Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Nursing Practices and Research (JNPR) must be written in English. Papers accepted for publication vary from 5 to 12 pages in Double column format. The main text usually can be divided into separate sections, organized by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.
A title of no more than 20 words should be brief, specific, and informative.
Full name for all authors should be given; The names of multiple authors are separated by a comma; Provide the full affiliation for each author including academic affiliation, city, country, e-mail; If multiple authors have contributed to the article, details of the corresponding author should be clear. Email address is compulsory for the corresponding author.
The abstract should be written as a continuous paragraph with 200-250 words and recapitulative state the background of the research, purpose, methodologies, principal results, major conclusions and its contributions to the field. It should emphasize new or important aspects of the study.
Include 3–10 keywords or short phrases for indexing.
Provide a brief overview of the scope and relevance of the research, especially with regard to previous advancements in related fields.
Present the research design, research type, research duration, inclusion/exclusion criteria, choice of subjects, etc. Describe the methodology completely, including sample collection, processing, lab analysis, statistical tests used for data analysis etc. Use section headings/subheadings in a logical order to entitle each category or method . (e.g. 1, 2; 1.1, 2.1; 1.1.1, 2.1.1…etc)
Present and illustrate your findings objectively and concisely, if appropriate, with figures/ tables. In the main text, describe each of your results by a particular observation.
Provide an interpretation of your results and make comparisons with other studies. The significance of findings should be clearly described. If your results differ from your expectations, explain why that may have happened. If your results agree, then describe the theory that the evidence supported.
Every table must have a unique title placed at the top. Titles should be clear and concise, and they should not be complete sentences.
Table tools in Microsoft Word are strongly recommended for inserting a table. It’s necessary to avoid tables created with the tab key.
Tables in the main body of the text should be numbered and cited consecutively according to their appearance in the text.
Each figure should have a caption. The caption should be concise and typed separately, not on the figure area; If figures have parts (for example, A and B), make sure all parts are explained in the caption.
All figures are to be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
Figures must be created at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. For fuzzy or jagged figures, authors are required to replace it or send the original figure file to us for reproduction.
The equation number should be placed in parentheses to the right of the equation. E.g. Hn+1(1/n+1, 1/n+1, …, 1/n+1) (1); Do not create equations as pictures. Use MathType or insert symbols as normal text.
Equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals to avoid ambiguities, if they will be referred to in text. Citation for an equation should be made by using “(1),” not “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1),” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Equation (1) is…”
All sources cited in text must appear in the reference list, and all items in the reference list must be cited in text. With the numerical system, references are arranged in the reference list so that they match the order in which they are cited in the text.
References are simply cited with the consistent reference number in square brackets. Do not set references number as superscript number. Do not use “Ref. ” or “Reference ” except at the beginning of a sentence, e.g. “Reference  shows …”