WHAT WE PUBLISH: Manuscripts submitted to NWNJ may be in the form of review articles, original research articles, case series and reports, Clinical practice materials, editorial letters, short commentaries, books review and Nursing eductional materials. All contributions are expected to be original works and must not have been previously published in print or online or simultaneously submitted to another journal. An abstract published prior to a full report will not be regarded as a duplicate publication.
DISCLAIMER: All opinions and the accuracy of information expressed by authors are those of the authors and do not in any way reflect the views of the NWNJ or NWN. It is the responsiblity of the authors to ensure accuracy of information in their submitted manuscripts in line with the disclosure and confidentiality forms which they are obliged to sign.
MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS: Manuscripst should have a Cover Page: stating athors names, affiliated institutions, corresponding author with full contact address, email and phone numbers, conflict of interest, declaration acknowledgement, ethical confomity statement, a runing title of not more than 60 characters, word count for the abstract and manuscript body and acknoledgments.
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words for all categories of articles and key words not exceeding 10 words. Abstracts should be structured into background stating the objective of the paper, methods, results and conclusion
ABBREVIATION AND NOMENCLATURE: All abbreviations must first be written in full followed by parentheses before subsequent use in the manuscript. All non standard abbreviations contained in the manuscript (excluding references) should be listed in an alphabetical order with definitions after key words.
MANUSCRIPT BODY: Should be categorized into the introduction, methodology, results, discussion and references section. Each of the following sections should begin on a new page. All units of measurement and laboratory values must be expressed in line with (system international) SI unit standards.
TABLES AND FIGURES: Should be numbered consecutively with arabic numbers, and placed after the sections of the manuscript which they reflect, particularly the results which they describe on seperate pages. Legends should be provided for all tables and figures, with arabic numerals corresponding to the tables and figures. Any abbreviation and symbols in the tables and figures should be explained. Vertical lines should not be used when constructing the tables. All tables and figures should also be sent in electronic format by email on submission of the manuscript as supplementary files.
CLINICAL PHOTOGRAPHS: should conceal the subjects identity. The authors accept the full responsiblity of obtaining the written consent of the subjects
Ethical Approval: Author(s) of original research articles are expected to make statements, confirming the Ethical approval
of the work from their respective institutions on submission of their manuscript.
Manuscript submission: All articles should be submitted as email attachments in Microsoft office Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts should be written in English with double line spacing, with margins of at least I inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page and continuing through to the last page.
Peer Review Process: NWNJ ensures an objective and quick Peer Review process, with a targeted maximum paper turnaround time of three weeks. All manuscripts are subjected to an internal, Editorial review process for conformity with the scope of the journal and guidelines for submitted manuscripts. Articles are then subjected to a blind review by an odd number of reviewers. The Journal's Editorial Advisers and Peer Reviewers are provided with a structured peer review assessment form aimed at achieving an objective review. Academics interested in becoming Editorial Advisers and Peer Reviewers should send their expression of intent with a brief profile by email to email@example.com
REFERENCES: Should be cited in accordance with the vancouver citatition.References in the text should be numbered consectively in superscript font format in the order in which they are first cited using arabic numberals. unpublished papers should not be listed in the references. The NWNJ Reference guidelines was sourced from the University of Queensland
Australia Library resources titled the "References/Bibliography Vancouver Style "How To guide". Authors are advised to review the reference guidelines through this URL-
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