Aim and Scope of the Journal
The International Journal of Comprehensive Nursing (IJCN) is a peer reviewed open access journal started with an aim to provide a world class forum for disseminating the research findings and ideas for improving the nursing practice, education and research. The IJCN aims to help the research scholars and students in nursing to improve the writing skills in the international forum. The IJCN also aims to bridge the gap between the theory and practice by uniting the experts in the field of nursing to the students and young research scholars. The journal welcomes original research and scholarly work from the nursing fraternity in the areas such as nursing research, education, management, clinical care and health care policy.
Research Paper: There is no length limit on research paper, but authors are encouraged to be concise. Supplementary materials can be published if necessary. Please include in the main paper a set of keywords and an abstract followed by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, Conflict of Interests, and References.
Short Research Communication: It presents a concise study, or sometimes preliminary but innovative research finding that might be less substantial than a full research paper. Short Research Communication is limited to 2500 words (excluding references and abstract). It should have a set of keywords and an abstract summarizing background of the work, the results and their implications. Results and Discussion Section should be combined and followed by Conclusion. Materials and Methods will remain as a separate section. The number of references is limited to 30 and the number of figures and/or tables combined is limited to 4.
Letter: Description of novel finding that might not be suitable for a regular research paper or short research communication can be published as letter. Letter is limited to be under 500 words and 5 references. There should be not more than two figures or tables combined, and no supplementary material.
Commentary: This is the place for discussing controversial and/or interdisciplinary topics, viewpoints and any other issues of interest to our readers. It is limited to a maximum of 10 references, 1 display (figure/table), and 1000 words including all contents.
Review or Mini-review: It should be authoritative and of high interest to the readers of biological community. A minimum of two figures/illustrations should be included in the review or mini-review that should be some 3000 or 5000 words long (excluding references and figure legends).