Contributing to HIV Nursing
HIV Nursing welcomes research papers, case reports, audit reports, literature reviews, editorial letters and other contributions relevant to healthcare professionals working in HIV. HIV Nursing also welcomes blogs for the website.
- Have you completed a dissertation or a degree recently?
- Do you know of any research or audit that will interest HIV nursing colleagues?
- What changes have you instigated that really made a difference to your patients?
- What innovations or ideas have you come across that are worth sharing?
- Do you have something to get off your chest, or a great book you'd like others to know about?
You can contribute a full-length feature article (around 2500 words) or a shorter news/opinion piece (minimum 500 words), or send in a letter or comment. Choose whatever suits you – the Editorial Board will be very pleased to hear from you. See below for more detailed instructions for authors and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email: editorial@HIVNursing.net
The more society as a whole, and our medical colleagues, hear about what we are doing as HIV nurses, the better it is for our patients and their families.
Instructions to Authors
Miller D. Living with AIDS and HIV. London: Macmillan Press, 1987.
British HIV Association. Standards of Care for People Living with HIV. 2013. Available at: www.bhiva.org/documents/Standards-of-care/BHIVAStandardsA4.pdf (accessed October 2017).
Rodger A, Bruun T, Cambiano V et al. HIV transmission risk through condomless sex if HIV+ partner on suppressive ART: PARTNER study. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection, March 2014. Boston, MA, USA. Abstract 153LB.
Page proofs: once an article has been accepted for publication, the manuscript is copyedited and then typeset. However, if there are many queries from the copyeditor, the document may be returned to the author for the queries to be answered.Once typeset, pdf proofs are sent by email to the corresponding author. The proofs must be returned to the Editorial Office within 3 days of receipt. Only typographical errors and other essential small changes can be made at this stage. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.
During the submission process, the submitting author will be asked whether the work has been, or is being considered for publication elsewhere and will be required to state on behalf of all the authors that the work meets all relevant ethical guidelines and legal requirements. Please note that the journal seeks to follow the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. (https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct)
Please note, any misconduct by authors in reporting their data, e.g. falsification of results, will lead to rejection of their manuscript and other consequences. The Editors will follow the Committee on Publication Ethic's Code of Conduct flowcharts and implement that advice when faced with cases of suspected misconduct.
HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS POLICY
The Journal requires that all experimentation on human and animal subjects is conducted according to the ethical standards of the author’s institution and relevant national and international guidelines. All experimental work on human or animal subjects must be approved by the institution's ethics committee. If there is any doubt, the editors will request an explanation for the approach and proof of ethics committee approval.
For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their parent or guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear when submitting the manuscript. In addition, the journal will not publish any material that could potentially identify an individual who has participated in a study unless the individual has specifically given written consent, copies of which should be submitted with the manuscript.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND EDITORS, AUTHORS AND PEER REVIEWERS
avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest, editors do not take part in
editorial decisions should they have competing interests related to an article
under consideration. Authors are required to disclose financial and personal
relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work when submitting a
manuscript. Peer reviewers are also asked to disclose whether they have
conflicts of interest that could bias their review and are asked to withdraw
should there be any conflict.
Authors are assumed to transfer to Mediscript copyright of their words. Copying of articles should only be made following permission from Mediscript. However, requests by authors wishing to make copies of their own articles for personal use will be treated sympathetically. A personal copy of the issue in which the author’s article appears will be sent to the author on publication.