1. Survey Purpose

The Nursing and Allied Health Resource section of the Medical Library Association (NAHRS) and the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) are collaborating to survey editors of journals in which nurses publish. The purpose of this survey is to gather information that will assist prospective authors to select appropriate journals to submit their manuscripts. The results of the survey will be made available on the NAHRS and INANE websites.

This survey is part of a larger NAHRS journal project to create a list of nursing journals that contains: 1)information about the databases that index each journal; 2) availability of full text; 3) if citations are tracked by CINAHL, Scopus, or Web of Science; 4) percentage of research; 5) the journal URL; 6) writing style of the journal; and 7) other useful descriptive information. NAHRS envisions that this product will provide valuable information for: librarians, including decisions on subscriptions and database licensing; authors; editors; and journal publishers. Your input will be very valuable for the success of this project. The journal list will be published on the NAHRS website, http://nahrs.mlanet.org/ with a link from the INANE site. We anticipate that it will be available by August, 2011. We are reopening this survey and contacting publishers as well as INANE members to try and obtain data on more than 100 nursing journals on the NAHRS list whose editors did not respond. If you responded during the last two years, you may respond again if you think anything has changed. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. NAHRS Journal List for Nursing & Allied Health Subcommittee co-chairs Pamela Sherwill-Navarro, MLS, AHIP, Pamela.Sherwill@remingtoncollege.edu Margaret (Peg) Allen, MLS, AHIP, PegAllen67@gmail.com INANE committee chair Dr. Suzanne Smith, DrSuzSmith@aol.com

* 1. Please provide the information requested for your journal:

* 2. What is your name (with credentials) and title?

* 3. What is the contact email address for the journal?

* 4. Please select the type(s) of peer review used by the journal. If more than one, please explain in other.

* 5. Do you have minimum qualifications for reviewers? If yes, please check all that apply.

* 6. For peer reviewed articles, how many reviewers, on average, are assigned to review each submission?

* 7. Does your journal use a computerized manuscript submission system

* 8. How many manuscripts have been submitted to the journal in the last 12 months?

* 9. How many manuscripts have been accepted for publication in the last 12 months?

* 10. Publisher and author locations

  Africa Asia Australia/New Zealand Canada Europe Latin America Mideast South America United Kingdom United States Other (Specify)
Where is your journal published? Please select primary location.

Where do your manuscripts come from? If more than one, please note the place responsible for the most in the box below.

* 11. What is the average time that it takes to review a manuscript on first submission? Please answer with time from submission to your initial response, disregarding author response.

* 12. What is the total average time from submission to acceptance by the editor for a single manuscript (including author revisions and any subsequent re-reviews)?

* 13. Acceptance to publication time:

* 14. What are the main reasons for rejecting manuscripts for publication?
Please select 1 for the most common reason and 5 for the least common reason

  1 2 3 4 5
Manuscript not consistent with the scope/objectives of the journal

Manuscript not submitted in accordance with the author guidelines

Poor expression, language, grammar and/or spelling

Lack of a theoretical or conceptual basis for the study

Lack of (or inappropriate) rationale for the study

Poorly articulated or incomplete methodology section

Inappropriate/inaccurate analysis and discussion section

Relevance of the study to your readership is not clear

The study does not add to the current knowledge base

The study lacks rigour and findings are unreliable

Research or other forms of misconduct are suspected (e.g. plagiarism, redundant publication, inappropriate author attribution etc.)

Authors fail to action all of the suggestions made by your reviewers

* 15. How frequently is your journal published

* 16. Do you accept articles from authors who are not nurses?

* 17. If your publication is an association publication do you accept manuscripts from non-association members?

* 18. Does the journal accept queries prior to manuscript submission?

* 19. Which nursing specialties/areas of practice are addressed by your journal? Please check all that apply, and list any others in the space below.

* 20. Please provide a brief overview of the journal including the topics and types of manuscripts that are published. Also, please include your journal mission statement, if you have one.

This completes the NAHRS/INANE nursing journal editor survey. Thank you for taking the time to respond!