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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.
  • 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 Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs and DOI for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; Arial font type.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Format

  • Language –British English.
  • Whole Manuscript word limit 3000 words (excluding references)
  • Font – Arial (10)
  • Line Spacing – 1.0 line
  • Abstract Word Limit – 250 words
  • Title: Maximum 20 words, Capital Letters, Bold

 

Structure

Articles must be submitted fully in the following structural order :

  • TITLE
  • ABSTRACT
  • KEYWORDS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • METHODS
  • RESULTS
  • DISCUSSION
  • CONCLUSION
  • REFERENCES
  • TABLES 

Title page and authorship 
Title page should contain an appropriate title Maximum 20 words, Capital Letters, Bold. Author(s) full name(s), address of the Institute(s)/Organisation(s)corresponding author address with e-mail.
 
Abstract and keywords
Prepared in British English language. Maximum 250 words for original full length research paper.
· Maximum 100 words for case reports and letter to editors.
· Should contain the introduction, methods, results, conclusion and keywords. 
·  Keywords are limited to 3-5 words which can be used for indexing services. Separated each keywords with comma (,). 
 
Tables and figures
All tables must be generated using the table function in Word. All tables and graphic figures must be placed at the appropriate locations in the paper. In general no more than 5 tables and/or 5 figures should be included in a paper. 
Acknowledgments
Should be made only to scientific, financial and technical assistance and not for routine departmental and typing/secretarial assistance. This section should be typed on a separate sheet.
Conflict of interest 
A statement regarding all authors conflicts of interest should be included before references.
References
Reference style should follow American Psychological Association APA 7thEdition. We encourage authors to use Mendeley software for better reference management. In text citation should include author last name and year of publication.  At the end of the manuscript, the reference should be presented alphabetically. 

In-text citation 

1 Author (John, 2019)

2 Authors (John & Smith,2019)

3+ Authors (John et al.,2019) 

Example of reference at end of manuscript:

  • Citing a journal article found online

Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp. doi:XX.XXXXX
 

Ashing-Giwa, K. T., Padilla, G., Tejero, J., Kraemer, J., Wright, K., Coscarelli, A., Clayton, S., Williams, I., & Hills, D. (2004). Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: A qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology, 13(6), 408-428. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.750

Web Page

American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Disaster preparedness. https://www.nursingworld.org/ practice-policy/work-environment/health-safety/disaster-preparedness/

Citing Books

Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. (2019). Evidence‐based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.

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