International Journal of Studies in Nursing

International Journal of Studies in Nursing (IJSN) is an international open access and peer-reviewed journal published by July Press. The journal publishes original scholarly research that includes, but not limited to, nursing practice, nursing education, nursing policy, nursing management, pediatrics, health care, health system and health promotion.

It aims to provide an innovative forum for advancement of nursing both as a profession and as an academic discipline among nursing researchers, students and clinical practitioners.

The journal accepts article submissions both online and via e-mail (

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Online Version First (Vol. 9, No. 2, August, 2024)

Current Issue (Vol. 9, No. 1, April, 2024)

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Call for Papers - International Journal of Studies in Nursing

We are calling for submission of manuscripts for the forthcoming issue of Vol. 9, No. 2, August, 2024. All manuscripts should be written in professional English. The length of 3,000-10,000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to this journal, please review the Author Guidelines to see how to submit a manuscript online.

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, a publication fee of only 300USD is required to pay. The corresponding author will receive two hard copies in addition to online publication in PDF version.

For any question you have, please contact the Editorial Assistant via:


Online Version First

Online Version First is a featured way of publishing articles in our journal. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.


Each paper published in International Journal of Studies in Nursing is assigned with a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier). And click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

Step 1: Submission Acknowledgement

If you submit your manuscript either online or through the journal email, you will receive an email of confirmation from the editorial assistants within 1-2 working days.

Step 2: Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether a manuscript fits the journal’s aim and scope. Then, the manuscript is checked for its similarity index by CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate.

Step 3: Peer review

We use double-blind system for peer-review. Both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. A manuscript will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts: one editorial staff and two external reviewers. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision

The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is based on suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

Step 5: Notification of the result of review to the corresponding authors by E-mail.

Step 6: Revision and Payment of publication fee (300USD)

The authors are asked to make revisions based on comments from both the editorial board and external reviewers. Then, they should pay a publication fee for the accepted manuscripts.

Step 7: Online Version First Publication and Printed Publication

Manuscripts will be shortly published online upon completion of revision and payment of publication fee. Printed version will be published in the scheduled volume and issue.

Step 8: Post-publication

Online PDF version of a manuscript is free to access and download. After publication of the printed journals, two hard copies of the journals will be sent to the corresponding author.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Join our Editorial Board

International Journal of Studies in Nursing welcomes academics and researchers expertizing in Nursing to join the Editorial Board. Names of members of the Editorial Board will be listed both in the printed journal and on the journal's webpage. Please find the application form and details at:  
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Vol 9, No 1 (2024)

Vol. 9, No. 1, April, 2024

Table of Contents

Original Article

Suz-Ying Lai, Hung-Ru Lin
Pei-Shan Li, Chia-Jung Hsieh, Nae-Fang Miao, Jordan Koh
Yu-Chen Ku, Ying-Ya Chien, Meng-Chin Peng, Shin-Jean Lin, Mei-Shu Huang, Wan-Ling Yang, I-Chun Chen, Yun-Chun Lin, Mei-Ling Lin, Li-Hwa Lin, Hsiao-Hui Chiu