The Journal of National Black Nurses Association (JNBNA) is published twice a year (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter). Articles are considered on a continuing basis.
JNBNA has as its purposes:
- to provide a forum for critical discussion of relevant issues related to and health care in Black communities; (these issues may include discussions of educational, social, economic, and legislative topics);
- to be a vehicle for the exchange of scholarly works of Black nurses; and
- to disseminate knowledge about critical practice, research, education, and health care management which affect the Black community.
Each paper is accepted with the understanding that it is to be published exclusively with JNBNA. A written copyright release form must be returned for the file before an article is accepted for final publication. No materials published in JNBNA may be reprinted or published elsewhere without permission of JNBNA. Please address all editorial materials to:
Dr. Joyce Newman Giger, Editor
Professor 23, 4th Place, Unit 2
Long Beach, CA 90802
Manuscripts and Abstracts: Authors should submit an original and three copies of their manuscripts, retaining a copy for their files. Include an abstract of 150 words or less with the manuscript. Copies submitted will not be returned. In addition, a copy of the manuscript must be submitted on a 3.5" disk in Word 97 or lower. The abstracts should summarize as completely as possible the objectives of the article and the facts and conclusions contained in the article.
Preparation of Copy: The manuscript (including references, tables, and appendices) should be double-spaced and typed on 8.5 x 11-inch paper with margins of 1 inch on all edges. The name of the article should appear on the first page of the manuscript. A separate cover should indicate the title of the article, name, address, position, institutions, and should be made only on the cover page so that the manuscript may be reviewed confidentially. No more than a three sentence biosketch should be included.
Length of Manuscript: Although the importance of the article will in large part determine length, it is recommended that research articles, critical essays, and in-depth interviews should not exceed 5,000 words, or approximately 16 double-spaced typewritten pages, including references, tables, and appendices. Reviews, resource listings, and documents should not exceed 6 typed, double-spaced pages.
Style: JNBNA utilizes the APA format. Therefore, authors should consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fourth Edition, 1994 for details as to format. These guidelines should be followed for all citations and references. Double-space references.
Editorial Process: A blind review process is used. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two consulting editors. JNBNA reserves the right to edit as needed, in accordance to space limitations and guidelines, in consultation with the author.
The following are the criteria which reviewers use in judging the work submitted and are rated on the scale of 1 to 5:
- appropriateness of publication for JNBNA;
- the focus of the article;
- the relative importance of problems addressed in the paper;
- the adequacy of presentation (i.e. methodology/concept base, description of practice, etc);
- and clarity of presentation (writing style, grammar, organization, conciseness, readability, etc.).
Additionally, reviewers list the strengths and weaknesses of the paper. Comments will be shared with authors upon request.