Education & Ethic In Nursing- Submission Instruction
Guide for Authors:

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Guide for Authors:

Journal of Education and Ethics in Nursing is a professional, scientific journal affiliated to Jahrom University of Medical Sciences and published on a regular quarterly basis by the Faculty of Nursing and Paramedicine. Underscoring the shared understanding of the educational and ethical inquiries which are rapidly expanding on a global level, this journal aims to publish relevant articles in education, ethics and the related fields. These fields include education, education management, national and international standards of education, methods, techniques and tools for teaching and learning, educational technology, evaluation and validating systems, research in education, virtual education, new methods of teaching, approaches to curriculum planning. Ethical grounds consisting of the ethical issues in treating and medicating the patients, the importance of cultural and religious considerations in ethical lenience, new ideas, teachings and and hypotheses in professional ethics are covered as well. Journal of Education and Ethics attempts to create an ideal space for exchanging valuable experiments within these fields. Journal of Education and Ethics in Nursing is an electronic open access journal that is published in Persian while displaying English and Persian abstracts. Articles sent to the journal are divided into 5 categories:

Commentary: Commentaries are used to discuss a specific topic. Word count for commentaries should range from 1000-2500, not considering the references.

Original Article: Original articles are used to present the findings of an implemented research and should from 3000-4000 words, not considering the references.

Review Article: Review Articles are used to present the latest findings on a specific issue and should range from 3000-45000 words. Unstructured Review Articles should be written by scholars who list several of their already published articles in a related field in the reference list. Review Articles should contain abstract, introduction, discussion, conclusion, and at least 20 citations. Review Article should not exceed the limit of 5000 words.

Case Report: Case Reports are used to introduce (a) new case(s) which are rarely observed. Case reports contain a maximal unstructured abstract of 125 words and should not exceed 1000-2500 words.

Letter to Editor: Letter to Editor is used to express views on previously published papers or to offer suggestions or criticisms in the field of medicine. The size should range from 500-1500 words.

Authors are required to prepare their manuscripts in Microsoft Word Office. Please use Times New Roman 12 for the text and Times New Roman 14 for the headings. In Persian texts, use B Mitra 12 for the text and B Mitra 14 for headings. Please use 2-2.5 cm for the margins and use double spacing for the entire texts. Manuscripts should be submitted online, using the online system provided by the journal.

Manuscript preparation

1- Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figures.

2- Title page: Title should not contain abbreviations. The title page should contain the complete title of manuscript, the full names of all authors with their highest qualification, the department or institute to which they are affiliated and information about corresponding author(s) regarding their affiliation(s).

3- Abstract: An abstract of no more than 250 words in length should accompany each manuscript describing precisely what was done, the results which were obtained and the conclusions drawn. It should be structured as Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusion followed by 3-6 Keywords. Please use the terms from the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) list of Index Medicus (

4- Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should not have data or conclusions of the study.

5- Material and Methods: This should include the exact method of observation or experiment. It should be written clearly so other researchers can exactly repeat the research. Checklists or questionnaires should be included if they are used for data gathering. Statistical methods and the softwares used should be mentioned. The approval of organizational research ethics committee and the related IRCT code must be mentioned in clinical trials.

6- Results: it must be presented in the form of text tables and illustrations. The contents of tables should not be repeated in the text; instead, a reference to table number may be given.

7- Conclusion: This must be compared the present findings and the variation and similarities with other works. Detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. New and important aspects of the study should be expressed in conclusion.

8- Acknowledgement: All contributors who do not qualify for authorship should be covered in acknowledgement section. It should include persons who have provided technical help, writing assistance and general support. Financial and material support should be acknowledged.

9- Illustrations and tables: All figures and tables should be cited in the text and each numbered consecutively throughout. Tables should have a title (placed above) and a legend explaining any abbreviation used in that table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by asterisks for significance values and other statistical data. Figure should be limited with high quality on separate pages. The caption should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in tables figures and text simultaneously.

10- Abbreviations: nomenclature and symbols. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention in the abstract and again in the main body of the text and used consistently thereafter. 11- Measurement units: Laboratory values should be described in metric mass units. The international system of units (SI units) can be provided in parentheses immediately after metric units.

12- Footnotes: Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively.

13- References: References should be in English. References should be numbered consecutively in order of their appearance in the text and listed in numerical order. The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and have been published or accepted for publication (“in press”). Personal communications or unpublished data cannot be included in the reference list and should be mentioned in the text in parentheses including a date. Permission must be submitted when citing a personal communication. References with correct punctuation should be styled as follows: # Journals The titles of Journal should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus. Write down the five first authors and then et al. Punctuations should be arranged according to the following Example: Halevy R, Smolkin V, Bykov S, et al. Power doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis of acute childhood pyelonephritis. Pediatr Nephrol 2004; 19(1): 987-991. # Chapters in books Philips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laergh JH, Brenner BM. Hypertension. 2nd ed. New York: Raven press; 1995: 465-478. # Books Grindley MF. Manual of histological and special staining techniques. 2nd ed. New York: Blakiston; 1968: 47-48. # An organization as author The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust 1996; 164:282-4. # Dictionaries Ectasia. Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary. 27th ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders; 1988: 527. # Organizations Institute of medicine. Looking at the future of the Medicaid Program. Washington: Inst Med; 1992: 78-81. # Congresses Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data ptorection privacy and securiy in medical informatics. In: Lum KC, Degoulet P. Piemme TE, Rienhoff O (eds). MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informations: 1992 Sep 6-10, Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992: 1561-5. # Dissertations Kapan SJ .Post-hospital home health care: the elderly access and utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (Mo): Washington Univ; 1995. # Electronic journals Mores SS. Factors in Emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online]. 1995 Jan-Mar; 1(1): 95-71. Accessed 1997, Oct 12. Available from: URL: http:/wwwcdc.Gov/Ncidod/EID/eid.Htm.


Authors are kindly asked to highlight their revisions in the article and provide a separate letters in response to each referee’s comments.

Covering letter:

It should be signed by corresponding author. Please take note that - All author must have read and agreed to the covering letter. - Corresponding author should personally take the responsibility for all ethical and legal issues involved in the publication of manuscript.

Proof reading:

A computer prints out is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrections should be marked clearly and sent immediately to the journal office.

Ethical guidelines:

Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section.

1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project.

2) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals.

Conflicts of interest: Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest such as receiving funds or fees by or holding stocks and shares in an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper.


The copy write form must be submitted along the manuscript submission. The entire contents of the Journal of Education and Ethics in Nursing are protected under international copyrights. This journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display or publish any materials contained on the journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner. Peer review process: All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the editorial board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor decision to accept reject or require modifications. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions it is scheduled for the next available issue. Ethical and legal guidelines: The journal cannot accept manuscripts which are already published in other journals. The journal reserves the right to accept, reject, revise or summarize the manuscripts. Received manuscripts will not be sent back. Using the journal content is permitted as long as the journal is properly cited. The author(s) should be committed not to send the article to other journals at the time they submit the article to the journal and wait for the final result before submitting the rejected articles to other journals. The author(s) are responsible for the veracity and accuracy of the content of articles. Articles which are previously presented as a lecture or poster in other congresses are accepted. Please note that you may submit your articles only through the online system provided by the journal.


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