Aims and Scope: The
of Health & Care is the official scientific quarterly publication of the
Nursing and Midwifery school of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences.
2. This Journal accepts Original Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications
and Letters to the Editor in the fields of nursing
3. Submission: Always
submit three copies of the article and two sets of photographs, illustration,
diagrams etc to mentioned address. Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering
letter to the Editor-in -Chief, including title and author(s) name and
undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. In case the
manuscript was earlier submitted to some other Journal and was rejected, the
authors must provide full information for proper analysis. Manuscript should be
typed in double space on one side of the A-4 size paper with clear margins on
both sides. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on a
separate paper. Do not submit tables as photographs.
In case of electronic
submission of the manuscript the authors must declare that it
is being exclusively contributed to IJNR. The text should be submitted in
Microsoft Word format as an attachment. The figures should be sent in a format
of JPEG or GIF which will produce high quality images in the online edition of
the journal. Submission
is also acceptable via
Journal URL: http://journals.arums.ac.ir/index.php/nursing
4. The manuscript should include: Title
5. The title page: The
complete title of the manuscript, the name of all the authors with their
highest qualifications, the department or institution to which they are
attached, address for correspondence with telephone numbers, e-mail, and Fax
6. The Abstract:
All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 250 words. It
should be structured as Background,
followed by 3 to 5
Keywords. Keywords will assist indexers in cross indexing the
article as they are published with abstract. Use terms from the Medical Subject
Headings (MeSH) list of index medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html ). Authors need to be careful that
the abstract reflects the content of the article accurately.
7. Introduction: This
should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither
review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the
8. Methods: This should
include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its
manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. If the method
is established, give reference but if the method is new, give enough
information so that another author is able to perform it. If a drug is used,
its generic name, dose and route of administration must be given. For patients,
age, sex with mean age ± standard deviation must be given. Statistical method
must be mentioned and specify any general computer programme used. The Info
system used should be clearly mentioned.
9. Results: It must
be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the
tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the
table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some
sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their
10. Discussion: This
should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with
other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be
repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of
the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned
whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no
conclusions can be derived.
11. Acknowledgement: All
contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in
the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical
help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general
support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
12. Tables: In limited
numbers should be submitted with the captions
placed above. Do not submit tables as photograph. Place
explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading.
13. Figures: Should
be in limited numbers, with high quality art work and mounted on separate
pages. The captions should
be placed below. The same data should not be presented in
tables, figures and text, simultaneously.
14. References :
All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The author should
ensure reference to locally published studies by doing proper literature
search. It may not be possible for the editor and reviewers to check the
accuracy of all reference citations. To minimize such errors author should
verify references against the original documents. The Reference should provide
the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:
Article : - Vega KJ,
Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk
for pancreatobiliary disease. Annals Internal Medicine. 1996; 124 (11): 980-3.
Chapter : - Phillips
SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors.
Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. New York: Raven
Press; 1995. P. 465-478.
Book : - Ringsven
MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. Albany (NY): Delmar
Web Pages: Key and
critical objectives of JAMA. Available at: http://jama.amaassn.org/about_current.dtl , Accessed July 4, 2004.
15. Proof Reading: A
computer printout is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before
publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrections should be marked
clearly and sent immediately to the Journal office.
16. Abbreviations and symbols:
Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid
using them in the title and abstract. The full term for which
an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a
standard unit of measurement.
17. The corresponding
author: Will be supplied with 2 free issues.
18. Ethical guidelines :
Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section.
1) Please state that informed
consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from
the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate
institutional review board that approved the project. 2) Indicate in the text
that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with National
Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or
those of your Institute or agency.
19. Conflicts of
interest: Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of
funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by,
or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose
through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead
to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.
20. Page charges: There
are no charges for publication in this Journal.
21. Copyright : The
entire contents of the IJNR are protected under international copyrights. This
Journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not modify copy,
distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the
Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright
22. Peer review
process: All manuscripts are considered to be confidential.
They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the
Editorial Board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of
the editor decision to accept, reject, or require modifications. If the
manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in
these instructions, it is scheduled for the next available issue.
23. Disposal of
material : Once published, all copies of the manuscript,
correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.
The Final Checklist
The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication,
they have taken care of the following:
1. Title page should contain title, name of the author/co-authors, their
qualifications, designation & institutions they are affiliated with and
mailing address for future correspondence, E-mail address, Phone & Fax
2. Abstract in Structured format up to 250 words.
3. References mentioned as stated in the Instruction to Authors section.
4. Tables should be typed on separate pages.
6. Make sure for Headings of Tables, their numbers and Captions of
illustrations. Don’t repeat the information in tables if it is covered in the
7. Photographs / illustrations along with their captions.
8. Manuscript in Triplicate
9. Letter of Undertaking signed by all the authors.
10. Disclosure regarding source of funding and conflict of interest if any
besides approval of the study from respective Ethics Committee/Institution
11. Covering Letter
12. Floppy disk (latest version of windows) for on-line edition
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