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.
Nursing & Midwifery Journal of Pakistan welcomes the scientific contribution that are relevant to the academic world, clinical practice and nursing research. The editorial board of the Nursing & Midwifery Journal of Pakistan was held on 14th February 2020 and decided to concord requisite for manuscript writing or editing for submission in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINHAL), The American Journal of Nursing, Biomedical Journals of Nursing and International and National Council of Nursing.
- Requirements Before Submitting the Article
Manuscript submission implies that the research content has not been published or submitted elsewhere except an abstract in the conference proceedings or symposium. Acceptance will be based on the importance of the material for the audience and the quality of the material.
All manuscripts submitted to Nursing & Midwifery Journal of Pakistan must include a covering letter on behalf of all authors that the research work has not been submitted or not being considered for publication elsewhere. If the study is similar to another study previously published/submitted on the same topic, a brief statement explaining how the manuscript have differs material from the previous ones. Manuscripts undergo a similarity check < 17% before submission of your article.
Contributions from every individuals who do not fulfill the criteria for authorship should be listed, with the permission from all contributor, in the Acknowledgments section. Thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.
After getting reviewed by the reviewers and acceptance of article corresponding author will receive authorship letter.
When your accepted article is received by NMJP, you (corresponding author) will receive an email of confirmation.
Conflict of Interest
Authors will be asked to submit a conflict of interest statement during the article submission process. Authors should ensure they liaise with all co-authors to confirm agreement with the final statement. Financial or material support should also be mentioned.
Authors will receive an e-mail notification for proofs online. Authors should also make sure that any renumbered tables, figures, or references match text citations and actual figures or any published anywhere before the submission.
However the journal charges for publishing figures is not implemented for the year of 2020-2021 for Nurse and Midwife.
- General Guidelines and Different Categories
You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single word file to be used for submission process. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by eminent professional nurses of diverse backgrounds.
Original, Qualitative, Experimental and Case Study Articles
Pilot studies are not suitable for the publication as an original articles.
Word limit: 8,000 words maximum (quotations are included in the total word count of articles, and abstract, references, tables and figures are excluded).
Meta-Analysis, Systematic Review and Observational Studies
Literature reviews on relevant area of the nursing are welcomed which must have literature of last five year journals. Word limit: 6,000 words maximum (quotations are included in the overall word count of articles, and abstract, references, tables and figures are excluded).
The title page should contain a short informative title with major key words and not more than sixteen or abbreviations, short running title of less than 40 characters, the full names of the authors and institutional affiliations of work and corresponding author’s contact email address and telephone number
Please provide up to 6 keywords when selecting keywords.
It must be 12 of main text, title 16, and heading 12 with double space throughout the text.
Tables should be self-contained, editable, embedded within the text and have headings & number e.g Table 1. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. All abbreviations must be explained in footnotes. Footnote symbols *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. All tables must have interpretation at the end of the each table.
Although we encourage authors to send us the highest-quality figures for peer-review purposes.
Figures submitted in colour will be reproduced in colour online free of charge.
- Manuscript Preparation for NMJP
Final decisions about publication will be made by the Editors. Headings must include:
Maximum 250-300 words, without abbreviations including subheadings of objectives, background, methods, design, results and conclusion without numbering to abstract.
Putting the paper in context - policy, practice or research at national and international level including statement of the problem and purpose of the study at the last paragraph.
Some questions that can be used to assess the significance of the study are:
- Who has an interest in the domain of inquiry?
- What do we already know about the topic?
- What has not been answered adequately in previous research and practice?
Must be clear concise and match with the topic.
Paper contribution locally or globally in terms of nursing education, clinical practice and community health research.
Recent literature within last 5 years. It is preferable to summarize each article in a paragraph, highlighting the details pertinent to the topic of interest. The progression of review can move from the more general to the more focused studies, or a historical progression can be used to develop the literature review. Five 'C's may be kept in mind while writing a literature review:
Keep the primary focus on the literature pertinent to the research problem
The various arguments, theories, methodologies and findings expressed in the literature. What do the authors agree on? Who applies similar approaches to analysis of the research problems?
The various agreements, theme, methodologies, approaches and controversies expressed in the literature; what are the major areas disagreement, controversies and debates?
Critiques the literature
Which arguments are more persuasive and why? Which approaches, finding, methodologies seem most reliable, valid and appropriate and why? Pay attention to the verbs you use to describe what literature says.
The literature to your own area of research and investigation. How does your own works draws upon, departs from or synthesis what has been said in the literature?
Research design, sample, sampling, data collection tool, process, inclusion and exclusion criteria, study setting, validity and reliability of the tool, rigor and software of analysis.
The function of the results section is to objectively present key results, with interpretation, in an orderly and logical sequence using both text and illustrative materials (Tables and Figures) for summaries of the statistical analyses. Results section should be organized around tables and figures that should be sequenced to present your key findings in a logical order. Important negative results should be reported equally. Write the text of the results section concisely and objectively.
Discussion is to interpret results in light of what was already known about the subject of the investigation, and to explain new understanding of the problem after taking results into consideration. The discussion will always connect to the introduction by way of the question or hypotheses posed and the literature cited and incorporated the major findings of the study. Discussion should be organized and addresses other studies in relation to the findings presented in the results. This section also include the limitations and recommendations.
Describe the real conclusions not only summary of findings. Explain that whether the information supported or rejected the theory. Explain that whether the theoretical or conceptual model was a useful for the study.
70 maximum; all references must be available in English & Alphabetic order of APA Style for journal, articles, book, websites and including in-text citation.
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending to the journal for review. Please consult the guides for authors for further details of any item. Ensure that the following item are present once authors has been designated as the corresponding authors with the contact details:
- Email address & full postal address.
- All figures captions.
- All tables (including title, description, endnotes).
- Manuscript has been spell checked and grammar checked.
- References are in the correct format for this journal.
- All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text.
- Permission has been obtained for use of copyrights material from other sources.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.