About the Journal
The International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IJNIDD) is a free scholarly electronic journal for nurses, individuals, families and others interested in promoting optimal health and nursing supports for persons with IDD. The journal is dedicated to meeting the information needs of those who seek effective ways of supporting persons with IDD. The journal seeks to provide information and resources on a wide range of topics and addresses clinical, non-clinical and research issues. Its goal it to provide information about nursing practice; individual, family and caregiver partnerships; educational strategies; policy development; research; and diverse clinical topics.
The first issue, Historical and Global Perspectives of Nursing and Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, was "theme oriented." Subsequent issues have covered a range of clinical topics. Depending on expressed interest and manuscripts that are submitted, future issues may address either one or a variety of topics.
To access the April 2013 online issue of the journal, click here.
Volumes 1 through 5 of the journal are currently only available in a printed and bound collection. Visit the DDNA print store to purchase your copy.
Call for submission of manuscripts
The upcoming issue of the International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IJNIDD) will be focusing on environmental health issues. The guest co-editors for this publication are Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN, FAAIDD from the University of Tennessee and Allison Del Bene Davis, PhD, RN from the University of Maryland.
IJNIDD invites you to submit a manuscript for the issue on environmental health. This issue will focus on exposures to toxic chemicals in environments where children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live, work, and receive health services and preventing or minimizing exposures that can lead to developmental disabilities.
Please submit an original manuscript to be considered for publication in IJNIDD. Submission guidelines are listed on this page.
Manuscripts and a letter of submission stating that the manuscript is not under review by any other journal should be submitted via email attachment to the editor, Ann Smith, MSN, RN, CDDN.
Call for papers
This journal provides an opportunity for nurses and others to share their areas of expertise as a means of enhancing the quality of nursing care and supports that are provided to persons with IDD. This is a great opportunity for nurses and other professionals around the world to help disseminate and gain knowledge for practice. Please consider writing an article for the journal on topic or issue that is relevant to your area of expertise.
It is through active support and participation that this journal will flourish as a resource for those seeking information and knowledge in this specialty area.
Nurses, other professionals, and persons with IDD and their families are encouraged to submit original manuscripts for inclusion in the journal. Articles are judged on relevance to policy or practice, potential reader interest, originality and clarity of writing. Submission guidelines may be found on the journal website.
Call for peer reviewers
In keeping with the goal of providing a scholarly electronic publication, the International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a blind peer-reviewed journal with a consulting editorial board that represents a wide range of backgrounds. The editorial board seeks persons who would like to participate in the peer review process based on their area of expertise.
If you are interested in learning more about how to contribute to the Journal, contact Ann Smith, MSN, RN, CDDN, Editor.
Editorial information for authors
Review process and editorial decision
Articles submitted to the journal are subject to review by two to three reviewers selected by the editor or the editorial board. The review process is usually completed within three months of receipt of the manuscript. The International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities strives toward fairness and courteousness in the review process.
Criteria for acceptance
Articles are judged on relevance to policy or practice, potential reader interest, originality, and clarity of writing. Authors should address the implications of their articles for policy and practice, if not apparent. Original publications only will be accepted for inclusion in the journal.
In general, the journal conforms to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, available on-line at www.icmje.org.
Manuscripts, including abstracts, a short biographical summary of the author, and a letter of submission stating that the manuscript is not under review by any other journal should be submitted via email attachment to the editor:
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