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Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning (Journal of Care Research) is an open access journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles (both empirical and theoretical based), submitted or invited commentaries and responses, book reviews, interviews and other scholarly material, within the area of care research and health and care service research. The main topics are care, caring, careers, health and care services in the communities and municipalities, and their interaction with other services.

The journal is ranked as a level 1 publishing channel by the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, and publishes original research articles of a high scholarly standard. The journal also publishes more practice-orientated articles. These present new perspectives on developments and trends in the field, as well as providing a space for critical discussion of recent publications.

The journal aims to contribute to the public dissemination of care research. In this way, the journal aims to contribute to the development of the health and care sector. The journal is interdisciplinary and inter-professional, publishing articles and other scholarly material from across the wide array of disciplines and professions that form the basis for care research and care work.

Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning is aimed at any and all relevant professions and research communities: municipal health and care services, researchers and students at universities and university colleges, public authorities and decision makers, and so on.

The journal is published by the Centre for Care Research in cooperation with Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget). Publishing in this journal does not require payment of a processing or publishing charge. The journal was started in 2015. It publishes three issues per year, including special issues. 

Peer Review
All research articles that are considered relevant for publication in the journal are reviewed by at least two anonymous academic referees with no ties to the author. In addition, the article is reviewed by the journal's editorial board and the final decision regarding publication of the article is made by the Editor in chief. The journal practices "double blind" peer review, whereby both reviewers and the author remain anonymous to each other.

Indexing
The journal is covered by the following indexing and discovery services:
  • SweMed+
  • SHERPA/RoMEO
  • Google Scholar
  • Primo Central Index (Ex Libris)
  • The Summon Service (ProQuest)
  • Ebsco Discovery Service
  • WorldCat Local (OCLC)
The journal is authorized as a publication channel on level 1 in NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data (for Norway and Sweden), in the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Authorization List for Serials (Denmark), and in Publication Forum (Finland).
EDITOR IN CHIEF

Oddvar Førland, Professor, Center for Care Research, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences; Professor II, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology. red-tfo@hvl.no

EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS

Bjørn Kvaal
bjorn.kvaal@ntnu.no

Sissel Rødland Dalen
sissel.r.dalen@ntnu.no

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Bodil Hansen Blix, Professor, Center for Care Research, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Kathrine Cappelen, Associate Professor, Center for Care Research, University of South-Eastern Norway
Frode Fadnes Jacobsen, Professor, Center for Care Research, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences; Professor II, VID Specialized University
Rose Mari Olsen, Associate Professor, Center for Care Research, Nord University
Hanne Marie Rostad, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Care Research, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Torunn Wibe, consultant, Centre for Development of Institutional and Home Care Services, Oslo

Address
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning
Editorial assistant Bjørn Kvaal
Senter for omsorgsforskning, Øst
NTNU Gjøvik
Postboks 191
2802 Gjøvik
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning is an open access scholarly journal, with no subscription charges or registration restrictions. All content is freely available online.

As an author for this journal, you retain copyright and publishing rights to your own article without restrictions.

Your work is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, and you grant any third party the right to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially), under the attribution terms that you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. 
AUTHOR GUIDELINES

SUBMISSION

Send your manuscript as attached Word files to the editor: red-tfo@hvl.no

With your submission, please attach the following three documents/files:

1. A short cover letter containing the following:
  • Description of the paper’s relevance to the journal
  • Account for the paper’s original contribution to knowledge in the scientific field (relevant for original research papers) 
  • Confirmation that the manuscript is not published or under consideration for publication in another journal
2. A title page including information about:
  • The title of the paper
  • Authorship in the correct order, including each author’s name, position, institutional affiliation and e-mail address
  • Word count (excluding title, abstract, references and any tables and figures)
  • The number of tables and figures
3. The manuscript, including any tables, figures, acknowledgements, as well as information about funding and possible conflicts of interest.
 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPERS

The manuscript should contain:  
  • Title (preferably short and to-the-point).
  • Abstract (max 180 words) and 3–6 keywords (that describe the paper and do not appear in the title). Abstracts for papers reporting on empirical research must include background, methods, results and conclusion.
  • Papers reporting on empirical research should include a brief account of the following:
    • What is known about this topic?
    • What does this paper add?
      Up to two bullet points per question. Max 100 words for the two questions combined. Placed after the abstract.
  • The main text, including any tables and figures.
  • Acknowledgements, if applicable.
  • Information about funding. The author is required disclose who/what organisation has provided the funding for the study.  
  • Conflicts of interest. The author is required to inform about any conflicts of interest in the manuscript. By conflict of interest, we mean any funding or other affairs that may affect the study and/or an objective evaluation of the manuscript. If there are no conflicts of interest, please state the following: There are no conflicts of interest.  
  • If notes are considered necessary, please use numbered endnotes (not footnotes).
  • References should be listed at the end of the manuscript.
The manuscript should normally not exceed 5,000 words, excluding abstract, keywords, references, tables, figures, acknowledgements, funding information, conflicts of interest statement, endnotes and reference list.

Journal of Care Research/Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning promotes openness, transparency and verifiability in research. We encourage authors to make their anonymised data openly accessible if possible (see “Publication ethics and co-authorship” below).

Structure

The journal has no fixed template that has to be followed for headings and structure. Authors are encouraged to use a structure that complies with the methodological and analytical traditions of their field of research. Headings and sub-headings in the main text should be clear and unnumbered. Use a maximum of three heading levels.

Reference style

The journal uses the APA 7 reference style. External sources can be consulted to find out how to do APA referencing correctly. For example: APA Style. Please make sure that you have used the correct style for both in-text and bibliographical references.

Digital object identifier (DOI)

The references in the reference list should always include the DOI (digital object identifier) if available. The DOI should be a clickable URL, placed at the end of the reference.  

Example: Huang, L. & Mossige, S. (2012). Academic achievement in Norwegian secondary schools: The impact of violence during childhood. Social Psychology of Education, 15, 147–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-011-9174-y

You can search for DOIs for references here

Quotes in the text

Quotes from literature or text that exceed three lines should be presented in a separate paragraph. Short quotes should be integrated in the main text using quotation marks. Quotes should not be italicised. Book titles and concepts presented in the main text can be either italicized or marked with quotation marks.

Tables, figures and illustrations

The author must have appropriate publication permission for all tables, figures and illustrations used in the manuscript. If (excerpts from) copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be given in the acknowledgments. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners. Illustrations are required to have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Publication ethics and co-authorship

All content in the journal must be of high scientific and/or professional quality and adhere to international ethical standards for scientific publication. The journal adheres to the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

In defining the criteria for co-authorship, authors are required to follow the Vancouver recommendations. To qualify for authorship, researchers have to contribute substantially to:

a) the planning, design, data collection or analysis and interpretation of data; AND

b) drafting of the manuscript or critical revision of its content; AND

c) final approval of the version to be published

All other contributors, who do not fulfil the criteria for authorship, should be acknowledged (under “Acknowledgements”).

Open access to research data: Journal of Care Research/Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning promotes openness, transparency and verifiability in research. We encourage authors to make their anonymised data openly accessible if possible. As a rule, data should be published in databases tailored to this purpose, but can also be provided as supplementary material with the paper at Idunn if required and after individual consideration.  

Conflicts of interest. The author is required to inform about any conflicts of interest in a separate paragraph in the manuscript. By conflict of interest, we mean any funding or other affairs that may affect the study and/or an objective evaluation of the manuscript. If there are no conflicts of interest, please state the following: There are no conflicts of interest.

Editorial members as authors: In cases where the guest editor, editorial member or editor is the author of a submitted manuscript, this person shall not take part in assessments and decisions concerning her or his own manuscript. In such cases, responsibility for the peer review process and decisions concerning the manuscript shall be taken care of by another independent editorial member. Alternatively, another trusted expert appointed by the editor-in-chief can take care of the editorial handling of the manuscript. The editor will be named as the editor of the article, so that it is clear that the editorial member/editor who is the author has not been involved in assessments and decisions concerning his/her own article.

MASTERS DISSERTATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS/REPORTS

If the manuscript is based on results presented in a Masters dissertation or other published or evaluated paper or report, the author must disclose this and whether it is subject to restricted access. Journal of Care Research/Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning does not publish dissertations or reports that are already published. The journal publishes original research not previously published only. This is to avoid double publication. Any publication must consist of new results, analyses and discussions.  

THE REVIEW PROCESS

Papers are first assessed by the editor/editorial board for relevance and quality. If the manuscript is considered as relevant and of adequate quality, it will be forwarded to two or more reviewers for evaluation. The journal practices a double-blind review process, whereby the author’s identity is not revealed to reviewers, and vice-versa.  

The appointed reviewers evaluate the following:
  • The paper’s scientific quality and validity
  • Whether the author(s) demonstrate knowledge of essential literature on the topic
  • Whether the methods used are clearly described and whether the work is presented in such a way that the results are transparent/verifiable and applicable for other researchers and the practice field
  • Whether the paper contributes with new knowledge/insights to the research field
  • The paper’s readability/its language, logic and structure
  • What may contribute to increasing the paper’s quality
Revising your manuscript

After the review, the manuscript will be sent back to the author with comments and feedback from reviewers and the editor.  

Authors who are invited to revise and resubmit their manuscript are required to systematically account for how they have made changes to the manuscript in line with the comments from reviewers and the editor. The resubmission should consist of a revised manuscript and a response letter. All changes in the revised manuscript should be highlighted in red fonts or by using the “track changes” function in Word. In the response letter, authors should describe how they have met or dealt with each comment from the reviewers and editor.  

Approval of manuscript

After the editor has approved the manuscript, the manuscript undergoes technical and language editing. The author will receive the proof-read manuscript for review and approval. 
 

RIGHTS

Journal of Care Research/Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning is published under the license Creative Commons Navngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal (CC BY 4.0). Papers published by the journal are regulated by the provisions in this license.

Gold open access: All published content will be stored and made freely available for all at www.idunn.no

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