Journal - J.GENCA

J.GENCA is the official journal of the Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia and is published quarterly.  The editorial committee welcomes articles that may be of interest to nurses working in the field of gastroenterology, related clinical practice, research, education, administration or of general interest.

Submitting an Article


All submitted scholarly articles should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and identify five key words. This is to ensure placement on the CINAHL Database. References will also be cited.

Word Length

A word count of 500 - 1500 words plus reference is recommended. Longer articles are of course, also welcome.

Peer Review

Articles submitted for publication are peer reviewed.  Submitted manuscripts are reviewed internally and then sent, without the author's details, to an appropriate expert from our panel of reviewers.  Reviewers are asked to assess the accuracy of fact, clarity of presentation, use of references and relevance to the practice of gastroenterology nursing.  Articles may be accepted, returned to the author with suggestions for revisions, or rejected.  All articles accepted for publication are subject to normal editing procedures. Changes to spelling, grammar, punctuation and style will be made without notice.  We constantly seek to extend and renew our panel of reviewers.  If you are interested in joining our review panel, please contact the editorial team by email.


You may contact GENCA at any time to discuss your article by phone 1300 788 155 or email. Articles should be submitted by email or by completing the form below. 

For full details on article specifications, click here.

Editorial Committee

Dianne Jones

Gillian Schofield

Susan Netterfield

Charlie Vaughan

Kimberley Rice

Kristine Wyatt

Lorelle Smith

Debra Whittaker

Daniel Lightowler

James Thompson


The GENCA office manages the publication of the Journal and welcomes enquiries from advertisers interested in advertising in the Journal.  The Journal is highly regarded by GENCA's 1,550 members and subscribers, each of whom receive a printed copy of the 4 editions annually.  For enquiries regarding advertising, please contact the GENCA Project Officer at

Deadlines for advertising in 2020 are:

Edition Deadline
Autumn 1 January
Winter 1 April
Spring 1 July
Summer 1 October