Information for Authors
Original Contributions that have never been published and are not under simultaneous consideration by another publication should be submitted to: http://ees.elsevier.com/jpn/.
The Journal will accept articles concerned with the practice, research, and policy roles of nurses with baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and the educational and management concerns of the universities in which they are educated and the settings in which they practice. Reports of original work, research, reviews, insightful descriptions, and policy papers focusing on professional nursing will be published.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by eminent professional nurses of diverse backgrounds. Acceptance will be based on the importance of the material for the audience and the quality of the material. Final decisions about publication will be made by the Editor.
Abstracts should contain factual information rather than a general description of the manuscript's contents. Abstracts should contain 150 to 200 words stating the topic investigated, methods, results, and conclusions. Up to five index words should be listed at the end of the abstract.
Standard manuscript form, double-spaced, is requested. An original manuscript, four manuscript copies, and four sets of illustrations are required for editorial review. Separate pages should be used for the title, the abstract and key words, the text, acknowledgements, references, tables, and legends. Each page should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page. Include each author's name, highest academic degree earned, and institutional affiliation on the title page as well as the mailing address and telephone number of the corresponding author. In the text, avoid the use of abbreviations; spell terms out in full.
Letters to the Editor are published at the Editor's discretion. They will be subject to editing. The use of several references is permissible. A transmittal letter containing copyright assignment should accompany the Letter to the Editor. The Letter to the Editor itself should be typed, double-spaced, like a regular manuscript.