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Why American Nurse?

Why choose American Nurse to disseminate your work? As the leading general nursing journal, American Nurse, your article will reach the most nurses who have the ability to act on your work.

  • AN is the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), which means your article has a built in readership—and your article receives additional dissemination via ANA’s social media platform.
  • AN is sent to 200,000 nurses, the most of any nursing journal. It has an extensive social media reach, and its NurseLine newsletter, which promotes articles, is sent to more than 250,000 contacts each week. More than 400,000 visit the AN website every month, with over 600,000 page views.
  • AN is indexed in the CINAHL nursing database
  • AN is read by nurses in all specialties, practice settings, and organizational levels.
  • AN’s editorial advisory board includes top nursing leaders from a variety of settings.

You’ll also have a positive publishing experience. According to a survey of past contributors to AN:

  • 81% were very satisfied with their overall publishing experience, and 13% were satisfied.
  • 88% were very likely to consider publishing again in AN.
  • 88% were satisfied with the time it took from submission to completion of the peer review process.
  • 91% would recommend publishing in AN to colleagues.

About American Nurse

American Nurse is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a voice for today’s nurses in all specialties, all practice settings, and all organizational levels. Packed with practical information, it keeps nurses up-to-date on best practices, helps them maximize patient outcomes, and enhances their careers.

Getting started

We encourage you to send a query email ( to Cynthia Saver, MS, RN, editorial director, before submitting an article.

If you receive a positive response to your query, please follow our author guidelines. The guidelines are intended to enhance the chances that your article will be accepted for peer review and publication.

Peer review

Clinical articles undergo blinded peer review. Reviewers are chosen based on their expertise in the area covered by the manuscript.

Copyright and ethical considerations

American Nurse Today follows guidance from the International Committee of Medical Journal Ethics (ICMJE).

Originality. Manuscripts must be your original work. All manuscripts undergo a plagiarism screening.

Authorship. Per ICMJE guidelines, all listed authors must have made substantive intellectual contributions to the manuscript “without which the work, or an important part of the work, could not have been completed or the manuscript could not have been written and submitted for publication.”

Conflicts of interest. All authors need to complete a potential conflict of interest form.

Copyright release form. All authors need to complete a copyright release form.

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