Jordan Journal of Nursing Research
Editorial Policies and Ethical Consideration
Research Ethics and Patient Consent
Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

Submitted manuscripts to JJNR should conform to the guidelines of COPE- The Committee on Publication Ethics. ( All manuscripts reporting human studies must conform to the recognized ethical standards; and indicate in the methodology section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee. Authors are also required to state in the methodology section whether participants provided informed consent. In regard to patient information, a statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

Please note the journal follows COPE practices and guidelines for Post-publication discussions and corrections ( including COPE Retraction guidelines (; and accordingly cases of research and publication misconduct are handled.

Editorial Review and Acceptance
The quality and originality of the manuscript and its contribution to the literature are the criteria for the acceptance of any paper. Manuscripts will only be sent to reviewers if the Editor-in-Chief or a member of the Journal editorial board determines that the paper meets the criteria of quality, relevance, and the Journal submission requirements. Multiple or redundant publication is not allowed.

Publication Ethics
  • Each paper is reviewed anonymously by at least two independent reviewers to ensure the high standard and quality of the journal. The Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and the Reviewers are the body to ultimately decide which papers are publishable in the JJNR. Their decision is based on a number of factors: compliance with formal requirements, relevance of the paper in terms of aim and scope of journal, use of scientific procedures and methods, language quality etc. Unpublished papers shall be returned to the author with a formal statement justifying the refusal.
  • Papers authored by Editor-in-chief or members of Editorial Board members are sent to external reviewers and handled by the editor-in-chief or one of editorial board members, who are unaffiliated with the author or institution, and monitored like any other paper to make sure that there is no bias.
  • Note that this Journal uses Turnitin Cross Check software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. The editorial board does not accept any type of plagiarism. This means that any work that replicates another author's work without acknowledging him/her shall be automatically disqualified. All authors submitting their papers to JJNR affirm that their papers are their own creations and have not been copied in whole or in part from other works.

Appeals to Decisions on Manuscripts
Any appeal against a decision on a manuscript should be filed within 21 days of the receipt of the decision. The appeal should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief and submitted through JJNR email: The letter should address specific points of disagreement with the decision. The appeal will then be assessed by the editorial board members, led by the Editor-in-Chief, and informed by the reviewers’ comments. The outcome of the appeal, which will be final, will be communicated to the corresponding author within 45 days.

Authors will receive an e-mail for galley proof including files for the final manuscript after production along with inquiry files if needed. Proofs must be returned within 72 hours of receipt of the email.

Correction to Authorship
In accordance with the COPE practices and guidance, Jordan Journal of Nursing Research will allow authors to correct authorship on a submitted, accepted, or published article if a reasonable request is presented. All authors of the manuscript must agree to any proposed change. To request a change to the author list, an email should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief through JJNR email:

Duties of Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members
The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members of JJNR are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published taking into consideration the reviewers’ comments and feedback.

The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members of JJNR at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The Editor-in-Chief and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.