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Author guidelines for the CARING Newsletter.



The primary purpose of The CARING Newsletter is to publish articles that consider issues, trends, research, and technology related to nursing informatics Nursing Informatics is a specialty of Health care informatics which deals with the support of nursing by information systems in delivery, documentation, administration and evaluation of patient care and prevention of diseases. .

Cover Letter

Please include a cover letter with the name, address, telephone numbers (home and work), and e-mail address See Internet address.

e-mail address - electronic mail address
 of the author to whom all correspondence should be sent.

Peer Review

All submitted articles are reviewed by the Editors and then forwarded to newsletter team member(s) for blind review. Acceptance of articles is based on the reviews and is the decision of the Editors. All accepted articles may undergo editorial revision to conform to Verb 1. conform to - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
fit, meet

coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well"
 the standards of the newsletter and/or improve clarity.

Preparation of the Manuscript

Authors are required to submit articles electronically using Microsoft Office Microsoft's primary desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Depending on the package, it includes some combination of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook along with various Internet and other utilities.  97 or a text file. All articles should be formatted with margins of at least 1 inch, double-spacing throughout, including separate pages for title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, and legends for illustrations. Type the page numbers consecutively in the upper right hand corner of each page beginning with the title page. Articles should be emailed to the newsletter editor, DebraDerickson@comcast.net or ddericks@cnmc.org

Articles submitted for publication in the CARING newsletter should not be under consideration by others. Following review by the editor, authors will receive a notification of the article's status.

Organization of Articles

Articles should be written using the style of the APA (All Points Addressable) Refers to an array (bitmapped screen, matrix, etc.) in which all bits or cells can be individually manipulated.

APA - Application Portability Architecture
 Publication Manual, 5th edition. Information regarding APA style
Further information: MLA Style Manual
American Psychological Association (APA) style is a widely-accepted style of documentation for written research reports, academic term papers, theses, and dissertations, and for scholarly manuscripts submitted for
 is available at http://www.docstyles.com/apacrib.htm, http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html, http://www.apastyle.org, or http://www.psywww.com/resource/apacrib.htm.

All articles should contain the following sections in the order listed:

1. Identification Page: The name, home address, phone number, position and title, institutional affiliation, work phone number, and e-mail address of each author and indicate to which author the proofs should be sent. Do not number this page.

2. Title Page: A brief, informative title of 10 words or less. Author(s) name(s) should not appear on this page. Begin page numbering here.

3. Text: Articles should be no longer than 6 typed pages. Papers should include a brief introduction to the issue or theme followed by the body of the paper. When possible, subheadings should be used to divide areas of the manuscript. The author's name Noun 1. author's name - the name that appears on the by-line to identify the author of a work
writer's name

name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
 should not appear anywhere within the text of the manuscript.

4. Acknowledgments: Contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship may be acknowledged. Such persons must have given their permission to be named.

5. References: References should be listed at the end of the paper according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 APA Publication Manual, 5th edition.

6. Tables, Figures, and Legends (if appropriate):

* Tables: Each table should be on a separate sheet. Tables should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.

* Figures: Figures must be professionally drawn and photographed; freehand See Macromedia FreeHand.  or typewritten type·write  
intr. & tr.v. type·wrote , type·writ·ten , type·writ·ing, type·writes
To engage in writing or to write (matter) with a typewriter.
 is unacceptable. Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations and not on the illustrations themselves.

* Authors are required to submit artwork electronically using Tagged Image File Format (file format, graphics) Tagged Image File Format - (TIFF) A file format used for still-image bitmaps, stored in tagged fields. Application programs can use the tags to accept or ignore fields, depending on their capabilities.  (TIFF).

* Legends for illustrations or figures: Type legends double-spaced, starting on a separate page, with rabic numbers corresponding to the illustrations or figures.

7. Permissions: If the manuscript contains direct use of previously published material such as texts, photographs, and/or drawings, permission of the author and publisher of such works must be submitted with the manuscript.
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Title Annotation:Capital Area Roundtable on Informatics in Nursing
Publication:CARING Newsletter
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 22, 2004
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