Call for Papers
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Special Section: Gender-based violence
Edited by Parveen Ali
Gender-based violence is a significant public health problem affecting millions of individuals and families around the world. Domestic violence is associated with severe physical, psychological and emotional consequences for the individual victim, and other family members, including children. Gender-based violence can occur in many forms including domestic and interpersonal violence, rape, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, online violence and abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking. It can occur in public or private spaces. Nurses and midwives, as front line health care professionals, can play a very important role in identifying and responding to gender-based violence and have to explore the ways in which they can help to minimize gender-based violence and its impact on individuals and families.
JAN participated in 16 days of activism about violence against women between 25 November – 6 December 2015. Building on our efforts to raise understanding of the issue and to contribute to the body of knowledge, we intend to publish a special section on gender-based violence. For this section, we welcome original research, review papers, exploration of methodological issues and discursive papers addressing issues related to gender-based violence. We also welcome manuscripts exploring the role of health care professionals, including nurses and midwives, in early identification and management of gender-based violence. Papers should be prepared in line with the journal’s Aims and Scope and according to the JAN Author Guidelines.
Authors considering submitting a paper are asked to read the submission guidelines. All papers will be subject to the usual peer review processes of the journal. When submitting your manuscript, please include the prefix ‘DV:’ before your article’s title.
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