Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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.


Section Policies

Original Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Clinical Practice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind peer-review system for all manuscripts submitted. Both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by three experts: one editorial staff and two external reviewers. The review process may take two to three weeks. All submissions are peer-reviewed based on accuracy, fairness and efficiency.


Publication Frequency

2019 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2018 Three times a year, published in April, August and December

2017 Semi-annually, published in June and December

2016 Annually, published in December


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...





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National Library Board Singapore

Open J-Gate

PKP Open Archives Harvester




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