Nursing Journal of B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (NJBPKIHS): The purpose of the NJBPKIHS is to provide a mechanism to share knowledge related to improving health care and promoting the development of nursing. The Journal seeks original manuscripts reporting scholarly work on the art and science of nursing. Original articles may be empirical and qualitative studies, review articles, methodological articles, brief reports, case studies and letters to the Editor. All research articles in NJBPKIHS will undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by an expert reviewer.
Types of manuscript and word limits:
Original Article: Randomized controlled trials, interventional studied, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series and surveys with high response rate. Articles should not more that 3000 words. Submitted manuscripts must include: Title, List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses, Abstract, Introduction, Objectives, Design and methodology, Results, discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (optional), References. NJBPKIHS uses the Vancouver reference formatting, with sequential numbering in the text, and respective ordering in a list at the end of the paper.
Review Article: Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources. Word limit up to 600.
Medical Education: Any article related to medical education with abstract and references, word limit up to 600.
Case Study/Report: new/interesting/very rare cases with clinical significance or implications can be reported up to 1000 words excluding references (up to 10) and abstract up to 100 words.
Viewpoint: These articles are personal views and allow you to express your own point of view on any issues relevant to health. We like these to include controversial subjects. Up to 800 words excluding reference up to 8.
Letter to the Editor: Should be short, decisive observation. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. Up to 400 words and 5 references.
International Standards for Authors:
1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work. Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden.
2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
3. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, the authors must ensure that the work and/or words of others are appropriately cited or quoted and identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
4. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
5. Authors must notify any conflicts of interest and give the consent to publish the article.