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Call for papers - Community-based nursing

Guest Editors

Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, PhD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Neti Juniarti, S.Kp., M.Kes., MNurs., PhD, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 January 2025

BMC Nursing is calling for submissions to our Collection: Community-based nursing. Community-based nursing delivers holistic, patient-centered care within communities, emphasizing health promotion and tailored interventions. We invite submissions covering diverse topics such as community-based nursing interventions, holistic care in primary healthcare, nursing support from family and community caregivers, cultural competence, mental health nursing, innovative home healthcare technology, palliative care, education and training, and disaster management within community nursing.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

Meet the Guest Editors

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Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, PhD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr Atashzadeh-Shoorideh is a distinguished Nursing Professor, having previously served as Dean of the School of Nursing & Midwifery and as a member of the Nursing Board in the Ministry of Health. With 22 years in academia, she brings ample knowledge from her clinical nursing background, highlighting her significant contribution to the field, along with her roles as a teacher and instructor. Her expertise spans clinical nursing, nursing ethics, health promotion, education, patient safety, and the nursing workforce, reflecting a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare landscape. Notably, she has been recognized for her impactful research, addressing crucial areas such as nursing leadership and the ethical dimensions of nursing practice. She also explores the intersection of nursing with broader topics like person-based education, revealing a holistic perspective in her contributions to the profession. Additionally, she serves as a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Nursing.

Neti Juniarti, S.Kp., M.Kes., MNurs., PhD, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

Dr Juniarti is an Associate Professor at Universitas Padjadjaran, specializing in community health nursing, family health nursing, epidemiology, and health systems. Her research focuses on developing integrated nursing care models for both communicable and non-communicable diseases in family and community settings. With extensive experience in organizations like the Indonesian Nurses Association, she works to enhance the capacity of community health nurses to manage various diseases. Currently, she serves as the chief of the Indonesian Community Health Nurses Association for West Java Province. Neti has over 85 publications and significant citations across platforms like Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science.

About the Collection

Community-based nursing plays a crucial role in delivering healthcare services to individuals and families within their communities. This approach emphasizes the provision of holistic patient-centered care, Community-based nursing includes health promotion, preventive care, community assessment, and nursing interventions that address the unique needs of diverse populations within their everyday environment. Together with community engagement and providing home healthcare services to those in need, community-based nursing could bring improvement in patient outcomes through a collective commitment to physical and psychological well-being.

The potential of community-based nursing in addressing health disparities, promoting health equity, and enhancing access to care, particularly for vulnerable populations, has been highlighted by recent research, as well as the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and the integration of evidence-based practices in community-based nursing.

Continued research in community-based nursing could offer insight into the further refinement of nursing interventions tailored to specific community needs, enhanced by the integration of homecare technology and strong partnerships between healthcare providers and community organizations. We welcome submissions on topics including but not limited to:

  • Community-based nursing interventions
  • Health promotion in community settings
  • Holistic nursing in primary healthcare
  • Community and family caretakers support of nursing workforce
  • Nursing care for vulnerable populations
  • Community-based nursing for older people 
  • Cultural competence in community-based nursing
  • Community-based mental health nursing
  • Innovations in home healthcare technology
  • Community-based palliative care
  • Community-based nursing education and training
  • Community-based nursing and disaster management
  • Innovative strategies in community nursing
  • Community-based nursing policy implementation

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being).

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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Community-based nursing" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.