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April 2003 29:2 JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING 17A
A U T H O R G U I D E L I N E S
Official Publication of the Emergency Nurses Association
Journal of Emergency Nursing
WHERE DO I SEND MY MANUSCRIPT?
Editor: Gail Pisarcik Lenehan, RN, EdD, FAANJournal of Emergency Nursing PO Box 489, Downers Grove, IL 60515(630) 663-1263 • Fax (630) 663-1273 • www.ena.org
Please submit all manuscripts, including studies, tothe address above unless intended for a column.
The Journal of Emergency Nursingwelcomes unsolicited articles.
The review process customarilyrequires 8 weeks, though there areexceptions. Enquiry calls after 8weeks to ask about the decisionare welcomed.
The Journal requires all authors toacknowledge, on the title page oftheir manuscript, all fundingsources and/or granting agenciesthat supported their work, as wellas all institutional or corporateaffiliations of all the authors.Authors are also required to dis-close to the Editor, in a coveringletter at the time of submission,any commercial affiliations or anyassociations that could pose a con-flict of interest or financial bias.These include consultation fees,patent licensing arangements,company stock, payments for con-ducting or publicizing a study,travel, honoraria, gifts, or meals. Ifthe article is accepted for publica-tion, the Editor will determinehow any conflict of interest shouldbe disclosed. Authors are expectedto fulfill the requirements of theiremployer’s publication policybefore submitting their manuscript.
All manuscripts must be accompa-nied by the following written state-ment, signed by each author: “Theundersigned author(s) transfer allcopyright ownership of the manu-script entitled [title of article] tothe Emergency Nurses Associationin the event the work is published.The undersigned author(s) warrantthat the article is original, does notinfringe upon any copyright orother proprietary right of any thirdparty, is not under considerationby another journal, and has notbeen previously published. Theauthor(s) confirm that they havereviewed and approved the finalversion of the manuscript.”
Because articles published inthe Journal are copyrighted byENA, authors who wish to repub-lish their work in part or wholeelsewhere must request permissionto do so.
Preparation of manuscripts
The original and 1 copy of manu-scripts and supporting material,plus a diskette, should be submit-ted to the Editor (Gail PisarcikLenehan) or appropriate SectionEditor. One complete copy shouldbe retained by the author. Manu-scripts must be typed double-spaced. Research and clinical arti-cles should be limited to 6 to 10pages (including references,tables, and illustrations).
Title page The title page shouldinclude the title, full name(s) ofauthor(s), academic degrees, posi-tion, institution, city, state, andENA chapter name, if a member.The corresponding author shouldbe designated; include homeaddress, business and home phonenumbers, fax number, and E-mailaddress.
Abstracts Studies require a struc-tured abstract—250 words orless—roughly based on theIMRAD style. The format shouldbe as follows: Introduction,Methods, Results, and Discussion.Abstracts must fit in one printedcolumn and will be edited forspace requirements.
Body of text Standard abbrevia-tions should be used consistentlythroughout the article. Unusual orcoined abbreviations should bespelled out at first mention andfollowed in parentheses by theabbreviation. The policy of theJournal is to abbreviate the term“emergency department” whenit modifies a word (eg, “ED pro-cedure”) and to spell it outwhen it is used as a noun (eg,“in the emergency department”).The term “emergency nurse”should be used.
The generic name of a drugshould be used instead of the pro-prietary name whenever possible.If it is necessary to use a tradename for a drug, it should be capi-talized and inserted parentheticallyafter the generic name when firstmentioned. Product names shouldbe treated similarly, and the man-ufacturer’s full name, city, andstate should be cited in a footnoteor in parentheses in the text.
Weights and measurementsshould be expressed in metricunits and temperature in degreescentigrade, followed with Fahren-heit degrees in parentheses.
References References should beto the original sources of infor-mation in most instances. Num-ber references sequentially inorder of their mention in thetext, and type the reference listdouble-spaced at the end of thetext. Bibliographies will not bepublished. Our reference style:
Format for journal articles:For standard journal articles, listall authors when 7 or less; whenmore than 7, list 6 plus et al:
You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY,Menguy R. Electrogastrographicstudy of patients with unexplainednausea, bloating, and vomiting.Gastroenterology 1980;79:311-4.
Format for books:Weinstein L, Swartz MN.Pathogenic properties of invadingmicroorganisms. In: SodemanWA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors.Pathologic physiology: mechanismsof disease. Philadelphia: Saunders;1974. p. 457-72.
Tables Tables should be typeddouble-spaced on separate sheetsof paper. They should be num-bered in order of their mention inthe text. Be sure that a title isincluded for each table and thatfull credit is given (in the form ofa footnote to the table) to theoriginal source of previously pub-lished material.
Illustrations and legends Sendone complete set of illustrations.Number figures consecutively inorder of their mention in the text.
Mark lightly in grease or soft-leadpencil on the back of the illustra-tion the figure number and nameof the first author. Indicate orien-tation by marking the top edge.Do not send original artwork, x-ray films, or EKG strips. Black-and-white glossy prints, 3 x 4inches (minimum) or larger, arepreferred. Consistency in size ofillustrations within the article isstrongly preferred. Any specialinstructions regarding sizingshould be clearly noted. It ispreferable to omit figures ratherthan submit inadequate ones. Donot mar the surface with clips orstaples. Illustrations will not bereturned unless requested. Legendsmust accompany each figure. Typelegends separately and includeafter the references. If an illustra-tion was previously published, thelegend must give full credit to theoriginal source.
Electronic illustration submissionFigures may be submitted in elec-tronic format. All images should beat least 5 inches wide. Imagesshould be provided in EPS or TIFFformat on Zip disk, CD, floppy,Jaz, or 3.5 MO. Macintosh or PCplatform is acceptable. Graphicssoftware such as Photoshop andIllustrator, not presentation softwaresuch as PowerPoint, CorelDraw, orHarvard Graphics, should be usedin the creation of the art. Gray scaleimages should be at least 300 DPIwith a proof. Combinations of grayscale and line art should be at least1200 DPI, accompanied by a proof.Please include hardware and soft-ware information, in addition to filenames, with the disk.