    In a “title page” separate from the manuscript, include the following information, in this order:
     

    • Manuscript title
    • Author names as they should appear, and in the same order in which they should
      appear, in the published article
    • Affiliation information for each author, to include only the following: (a) the
      highest-level institution (e.g., university); (b) the city in which the institution is
      located; (c) the state or province (if any); and (d)the country [Note: Use “USA” for
      the United States]
    • Name and complete mailing address (including country) of the corresponding author
    • Preferred email address of the correspondingauthor
    • A biographical statement for each author, in order. Follow the template below in
      preparing the bios, and be sure to include all required elements (name, credentials,
      title or role, affiliation, city, state/province/territory [if any], country):

      • Joan L. Bottorff, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAAN is a professor at the University of British
        Columbia, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Nursing in Kelowna,
        British Columbia, Canada.

    7.4 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process
    SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID
    provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher
    and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission,
    supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that
    their work is recognized.
    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their
    ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one
    here.

    7.5 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
    illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
    information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
    Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway. Please do not address
    permission and copyright questions to the journal office.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
    contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production,
    the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
    Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
    within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
    APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
    production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be
    returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all
    author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and
    that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there
    are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign
    a form authorizing the change.

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
    publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable
    form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will
    be completely free to view and download for all. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
    as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help
    you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
    In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
    share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
    with Kudos

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
    process should be sent to the Global Qualitative Nursing Research Technical Editor as follows:
    Vanessa Shannon | vshannonGQNR@gmail.com
    801- 585-5378

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