Writer Guidelines

Minority Nurse aims to provide nurses of color with a targeted career road map by offering practical articles on job opportunities, employment trends, and continuing education. Readers represent a wide range of educational backgrounds, from associate degree to Ph.D. holders, from students to practicing nurses and nursing faculty. Minority health disparities and culturally competent health care are frequent concerns, as are specific efforts to increase the number of African American, Asian, Hispanic, Filipino, and Native American/Alaska Native nurses in the profession.

Frequency: Four times each year

When preparing and submitting an article for publication, please keep the following in mind:

a. Our editorial is written in an informal but informative manner. We prefer not to use footnotes or endnotes, as this gives the appearance of a scientific journal. Also, please note that Minority Nurse is not a peer-reviewed publication.

b. Generally, we follow the Chicago Manual of Style in all matters related to punctuation and grammar.

c. Please include the location (city and state) of any companies, organizations, or schools cited in the text.

d. Please include the professional and educational credentials of any nurses cited in the text (on first usage only): e.g., Jane Hernandez, RN, BSN, MPH.

e. Our preferred length for articles is 1,800 to 2,400 words for features and 800 to 1,000 words for columns, such as Academic Forum, Second Opinion, and book reviews.

f. Please submit your article via e-mail to editor@minoritynurse.com as an attachment. We use Microsoft Word, though we can also accept documents prepared in some other word processing programs, such as WordPerfect.

g. Whenever possible, we like to use photos, preferably four-color, to illustrate feature articles. Please ask any minority nurses you interview to send photos of themselves directly to the magazine, either via e-mail (editor@minoritynurse.com) or to the mailing address below, with a note indicating whether or not the photos must be returned. (Any accompanying materials that would need to be scanned, such as books or pamphlets, can also be mailed to the address below.) We are especially partial to "action shots," such as nurses working with patients, minority students participating in recruitment or retention activities, pictures taken at community health events, etc.

Electronic or scanned photos must be at least 3" x 5" in size with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. For photos taken with digital cameras, use the "fine" or "high resolution" setting. We prefer a JPG file format; however, we can accept TIF and EPS formats for photos and EPS and AI formats for vector art and logos, if applicable.

h. All authors should include a one- to two-sentence biography with articles they have written.

View a list of all contributing writers.

If you have any questions about writing for Minority Nurse, or need any additional information, please contact editor@minoritynurse.com.

Minority Nurse Editorial Staff, 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036