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

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

About

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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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Science of Nursing and Health Practices - Science infirmière et pratiques en santé is an 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 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.

The journal's editorial team invites authors to submit articles concerning health practices in the following fields:

  • practices with individuals, families, communities and populations,
  • organizational practices,
  • educational practices and
  • sociopolitical practices.

The journal publishes five types of articles:

1-Empirical research articles

2-Knowledge synthesis articles

3-Theoretical discussion and methodology articles

4-Knowledge application 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.

Contact

Editor in chief

Sylvie Cossette, Ph. D., RN

Faculty of nursing, Université de Montréal, Research Centre of the Montreal Heart Institute                                                                                                                                                      
Email: [email protected]

Managing Editor

Mélina Bernier, M.A., Social intervention

Faculty of nursing, Université de Montréal

Email: [email protected]

Back issues (10 issues)

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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 of 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 elsewhere.
  • 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 application 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 reviews reports are anonymous).

Process: Each manuscript is first examined by the Editor in Chief. If the paper meets the journal’s requirements, it is submitted for 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. They also make one recommendation to the core editorial team, namely the scope or potential impact for research, practice, training, or management (very high impact potential, high impact potential, moderate/low impact potential, niche of interest/too specific).

Upon reviewing the evaluation reports, the core 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 core editorial team, as appropriate. The submission will be evaluated again following the reception of the enhanced version of the authors and either the editorial process will continue, or the submission will be declined. After examining the requested corrections (first or second round) a final decision will be transmitted to the authors. The final decision cannot be appealed. Throughout the process, the core editorial team works together to offer support to authors to improve the quality of their manuscript: written language, logic of the scientific presentation, clarity of tables and figures.

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

  • Following the review reports, 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 and corrections made, all changes made 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.

Core Editorial Team

Sylvie Cossette, Ph. D., RN, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, Research Centre of the Montreal Heart Institute(Canada)

  • Editor in Chief

 

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

  • Managing Editor

 

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

  • Proofreader

 

José Côté, Ph. D., RN, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal, Research Centre – Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Canada)

  • Co-director of the RRISIQ, Strategic Advisor

 

Céline Gélinas, Ph. D., RN, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Centre for Nursing Research and Lady Davis Institute, Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal (Canada)

  • Co-director of the RRISIQ, Strategic Advisor  

 

Previous Editor in Chief

José Côté, Ph. D., RN, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal, Research Centre – Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Canada) (2018-2020)

 

To learn more about the Publisher and the Editorial Team: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/publishereditor

 

Contact us, recruitement is underway!

International Advisory Board 

Anna Axelin, Ph. D., RN, Turku University (Finland)
Lucila Castanheira Nascimento, Ph. D., RN, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (Brazil)
Sébastien Colson, Ph. D., RN, Aix-Marseille Université (France)
Damien Contandriopoulos, Ph. D., University of Victoria (Canada)
Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Ph. D., RN, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

 

To learn more about the International Advisory Board: https://sips-snahp.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/sips-snahp/board

 

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