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JFN Call for Authors Special Issue: Social Justice in Forensic Nursing

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Call for Authors

Special Issue:  Social Justice in Forensic Nursing

Deadline for Submission December 1, 2017


The Journal of Forensic Nursing is currently seeking original articles, review papers, and case reports for a special issue to be published in 2018 highlighting research and scholarship related to social justice issues and forensic nursing. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and others whose work interfaces social justice, violence, issues in criminal justice, and forensic nursing, are invited to submit articles. 


We are particularly interested in the following suggested topics, however other topics of relevance to forensic nursing will also be considered:

·         Special considerations in vulnerable populations

·         Trauma informed care

·         Advocacy

·         Role and responsibility of the nurse in social justice

·         Access to care

·         Policy implications

·         Social determinants of health

·         Ethical practice

·         Health equity

·         Application of social justice principles in practice

·         People with complex healthcare needs

·         Social justice and nursing education

All submissions should explicitly connect to forensic nurses and forensic nursing practice. 

Special Guest Editors


Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Professor, Jacques Laval Chair for Social Justice

Duquesne University School of Nursing


Alison M. Colbert, PhD, PHCNS-BC

Associate Professor

Duquesne University School of Nursing


Authors are requested to indicate in their submission letter that they wish their manuscript to be considered for the special issue on Social Justice in Forensic Nursing.  For further information please contact Dr. Alison Colbert at or Editor-in-Chief, Professor Cindy Peternelj-Taylor at


The Journal of Forensic Nursing is a peer reviewed journal, published quarterly by Wolters Kluwer. For detailed information regarding instructions for authors and submission guidelines please visit


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