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ISSN: 2319-9865

Instructions for Authors

Author Guidelines

All components of the manuscript must appear within a single electronic file: references, figure legends and tables must appear in the body of the manuscript.

Original Research papers:
The papers should contain not more than 12–16 typewritten pages or up to 5000 words, including references, tables and figures. Previously reported methods should be referenced only. The number of references should not exceed 35 (except for review articles).

Short Communications:
They should be condensed to 4–7 typewritten pages or not more than 2500 words including references and a maximum of two illustrations.

Review Articles:
Major review articles are published on the subjects falling within the scope of the journal which are of active current interest. The review articles without descriptions relevant to the subject of interest are not entertained.

Peer review process
: All original research papers, short communications and review articles will be sent to at least two national reviewers for their comments. On receipt of their comments the same will be communicated to the authors for their corrections before publication. All the authors are requested to submit a list of reviewers in their respective field of specializations with their full correspondence address and email address.

Consent to publish:
Consent to publish in this journal entails the author's irrevocable and exclusive authorization for publication inclusive of copy right

Preparation of Manuscript:
The manuscripts should be typed in 1.5 spacing with wide margins using 12 point font size of "Times New Roman". Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by an English-speaking colleague prior to submission. Manuscripts that do not conform to Standard English style, usage and grammer, will be returned to authors for modification prior to scientific review. Editor reserves the privilege of returning such manuscripts to the authors for revision before acceptance. Manuscripts should contain the following in sequence: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods / Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and Acknowledgements. Figures and tables should be separated from the main manuscript and should be clearly indicated in the text. The biological species names should be presented in italics and the chemical names without first letter caps.

Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address (es) in normal face lower case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.

Precise and explicitly written abstract should not exceed more than 200 words. This section should start on a new page and should detail the problems, experimental approach, major findings and conclusion in one paragraph and should appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. It should be single - spaced, Precise and explicitly written abstract should not exceed more than 200 words.

There should be minimum four key words for each manuscript and should not exceed six maximum.

The text of the manuscript should be written in easily understandable format with the Capitalized main titles.

Arrange the tables in chronological order as given in the text. Each table should be numbered according to their sequence as given in the text. All the tables should be presented in a separate file or folder and should not be part of the text. Title of the table should be clear and short. Table numbers should be given in 1, 2, 3 letters. The explanations if any essentially required to understand the table can be given as a footnote at the bottom of the respective table. If an individual table contains too much of data attempts should be made to split in to multiple tables. Also note the description of the contents of the table in text part should be in brief highlighting the important findings. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of SI units of measurement should be added in parentheses wherever they are in need.

All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) should be submitted separately. Illustrations should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. References should be made in the text to each illustration. Each illustration should be identified by its number Illustrations should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. Illustrations should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%. Make sure that the size of the lettering is big enough to allow a reduction of 50% The final font size in printing should be about 6-8pt. Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors Quantities and units must be designated using SI units wherever possible (e.g. Pa instead of bar). The metric system is to be used. Numerical values of quantities are given with decimal points (e.g. U = 112.35 V). Concentrations should be given exclusively as mass or amount-of-substance concentrations mg/Kg or µg/L. The use of ppm, ppb, ppt, volume and weight percentages is to be avoided IUPAC rules must be used for designating chemical compounds. In some fields, e.g. pharmacology, International Non-Proprietary Names (INN) or generic names may be used. The use of trade names alone to identify such compounds, e.g. drugs, medicines or pesticides, is not allowed. All formulas, equations, and symbols should be consistently formatted through the whole paper, including figures


In-text citation

Correct / Acceptable Format
Alcohol is one of the oldest drugs that humans have used since the beginning of civilization. Alcohol abuse is one of the major healths, social and economic problems facing the world as significant number of people are affected due to severe fatal disease caused by alcohol. Studies show that alcohol is linked to more than 60 disease conditions, including liver disease and mouth, food pipe, bowel and breast cancer[1]. In England in 2006-7, alcohol was estimated to account for £2.7 billion of NHS expenditure, almost double the figure in 2001 [2-4]. Alcohol is estimated to be the third highest of 26 risk factors for ill health in the European Union, and the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies the need for the formulation of ‘effective public health orientated counter-measures in order to minimize the harm caused by alcohol use’ [3,5,6].

Reference Style: Author/Authors

Journal References: Single/Multiple Authors

1. Standard journal article
List the first six authors followed by et al. (Note: NLM now lists all authors.)
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.
As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do) the month and issue number may be omitted.
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

More than six authors:

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

2. Organization as author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40(5):679-86.

3. Both personal authors and an organization as author

Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, van Moorselaar RJ; Alf-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2003;169(6):2257-61.

2. More than six authors

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Research. 2002. 935:40-46.

3. Organization as Author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension, 40:679-686, 2002.

4. Journal article on the Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from:
Optional presentation (omits bracketed phrase that qualifies the journal title abbreviation):
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from:

5. Personal author(s)

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

7. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author

Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, Editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

8. Author(s) and editor(s)

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd Ed. Wieczorek RR, Editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

9. Organization(s) as author

Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.

10. Chapter in a book

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, Editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 93-113; 2002.

11. Conference proceedings

Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, Editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

12. Thesis

Senol FS. Pharmacognosic research on some Salvia species growing in Turkey. M.Sc. Thesis, Institute of Health Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, 2009.

13. Websites

Website information [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:
Ethical Matters
Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research article should seek approval from the appropriate Institutional Animal Ethics committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care". The Method section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.
Manuscript Charges
Each accepted paper is required to pay the nominal processing charge and will be intimated via mail. Author's has to pay before the accepted paper is published.
Proofs: Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author as given on the title page of the manuscript. Only typesetter's errors may be corrected; no changes in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be allowed.
Publication: Papers will normally be published in order of acceptance by the editors, quickly as soon as the corrected electronic manuscripts are received. The details of the published paper (s) will be communicated to the corresponding author.
Declaration: While submitting the manuscript the corresponding author ( on behalf of all the authors) should declare that the manuscript is original and is not published or communicated for publication elsewhere either in part or full. Without the declaration the manuscripts are not considered for their publication.
Disclaimer: No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. The respective individual author(s) are responsible for the facts and views expressed in their articles.

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.

  1. 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).
  2. Two reviewers/referees names were included in the manuscript file.
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Article Processing Charges

Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Manuscript Type Article Processing Charges
Research Article and Review Article 619 597 502
Special Issue Article and other article types 419 401 341
The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc
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