Peer Review Policy
The publication of an article in the Journal of Nursing Education & Practice is only subject to scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the article is understandable and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. JNEP appreciates the efforts and suggestions given by its reviewers.
Initial evaluation of the script
The editor will first evaluate all submitted manuscripts. Although rare, it is well deserved for an extraordinary manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are not sufficiently original, have serious scientific deficiencies, or fall outside the aims and scope of the JNEP. Those who meet the minimum criteria are forwarded to experts for review.
Type of peer review
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the work already published, and whether the manuscript is clear enough to be published or not. The method is blind peer review.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
• Original by clearly stating goals and gaps
• Methodologically reasonable
• Follow appropriate ethical guidelines
• Have results/findings that are clearly presented and support conclusions
• Correctly reference previous relevant work
• Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.
The reviewer advises the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will make decisions based on this report and, if necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor's decision is final.
Become a Reviewer
If you are not currently a reviewer for JNEP but would like to be added to the reviewer list, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing JNEP include the opportunity to view and evaluate the latest work in related research areas at an early stage, and be recognized on our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for JNEP as part of your professional development requirements. JNEP reviewers are volunteers who contribute their expertise to science, so no financial payments are made.