New Journal Issues: Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, Journal of Burma Studies, Language Documentation & Conservation + More (July 2020)

Front cover of Biography 42-4 (2020)

Biography

Academic Freedom, Academic Lives, Guest Edited by Bill V. Mullen and Julie Rak

Volume 42, Issue 4 (2019)

From the guest editors’ introduction:

Academic freedom is currently highly public and highly contested terrain. What academic freedom actually means has become an urgent question, as alt-right activists have turned the tenets of academic freedom to their own ends, whether on college and university campuses, or through the actions of right-wing governments as they move to suppress dissent. We want to reclaim the concept of academic freedom for the left and for academic activism, not through a debate about the concept as an abstraction, but in connection to what we see as the radical potential of academic lives. Thinking of academic lives as interpretation and critique is a way to disrupt the current alt-right control of public discourse about freedom of speech. Read the special issue introduction free here.

Journal of Burma Studies 24-1

The Journal of Burma Studies

Special Issue: Environment and Resources: Burma/Myanmar and the (Un)Natural

Volume 24, Issue 1 (2020)

The editor’s note for this special issue begins:

From touristic impressions to geopolitical analyses, ubiquitous are the tremendous and varied natural resources of Myanmar. Teak forests, oil and gas reserves, precious gemstones, biodiversity, and the list goes on. The very meaning of the concept of resource, however, suggests that the country contains things of tremendous potential human, economic use, and therefore value. With the resources, mapping, and study of them, there is the seemingly boundless potential for greater wealth to be accumulated. On the other hand, discourse regarding natural beauty and wonder can be a purposeful distraction from ongoing issues of war and exploitation. Discussing the country’s abundance of resources, however, is never a neutral proposition: for outsiders looking in, there is frequently a value-laden assumption which guides the observation that the various regimes and economic interests are not responsibly conserving these resources for the greater good (however nebulous that may be). Life itself (before we even label it a natural resource) is already an active zone of economic production, engineering, banking, commodification, and exchange (Palsson 2016:4). The definition, mapping, laws, and social relationships which name and frame resources in Myanmar are of ongoing heuristic, cultural, economic, and inevitably political concern.

With this problematic in mind, in this Special Issue of The Journal of Burma Studies (JBS) we have gathered together an interdisciplinary set of research articles surrounding questions of what nature is and what its resources might be. With the four authors’ varied focus on historical and contemporary Myanmar, this set of papers offers challenging new vistas for the exploration and interrogation of how resources and the environment have been approached and brokered by local and transnational actors. Read the special issue introduction free here.

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

SPECIAL ISSUE:
Student and Community Abstracts
Guest Editor: May Kealoha, PhD
Co-Editor: Jillian Inouye, PhD, FAAN

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This special issue will feature abstracts of papers from students and/or community members who are interested in disseminating new knowledge and practices for Asian and Pacific Islanders. 

Please submit your abstracts in the format of formal papers. The format should contain these or other approved headings of:  Introduction, Problem/Significance of Topic, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Recommendations  all relative to Asian/Pacific Islanders and nursing and health. Papers should be one to two pages in length and will be peer reviewed. For this special issue, we are particularly interested in the following but not limited to topics that are:

  • Culturally specific
  • Focuses on equity and diversity
  • Pilot studies
  • Evidence based practice projects
  • Description of community programs
  • Suggestions for policy changes to improve health/education for Asian and Pacific Islanders
  • Other related topics 

Original and empirical pilot studies using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods are welcome. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is the only journal focused specifically on health and health care of and for this group. This journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that include, but are not limited to: 

  • Methods, interventions, instrumentation, and educational techniques that are unique to this group. 
  • Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of the unique response to changes in health and illness. 
  • Bio psychosocial, spiritual, and ecological impacts on practice, education, and research.
  • Policy issues as a result of rigorous research outcomes. 

Author Guidelines

All submitted papers must be written in English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review at another journal (electronic or print). Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal rules governing the formatting of the final submission can be found at: 

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/styleguide.html

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/

For more detailed guidelines, go to https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/policies.html

The authors must select as “Special Issue” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. 

All papers will be peer-reviewed by two independent reviewers. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors. 

For more detailed, go to https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/university-press/

Article Processing Charge

There is no charge for submitting a paper to Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be charged a one-time Article Processing Charge of $100 for first author members; first author student members $80; and nonmember rates would be $150

Editorial Contact Information

Contact the guest editor with queries about appropriate topics or works in progress for the special issue: 

May Kealoha, PhD, MPHKapi’olani Community College Nursing Department.
Email:  kealohab@hawaii.edu 
Jillian Inouye, PhD, FAANEmeritus Professor, University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine.
Email: jinouye@hawaii.edu


Contact the editor with questions about the manuscript submission process: 

Jillian Inouye Editor in Chief

Email: jinouye@hawaii.edu

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, Vol. 4#3, 2019

This issue includes the following articles:

Mālama nā makua i nā keiki me ka hānō: Native Hawaiian Parents Caring for Their Children with Asthma, (Part 2)
May K. Kealoha, Sandra L. Sinclair, and Karol K. Richardson

Impact of lactation support program on Initiation of Breastfeeding in Term Infants
Binu Ninan, Umamaheswari Balakrishnan, Asia Mohamed, Munusamy Manjula, Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Ashok Chandrasekaran, and Prakash Amboiram

It’s a Matter of Perspective: The Role of Aging Expectations and Self-Efficacy Towards Engagement in Healthy Lifestyles Among Older Adults
Johnny J. Yao Jr.

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN STIGMA AND FAMILY ACCEPTANCE WITH RELIGIOSITY OF PLWH MSM IN MEDAN, INDONESIA
I Nyoman Arya Maha Putra, Agung Waluyo, and Sri Yona

Is high maternal body mass index associated with caesarean section delivery in Mongolia? A prospective observational study
Naoko Hikita, Megumi Haruna, Masayo Matsuzaki, Emi Sasagawa, Minoru Murata, Ariunaa Yura, and Otgontogoo Oidovsuren


About the Journal

Asian Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences, such as:

  • Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Public Health, Education, Genetics, Pharmacology, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Function and Disease, Dermatology, Wound Healing, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Pathology, Physiology, Nutrition, Pain Management, Sleep Disturbances, and Mental Health.

 

Indexed in Scopus, the DOAJ and EBSCO

Celebrating Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month with Free Journal Content

We are proud to publish an extensive list of Pacific, Asian, and Southeast Asian studies journals. This Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month, explore and enjoy the following free journal content online:

Open Access Journals:

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

Language Documentation & Conservation

Palapala: a journal of Hawaiian language and literature

Free journal content online:

Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific (46#1, 2007)

Asian Theatre Journal: Official Journal of the Association for Asian Performance (23#1, 2006)

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture (1, 2007)

Buddhist-Christian Studies: Official Journal of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (27, 2007)

China Review International: Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies (15#1, 2008)

The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs (15#1, 2003)

Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review (3#1, 2014)

The Hawaiian Journal of History (49, 2015)

Journal of Daoist Studies (8, 2015)

Journal of Korean Religions (6#1, 2015)

Korean Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal on Korea and Koreans Abroad (29, 2005)

MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing: New Writing from America, the Pacific, and Asia (19#1, 2007)

Oceanic Linguistics: Current Research on Languages of the Oceanic Area (50#2, 2011)

Pacific Science: Biological and Physical Sciences of the Pacific Region (71#4, 2017)

Philosophy East & West: A Quarterly of Comparative Philosophy (53#3, 2007)

Rapa Nui Journal: The journal of the Easter Island Foundation (30#2, 2016)

Review of Japanese Culture and Society (24, 2012)

U.S.–Japan Women’s Journal (45, 2013)

Asian Perspectives 58-1
Asian Theatre Journal 36-1 cover

Visit our website to learn more about our publications or to subscribe.

 

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, Vol. 4#1, 2019

This issue includes the following articles

Gender Differences in Predictors of Physical Activity among Korean College Students based on the Health Promotion Model
Jeong-Ja Seo and Yeongmi Ha

Air quality and employee hygiene-related behavior in a post anesthesia care unit in Thailand
Somphorn Kampan

A review of Technology-based Interventions in Improving Type-2 Diabetes Management in Chinese Americans
Wen-wen Li and Jenny Zhong

Association between neck circumference and coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis
Guang-Ran Yang, Timothy D. Dye, Martin Zand, Thomas T. Fogg, Shen-Yuan Yuan, Jin-Kui Yang, and Dongmei Li

Comparison of knowledge about smoking and passive smoking and urinary cotinine levels in pregnant women and their partners in Mongolia: A cross-sectional study
Naoko Hikita, Megumi Haruna, Masayo Matsuzaki, Mei Sasagawa, Minoru Murata, Ariana Yura, and Otgontogoo Oidovsuren

Association between alcohol consumption and body mass index in university students
Uraiporn Booranasuksakul, Alongkote Singhato, Narisa Rueangsri, and Piyapong Prasertsri

 

 


About the Journal

Asian Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences, such as:

  • Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Public Health, Education, Genetics, Pharmacology, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Function and Disease, Dermatology, Wound Healing, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Pathology, Physiology, Nutrition, Pain Management, Sleep Disturbances, and Mental Health.

 

Indexed in Scopus, the DOAJ and EBSCO

Top Downloaded Articles 2018: Hawai‘i and the Pacific

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New 2018 content published in our Hawai‘i and Pacific journals garnered nearly 7,500 downloads worldwide on both Project MUSE and the University of Hawai‘i’s open access digital repository, Kahualike.

The Contemporary Pacific review of Disney film Moana tops the list, and an article from our new open access Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal features in the top 10. Open access Hawaiian language journal Palapala did not publish new content in 2018 but garnered nearly 2,700 downloads on ScholarSpace. Our new title Rapa Nui Journal began publishing early release articles on Project MUSE in late 2018. Continue reading “Top Downloaded Articles 2018: Hawai‘i and the Pacific”

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal Vol. 3#2, 2018 – Special issue on Women’s Leadership in Asian Cultures

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This special issue of the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal examines women’s leadership in Asian cultures. Guest editors Eun-Ok Im and Marion Broome begin the special issue introduction  by discussing various issues and challenges for women leaders within Asian cultures from the various perspectives of nursing leaders from different countries. They write:

these individual articles reflect the unique leadership development experiences of these leaders in the unique contexts of their countries. Across the articles, however, some important commonalities can be identified, one of which is the emphasis on human resources and networks. “Harmony” is the key value for Asian leaders who were all influenced by their leadership journeys. Continue reading “Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal Vol. 3#2, 2018 – Special issue on Women’s Leadership in Asian Cultures”

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal-Call for Papers

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal Special Issue on Transforming Health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Guest Editors: Mary Frances Oneha, PhD; Nafanua Braginsky, PhD, DNP; Mahealani Suapaia, PhD; Kamomilani Wong, PhD
Co-Editor: Jillian Inouye, Ph.D., FAAN
Deadline: December 31, 2018

This special issue will feature articles related to transforming health and policy for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.  Researchers, educators, practitioners, policy makers, academics, graduate students, and administrators from all countries who are interested in disseminating new knowledge towards the improvement of health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are welcome.

Please submit your manuscripts in the form of formal papers. For this special issue, we are particularly interested in the following:

    • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander research, practice, policy, education as well as others on:

    • Culturally specific care that improves health and achieves equity.
    • Community and primary care practice innovations.
    • Comparative or state of the science review on the health status of specific Islander groups not otherwise reported.
    • Ideas on policy changes to improve the health and well-being of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.
    • Other related topics

 

Original and empirical studies using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods are welcome. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is the only journal focused specifically on health and health care of and for this group. This journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that include, but are not limited to:

    • Methods, interventions, instrumentation, and educational techniques that are unique to this group.
    • Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of the unique response to changes in health and illness.
    • Bio psychosocial, spiritual, and ecological impacts on practice, education, and research.
    • Policy issues as a result of rigorous research outcomes.

 

Author Guidelines

All submitted papers must be written in English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review at another journal (electronic or print). Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal rules governing the formatting of the final submission can be found online.

Article Processing Charge

There is no charge for submitting a paper to Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal.

Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be charged a one-time Article Processing Charge of $300. For members of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association Inc. you will receive a discounted rate of $200.

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

cover image Asian / Pacific Island Nursing JournalAbout the Journal

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences.

Call for Papers: Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal Special Issue on Technology and Health
Guest Editor: Reimund Serafica, PhD
Co-Editor: Jillian Inouye, Ph.D., FAAN
Deadline: September 30, 2018

The special issue on technology and health will feature articles related to the use of technology and health for Asian-Pacific Islanders. The title of this special issue, Asian / Pacific Island Technology and Health, welcome manuscripts from the United States, Asian and Pacific Island countries. Researchers, educators, graduate students, practitioners and administrators which report the health of Asian populations and health care approaches using technology are welcome.

Please submit your manuscripts in the form of formal papers. For this special issue on Technology, we are particularly interested in the following:

  • Studies on health of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian-Americans with a goal on improving health and achieving equity.
  • Studies of regionally or culturally determined primary care practices.
  • Comparative or review of the state of lifestyle behaviors, common symptoms and their management.

Original and empirical studies using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods are welcome. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that include, but are not limited to:

  • Methods, interventions, instrumentation, and educational techniques that are unique to this group.
  • Theoretical foundations that increase understanding the unique response to changes in health and illness.
  • Bio psychosocial, spiritual, and ecological impacts on practice, education, and research.
  • Policy issues as a result of rigorous research outcomes.

Complete information on how to prepare and submit articles and proposals may be found online.

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association has been accepted for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

cover image Asian / Pacific Island Nursing JournalAbout the Journal

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences.

 

UH Press Distributes Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The University of Hawai‘i Press now distributes the digital open-access journal, Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal published by the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA). The complete content of the journal is freely available online at https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/.

cover image Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal Edited by Jillian Inouye, PhD, FAAN from the University of Hawai‘i, John A Burns School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene (emeritus), the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is the only journal focused specifically on health and health care of and for this population. The journal features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences.

“We are pleased to assist AAPINA in the production and distribution of this important open-access journal,” said Joel Cosseboom, UH Press interim director.

The Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal joins UH Press’s extensive list of Hawaiian and Pacific Island studies titles, including The Hawaiian Journal of History, The Contemporary Pacific, and Pacific Science. The journal also joins three other peer-reviewed, open-access journal offerings: Language Documentation and Conservation, Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature and the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society.

About UH PressUH Press Logo

 The University of Hawai‘i Press supports the mission of the university through the publication of books and journals of exceptional merit. It strives to advance knowledge through the dissemination of scholarship—new information, interpretations, methods of analysis—with a primary focus on Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific, Asian American and global studies. It also serves the public interest by providing high-quality books and resource materials of educational value on topics related to Hawai‘i’s people, culture, and natural environment. Through its publications the Press seeks to stimulate public debate and educate both within and outside the classroom.

About AAPINA

 AAPINA serves as the unified voice for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) nurses around the world. AAPINA strives to positively affect the health and well-being of AAPIs and their communities by:

  1. supporting AAPI nurses and nursing students around the world through research, practice, and education;
  2. facilitating and promoting networking and collaborative partnerships; and
  3. influencing health policy through individual and community actions.