Note: Submission does not guarantee publication. All submissions of articles, news items, and resources are subject to review by the Perspectives editorial team and, as needed, the relevant advisory committee.
Conflicts of Interest and Bias
Authors must fill out the Conflict of Interest and Bias section of this online submission form. All submissions to Perspectives must be free of bias. Discriminatory or inflammatory submissions will not be considered for publication.
The Perspectives editorial team uses the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s definitions of conflict of interest and commercial interest organizations, which can be found here.
Format and References
Submissions to Perspectives must follow the 7th edition APA citation and style guide. APA citation guidelines can be found here and paper format guidelines here.
Submissions of any kind except “Community Announcements” and “Honors and Memorials” must include a list of references at the end of the document. This list must follow APA guidelines and be presented in alphabetical order. If listing an electronic source, please provide the exact URL of the content, rather than the web address of the overall site.
Use references and citations to document your ideas and credit your sources. Authors are responsible for accuracy in citation and interpretation of material resources. Reference material should be recent (within 5 years) and up-to-date (latest book editions), unless referring to a timeless classic or in the case that recent, up-to-date resources are not available for the topic in question.
Plagiarism in submissions will result in automatic rejection of the submission.
Photos and illustrations will be used at the discretion of the editorial team and production editor. You may only submit images for which you own the copyright.
Please place each illustration, figure, chart, photograph, etc. on a separate page of the submitted manuscript following the reference list and label each item as it is referred to in the text (for example, “Figure 1: [title of figure]”). Please also provide a caption for each image submitted. Cite images consecutively in the text of the manuscript, and number them in the order in which they are shown or discussed.
You must include the name of the photographer (in the case of photos) or artist (in the case of illustrations) and any persons depicted in photographs.
When submitting through the online submission form, please upload a copy of each illustration, figure, or photograph in the provided upload box. Title these files with the following format:
[author’s surname] - [Figure 1] - [title of figure]
Acceptable file formats for images are: JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF. Images must have a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch).
Rights, Copyright, and Publication
Except for copyright, other proprietary rights related to manuscripts accepted for publication are retained by authors.
The copyright is for this particular piece; these words, in this order, designed and laid out in the article you are submitting. You are acknowledging that this is your original work and ideas that are not plagiarized and that you are not currently submitting this exact article to any other journal or publication. This means you may not take this article, exactly as published in this journal, and publish or reprint it elsewhere without written permission.
Copyright gives Perspectives and the Spiritual Care Association Nursing Division permission to publish your work in all formats of the journal (print, ebook, online) and distribute it through other derivative works such as reprints, online journal subscription services like CINAHL, or in future topical compilations of journal articles including the ability to photocopy articles for limited non-profit educational purposes, including in publications of the Spiritual Care Association Nursing Division and the Westberg Institute and to make articles available on an Internet website.
Copyright permits you or anyone else to quote up to 75 words of this article without obtaining written permission to do so. If you want to quote more than 75 words or reproduce a table or figure prepared specifically for publication in Perspectives please email email@example.com with perspectives permissions in the subject line to obtain written permission. You will not be able to copy and hand out your article, place it on a website, or distribute it to others in any way other than referring people to the particular issue of Perspectives. You may request permission to make copies for a specific educational activity. Copyright law allows anyone to make 1 copy of a journal article for personal educational use, for example, a student doing research in a library.
How to Submit
To submit an article to Perspectives, fill out this digital submission form. This form includes required copyright information and conflict of interest questions. Only submissions with fully completed forms will be reviewed for publication.
If you have questions regarding a submission, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Perspectives Submission Query” in the subject line.
Please note: only documents submitted through the digital submission form will be considered for publication. Do not email us your submissions.