Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The Nursing Journal of India is a nursing journal with National and International circulation. It publishes original communications of nursing research that advance or illuminate Health science, that educate the journal readers. It is published bimonthly.

The NJI strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published in other journals (even when certain cosmetic changes/additions are made). If and when duplication is detected after publishing in NJI, the journal will be forced to ‘retract’ such articles. 



  • Copy Right:Authors need to certify in the covering letter that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere/submitted to any other journal simultaneously for consideration.
  • Manuscripts are screened initially at the editorial office for suitability of publication. Those found provisionally suitable are sent to three peer reviewers. The journal follows the double blind peer review process.
  • After peer review process, selected manuscripts for publication are edited before publication.
  • The processes of submission of manuscript, peer review, communication of final decision and sending proofs are managed through online platform.



All manuscripts submitted for publication to the NJI should include the following:

(1) Cover page file

2) Article file including tables and Figures. 

3) A scanned copy of ethical clearance certificate

(4) Undertaking by authors & copyright transfer agreement.

Details are given below.



Covering letter should include (i) name(s) of author(s); (ii) TNAI number; (iii) Educational qualification (iv)Designation of authors; (v) complete postal address, mobile number and e-mail id of all authors; (vi) name of corresponding author with all above mentioned details. (vii)  Title of the article/Problem Statement.

It should be addressed to the Chief Editor, NJI at The Trained Nurses’ Association of India L-17 Florence Nightingale Lane, Green Park New Delhi-110016.


  1. Article File :

Manuscripts must be submitted online through the website: First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password. Manuscripts should be presented in concise form within the word limits of 2000-2500 maximum. 

Pages should be numbered consecutively and the contents arranged in the following order:


Sequence of Research Article (Maximum 2000-2500 words)

  1. Title :

The title of manuscript shall not exceed 15 words, shall be given on top of the title page.  Information regarding authors shall be given in a separate page which shall include the following;    Name, Academic degree, Designation/position, name of Institution. Address for correspondence including telephone number & email. In case of group of authors the names shall be listed in the order of authorship.

 Cover letter should include statements regarding authorship.

  1. Abstract and Key Words:

Abstract The abstract must  be in one-paragraph with self-contained summary of the most important elements of the paper. The abstract shall not exceed 250 words.All numbers in the abstract (except those beginning a sentence) should   be typed as digits rather than words. 

Key words: provide 4 to 6 key words which can be used for indexing purposes.


Text  -  IMRAD format

  1. Introduction

It shall be 3-4 paragraphs which consists of brief background of the problem studied,   critique of   relevant research articles that are referenced as per Vancouver/ APA style. Clearly state the purpose / objectives and hypotheses tested.

  1. Materials and Methods

It should highlight the setting where the study was done, sample size and method of selection. A brief description of the demographic variables of the sample could be provided in 2-3 sentences. It should  also have a description of the design, tools/ instruments used for collecting data; ethical approval  and ways by which privacy and confidentiality of subjects were maintained; how data were collected; pilot study (if done) with any modifications made thereof and any methodological limitations.

  1. Results

It must be presented in a logical sequence. Only such data as are essential for understanding the discussion and main conclusions emerging from the study should be included. Data presented in tables and figures should not be repeated in the text. Only important observations need to be emphasized or summarised. The same data should not be presented both in tabular and graphic forms. Interpretation of the data should be taken up only under the Discussion and not under Results.

  1. Discussion 

The discussion should deal with the interpretation of results without repeating information already presented under Results. It should relate new findings to the known ones and include logical deductions. 

The conclusions can be linked with the goals of the study but unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data should be avoided. Recommendations may be included as part of the Discussion, only when considered absolutely necessary and relevant. 

  1. References 

The total number of References should normally be restricted to a maximum of 20. 

  1. Illustrations 

Illustrations must be electronically prepared and we prefer them in soft copy either by mail / disc. Tables and figures must be numbered.

  1. Acknowledgement of Receipt 

The decision of acceptance/ rejection/ recommendation for resubmission will be intimated to the corresponding author. 



All research articles submitted shall be accompanied by a copy of certificate issued by the institutional ethical committee 


4. UNDERTAKING BY AUTHOR(S) Downloadable form

It is necessary that all the authors give an undertaking (in the format specified by the journal) indicating their consent to be co-authors in the sequence indicated on the cover page. All authors must sign the undertaking letter.


  1. The NJI does not charge any Fee for submission and processing of the Manuscript.
  2.  Life membership of TNAI is mandatory for primary Author and all Nurse researchers in the team of authors.
  3. No addition/deletion/ or any change in the sequence of the authorship will be permissible at a later stage, without valid reasons and permission of the Editor -in-Chief.
  4.  If the authorship is contested at any stage, the article will be either returned or will not be processed for publication till the issue is solved