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Aims and Scope
The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship publishes significant research and scholarship in the broad field of nursing education. The mandate of the journal is to present high quality papers to advance nursing education through research, description of innovative methods, or introduction of novel approaches about all aspects of nursing education in a timely manner. The specific aims of IJNES are to:
- Promote worldwide scholarship in nursing education
- Enhance and advance nursing education globally
- Provide a forum for the dissemination of international perspectives and scholarship in nursing education
Research, expository, and short exemplar articles as well as critical literature reviews about diploma, degree, post-graduate and continuing education are invited from colleagues around the world. Topics suitable for inclusion in the IJNES include:
- Student, faculty, curriculum, and program development and evaluation
- Theoretically-based teaching and learning strategies in classroom, clinical, and flexible learning contexts
- Issues and trends in nursing education
- Administration and leadership of nursing education programs
To ensure that only articles which contribute meaningfully to the scholarship of nursing education will be published, accepted submissions must meet the following criteria:
• Be relevant and important to the field of nursing education
• Be of interest to an international audience
• Contribute original, thought-provoking ideas, and sound argument
• Be applicable beyond the local context
• Present ideas in a succinct, coherent manner with logical flow and conclusions
• Include a description of the theoretical or conceptual base for the work being described
• Describe the relationship between the educational strategy or innovation and its theoretical or conceptual foundation (if a description of a strategy or innovation)
• Report well-designed studies (if research), with the theoretical or conceptual base evident in the design
• Report research studies that add to nursing education knowledge, and do not simply replicate, in a different setting, what is already known through a substantial body of evidence
• Present logical organization and reasonable critique of literature with conclusions appropriate for either a critical or integrative literature review (if a literature review)
• Include current references and accurate citations
• Conform to accepted usage of the English language
• Contribute meaningfully to the evidence or theory base of nursing education
- Type of Publication:
A leading journal in its field, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship publishes significant peer-reviewed scholarship in the broad field of nursing education. The journal's mission is to present high quality papers that advance nursing education, to enhance and advance nursing education globally, and to provide a forum for the dissemination of international perspectives and scholarship in nursing education. Timely articles describe innovative methods and introduce novel approaches to all aspects of nursing education. The journal is edited by faculty at leading North American universities; authors include notable professors from Johns Hopkins University, UCLA, and the University of Alberta.
One issue/year, updated continuously
Content available since 2004 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
Instructions for Authors
Final Manuscript Preparation Requirements for International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Original, not previously published research and expository articles about nursing education will be considered. Submissions can focus on a number of perspectives such as learners, faculty, curriculum development and evaluation, administration of nursing education programs, teaching strategies in all media, as well as issues and innovations. Manuscripts must be submitted in English. British, Canadian, or U.S. English is acceptable. Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship for review (or substantially similar manuscripts) should not be under simultaneous consideration for publication by another journal.
Although some institutions may not require ethical approval for evaluation of programs, courses, or learner experiences, it is the policy of this journal that the publication of evaluative data obtained from learners, faculty members, and other stakeholders, requires approval or endorsement from an institutional review board. If an institutional review board does not exist within the organization, this must be stated and the processes used to protect participants must be fully explained. Full disclosure about the intended use of the data to those providing it and voluntary participation in data collection are essential.
For the manuscript to be reviewed, a cover letter to the editor is required, which should include the following statement: The manuscript entitled [insert title], or a substantially similar version of it, is not under consideration by another journal, nor has it been accepted or published elsewhere. Indicate whether the manuscript is research-based or expository. For research articles, provide a statement specifying that the study was approved by the institutional ethics review board. Additionally, briefly state how the manuscript contributes to knowledge development in nursing education. The manuscript will not be reviewed without this letter. If resubmitting a previously rejected manuscript, please indicate this in your cover letter.
When preparing an article for The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, create your manuscript exactly as you wish it to appear in IJNES. The initial submission should be double-spaced. Follow the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) for article organization, editorial style, referencing, and citations. Only English-language manuscripts will be reviewed. Canadian, U.K., or U.S. English is acceptable.
Your manuscript will need to include the following elements:
• Article Title (separate from the article body)
• An abstract of a maximum of 200 words (separate from the article body)
• Four keywords for your article (optional)
• Article created in Microsoft Word
Adhere to the following formatting requirements when preparing your manuscript:
• Omit page numbers, headers, or footers.
• Margins: at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) top and bottom.
• Page Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; (21.25 x 27.5 cm)
• Single column layout.
• Double-space the paper.
• Font: Times New Roman
• Size: 12 point.
• Embed all figures, tables, and illustrations in the text of the article. The Scholar One system will also ask you to append them.
• Limit the manuscript to 20, double-spaced pages, inclusive of figures and tables. The reference list is additional to the 20 pages.
The editors of the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship are full-time academics, with responsibilities for teaching, research, graduate student supervision, and community service. The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship has no paid support staff, therefore, authors wishing to publish in this journal must assume responsibility for formatting their manuscripts. Accordingly, manuscripts that do not conform to preparation guidelines or editorial standards will be withdrawn by the editors, and authors will be required to resubmit. Please note that editors will normally make changes to manuscripts to enhance readability. If manuscripts require significant editorial work, they will be returned to authors. It is up to authors to seek editorial assistance.
Follow the instructions below to submit a manuscript to the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. Shortly afterward, you will receive an email confirming your submission.
The submission process consists of the following steps:
- Read and accept the Manuscript Submission Agreement
- Provide information about yourself
- Provide information about any authors
- Upload your manuscript and related items
Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:
- Manuscript Title
- An abstract of 200 words or less (separate from the manuscript body)
- Keywords for your manuscript (optional)
- Manuscript in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or RTF.
- Manuscripts must be submitted without a title page, abstract, or page numbers. These will be provided by the system.
- This is especially important so that you do not include any identifying information about the authors, as the manuscript you submit will be sent to reviewers.
- Additional Information for Submissions.
- Submit your manuscript exactly as you wish it to appear in IJNES. The initial submission should be double-spaced with 1.5 inch margins
- An extra double-space should follow all headings.
- Upload the body of your article beginning with the introduction (inclusive of tables, figures, references, etc.) in Microsoft Word, format as prompted by the ScholarOne system.
- Submit cover letter to editors. (If resubmitting a previously rejected manuscript, please indicate this in your cover letter.)
- Letters to the editor are also accepted via this submission form. No part of the submission is final until all steps have been completed and you click the final Submit button. The review process begins as soon as International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship receives a readable manuscript, along with the abstract and manuscript title.
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