Science of Nursing and Health Practices Science infirmière et pratiques en santé

Editor(s): Maria Cecilia Gallani, Ph. D., inf., Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université Laval (Rédactrice en chef), Mélina Bernier, M.A. Intervention sociale, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal (Coordonnatrice de rédaction et de production)

About

The journal is indexed in the  and obtained its seal of excellence:  

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To find out about the criteria and editorial standards of the different types of articles considered by the journal, we invite you to consult these guidelines on the journal's website at the following address: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/articletypes

To submit a manuscript, Login (if you already have a user account) or Register to make a submission on the journal's website at the following address: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/about/submissions

A menu at the top right of the screen will allow you to choose the English language if you wish.

To consult “postprint” articles, go to the “Forthcoming” page of the journal's website. This page presents articles accepted by the editorial team, following the peer review process, without the official layout of the journal nor the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI will appear in the PDF of the articles when they are published in the next issue of the journal (December or June).

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Aims and scope

Science of Nursing and Health Practices / Science infirmière et pratiques en santé is a peer-reviewed, international, bilingual, open-access journal free to readers and authors. Produced by the Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research (Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec or RRISIQ), the journal strives to democratize access to research results so that the benefits and outcomes of research concerning health practices may be applied to greater effect.

The journal aims to publish original articles that will contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the health field concerning the understanding of the health-related experiences spectrum. Health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization). This definition is consistent with the core values of the nursing discipline. The journal is interested in scholarly works studying factors that can contribute to health as defined above, i.e., as an holistic phenomenon, notably social and environmental factors, as well as the development or adaptation, implementation and evaluation of best practices. Our journal makes a point of publishing articles of high scientific quality. The journal also encourages the diversity of research questions to optimize knowledge development that is inclusive in its themes and encompassing in its scope.

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Areas of interest

The journal's editorial team invites authors to submit articles about factors contributing to health and health practices concerning:

  • individuals, families, communities and populations,
  • organizations,
  • pedagogy in health and social services and
  • physical, sociopolitical, cultural, and economic environments related to health.

Keywords: health care; nursing and public health; determinants of health; evidence-based practice; professional development

Article types considered

The journal publishes five types of articles:

1-Empirical research articles

2-Knowledge synthesis articles

3-Theoretical discussion and methodology articles

4-Knowledge-to-action articles

5-Research protocol articles

Manuscripts may be submitted in English or French. They are published in their original language along with an abstract in both languages.

The journal also accepts Letters to the Editor: comments about a recent published paper to stimulate the scientific discussion.

 

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Contact

 

Contact

Editor in chief

Maria Cecilia Gallani, Ph. D., RN

Faculty of nursing, Université Laval, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec-Université Laval                                                                                                                                                   
Email: [email protected]

Managing Editor

Mélina Bernier, M.A., Social intervention

Faculty of nursing, Université de Montréal

Email: [email protected]

Back issues (12 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

To find out about the criteria and editorial standards of the different types of articles considered by the journal, we invite you to consult these guidelines on the journal's website at the following address: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/articletypes

To submit a manuscriptLogin (if you already have a user account) or Register to make a submission on the journal's website at the following address: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/about/submissions

Editorial policies

Copyright

Authors hold the copyright on their papers without restrictions and retain it without restrictions after publication of the papers on the journal’s website.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

Authors are permitted to post any version of their manuscript in an institutional or subject repository, according that the source of the official published version is cited properly.

Open access

All the articles published online on the Érudit website are open access as defined under the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). Users are authorized to read, download, copy, distribute, print, research and create a link to the integral text of articles or to re-use them for any other legitimate purpose without asking for permission from the editor or the author, provided that the author and the original source are properly cited.

Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) licence, which allows unrestricted use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation of the articles by any means and in any format, provided that the author and the original source are properly cited.

Submission processing fee

The journal does not charge a fee for processing submissions. The journal is free to authors.

Ethical considerations

All manuscripts submitted to the journal must be based on research conducted in strict compliance with the codes of ethics and conduct specific to each author’s professional association. Studies conducted with volunteers must have obtained the approval of a research ethics board and the free and informed consent of participants. Authors must specify in the Methods section whether participants provided verbal or written consent. If necessary, please refer to The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association - Declaration of Helsinki.

The Editorial Team reserves the right to reject any article based on human research that did not receive prior ethical approval from a recognized, reputable institution. 

Permissions

Authors are responsible for the content of their manuscript and for obtaining written permission from the editors or authors to reproduce any material protected by copyright (e.g., excerpts, tables, figures) and clearly stipulating the source of the material.

Plagiarism

Copying in full or in part, word for word, without permission or without properly citing authors or original sources and paraphrasing or appropriating the ideas or words of others after modifying them without giving credit to authors or original sources are different forms of plagiarism.

  • Authors must make sure not to appropriate the words, ideas or figures of others without proper attribution. All sources must be cited where they are used (text, table, figure) and any words or passages reproduced in part or any ideas paraphrased must be attributed to their authors in the text.
  • The journal is committed to fighting plagiarism and article duplication by carefully scrutinizing manuscripts before sending them for a peer review of the scientific quality. Some articles may have to be rectified or corrected. The Editorial Team reserves the right to reject manuscripts on the grounds of plagiarism when sufficiently substantiated.

Information for contributors

Instructions for authors

Any manuscript submitted must meet the quality criteria for publication (sources: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/s/criteria-for-publication; https://www.osjournal.org/criteria_for_publication .html) that is:

  • The study presents the results of original research.
  • Results reported have not been published in another journal.
  • Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
  • Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
  • The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in standard English (or French).
  • The research meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
  • The article adheres to appropriate reporting guidelines and community standards for data availability.

Consult all instructions (including submission documents, presentation and formatting standards) on the "Submissions" page of the journal's website at: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/about/submissions

Article types considered

The journal publishes five types of articles:

1-Empirical research articles

2-Knowledge synthesis articles

3-Theoretical discussion and methodology articles

4-Knowledge-to-action articles

5-Research protocol articles

Manuscripts may be submitted in English or French. They are published in their original language along with an abstract in both languages.

The journal also accepts Letters to the Editor: comments about a recent published paper to stimulate the scientific discussion.

To find out about the criteria and editorial standards of the different types of articles considered by the journal, we invite you to consult these guidelines on the journal's website at the following address: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/articletypes

Peer review process 

Review mode: double-blind (manuscripts and peer review reports are anonymous).

Process: Each manuscript is first examined by the Editor in Chief. If the paper meets the journal’s requirements, it is sent to review, that is, it is subjected to the critical review of at least two experts in the field.

Reviewers, to review manuscripts, use standardized and recognized reporting guidelines, e.g., PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, SRQR for qualitative research studies, SPIRIT for research protocols (see the EQUATOR site for reporting guidelines of main study types).

We ask reviewers to provide constructive feedback and provide concrete lines of work to help authors improve their manuscript.

In addition to general and specific comments intended for the authors, the reviewers provide the editorial team with a general appreciation of the scope or potential impact of the manuscript for health research, practice, education or management: a) Very high impact, b) High impact, c) Moderate or low impact or d) Niche of interest/will not be cited.

At the end of their reports, the reviewers summarize their suggestion to the editorial team: a) Consider accepting this manuscript, b) Consider requesting revisions, c) Consider submitting again for review, d) Consider declining the submission, e) Other consideration - See Comments. The editorial decision considers this suggestion but is not dependent on it. 

Upon reviewing the evaluation reports, the editorial team will provide the authors with an initial decision: 1- Accept submission almost as is (editing changes), 2- minor revisions required, 3- major revisions required, 4- submission refused. Comments from reviewers will be provided with this initial decision as well as any other revisions or corrections requested by the editorial team, as appropriate.

The submission will be evaluated again following the reception of the edited manuscript from the authors and their detailed responses to the reviewers’ comments. At this stage, either the editorial process will continue, or the submission will be declined. This decision cannot be appealed.

Although the manuscript is accepted, adjustments in the presentation and editorial corrections are then requested by the editorial team to finalize the editing of the manuscript.

Throughout the process, the editorial team offers support to authors to improve the quality of their manuscript: written language, logic of the scientific presentation, clarity of tables and figures.

Here are precisely the steps, following the double-blind peer review, up to the publication stage, when the manuscript is accepted:

  • Following the reception of the summary of the evaluation, authors submit an enhance version of their manuscript.
  • Also, authors must describe, point by point in a two-column table (Reviewers’ comments and Responses to reviewers) the changes they made to the resubmitted manuscript. This document must be blinded and submitted as a separate file from the new version of the manuscript.
  • To facilitate verification of the revisions made, all changes applied to the manuscript during the editorial process must be visible in track changes mode in Microsoft Word.
  • When authors resubmit their manuscript after making the required changes, they restore the names of authors and affiliations. This file will not be seen by the reviewers but will be forwarded to the production team if the manuscript is accepted for publication.
  • When a manuscript has been accepted for publication, after the journal proceeds with the final page layout of the article, authors are asked to do a final proofread of their article and to give their approval for publication within a given time limit. No significant changes will be allowed at this stage of the process.

Editorial board

Publisher

Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research (Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec or RRISIQ)

Since 2012, the RRISIQ is a non-profit research network that brings together people working in health practice-oriented research.

The RRISIQ is funded by: 1) ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (Quebec), 2) Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec.

Editorial Team

Editor in Chief

Maria Cecilia Gallani, Ph. D., RN, Faculty of Nursing, Université Laval (Canada)

 

Associate Editors

Émilie Allard, Ph. D., RN, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal (Canada)

Maud Arnal, Ph. D. in sociology, University California San Diego, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health (United States) 

Diana Barger, Ph. D. in public health, postdoctoral researcher, Bordeaux Population Health Research Centre – U1219 Inserm, Université de Bordeaux (France)

Virginie Blanchette, Ph. D., DPM, Department of physical activity sciences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada)

Anne Fishman Bosc, M. Sc., RN, Ph. D. student, Faculty of Nursing, Université Laval (Canada)

Arnaud Bruyneel, M. Sc., RN, Ph. D. student, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Renata Flavia Abreu da Silva, Ph. D. in sciences, RN, Universidade Federal do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Enfermagem Alfredo Pinto (Brazil)

Anna Garnett, Ph. D., RN, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University (Canada)

Claudio Alexandre Gobatto, Ph. D. in exercise physiology, Laboratory of Applied Sport Physiology, School of Applied Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp (Brazil)

Véronique Haberey-Knuessi, Ph. D., RN, Haute Ecole Arc Santé (Switzerland)

Marga Hoogendoorn, Ph. D., RN, Saxenburgh Medical Centre (Saxenburgh Medisch Centrum) (Netherlands)

Géraldine Layani, MD, M. Sc., Family Physician, GMF-U Notre-Dame, Montréal, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal (Canada)

Dan Lecocq, Ph. D. in public health sciences, RN, School of Public Health, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Postdoctoral researcher in nursing sciences, Université du Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Isabelle Ledoux, Ph. D., RN, School of Nursing, Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)

Caroline Longpré, Ph. D., RN, Department of Nursing, Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)

Didier Mailhot-Bisson, Ph. D., RN, School of Nursing, Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)

Fúlvia de Barros Manchado-Gobatto, Ph. D. in exercise physiology, Laboratory of Applied Sport Physiology, School of Applied Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp (Brazil)

Evy Nazon, Ph. D., RN, Department of nursing sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)

Thaís M. São-João, Ph. D., RN, College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island (United States)

Jihane Sebaï, Ph. D., Department of Management Sciences, Higher Institute of Management, Université Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France)

Jonathan Wilbiks, Ph. D., Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick Saint John (Canada)

 

Managing Editor

Mélina Bernier, M.A., Social intervention, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal (Canada)

 

Proofreader

Patricia Auger, M. Sc., Community Health, Research Centre – Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Canada) 

 

Co-directors of the RRISIQ, Strategic Advisors

José Côté, Ph. D., RN, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal (Canada)

Céline Gélinas, Ph. D., RN, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University (Canada)

International Advisory Board 

Célestine Futi Bilendo, M. Sc., RN, promotor of the Fondation Maman Célé (FOMAC) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Lydia Ould Brahim, M. Sc., RN, Doctoral Student, McGill University (Canada)

Christian Chabot, Patient-Partner, Université Laval, member of RÉSEAU-1, member of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec (Canada) 

Damien Contandriopoulos, Ph. D., University of Victoria (Canada)

Jacinthe Dancot, Ph. D., Université de Liège (Belgium)

Julie Fréchette, Ph. D., RN, M. Sc. (HR), CHRP, CEC (Certified Executive Coach), Senior Advisor, Development and Professional Practice Directorate, Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (Canada)

Maria Kalafati, Ph. D., RN, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Alberto Lucchini, RN, Head Nurse General Adult and Pediatric ICU, Fondazione IRCCS San Gerardo dei Tintori, Coordinator of the master's degree in Critical Care Nursing, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Ana Paula Morais de Carvalho Macedo, Ph. D. in Education, University of Minho School of Nursing (Portugal)

Fernanda Carneiro Mussi, Ph. D., RN, Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil)

Edouard Adrien Mvessomba, Ph. D., Department of Psychology, Université de Yaoundé-I (Cameroon)

Katia Nadaud-Moreau, M. Sc., Clinical specialist health manager (training / research), Hôpital Ambroise Paré, AP-HP Université Paris Saclay (France)

Lucila Castanheira Nascimento, Ph. D., RN, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)

Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Ph. D., RN, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)  

Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues, Ph. D., Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp (Brazil)

Kevin M Veen, MD, Ph. D., Department of cardiothoracic surgery, Erasmus MC (Netherlands)

 

Previous Editors in Chief

Sylvie Cossette, Ph. D., RN, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal (Canada) (2020-2022)

José Côté, Ph. D., RN, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal (Canada) (2018-2020)

 

To learn more about the Roles and Responsibilities: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/rolesandrespons