We are eager to include contributions from nursologists in any walk of nursing life – students, practicing nurses in any setting, educators, administrators, policy-makers and politicians, and those who are “retired” (do we ever retire?)! We welcome blog posts that are consistent with the mission and purposes of Nursology.net, such as posts that:
- Support and encourage the development of nursology knowledge,
- Present critical discussion of ideas that are central to nursology knowledge,
- Honor nurses who have been “guardians” of the discipline,
- Memorialize the life of nursologists who have died,
- Bring to the forefront notable works related to knowledge development in nursology,
- Provide critical reviews that point toward new possibilities for the future of nursology,
- Explore social and political contexts that influence the development of nursology knowledge,
- Share inspiring stories related to the development of nursing knowledge,
Content and writing style guidelines include:
- The author’s own “voice” is clear.
- There is a connection to Nursology.net content, including links to relevant resources on this site.
- Content is creative and original.
- Facts and logic included in the post are plausible.
- Writing style is informal, conversational, and even humorous.
- Photos and illustrations are included, or can be provided.
- If existing literature is cited a link to the source of the existing work is sufficient; if a link is not available, cite the work using APA 7th edition style and format.
- Length ranges between approximately 750 – 1500 words (the shorter the better!).
- A brief bio and author(s)’ photo(s) are included.
- We follow the guidelines for authorship published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/), which require that all authors must meet all of the following 4 criteria:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
- We encourage students who have received encouragement and support from faculty instructors to include a brief acknowledgement of the faculty member. Faculty should only be listed as co-authors if they meet all 4 of the criteria above.
Members of the Nursology.net management team provide review, assistance and guidance as needed for first-time contributors.
Send your blog content using the Blog submission form, or email one of our management team members.
For inspiration – see our “you can do it” post.