For those of us in the nursing profession who also write there is a wonderful site that gives guidelines and advice. It is called Nurse Author Editor.com (all one word, no spaces, no caps)
Here is some information from that page:
For AuthorsThis page is dedicated to any nurse thinking of publishing an article. Please click on the 'View Articles' link at the bottom of this page to view a selection of articles published in Nurse Author & Editor useful to nurse authors. We will be adding additional information useful to authors to this page.
We are very pleased to give all Nurse Author & Editor readers access to Christine Webb's Writing for Publication booklet ((c) 2009, Blackwell Publishing Ltd).
This booklet provides easy to follow guidelines for any nurse thinking of publishing their work. It contains advice on how to get started, how to write different types of articles and tips on writing style, as well as information on aspects of publishing such as copyright and impact factors.
The website's Editorial Office is located in Oxford, England and is part of the Wiley company
Nurses work in a variety of areas that are involved with intellectual property. Jonathan Paley of The Paley Brothers is a nurse from Boston, now located on the west coast, whose new CD was listed in Rolling Stone magazine this past month as one of the best reissues of 2013 in David Fricke's December 19th column.
If you wish to submit a paper to Nurse Author & Editor, please refer to the Author Guidelines and send your paper by e-mail to the Editorial Office.
Nurse Author & Editor
9600 Garsington Road
The America Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) also has a helpful site - the Journal for Nurse Practitioners
JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, offers high quality, peer-reviewed clinical articles, original research, continuing education, and departments that help practitioners (NPs) excel as providers of primary and acute care across the lifespan. Each issue meets their practice needs and encourages discussion and feedback with thought-provoking articles on controversial issues and topics. JNP supports advocacy by demonstrating the role that policy plays in shaping practice and delivering outcomes.
All articles and departments should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at http://ees.elsevier.com/jnp. All correspondence will be through EES. All manuscripts are accepted for publication with the understanding that they are contributed solely to JNP.
The Journal has specific guidelines:
Papers should be written in a scholarly format using references generally no older than 5 years. Writing should be at the level for physicians and experienced NPs.
Minority Nurse.com also publishes and issues writer guidelines:
Minority Nurse aims to provide nurses of color with a targeted career road map by offering practical articles on job opportunities, employment trends, and continuing education. Readers represent a wide range of educational backgrounds, from associate degree to Ph.D. holders, from students to practicing nurses and nursing faculty. Minority health disparities and culturally competent health care are frequent concerns, as are specific efforts to increase the number of African American, Asian, Hispanic, Filipino, and Native American/Alaska Native nurses in the profession.
Clinical Simulation in Nursing has another helpful set of writer guidelines:
Clinical Simulation in Nursing is an international, peer reviewed journal published online monthly. Clinical Simulation in Nursing is the official journal of the International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulated Learning (INACSL) and the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and reflects the mission of these organizations. The journal accepts manuscripts meeting one or more of the following criteria:
• Research articles and systematic reviews using simulation andor standardized patients
• Practice articles using simulation and or standardized patients
• Innovative teaching/learning strategies developed through simulation and technology
• Innovative implementation and management strategies for simulation within practice and academic centers; and
• Articles updating knowledge, guidelines, regulations, and legislative policies that impact nursing and health care education and practice
In seeking out helpful links, we came across a blog entitled
the 25 Most Famous Nurses in History
25 Most Famous Nurses in History
They have a Twitter page we are following:
The Kate Genovese Twitter account is here:
Kate was born in Watertown, MA (a suburb of Boston) and was the 6th of 7 children. She realized the healing aspect of writing and went on to publish 3 books;
Woburn, MA · kategenovese.com
On my personal account I follow libraries, book retailers, television, radio, the nursing profession, other authors and twitter pages I believe are interesting to my readers and friends.
There are a number of other Twitter Accounts worthy of your attention:
The Independent Author Network is a community of indie authors who utilize social networking like Twitter to promote their books as a group. We're on
On line · independentauthornetwork.com
Online BSN is a resource for registered nurses and others interested in the field to learn about obtaining a bachelors degree in nursing.
In the coming weeks we'll be seeking out more interesting Twitter, Facebook and other social media pages of interest.
If you have one you'd like to see on this page, or if you have an interesting story for us to publish write to: