JANAC Article Submission Instructions

Information for authors

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) is the official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. JANAC’s mission is to support nursing practice, research, and education through the scholarly dissemination of knowledge and practice standards. JANAC’s aim is to increase the understanding of the complex psychosocial and physical issues associated with HIV/AIDS and the quality of related nursing care. JANAC provides a forum for the interdisciplinary discussion of practice, education, research, and public policy issues related to all aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. JANAC invites original articles from nursing and other disciplines such as social work, public health, and medicine that focus on clinical practice, health services, education, research, law, ethics, and social issues.


Submission of articles

JANAC reviews manuscripts with the understanding that they have not been previously published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. JANAC invites contributions in the form of featured manuscripts (maximum 20 pages), research, practice or program briefs (8-10 pages), and topical columns (6-8 pages). Letters to the editor and commentaries are also welcome.

JANAC uses an online manuscript submission and review system. Please submit your manuscript electronically. The website guides authors through the initial registration process, as well as the uploading of the requisite files. Please note that original source files—not PDF files—are required.

Inquiries regarding the submission process should be directed to the Managing Editor Manager, Kristen Overstreet. All other inquiries should be directed to the editor, Dr. Michael Relf. All correspondence, including the Editor's decision and request for revisions, will be delivered by e-mail to the corresponding author. Manuscript status information is always available for registered authors via the journal’s online submission system.


Peer review

Manuscripts are evaluated according to their relevance and significance to HIV/AIDS care, the degree to which they advance knowledge, scholarly presentation, integrity of research methodology and/or clinical content relevant to nursing practice. Accepted manuscripts may need to be revised by the author( s) to conform with the standards and editorial style of JANAC.

Manuscript preparation

Manuscripts pages should be numbered consecutively. Each manuscript should have the following components: title page, abstract, key words, manuscript body, and references. The title page should include the complete contact information for each author. Abstracts should adhere to a maximum of 150 words, and should appear on a separate page. Key words relating to the content of the manuscript should appear below the abstract on the same page. Other components such as tables, figures, and photographs are encouraged if they enhance or amplify the text. Manuscripts should be written and formatted in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, fifth edition.

 References. The reference section should represent current literature (excluding historical references) and should be limited to no more than 25 citations.

Tables and Figures. Tables and figures should be self-explanatory and enhance, not duplicate, the text. Each table and/or figure must be placed on an individual page after the reference section and should be numbered and include a title. All tables and/or figures should be referenced in the most appropriate section of the manuscript text.

Accepted manuscripts

Manuscripts accepted for publication become the property of JANAC and may not be published elsewhere without permission from the editor. Authors will be asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement acknowledging the manuscript transfer. The author is responsible for the content of the original and edited manuscript, accuracy of references, quoted material, and for any violations of copyright.
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