Jordan Journal of Nursing Research
Instructions to Authors
  1. Aims and Scope

    Jordan Journal of Nursing Research (JJNR) is an open-access peer reviewed, scientific journal that focuses on promoting scholarly work that advances and supports the discipline of nursing. The Journal aims to promote the exchange and dissemination of knowledge that is relevant to all spheres of nursing (adult health, community, mental health, pediatric, maternity, geriatric…), midwifery, health policy and health-related issues. Further, JJNR seeks original manuscripts that explore ideas, issues, and innovations that contribute to knowledge development and best practices in nursing worldwide.

  2. Manuscript Categories and Requirements

    • Original Articles
      Word limit: 4,000 words maximum excluding references, tables and figures.
      Font size: 12 times new roman.
      Tables: 4 maximum; Figures: 2 maximum.

      Abstract: 250 words maximum, no abbreviations. Structured under the sub-headings: Background; Objectives; Methods; Results; Conclusions; Implications for Nursing.

      Main text structure: Introduction; Background including literature; Methods including design; measurements; data collection and ethical consideration and analysis; Results; Discussion; Implications to Nursing; Conclusion; References; Tables; and Figures.

      The main text of the manuscript need to be line numbered ( please do line numbering for every page) before it is uploaded and submitted.

      References: 30 maximum.
      Impact Statement: should contain 2-3 bullet points under the heading 'What does this paper add?'

    • Review Articles
      Literature reviews on any area of research relevant to nursing issues are welcomed.

      Word limit: 5000 words maximum excluding references, tables and figures.
      Font size: 12 times new roman.
      Tables: 4 maximum; Figures: 2 maximum.

      Main text structure: Introduction, Aims, Methods, Results, Discussion and implications, Conclusion.

      References: 40 maximum

    • Commentaries
      Expert opinion on a current understanding/status of a specific issue in nursing or related area. No abstract; limit references to 5 or less; 1,500 words maximum.

    • Editorial
      Opinion on timely or general interest topics, or to provide an overview of an issue. Usually by members of editorial board or someone invited by the Editors. No abstract; limit references to 5 or less; 1,500 words maximum.

  3. Preparing Your Submission

    • Parts of the Manuscript
      The manuscript should be submitted in accordance with the APA manual 7th edition in separate files: title page; main text file without author information.

    • Title Page
      The title page should be submitted in a separate file and contains:
      1. A short informative title (max. 25 words) containing the major key words.
      2. A short running title of less than 50 characters.
      3. All authors' full names.
      4. All authors' institutional affiliations.
      5. Corresponding author’s contact address and email.
      6. Acknowledgments [Contributions from individuals who do not meet the criteria to be listed as an author should be acknowledged, with permission from them. Financial support can also be acknowledged as well.
      7. Conflict of Interest Statement: The journal requires that all authors declare any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest.
      8. Funding or sources of financial support.

    • Authorship
      The list of authors should accurately illustrate who contributed to the work and how. All those listed as authors should qualify for authorship according to the following criteria:
      1. Have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data.
      2. Been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
      3. Given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
      4. Agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

      Please indicate Author contributions “initials of authors for each of the following parts” at the end of the title page:
      1. Study design
      2. Data collection
      3. Data analysis
      4. Study supervision
      5. Manuscript writing
      6. Critical revisions for important intellectual content

    • Main Text File
      The main text file should be presented in the following order:
      1. Title, abstract and key words
      2. Main text
      3. References
      4. Tables
      5. Figures

    • Keywords
      Please provide up to 6 keywords.

    • References
      References should be prepared according to the APA Manual 7th edition.

    • Tables
      Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate for the information presented in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. All abbreviations must be defined in footnotes.

    • Figures
      The highest-quality figures are encouraged.

  4. Submission

    Thank you for your interest in the Jordan Journal of Nursing Research. This submission implies that the content of the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed, so the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors.

    Once you have prepared your manuscript in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at

  5. Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations

    The journal follows the guidelines of COPE- The Committee on Publication Ethics. (

    • 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 review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the criteria of the journal.

    • Human Studies and Subjects
      For manuscripts that involve human participants, a statement identifying the ethics committee that approved the study and the number of the approval should be indicated in the text of the manuscript; and that the study conforms to the recognized ethical standards.

    • Publication Ethics
      Note that this journal uses Turnitin CrossCheck 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.

      Each paper is reviewed anonymously by at least two independent reviewers to ensure the final high standard and quality of the journal.

      The Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Boards and the Reviewers are the body to ultimately decide which papers are publishable in 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. In the reviewing process, the reviewers help the author improve the paper. The papers received/reviewed by the reviewers are treated with confidentiality.

  6. Author Licensing

    If your manuscript is accepted, the formal corresponding author will be required to complete a copyright license agreement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

  7. Publication Process After Acceptance

    Proofs: Authors will receive an e-mail notification for accessing page proofs. Manuscript should be carefully proofread for any copyediting or typesetting errors.

  8. Editorial Office Contact Details

    For queries about submissions, please contact