Goals and Objectives
- Nursing Open is an open-access journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice, research, education, and policy. We want to publish articles that contribute to the art and science of nursing and improve health locally, nationally, regionally, or worldwide. As a result, any paper published by the journal must have the following qualities: scientific credibility and rigor, as well as coherence and clarity in the language.
- The publication must contain new findings, which may include reporting negative findings. Contributions do not need to be innovative because confirmatory and replication studies will be considered.
Copyright and Open Access
- Nursing Open publishes fully open access articles that are immediately available to read, download, and share. All articles in Nursing Open are published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License, which allows for use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium as long as the original work is properly cited.
- The author retains copyright on any research publication published by Nursing Open (s). Wiley is given permission to publish the work and represent itself as the original publisher by the authors. The writers also permit any third party the right to freely use the article as long as its integrity is preserved and the original authors, citation information, and publisher are identified.
Policy on Peer Review
Nursing Open upholds the highest standards of peer review while streamlining the procedure. All research articles published in the journal will be subjected to a thorough double-blind peer-review process. The following are important aspects of the journal’s review process:
- On the basis of the Aims and Scope, the Editor screens all papers for their suitability for publication in Nursing Open.
- Manuscripts are compared to other sources for similarities (using iThenticate). Those that show a high degree of similarity to other sources will be forwarded to the Editor.
- After that, the manuscripts are allocated to an Associate Editor. If available, original peer-review reports from collaborating journals will be used to assess submissions transferred to Nursing Open; however, the Associate Editor will critically review these peer-review reports and may choose to send articles out for extra double-blind review.
- A double-blind peer review is performed on all manuscripts submitted directly to the Journal. A statistician will assess papers with statistical content as needed.
- When the reviews are returned, the Associate Editor assigned to the paper examines it again to see if there are any changes that need to be made.
- Before accepting the paper, the Editor conducts a second review and makes the ultimate choice.
- Members of the editorial board provide general insight, counsel, and assistance to the Editor and Associate Editors, as well as assisting with individual submission decisions.
- Nursing Open’s editorial assistant provides administrative support to guarantee that peer review is upheld and that authors and reviewers get a timely and accurate publication.