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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
- Describe the relationship between the educational strategy or innovation and its theoretical foundation (if a description of a strategy or innovation)
- Report well-designed studies (if research), with the theory 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
The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (IJNES) editorial team and De Gruyter are invested in providing authors the best service possible. Due to a transition between online submission systems, IJNES is not accepting submissions of new manuscripts until June 1, 2013. Manuscripts that are currently in progress will continue to be managed by the editors. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause and look forward to your continued support of this fine journal.
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, make sure the manuscript is anonymous and that there are no references to the authors or names of institutions in the body of the manuscript or reference list. If appropriate, the name of the institution can be included post review. If the manuscript, including abstract and references, is not "blind", it will be withdrawn by the editors, and authors will be required to resubmit. A blinded article includes no names of individuals or locations, or citations to publications in press that could give clues to the authorship. If appropriate, this identifying information can be inserted in manuscripts once accepted for publication. Research articles must include a statement that approval for the study was obtained from an institutional ethics review board. As well, if the article describes a commercial product or testing of a commercial product, the author must state whether remuneration or other consideration has been received from the manufacturer. This latter information should be entered into the Acknowledgements section of the submission form.
The manuscript must be created and submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF file that will be converted by De Gruyter into a PDF document. Do not submit a PDF version of your manuscript. The initial submission must be double-spaced. Articles will normally be a maximum of 18-20 double-spaced pages in length (inclusive of tables; exclusive of references). The SIXTH edition of American Psychological Association is the publication style used by the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship for manuscript organization, editorial style, citation, and referencing. Please attend to specific formatting differences from APA 6th ed. (These are primarily related to margins and headings).
Your manuscript must include the following elements and they must be uploaded to the site separate from the article body:
- Article Title in headline case.(This is an Example of Headline Case)
- An abstract of a maximum of 150 words
- Four keywords for your article
- Acknowledgements (optional)
Please adhere to the following formatting requirements when preparing your manuscript:
- Do not include the title page, page numbers, headers, or footers in the body of the manuscript. The EdiKit system will add the title page, and appropriate header with page numbers. This ensures a consistent look among the articles as well as hides author identity for blind peer review.
- Acknowledgements should be entered into the appropriate field in the submission form, and not included in the body of the article. The Edikit system will incorporate these into the frontmatter of the final published article. In addition to providing a consistent look across articles, this also enables the system to hide the acknowledgements from reviewers prior to publication.
- Margins should be 1.5 inches (3.75 cm) all around not 1 inch (2.5 cm.) as per APA 6.
- Do not include a title on the first page.
- Font: Times New Roman
- Size: 12 point. Tables and figures may be in 10 point.
- Margins: 1.5 inches (3.75 cm) top, bottom, and sides.
- Page Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; (21.25 x 27.5 cm)
- Single column layout.
- Portrait style orientation for text and tables throughout paper.
- Landscape style orientation for tables or figures is permissible but the font may not be less than 10 point for tables and figues. Make sure tables are formatted correctly, using the Table feature in Word (not simply using indents to create columns). If the latter, they will be sent back for reformatting.
- CAPITALIZE AND CENTER LEVEL 1 HEADINGS AND SEPARATE WITH AN EXTRA SPACE
- Level 2 Headings are Italicized and at the Left Margin
- Level 3 Headings are Italicized, Indented (.5 in/1.125 cm.), and have Period at the End.
- Separate Paragraphs with an Extra Space.
- Bold all headings.
- Add an extra double space following centered headings.
- Add an extra double space between all paragraphs.
- Single space and embed all figures, tables, and illustrations in the text of the article. Do
not include these as appendices.
- All graphic images should be camera-ready and professionally designed, 600 dpi using either jpeg or gif formats.
- When submitting a revision to a manuscript, you must work from the most recently uploaded WORD document. If editors have made formatting changes, these are to be retained.
- Accuracy of Citations, References, and Websites
It is the author's responsibility to ensure that all citations and references (including electronic ones) are accurate, and that the format conforms to the Sixth Edition of the American Psychological Association. It is not possible for the editors to verify references; therefore, authors are advised to be rigorous in ensuring accuracy. If a cited author contacts the editors about a referencing error, that author will be referred to the article's first author. All websites must be live and accessible to readers at the time of publication. Use DOI's if available.
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 150 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 bepress 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. You may revise any of these elements later by clicking the submitted manuscript's title on your My Account page.
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:
- EBSCO: Current Abstracts, Education Research
- Elsevier: EMCare, Scopus
- OCLC: WorldCat
Mary-Anne Andrusyszyn, RN, BScN, MScN, EdD
Founding Editor Professor, University of Western Ontario, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolly Goldenberg, RN, BScN, MA, MScN, PhD
Founding Editor, Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada email@example.com
Carroll Iwasiw, RN, BN, MScN, EdD
Founding Editor Professor, University of Western Ontario, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty Cragg, RN, BScN, MScN, EdD Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada email@example.com
Hendrika (Rycki) Maltby, RN, PhD University of Vermont in Burlington firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Curzio, RN, PhD London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom email@example.com
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Michael Kerr, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Systems Consultant
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Franco Berruti, PhD, PEng Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Yolanda Babenko-Mould, MScN, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada email@example.com
Kristen Lethbridge, MScN, PhD Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
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Diane Billings, EdD, RN, FAAN Indiana University, Indiana, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy Chinn, RN,PhD,FAAN University of Connecticut, Manchester, Connecticut, USA email@example.com
Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD,RN University of Turku, Turku, Finland firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Moen, RN,PhD Institute of Nursing Science, Oslo, Norway email@example.com
Leoni Mosel-Williams, RN,PhD University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Murray, EdD,RN,FAAN Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA email@example.com
Florence Myrick, RN,PhD University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
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