Advances in Neonatal Care
Online Submission and Review System
Advances in Neonatal Care: The Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Papers submitted for publication are assumed to be original, not previously published and not under consideration by any other journal
Author queries are encouraged.
Peer review process
The Journal is a peer reviewed publication. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Series Editor, the Editor in Chief, and other members of the review panel before a decision is made to publish.
Requirements for submissions
1. All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the article has not been previously published and is not under consideration by another publication.
2. A cover letter should accompany the manuscript and should include the following:
a) name of the primary or corresponding author, and list of all co-authors;
b) complete contact information (mailing address, telephone and fax number, e-mail address);
c) letter signed by all co-authors stating they have read and approved the article, and that they have contributed to the substance of the work;
d) full disclosure regarding all submission and previous reports that might represent redundant, duplicate, or similar work.
3. All authors must sign a Copyright Transfer that accompanies the submission. Available online at www.nann.org. Please fax to: Catherine Witt, Editor, 303-750-8275
4. Authors must disclose any commercial interest they have in the subject of their study as well as the source of any financial or material support including but not limited to grants, medications, and equipment.
Prepare manuscripts using the Uniform Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation (http://www.icmje.org/index.html) or as published in The New England Journal of Medicine in May of 1997. Accepted manuscripts will be edited using the American Medical Association Manual of Style: Guide for Authors and Editors, 10th Edition (Baltimore, Maryland: Williams & Wilkins, 2007).
Type the manuscript using 12-point font, double-spaced, with uniform margins of 1.5 inches at top, bottom, right, and left. The title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, and legends should all be double-spaced and typed in uppercase and lowercase letters.
Number pages consecutively, starting with the title page. Include a running head (50 characters or fewer) at the top of each page to identify the manuscript. The running head must not contain any author names, initials, or institution-identifiable information.
Authors of randomized controlled trials should consult the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) checklist which identifies key items to report. These guidelines are available at http://www.consort-statement.org/statement/revisedstatement.htm#checklist.
Title & title page
Include a title page with the following information:
1. Names, degrees and professional affiliation (position, department, institution, place) of all authors, listed in the order of authorship.
2. The name of the institution where the work occurred.
4. Acknowledge grant support when appropriate ("Supported in part by..."). Include grant number, funding agency for the project, an individual author, or both.
5. Include a complete mailing address of the corresponding author.
Abstract and key words
Abstracts are required for all submissions. For review articles, submit an abstract of no more than 150 words and developed in paragraph form.
Original research abstracts should include the following headings: purpose, subjects, design, methods, main outcome measures (giving specific data and the statistical significance, if possible), principal results, and conclusions and be no longer than 400 words.
Identify 3 to 10 words or short phrases for cross-indexing the article. When possible, use terms from the Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus. An excellent reference for MeSH terms is: www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html.
The average article should be no more than 12 to 15 manuscript pages, plus references, tables, illustrations, and call-outs.
Dorland's Medical Dictionary (29th Edition; 2000, W.B. Saunders) for spelling of non-technical words.
Use generic names of all drugs and products. When applicable, put brand name equivalents in parentheses when first mentioned in the text.
Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units or their decimal multiples. Report hematologic and clinical chemistry measurements in SI units (International System of Units).
Prepare references using the Uniform Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation (http://www.icmje.org/index.html#reference) or as published in NEJM 1997; 336: 309-315. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Use superscript for text citations. Cite primary sources only. Primary references usually should be no more than 5 years old, although the most recent version of classic texts may be referenced when appropriate. Each reference must be cited in the article's text, pictures, legends, or graphs.
Avoid using abstracts as references. References to papers accepted for publication should be listed as "in press"; authors should obtain permission to cite prepublication literature and should verify that they have been accepted for publication. Written permission must be obtained from the administration of institutions named in the narrative. Letters of permission must be submitted before publication of the manuscript.
A) Four Steps for Submitting Artwork
- Learn about Digital Art creation. Visit www.lwwonline.com
- Click “For Authors” and go to the Artwork tab.
- Here you will also find specific Digital-Imaging Software Instructions to help support your efforts to create perfect images the first time.
B) Digital Artwork Guideline Checklist
Here are the basics to have in place before submitting your digital art.
- Artwork saved as TIFF and EPS files. Do not save TIFFs as compressed files. Powerpoints are also acceptable.
- Artwork created as the actual size (or slightly larger) it will appear in the journal. (To get an idea of the size images should be when they print, study a copy of the journal to which you wish to submit. Measure the artwork typically shown and scale your image to match.)
- Crop out any white or black space surrounding the image.
- Text and fonts in any figure are one of the acceptable fonts: Helvetica, Times Roman, Symbol, Mathematical PI, and European PI.
- Color images are created/scanned and saved and submitted as CMYK only. Do not submit any figures in RGB mode because RGB is the color mode used for screens/monitors and CMYK is the color mode used for print.
- Line art saved at a resolution of at least 1200 dpi.
- Images saved at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
- Each figure saved as a separate file and saved separately from the accompanying text file.
- For multi-panel or composite figures only: Any figure with multiple parts should be sent as one file with each part labeled the way it is to appear in print.
- Artwork generated from office suite programs such as CorelDRAW, MS Word, Excel, and artwork downloaded from the Internet (JPEG or GIF files) cannot be used because the quality is poor when printed.
- Cite figures consecutively in your manuscript.
- Number figures in the figure legend in the order in which they are discussed.
- Upload figures consecutively to the Editorial Manager web site and number figures consecutively the Description box during upload
- All electronic art that cannot be successfully uploaded must be submitted on a 3 1/2-inch high-density disk, a CD-ROM, or an Iomega Zip disk, accompanied by high-resolution laser prints of each image.
Written permission from copyright holders to reproduce any and all artwork must be submitted with the manuscript. If photographs of people are used, the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph. Authors should retain negatives. If photographs have been altered by computer enhancement or any other means, an original photograph must accompany the altered version; referees will judge the propriety of any changes. Indicate which illustrations were adjusted and why.
All artwork must meet the NANN photography standards as follows:
Photos must meet standards for developmentally appropriate care, including:
Appropriate position for resting position,All photos must show complete compliance with infection control standards for a NICU setting:
Appropriate devices to support care,
Appropriate positioning for feeding or procedures.
Infants should be dressed appropriately, not in costumes, or posed in unnatural
settings or positions
simple rings only,All photos must meet commonly accepted standards for patient safety in the NICU:
short natural nails,
full barrier precautions for any invasive procedures (sterile drapes, gowns, hats,
back sleeping and no soft bedding for non-intubated patients in open cribs
no unsecured medications or unlabeled syringes in view,
artificial airways appropriately secured and positioned so that water will not drain
Historic photographs shall be evaluated on their own merits, considering relevant context
On-line manuscript submission: All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the new web site at https://anc.edmgr.com/. First-time users: Please click the Register button from the menu above and enter the requested information. On successful registration, you will be sent an e-mail indicating your user name and password. Note: If you have received an e-mail from us with an assigned user ID and password, or if you are a repeat user, do not register again. Just log in. Once you have an assigned ID and password, you do not have to re-register, even if your status changes (that is, author, reviewer, or editor). Authors: Please click the log-in button from the menu at the top of the page and log in to the system as an Author. Submit your manuscript according to the author instructions. You will be able to track the progress of your manuscript through the system. If you experience any problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 303-750-8275, fax 303-750-8275.
All information regarding the content and publication date of the accepted manuscripts is confidential. Information contained in or about accepted articles cannot appear in any media outlet (print broadcast, or electronic) until after publication.
Catherine Witt, RNC, MS, NNP
Advances in Neonatal Care
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
4700 W. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Complete author guidelines, copyright forms, and peer review criteria are also available online at www.nann.org and https://anc.edmgr.com/.
Title Page (Include 1 copy with submission)
|_____||Names, degrees and professional affiliation (position, department, institution, place) of all authors, listed in the order of authorship.|
|_____||Indicate the category of the article (i.e. original research, review article, Foundations in Newborn Care, or Beyond the Basics).|
|_____||The name of the institution where the work occurred.|
|_____||Acknowledgement of grant support when appropriate ("Supported in part by…."). Include grant number, funding agency for the project, an individual author, or both.|
|_____||A complete mailing address of corresponding author, including postal codes|
|_____||Running head at the top of the page,that does not include author names, initials or any other identifying information.|
|_____||Abstract and key words (separate page, numbered page 2).|
|_____||Text (separate page, numbered page 3).|
|_____||References (begin on a new page).|
|_____||Tables (each on a separate page).|
|_____||Figures (each on a separate page).|
|_____||Name of the primary or corresponding author, and list of all co-authors|
|_____||Complete contact information (mailing address, telephone and fax number, e-mail address)|
|_____||Statement signed by all co-authors stating they have read and approved the article, they have contributed to the substance of the work|
|_____||Individual disclosure of all conflicts of interest (by author)|
|_____||Full disclosure regarding all submission and previous reports that might represent redundant, duplicate or very similar work|
|_____||Disclosure, by each individual author, of any commercial interest they have in the subject of their study as well as the source of any financial or material support including but not limited to grants, medications, and equipment.|
|_____||Copyright Transfer and Warranty Agreement signed by all authors.|
|_____||Letters of permission to reproduce any previously published or copyrighted material that appears in the manuscript, and to cite personal communications or unpublished data.|