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Welcome to SAGE Health News. Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in Health, including new special issues and noteworthy articles. Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

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New at SAGE


Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is now published by SAGE! With an Impact Factor of 1.702, AIC provides multi-disciplinary research for those working in intensive care medicine, pain medicine as well as anaesthesia.

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Developmental Child Welfare

Developmental Child Welfare is a new journal with the aim to advance our understanding of the development, health (including mental health) and well-being of children and adolescents exposed to severe social adversity throughout the world.

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Conducting Health Research: Principles, Processes, and Methods

Conducting Health Research: Principles, Process, and Methods presents an integrated and practical introduction to the principles and strategies for planning, implementing, reporting, and assessing health sciences research. Comprehensive in its breadth and depth, with an accessible writing style, this text prepares students in public health and related fields to be adept researchers and consumers of health research.

Instructors, request your complimentary copy!


Epilepsy Currents

Epilepsy Currents is a leading resource for clinical neurologists, pharmacologists, nurses, psychologists, and other professionals specializing in epilepsy.

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Special Issues


Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Check out SCVA’s special issue titled “Contemporary Management of Mitral Valve Disease and Concomitant Conditions”

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Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

These cardiothoracic anesthesiology conferences case presentations are brought to you by Dr. Robert Deegan with the purpose of educating current and future cardiothoracic anesthesiologists in mastering and maintaining their skillsets in intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.

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Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering

Read the Special Collection focussing on the full range of technology-based wearables for active living and rehabilitation.

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European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

EJCN publishes a special collection on Cardiovascular nursing research in mainland China.

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Families in Society

This special issue is focused on the robust intersections of social work knowledge, values, and skills with palliative care, a comprehensive approach to health care for people of all ages who are living with or affected by serious, life-threatening illnesses, at any point along the disease continuum and in combination with other disease-related treatments.

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Health Education journal

Health Education Journal has released a Special Issue highlights some of the main issues of concern with regard to Health Education and Migration.

Read the special issue here


NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy

The second part of the NEW SOLUTIONS special issue on the BP Oil Spill and Community Sustainability covers the range of impacts on human and ecological health as well as the need for community engagement for climate action. The issue studies contributions of citizen science networks, interfaith community groups, and members of the Vietnamese community in areas of the Gulf impacted by the oil spill.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of the special issue.


British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Special issue: Community-based services

Community rehabilitation is a core foundation of occupational therapy practice and so it is wonderful to showcase such an international range of research. A variety of international perspectives, from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Sweden, Australia and Canada.

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Journal News


International Journal of Care Coordination

March’s issue of the International Journal of Care Coordination looks at the complicated and complex issues around care coordination.

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Journal of Perioperative Practice

Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) are pushing to stop theatre practitioners and patients from inhaling smoke plumes and to ensure smoke evacuation is compulsory. Read the editorial from Tracey Williams, President of the Association for Perioperative Practice on inhaling smoke plumes today.



Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management

The Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management are proud to announce leading AvMA patient safety campaigner, James Titcombe OBE, as the new Associate Editor.

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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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World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WJPCHS) is now on Twitter. WJPCHS is a peer-reviewed scientific publication dedicated to advancement and dissemination of knowledge related to congenital heart anomalies. Follow the journal on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest and greatest.



Global Health Promotion

Global Health Promotion marks 23rd IUHPE World Conference with a Virtual Collection on topics such as Sustainable Development, Health Equity, Healthy Urban Environments, Climate Change Adpatation and Peace, Justice and Human Rights. 

Read the collection here


Prosthetics and Orthotics International

New Editors from 2019:

  • Stefania Fatone, Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center, USA
  • Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Brian J. Hafner, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Michael Dillon, La Trobe University, Australia

More developments to come!

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British Journal of Pain

Your ideal resource during IASP 2019: Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable.

British Journal of Pain is an ideal resource for helping us to understand the needs of people unable to articulate their pain in ways that health professionals can easily understand. By raising awareness of these groups of individuals, we hope that it will lead to better pain management and thus less suffering in silence.

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Nursing Ethics

Nursing Ethics is accepting entries for their 2019 Student Essay Prizes
Deadline: 30th May 2019

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Top-Read Articles


Surgical Echocardiography of the MV: Focus on 3D by Meena Bhatia, Priya Kumar, Susan M. Martinelli


Stress Management by Janis Roszler and Melissa Brail


The Use of Aromatherapy to Reduce Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea in Children With Cancer: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial by Anna Evans, MSN, CPNP, CPHON, Jemily Malvar, MS, Cassie Garretson, BSN, RN, Eliza Pedroja Kolovos, BSN, RN, CPHON, Mary Baron Nelson, PhD, RN


Future Directions for Cost-effectiveness Analyses in Health and Medicine byPeter J. Neumann, David D. Kim, Thomas A. Trikalinos, Mark J. Sculpher, Joshua A. Salomon, Lisa A. Prosser, Douglas K. Owens, David O. Meltzer, Karen M. Kuntz, Murray Krahn, David Feeny, Anirban Basu, Louise B. Russell, Joanna E. Siegel, Theodore G. Ganiats, Gillian D. Sanders


Implant Prophylaxis: The Next Best Practice Toward Asepsis in Spine Surgery by Aakash Agarwal, Christian Schultz, Vijay K. Goel, Anand Agarwal, Neel Anand, Steve R. Garfin, Jeffrey C. Wang



Antibiotic Dosing in Sustained Low-Efficiency Dialysis in Critically Ill Patients by Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Vinod Krishnappa, Nisha Nangethu, Paul Nemer, Lawrence A. Frazee, Rupesh RainaFirst


Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-Term Care Staff by James Brophy, Margaret Keith, Michael Hurley



Calls for Papers


Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Submit your paper to one of the following Special Collections:

  • Aging and Technology
  • Aging Partners Managing Chronic Illness Together
  • International Common Data Elements for Residential Long-term Care
  • Prescription Drug and Substance Abuse in Older Adults

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Global Pediatric Health

Submit your paper to Global Pediatric Health’s Special Collection on Global Adolescent Medicine Updates: Empowering and Caring For the World’s Youth.

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SAGE Open Nursing

Submit your paper to one of the following Special Collections:

  • Current Issues and Practices in School Nursing
  • Obstetrical Nursing: Prenatal Care

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Vascular Medicine

Vascular Medicine is currently soliciting manuscripts for a Focused Issue devoted to vascular disease manifestations and treatment in patients with cancer as well as vascular complications of cancer treatment.

Submit your paper today!


Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation. 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 journal focuses on human nutrition research and nutrition policy issues in the developing world. Building the capacity of the next generation is a critical part of its mission and welcomes articles by emerging and developing-world researchers. In 2019, the FNB is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Be sure to consider the journal for any papers you are currently working on.

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Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

JOPON offers the latest peer-reviewed publications including the whole spectrum of nursing care of childhood cancers and hematologic disorders. The journal publishes research studies, critical reviews, quality improvement projects, and case reports to advance the care of the child and family with cancer or blood disorders. Publication is open to care providers from any discipline with an emphasis on manuscripts that improve the physical and psychosocial care of patients with these diseases.

Submit Your Research


Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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 and community. The journal provides the latest research and practical treatment information about psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and related comorbidities and conditions in a concise and easy-to-read format.

Submit your research


Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal publishing up-to-date information to promote psychiatric nursing, improve mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, as well as shape health care policy for the delivery of mental health services.

Submit your research


Hand Therapy: Publishing in physiotherapy, OT and many related fields

  • Fast publication (22 days to online), and fast decision (28 days to first decision)
  • Inclusion in Web of Science via the ESCI database
  • Highly international submissions with 4/5 of the papers published coming from outside the UK
  • Growing international readership

Submission guidelines


American Journal of Men’s Health

Submit your research to one of our new Special Collections

  • Male Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Male Pelvic and Urologic Disorders
  • Prostatic Disorders
  • Male Genital Disorders

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Healthcare Management Forum and International Journal of Care Coordination

Healthcare Management Forum and the International Journal of Care Coordination are jointly producing a one-of-a-kind themed edition on system transformation. Authors are invited to submit their work to one journal or the other (but not both) by February 1, 2020.

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Upcoming Conferences

Global Spine Congress

The Global Spine Congress is unique in its approach to sharing knowledge and developing new approaches to the treatment of spinal disorders in order to help advance spine care. The congress provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow spine professionals, and to learn about the latest research, techniques, and technologies in spine surgery. The congress is open to all surgeons, spine practitioners, allied health care professionals and researchers.

May 15-18, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Founded in 2011, the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA) is an independent clinician-based professional association serving the needs of anesthesiologists and critical care specialists involved in the practice of transplantation medicine and surgery. SATA seeks to advance the scope of practice and further develop the field of transplant anesthesiology.

May 21, 2019
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Nordic Congress of Radiology

The congress is arranged by The Danish Society of Radiology, The Danish Council of Radiographers, The Danish Society of Diagnostic Ultrasound, and The Danish Society of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine. It will include interdisciplinary sessions with the most recent diagnostic imaging topics, also from a Nordic perspective.

May 22-24, 2019

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference is a great place to connect with practitioners, administrators, educators, researchers, health policy and service planners, and students. The conference also offers a perfect opportunity to develop and expand your national occupational therapy contact network. This year’s conference in Niagara Falls is expected to draw 700 delegates.

May 29 - June 1, 2019
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2019

Join over 1,000 delegates, 100 presenters and a range of exhibitors for the only occupational therapy annual conference organised by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the UK occupational therapy professional body.

June 17-18, 2019

EHMA Health Management 2019

Hosted at Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and hosted by the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland (THL), the EHMA 2019 Annual Conference will address the challenges head on, helping participants to share ideas and effective practice on the Conference theme of ‘Health management 2.0’ as we seek to help unlock the change agenda and to see what skills and competencies current and future Healthcare leaders need in order to make this shift to happen.

June 17-19, 2019
ESPOO, Finland

Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) Annual Conference

As the premiere event for dermatologists in Canada, the CDA conference program offers exceptional learning and networking opportunities. Highlighting the latest scientific and clinical knowledge through plenaries, symposia, subspecialty breakouts, workshops, posters and games, the program has something for everyone!

June 27-30, 2019
Calgary, Alberta Canada

NCCHC Correctional Mental Health Care Conference

The Correctional Mental Health Care Conference is an extraordinary opportunity to delve into the complexities of providing mental health care in this challenging situation. Both mental health care providers and other correctional health professionals are invited to spend two days learning and sharing, with more than 30 educational sessions and great networking opportunities built in.

July 21-22, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

AfPP Residential 2019

The Association for Perioperative Practice’s annual residential is taking place in York, UK, Attendance is key for any theatre practitioner!

Aug 8-11, 2019


Each year thousands of diabetes educators from around the country attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual conference to learn about the newest and greatest in the world of diabetes through presentations with your products and services.

Aug 9-11, 2019
Houston, TX

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Annual Conference

The SDMS Annual Conference is designed for sonographers, students, and physicians who use sonography in their practice. The educational program provides knowledge and skills in new sonographic techniques, diagnostic accuracy, enhancements of sonographic instrumentation, and practice management strategies.

September 26-29, 2019
National Harbor, MD

Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting (DTM)

The goal of the Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting is to assemble technology developers and users to facilitate the creation of new and cost-effective tools to help people with diabetes. FDA officials will participate to update attendees on current US regulatory policies.  The meeting will particularly emphasize original data. Scientists and clinicians will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas in both formal and informal setting.

November 14-16, 2019
Bethesda, MD





Journal of Transcultural Nursing

In this podcast for the Janaury 2019 issue of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Editor-in-Chief Norma Cuellar and author Deborah Helsel discuss the article "Paper Spirits and Flower Sacrifices: Hmong Shamans in the 21st Century.


Palliative Medicine

In the March Palliative Medicine podcast, Bella Vivat and Paddy Stone discuss their paper on sedative medications at the end of life


The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

Pat Chibbaro interviews Dr. Alexis Johns and Dr. Laura Bava about their study aimed to describe psychosocial functioning before and after participation in support groups for pediatric patients with craniofacial diagnoses and their families.


The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

In CPCJ’s inaugural podcast, Pat Chibbaro interviews Oksana A. Jackson about her study aimed to identify risk factors for adverse perioperative events (APEs) after cleft palatoplasty to develop an individualized risk assessment tool.


Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery

One of the leading authorities on psoriasis in the world, Dr. Kim Papp speaks with JCMS Editor-in-Chief Dr. Kirk Barber about his outstanding report on vaccination guidelines for patients with immune-mediated disorders on immunosuppressive therapies.