Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- Include the article title (we encourage authors to include the method where relevant - (eg. “Examining the prognostic association of X and Y: A Retrospective Cohort Study)
- Introduce the article to the editor, tell us if it is research or quality improvement project, a literature review or something else
- Explain what makes your study novel or of value to emergency nursing practice, policy, or research
- Share your rationale for publicatishing with CJEN? What specifically about our readers?
- Let us know if you have any questions, conflicts of interest, competing interests, or biases to disclose
- COIs must be disclosed using ICMJE forms: http://www.icmje.org/disclosure-of-interest/
- Recommend a minimum of two reviewers for the peer review process, as this facilitates and drastically improves time to publication, please consider experts related to your topic area, that you have not published with, within the last five years
- Please let us know if there is anyone in particular you would liked excluded from the editorial or peer review process, as this will help the editorial team to facilitate a valid peer review process you want to make sure we do not ask to provide peer review
- Confirm your article is/has not been submitted/ published/ or is under consideration elsewhere
- Acknowledge and consent that your submission will undergo computerized analysis for plagiarism
- If copyrighted information of any kind is included in your submission, it needs to be stated clearly here
- If a preprint server was used please let us know so we can properly link any future published work to your preprint
- Include the title of the article
- All authors names, highest degree (including candidacy), credentials, affiliations and email addresses
- Ex. Matthew J Douma PhD(c) BSN RN ENC(C), Alberta Hospital, email@example.com
- Complete contact information for the corresponding author including mailing address and telephone number: Ex. Matthew J Douma BSN RN ENC(C), Room 1121, Alberta Hospital, Calgary Alberta T5K 2J8, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604 555 5757
- Author social media - to dissemination across a wide array of platforms: Ex. Twitter @matthewjdouma, Ex. Facebook Matthew J Douma, Ex. Instagram Matthew J Douma
Manuscript (research and quality submissions are single blinded)
- Title in sentence case
- Please use continuous line numbering
- APA 7th edition is required for final edition, though first review in Vancouver, MLA etc is allowed
- relevant EQUATOR checklists are required Ex. www.equator-network.org for CONSORT, PRISMA, SQUIRE2 etc.
- Abstract of approximately 300 words - structured if research, unstructured if not
- Structured abstract for research and quality improvement: background, methods, results, conclusions
- Unstructured abstract for all other content: background, purpose an explanation of article
- Include any protocol registration numbers like PROSPERO or links to preprints like medRxiv.org
- Include five “keywords” to help with indexing and finding reviewers Ex. “quality improvement” “crowding” “emergency nursing” “waiting room”
- Manuscript text: suggested sections introduction, methods, results, discussion, limitations, conclusion
- Figures and tables are included in the main manuscript for submission and editor handling. High quality figures will facilitate the editorial process.
- Implications for Emergency Clinical Practice - 3 to 5 take-aways for the bedside or boardroom, required for research or quality improvement and strongly encouraged for non-research articles
- About the author(s) - if the team is large, we recommend one junior and one senior author, where applicable.
Where you work, where you trained, professional accomplishments and noteworthy tidbits like hobbies or interests
- Acknowledgements - optional, including translation support, land acknowledgements, proof reading etc.
- Conflicts of interest - authors must state the presence or absence of conflicts
- CRediT (contributor roles taxonomy) author statement - required, to provide a more accurate and detailed description of their diverse contributions to the work
More info: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/policies-and-guidelines/credit-author-statement
Ex. CRediT author statement: Zhang San: Conceptualization, Methodology, Software. Priya Singh: Data curation, Writing- Original draft preparation. Wang Wu: Visualization, Investigation. Jan Jansen: Supervision. Ajay Kumar: Software, Validation.: Sun Qi: Writing- Reviewing and Editing.
- Funding - authors must state the presence or absence of conflicts
- Appendices (5 page max)
Appendices (if too long to be included in online print of manuscript)
- Search strategies
- Survey tools
- Data sets
- Additional analyses
Guideline and reporting documents such as EQUATOR checklist www.equator-network.org, Ex. CONSORT, PRISMA, SQUIRE2
- The submission file is in .doc or .docx
- Where available, URLs/doi's for the references have been provided.
- If you are a NENA member who would like to receive editorial mentorship, please make note of this in your cover letter (if you have not already been in touch with us by email at email@example.com).
- Questions or concerns? firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Reviewed Articles
Peer reviewed content such as case reports, quality improvement work and original research.
NonPeer Reviewed Content
Invited editorials, artistic expressions, position statements, news-worthy events and commentary.
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