Author Guidelines

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General Guidelines

Articles sent to the journal are not yet published. To avoid double publication, Journal of Nursing Education & Practice does not accept any articles which are also sent to other journals for publication at the same time. The writer should ensure that all members of his/her team have approved the article for publication. Any research report on humans as subjects should enclose the signed informed consent and prior ethical approval was obtained from a suitably constituted research ethics committee or institutional review board. If any financial support was received, or relationship(s) existed, the authors should mention that no conflict of interest of any financial support or any relationship or other exists during a research project. Those points should mention in the Cover Letter to the Editor of Journal of Nursing Education & Practice.

Review Process
Each manuscript is reviewed by the editors, and if of a sufficient standard, sent for blind review by at least two editorial board members who come from a range of countries as chosen by the journal team based on their expertise. The result may be accepted with no correction, accepted with little correction, accepted with many corrections and refused. The sending author is allowed to correct the article based on suggestions received from the reviewer. Certain information about whether the article is accepted and published or refused is given to the sending author in writing.

Manuscript Guidelines
The article of research should be written in English in essay format which is outlined as follow:

  1. Title Page. This includes the title of the manuscript, the full names without academic and professional credentials with commas between names. A number (1) is to be used to designate the corresponding author with academic and professional credentials, institutional affiliation(s), postal and e-mail addresses of each author.
  2. Abstract. Abstracts for research articles, literature reviews, and case reports should use a maximum of 300 words. The research article should consist of background, purpose, methods, results and conclusion. The abstract is written and is short to help readers get an understanding of the new and important aspects without reading the whole article. Keywords are written on the same page with abstracts separated from each other with coma (,). Please use a maximum of 5 appropriate words for help with the indexing.
  3. Manuscript. 
    The manuscript is in continuous order:
    - Background: Background provides the state of the art of the study and consists of an adequate background, previous research to record the existing solutions/method to show which is the best, and the main limitation of previous research, to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
    - Objective: The objective should state the major aim of the research.
    - Methods: The method consists of research design, place and time of research, population and sample, data measurement and data analysis method. Provide sufficient details of the methods including the ethical conduct.
    - Results: Results state the major findings of the research instead of providing data in great detail. Results should be clear, concise and can be reported on texts or graphics. Please provide some introduction for the information presented in tables or images.
    - Discussion:  The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the study. The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the background section (what)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences? 
    - Conclusion
    Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research telling how advanced the result is from the present state of knowledge. Conclusions should be clear to know whether it merits publication in the journal or not. Provide a clear scientific justification and indicate possible applications and extensions. Recommendations should also be pointed out to suggest future research and implication in the nursing practice.
    - Acknowledgments (if any): Briefly acknowledge research funders, and any research participants in this section.
    - Reference: The Reference consists of all references used to write the articles. Ensure that citations used are as contemporary as possible, including those from the current year of writing. Delete older literature citations (more than 10 years) unless these are central to your study. References should avoid the use of secondary citations (if necessary use max 20% of citations).
  4. The structure of an article of literature study is the title, name of the author (with no academic title); abstract; keywords; background; objectives; methods (please describe searching databases, how many articles were retrieved); results (summary from the research review); discussion; or conclusion; and references.
  5. Every table is typed on 1 space. Several tables are systematic as mentioned in the texts and completed with short titles each. Explain the footnotes instead of in the title. Please explain in the footnotes all non-standard information mentioned in the table. The total table should not be more than 6 tables.
  6. The layout of the article is to be written on A4 paper with a margin of at least 2.5 for each using Microsoft Word, Times New Roman font, and single-spaced. The maximum number of pages is 20. Each page is numbered starting from the title until the last page of the article.
  7. Reference and citation use bracketed citation (name, year). Direct citation on references should include the page number of the citation. Vancouver superscript applies in writing the article