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Journal of Perioperative Practice

The Journal of Perioperative Practice (JPP) is the official journal of AfPP. It promotes perioperative practice by publishing literature reviews, research-based articles, topical discussions, advice on clinical issues, current news items and product information. The journal also encourages a sense of community among perioperative practitioners by providing a forum for debate. 

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Special Issues and Collections


Qualitative Health Research

Check out Qualitative Health Research’s latest special issue focused on the Connundrums of Care. QHR is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings. Read today!

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The Arts and Dementia: There has been an essential growth in interest in the role of the arts for those living with advanced dementias and also a recognition of the need to privilege the perspectives of people living with a dementia. This special issue looks at the topic further.

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Special issues from the British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Journal of Applied Gerontology

Studies of health care services and older adults’ well-being represent a critically important topic in applied gerontology research. Health services research seeks to identify ways to effectively manage chronic conditions and to screen for warning signs to initiate treatment early, preventing progression to more serious conditions. July's issue of Journal of Applied Gerontology includes six articles addressing primary care, prevention and recovery, prescription drug abuse and use of graphical visualization of health data.



Food and Nutrition Bulletin

At the inaugural conference of the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s Dairy for Global Nutrition Initiative, the science supporting dairy products’ role in battling malnutrition, stimulating local economies, and improving long-term health globally was explored and discussed. Researchers from Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America shared research experiences that spanned from prenatal and infant nutrition to chronic disease in aging populations, all with an emphasis on how high-quality dairy product ingredients can be cost-effective supplemental nutrition to help improve human health. The summaries of the speaker presentations are presented in this supplement.



Canadian Pharmacists Journal

Canadian Pharmacists Journal is leading the way in pharmacy practice. The CPJ is the only journal that develops and publishes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for pharmacists. The guidelines are developed by experts and are based upon relevant national and international clinical practice guidelines.


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Lupus Awareness Month 2018

Approximately 5 million people suffer from lupus worldwide, 90% of which are women between the ages of 15-19. As such, raising awareness of this prevalent auto-immune disease is a continual priority. Lupus Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness of this autoimmune disease amongst the public and medical profession in order to improve our understanding and control the physical and mental impact this disease can have.



Journal of Human Lactation: Social Justice and Lactation

This special issue on Social Justice and Lactation explores ways in which social inequality has and continues to affect breastfeeding families and the lactation support profession. This is the first of two special issues on the topic.

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Healthcare Management Forum

Tackling issues related to Indigenous health in the January edition of Healthcare Management Forum

In this very special edition of Healthcare Management Forum (HMF) coming January 1, 2019, leading writers delve into how policy-makers can have a real impact on Indigenous health. They outline how Indigenous concepts of health and wellness are reflected within provincial frameworks, identify the policy implications and barriers to Indigenous health leadership and how to address them, offer recommendations on how to change systemic racism in healthcare, and provide leading examples of incorporating both traditional healing and western medicine.

To read this and other interesting editions of Healthcare Management Forum, visit the journal homepage.

Journal News



Hispanic Health Care International New Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Maithe Enriquez has started as Editor in Chief of Hispanic Health Care International (HHCI). Dr. Enriquez is a professor at the Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri. She comes to the journal as a long-standing member of NAHN and frequent reviewer. Her experience publishing journals is well-suited for growing HHCI, and we welcome her to the journal!



American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine has recently been indexed in PubMed Central! AJLM is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly resource for practitioners seeking to incorporate lifestyle practices into clinical medicine. Check out some of the journal’s latest content on the PMC platform!

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Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health welcomes a new Editor-in-Chief and five new Co-Editors.

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The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal: Call for Reviewers

300+ manuscripts are submitted to CPCJ annually. The journal is seeking experts in the fields of cleft and craniofacial care to review these articles. For more than 50 years, CPCJ has maintained the highest standards of research. It takes a team of reviewers, editors, and authors to keep this going. Become a reviewer, and help keep CPCJ’s tradition of excellence alive.

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Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice Recently Indexed in PubMed Central

MDM Policy & Practice (MDM P&P) is an open access journal that focuses on research that addresses current problems in health care policy and practice. The journal offers rigorous and systematic applications of decision science that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health-policy development. The journal was recently accepted into PubMed Central, and journal articles will be indexed with PMC.

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Celebrating 140 Years of Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports (PHR), the official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and US Public Health Services and one of the oldest public health journals in US, is celebrating this year its 140th anniversary. Find out more about Public Health Reports, including the history of its contributions to public health research and practice.


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SOPHE Free Trial

Sign-up for a free online trial to the SOPHE journals: Health Education & Behavior, Health Promotion Practice, and Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Access ends on 11/30/2018.

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Top-Read Articles


What works for wellbeing? A systematic review of wellbeing outcomes for music and singing in adults by Norma Daykin, Louise Mansfield, Catherine Meads, Guy Julier, Alan Tomlinson, Annette Payne, Lily Grigsby Duffy, Jack Lane, Giorgia D’Innocenzo, Adele Burnett, Tess Kay, Paul Dolan, Stefano Testoni, Christina Victor



What constitutes meaningful engagement for patients and families as partners on research teams? by Agnes Black, Kimberly Strain, Christine Wallsworth,Sara-Grey Charlton, Wilma Chang, Kate McNamee, Clayon Hamilton




Effects of empathic and positive communication in healthcare consultations: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Jeremy Howick, Andrew Moscrop, Alexander Mebius, Thomas R Fanshawe, George Lewith*, Felicity L Bishop, Patriek Mistiaen, Nia W Roberts, Eglė Dieninytė, Xiao-Yang Hu, Paul Aveyard, Igho J Onakpoya


Effectiveness of an Energy Management Training Course on Employee Well-Being: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Sai Krupa Das, Shawn T. Mason, Taylor A. Vail, Gail V. Rogers, Kara A. Livingston, Jillian G. Whelan, Meghan K. Chin, Caroline M. Blanchard, Jennifer L. Turgiss, Susan B. Roberts




Promoting Visible Minority Diversity in Canadian Nursing by Keisha Jefferies, Deborah Tamlyn, Megan Aston, Gail Tomblin Murphy


Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Emerging Issues From a Global Perspective by Charles L. Sprung, Margaret A. Somerville, Lukas Radbruch, Nathalie Steiner Collet, Gunnar Duttge, Jefferson P. Piva, Massimo Antonelli, Daniel P. Sulmasy, Willem Lemmens, E. Wesley Ely


Adolescent Stress Treatment Study: A Cluster Randomized Trial by Stephanie Lynch, Conni DeBlieck, Linda C. Summers, Anita Reinhardt, Wanda Borges


Barriers to cervical screening and interest in self-sampling among women who actively decline screening by Kirsty F Bennett, Jo Waller, Amanda J Chorley, Rebecca A Ferrer, Jessica B Haddrell, Laura AV Marlow


Undertaking field research by Tayana Soukup, Benjamin W Lamb, Nick Sevdalis, James SA Green


Fall determinants and home modifications by occupational therapists to prevent falls by Patrick Maggi, Johanna de Almeida Mello, Sam Delye, Sophie Cès, Jean Macq, Christiane Gosset, Anja Declercq



Microsimulation Modeling for Health Decision Sciences Using R: A Tutorial by Eline M. Krijkamp, Fernando Alarid-Escudero, Eva A. Enns, Hawre J. Jalal, M. G. Myriam Hunink, Petros Pechlivanoglou



Adding Value to the Health Care System: Identifying Value-Added Systems Roles for Medical Students by Jed D. Gonzalo, Deanna Graaf, Bobbie Johannes, Barbara Blatt, Daniel R. Wolpaw


A Systematic Review of Reviews Evaluating Technology-Enabled Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support by Deborah A. Greenwood, Perry M. Gee, Kathy J. Fatkin, Malinda Peeples

Calls for Papers


Special Collection on Diabetes Today

The aim and scope of this collection is to educate healthcare professionals on care involving new and innovative pharmaceutical, technological and behavioral treatments for patients of all ages with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Guest Editors: Kate Weyman, APRN, and Cindy Guandalini, APRN



Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice

Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that explores the multiple relationships between nursing and health policy. The journal accepts Reviews, Original Research as well as Letters to the Editor and Roundtable Discussions. Submit today!



International Quarterly of Community Health Education

Submit your manuscript to International Quarterly of Community Health Education! IQCHE is committed to publishing applied research, policy and case studies dealing with community health education and its relationship to social change. Submit today!

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Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

The purpose of this special collection is to disseminate our ongoing work in which we are identifying, harmonizing and implementing a set of CDEs for research in LTC homes globally. Read the full aims and scope to learn more!



SAGE Open Nursing

This special collection will focus on research and practice issues in school nursing with a focus on the five pillars of the Framework for School Nursing in the 21st Century: standards of practice, care coordination, community/public health, leadership, and quality improvement.

Guest Editor: Cheryl Resha, EdD, MSN, RN, FNASN



Nordic Journal of Nursing Research

The Nordic Journal of Nursing Research is calling for papers on health-promoting care of older people and advance nursing practice roles - evidence of outcomes.



British Journal of Visual Impairment

The British Journal of Visual Impairment is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publication concerned with social research, policy and practice in relation to children and adults who have visual impairment. The journal publishes articles on visual impairment relevant to education, health, welfare, employment and the application of technology.



Food and Nutrition Bulletin

The Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation. The FNB is one of the leading resources used by researchers, academics, nutrition policy makers and planners in over 125 countries to obtain the most current research and policy information related to nutrition in developing countries. The FNB publishes articles by researchers from around the world that explore critical nutrition issues and potential solutions that developing countries face: undernutrition, malnutrition, nutrient bioavailability, food safety, etc. Furthermore, 2019 is FNB’s 40th anniversary. Consider submitting your paper to the journal for this special year ahead.



Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Special Edition in Memory of Professor Gerald Reaven

Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (JPPA) is a peer-reviewed specialty journal published by the National Psoriasis Foundation for its professional members and for dermatology and rheumatology specialists. The purpose of the journal is to provide the latest research and practical treatment information about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in a concise and easy-to-read format. Medical professionals are invited to submit articles to be considered for publication.



The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery

The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery features state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures, topics and breakthroughs, all are written by distinguished experts in their respective fields. The Journal maintains a tradition of excellence in publishing original manuscripts relating to each area within cosmetic surgery, including Otolaryngology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dermatology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Peer-reviewed manuscripts reflect the highest quality and leading edge of knowledge.



Journal of Correctional Health Care

The only national, peer-reviewed scientific journal to address correctional health care topics, the Journal of Correctional Health Care’s mission is to inform professionals in this field of important trends and developments. JCHC welcomes original manuscripts that report empirical research findings, review the literature in an area of interest, or qualitatively describe case studies or best practices related to common problems in correctional settings. Other contributions may include reviews of recent publications addressing correctional health or related fields and personal essays on correctional health topics.



Palliative Medicine

A highly ranked, leading journal in the field, Palliative Medicine, are delighted to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Paediatric Palliative Care. This upcoming issue seeks to provide interdisciplinary research exploring varying approaches to the care of seriously ill children and their families, with the goal of easing suffering and enhancing wellbeing. The journal’s overarching initiative is to advance the science, care and treatment of ill children and their families by publishing original empirical research, systematically constructed reviews as well as research methodologies and theoretical perspectives.



International Journal of Care Coordination

This special issue explores the challenges for policies which seek to embed self care into everyday practice across the self care continuum.

Guest Editor: Jacqueline Bowman-Busato

Submission deadline: 6th November 2018



British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Guest Editors: Jenny Ziviani and Catherine McBryde

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2019

This special issue will look at the participation of children and adolescents in their occupational roles. As it is an important outcome of occupational therapy and is highly valued by them and their families.Yet it is not always identified as the primary outcome ofoccupational therapy



Public Health Reports

Writing for Public Health

Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and US Public Health Services, invites submissions on the topic of writing in public health. The journal seeks articles on 1) the state of writing quality, 2) writing environment, 3) writing in different genres; 4) the teaching of writing; 5) writing pedagogy; 6) history of writing training; 7) commentaries on any of the foregoing topics; or 8) other topics related to writing for public health.


Upcoming Conferences

Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting (DTM)

The goal of the Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting is to assemble technology developers and users to facilitate creation of new and cost-effective tools to help people with diabetes. The meeting will particularly emphasize original data. Scientists and clinicians will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas in both formal and informal settings, and gain insight into how to help decrease the physical and psychological burden of diabetes.

November 8-10, 2018
Bethesda, MD

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest annual gathering of public health professionals. More than 12,000 people attend, and thousands of new abstracts are presented each year, making APHA 2018 the most influential meeting in public health.

November 10-14, 2018
San Diego, CA

Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research, learning, and practice. Through its Annual Scientific Meeting, GSA offers nearly 4,000 international professionals in the field of aging the opportunity to learn the latest trends and development from industry leaders, build strategic partnerships to address aging challenges, and network with peers. GSA’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting will focus on the theme, "The Purposes of Longer Lives.”

November 14-18, 2018
Boston, MA

Ultrasound 2018

The 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Medical Ultrasound Society. The three day scientific programme offers great variety and interest for all delegates and has major streams running on a daily basis to suit practitioners from all fields.

4-6 December 2018
Manchester, UK

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting (AACS)

Register now for the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Discover how cosmetic surgeons transform not only a patient’s aesthetic appearance, but the overall quality of a patient’s life. Explore the best cosmetic surgery techniques and proven strategies used by successful practices for positive patient outcomes.

January 31 - February 2, 2019
Orlando, FL

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting

Attendees will learn from colleagues across multiple disciplines, explore advances in research, clinical and team-driven care, and discuss new and old ideas with those experienced in cleft care. The program includes general and concurrent specialty sessions, poster sessions, panel presentations, and short courses including eye openers, study sessions, and advanced courses. The meeting, which will take place in Tucson, Arizona, also includes networking opportunities such as discipline forums, special interest groups, and social events.

April 9-13, 2019
Tucson, AZ

Southern Gerontological Society Annual Conference

In 2019, SGS will celebrate its 40th conference anniversary by, once again, bringing together academics, practitioners, students, and others engaged in work within the field of aging to attend and/or present their latest research. In addition to the celebration, SGS will host conference content to include keynote speakers, panel symposia, workshops and both paper and poster sessions. Join SGS in Panama City, Florida.

April 9-13, 2019
Panama City, FL



New JCMS podcast series—listen and earn CME credit!

Engaging conversations with authors of articles from the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (JCMS), hosted by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Kirk Barber. JCMS is the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Dermatology Association.


Abdominal Adiposity Measured by Sonography as a Tool for Determining Disease Risk

In the July/August 2018 Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography podcast, Associate Editor Sharlette Anderson and author Nicole Stigall discuss her article "Abdominal Adiposity Measured by Sonography as a Tool for Determining Disease Risk."