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Types of Articles Considered for Inclusion in Infusion Journal

Note: Word counts given below are maximum values and do not include the abstract, references, figure legends, or table captions.

Clinical Research Reports (3,500 words)
Clinical research on the effects of infusion therapies, drug stability studies, and evaluations of innovative clinical services performed by nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, technicians, and other professionals.

Practice Research Reports (3,500 words)
Report of an original investigation performed to gain new knowledge through practice and the outcomes of that practice, where full understanding can only be obtained with direct reference to the outcomes. 

Descriptive reports (3,500 words)
Descriptive reports analyze information collected from past events and relates the results of an organization’s environment to its activities. Data may be collected through survey, questionnaire, live forum, technology or another means.

Clinical Reviews (4,000 words)
Literature reviews that focus primarily on a drug or disease and its treatment, with emphasis on analytic reviews of the clinical use of new drugs. 

Case Studies (3,500 words)
Approaches to managing practice-related problems in infusion. Problem solving, not hypothesis testing, is emphasized.

Case Reports (2,500 words)
Articles that (1) describe unusual drug reactions or pharmacotherapy-related issues or uses, or (2) provide valuable information particularly for teaching purposes. Papers should clearly present the case and include all pertinent and appropriate patient information, establish a causal relationship with an objective measurement, explain the case’s contribution to the literature, and describe how the lessons from the case can be applied.

Health Economic Analyses (3,500 words)
Articles that (1) provide a set of analytical techniques to assist in decision making to promote efficiency and equity, (2) provide a way of thinking about health and health care resource use, (3) introduce a thought process that recognizes scarcity and the need to make choices related to resource utilization. 

Primers (4,000 words)
Intended as introductions to various fields of knowledge that are of interest to infusion clinicians. Can be reviews of basic information in areas related to pharmacy, nursing, nutrition, or those further from the mainstream of pharmacy (e.g., advances in nondrug healthcare technology).

Medication-Use Technology (3,500 words)
Describes experiences with and implications of new technologies applied in the medication-use process, including but not limited to computerized prescriber order entry, robotics, automated compounding, bar coding, electronic medical records, and other automation. 

Therapy Updates (4,000 words)
Concise analytic reviews of narrowly defined, important topics in infusion therapy; not intended to be comprehensive reviews of drugs or of diseases and their treatment. Articles that focus on new or emerging standards in drug therapy receive priority.

Clinical Consultations (4,000 words)
Brief advice on how to handle specific drug therapy problems. The answers are based on systematic review of the literature that focuses on the specific question.

Commentaries (2,000 words)
Well-reasoned expressions of opinion on issues related to drug therapy, clinical research, the role of pharmacist, nurses, and dietitians in society, or healthcare.

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