AACN Journals Receive Publishing Awards

Sep 10, 2015

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Critical Care Nursing Journals Recognized for Excellence

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses invites prospective authors to submit original manuscripts for review and consideration

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Sept. 9, 2015 — Where do researchers, clinicians and other healthcare leaders share their findings and perspectives on critical care? 

They submit their original manuscripts to two of the journals published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN): Critical Care Nurse (CCN) and the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). With circulation topping 100,000 readers each, the journals are a trusted resource for the latest clinical research and evidence-based practices related to the care of critically and acutely ill patients. 

Reader comments from a recent survey confirm, “CCN does an excellent job keeping us up-to-date in nursing and medicine,” and “In my opinion, AJCC is really the premier journal of critical care nursing. AJCC is there every other month with timely and relevant information that helps inform and enhance my clinical practice.”

As a testament to their quality, the journals recently received awards from three leading industry groups.

The Western Publishing Association — which bestows annual awards on individuals and companies whose work is deemed “Best in the West” in a wide variety of publishing categories — presented its Maggie Award for “Best Signed Editorial or Essay/Trade” to AJCC for its May 2014 editorial "Brain Death: What Health Professionals Should Know.” In the editorial, author Tia Powell suggested ways that healthcare professionals can improve how their facility addresses brain death and supports families who deal with this trauma. 

Powell’s editorial also received an award of excellence for editorial or advocacy writing in the 27th annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence, an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic materials and social media. Another  AJCC article, “The Power of the Liver Transplant Waiting List: A Case Presentation,” written by Lissi Hansen and Susan J. Rosenkranz and published in the November 2014 issue, received an Apex award of excellence for health and medical writing.

CCN received an Apex award of excellence for feature writing.Cardiac Diagnostic Testing: What Bedside Nurses Need to Know,” by Lupe M. Ramos, was published in the June 2014 issue. 

The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors — which annually recognizes excellence and achievement in the field of healthcare publishing — presented CCN with a bronze award for its “Ask the Experts” department (February, June, August 2014) in the “Best Regular Department” category. 

The journal editors invite prospective authors to review the guidelines for publication and submit manuscripts for review via the journals’ websites. 

Print and online subscriptions to AJCC and CCN are benefits of AACN membership. Individual and institutional journal subscriptions are also available. Subscription information is available at www.aacn.org/publications.

About Critical Care Nurse: Critical Care Nurse (CCN), a bimonthly clinical practice journal published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, provides current, relevant and useful information about the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients. The journal also offers columns on traditional and emerging issues across the spectrum of critical care, keeping critical care nurses informed on topics that affect their practice in high acuity, progressive and critical care settings. CCN enjoys a circulation of more than 100,000 and can be accessed at www.ccnonline.org. 

About the American Journal of Critical Care: The American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), a bimonthly scientific journal published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, provides leading-edge clinical research that focuses on evidence-based practice applications. Established in 1992, it includes clinical and research studies, case reports, editorials and commentaries. AJCC enjoys a circulation of more than 101,000 acute and critical care nurses and can be accessed at www.ajcconline.org.

About the American Association of Critical-Care NursesFounded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN represents the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and includes more than 225 chapters worldwide. The organization's vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.