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Editor-in-chief’s message

Author(s): Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you’re all enjoying a happy and healthy new year and looking forward to the upcoming spring season!

Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs is now entering its third year of publication! We are looking forward to providing you, our readers, with another year of up-to-date, useful information as you continue your important work of providing high-quality healthcare to women.

We have many excellent feature-length articles, as well as a large number of shorter articles (in our departments), coming up in 2016. You’ve likely noticed that we’ve expanded our journal departments in response to your request for shorter articles that still provide timely and relevant information to meet your clinical and professional needs. Our departments now include Assessment & Management, On the Case, Clinical Resources, Professional Development, Patient Education, DNP Projects: Spotlight on Practice, Policy & Practice Points, Commentary, and Focus on Sexual Health.

I hope that you will help us keep the momentum going by submitting a manuscript in one of the multiple formats we offer. We are especially interested in the shorter articles for our journal departments. As always, we welcome feature-length manuscript submissions as well.

Click here to visit our journal website to access the complete Guidelines for Authors. In case you need inspiration, please consider writing about topics such as abnormal uterine bleeding, adolescent health, cancer in women, coding for ob/gyn diagnoses, contraception for women with chronic health conditions, human trafficking, male reproductive health, older women’s health, or pregnancy complications. We welcome query letters about any topic and article format you are considering; you can reach us at bkelsey@healthcommedia.com and dgreene@healthcommedia.com. Even if you’re not quite ready to write for us, please let us know if you have a particular topic that you want to see covered in the journal.

In this first journal issue of 2016, I extend a special thank-you to the individuals who peer-reviewed manuscripts for us in 2015:

Kelly Ackerson, Cynthia Adams, Ivy Alexander, Carola Bruflat, Lorraine Byrnes, Joyce Cappiello, Helen Carcio, Janie Daddario, Melanie Deal, Brenda Deeser, Linda Dominguez, Caroline Hewitt, Susan Hoffstetter, Amy Levi, Patrice Malena, Anne Moore, Suzy Reiter, Michelle Schramm, Beth Steinfeld, Carolyn Sutton, and Jordan Vaughan.

In the November 2015 issue, I wrote about the opportunity to become a peer reviewer for our journal. I was happy to hear from many of you. Please click here for an application form to join this fine cadre of nurse practitioners and nurse midwives who have helped to make the articles we publish the very best!

Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

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