Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 Guidelines.
Criteria for accepting articles:
- An original contribution not previously published. Articles that do not represent the author’s original and creative work will not be accepted.
- Within the scope and aims of the journal.
- Written in English with clear and coherent language
- In-line with our ethical guidelines and policies
- Must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere
Preparation of Manuscript:
English Language Standards
We require that manuscripts meet standards of English language used for professional publication. The journal has added value of proofreading checking and correction services free of charge.
Every component of manuscript is important, and we encourage authors to follow these instructions carefully. Consider the title, keywords, and abstract in particular because these are the elements that enhance the discoverability of the work. The following components are required for all submissions. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.
Titles: Catchy titles can be intriguing; we highly recommend that you use a title that is a succinct, precise, and descriptive "label" for the content of your work. A separate title page should Include
- Complete manuscript title.
- Authors' full names, highest academic degrees, and affiliations.
- Name and address for correspondence, including fax number, telephone number, and e-mail address; ORCHID number if available.
- Any acknowledgments, credits, or disclaimers; include acknowledgment of all sources of funding; and people, centers who help in the completion of the study.
Abstract: The abstract should be a succinct summary of the article and provide an overview of the manuscript content. It should not exceed 500 words. The author can compose the abstract using word processor and copy and paste it into the designated box of the manuscript. Do not cite references in the abstract. Limit the use of abbreviations and acronyms. The abstract should briefly summarize the major issue, problem, or topic being addressed and the article's findings and/or conclusions (context, aim, methods, findings in numeric representation, conclusion, and recommendations).
Keywords: In considering the keywords, think about the search terms that used in the background research; these often are the same search terms another reader will use when they are looking for content the author have provided in the article. Review the various sections of the manuscript, and make sure that you have included keywords that are relevant for each section. Avoid using acronyms as keywords. Provide up to ten keywords that describe the contents of the article. The keywords are used in indexing of the manuscript when it is published.
Introduction: This section should summarize the previous studies and not merely a lecture about the research topic. The introduction should cover the title words and not less than 5 paragraphs.
Statement of Significance: The statement of significance will be submitted with the manuscript. The statement should be written in the first person, active voice, directly addressing the reader of the article. The significance statement includes two parts:
- What is known, or assumed to be true, about this topic." including as possible local statistics to size up the problem under study.
- What this article adds."
Aim: the study aim should be derived from the research title.
Operational definitions: should be formulated for any core term to describe in a specific way what they mean when they use a certain term.
Subjects and methods: it should include the following in detail:
- Study design: it should specify the research design used in the current manuscript with an appropriate description or definition of the design used (specify the study variables).
- Study setting: it should be briefly described in terms of location, size, construction, patients/clients flow, services provided, cost, and other distinctive characteristics.
- Study subjects: it should be described in terms of sample type, size including the equation or the method by which the sample size was calculated, sampling technique, sample characteristics, including the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
- Study tools: Each study tool should be described separately and in detail, including the following:
- The full informative tool name.
- Tool type (questionnaire, opinionnaire, index, checklists, scale, .....).
- Tool aim
- Tool component (the tool's main sections, the question distribution in each section, the aim of each section, elements of each section).
- The process of tool development (if the researcher develops it, adopted, or adapted from an original tool, in this case, the author has to describe the original items and the changes made by the researcher on the new version of the tool, validity and reliability of the tool after modification. The references that the researcher used in tool development should be cited clearly and completely).
- The tool validity and reliability process, including a reliability testing method and results
- Full description of the tool items (number and type of questions).
- Frequency of measurements and for which group, if more than one group is used.
- The tool scoring system (for each statement/question, for each section, for the total).
- Tool Language clarifying the process of translation and back-translation if any.
- The procedure used for the data collection process (including the tool validation process, ethical consideration, pilot testing, data collection process (preparation, implementation, and evaluation if any, the duration for data collection). The study limitation, if any, should appear in this section. In experimental researches, data regarding the comparison should be provided either for the same group test (pre, post, follow-up) or for the control group regarding the selection, handling, intervention provided, evaluation of intervention, follow-up if done).
- Data analysis: A detail of the data analysis process should be described, including the software used, tests of significance associated with its function in the data analysis process, and significance level.
Tables and Figures
Tables are submitted within the file when the author are instructed to attach files to your submission. Follow these guidelines to create tables:
- Tables should not be less than five tables (tables and figures) that cover the research aim(s).
- Create tables using the table creating and editing feature of Microsoft Word. Do not use Excel or comparable spreadsheet programs.
- Tables are properly numbered in the separate result section. Cite tables consecutively in the text, and number them in that order. Each table should include the table title, appropriate column heads, and explanatory legends (including definitions of any abbreviations used).
- Embed tables within the body of the manuscript. They should be self-explanatory and should supplement, rather than duplicate, the material in the text.
- Tables' comments should be written after the result title, then display the tables after that. A separate comment for each table and each figure is a must.
Discussion: The discussion section should include the researcher's interpretation of the study findings, explain it all, and cite the appropriate studies that are similar or differing from the research findings, including clarification for the similarities or contradictions. the author can interpret the findings in the light of the same research findings to clarify these findings in the context of the research.
Conclusion: In this section, an answer to the research question(s) or reply to the research hypothesis(es) should be inferred.
Recommendations: Recommendations should be extracted from the study regarding various aspects of the study implications.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references cited. Include the references (single-spaced) at the end of the manuscript. The citations and reference list are to be styled according to the APA style of reference. Doi for all references should be stated as possible in this form (HTTP://doi.org/...............).
Manuscript: The manuscript will be submitted as a separate file when you are instructed to attach files to your submission. Do not include any identifying information in your manuscript. If you are citing your works, list them as "Author, YYYY" in the citation and the reference list to maintain your anonymity for the review process. Compose your manuscript using your word processor.
Manuscript Format and Style
Your manuscript will be assessed for standardized format and style requirements before entering the review process. If your manuscript does not adequately meet these requirements, it will be returned to the corresponding author with a request to revise the manuscript's style and format. The requirements are:
Prepare the article: 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, using the most current version of Microsoft Word for PC. Note in particular that the reference list should also be single-spaced. Leave a one-inch margin on all sides.
- Type all headings on a separate line.
- Number all manuscript pages consecutively in the middle page bottom (text, references, and legends for tables and figures only).
- All legends for tables and figures are to be included with the manuscript. They should be brief and specific, and they should appear in an appropriate place within the text.
- Manuscript length (including all references, tables, figures) should be within a range of 15 to 20 pages (standard page size).
- Use APA style of referencing,
- The list of references is not to exceed 50 entries.
- No identifying information (authors' names) should be included in the manuscript to maintain the author anonymity for the review process.
Style of writing and presentation
Research papers should include all pertinent information related to the study, including a summary of background literature and justification of the study, a summary of the theoretical framework on which the study is based, the purpose of the study, the research problems or hypotheses, methodology and design, analysis of data, discussion of the research findings and a summary of conclusions and recommendations for further research and nursing practice. Articles that deal with research methodologies and designs, concept analysis, theory analysis, value or ethical problems, application of theory, and/or research findings in practice should be organized logically and consistently with the author's purpose.
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