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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses Times New Roman 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Journal of Nursing Education of Nepal (JONEN)  (ISSN Print: 2091-0894 and ISSN Online: 2090-7942) is a peer-reviewed, scientific, open access journal. The publication was started in 1998 A.D. (2055 Baisakh B.S.) and is published annually. The journal prefers good quality research papers with clinical-oriented studies that provide an immediate impact on health and policy.

The journal publishes original articles, review articles, editorials, and viewpoints related to nursing and health science related to aspects like medical education, public health, and health policy, and healthcare management. It aims to provide a platform for publishing scientific papers related to the nursing profession (Adult/Midwifery/Child/Psychiatric/Community) education, clinical/field practice, and administration and management.


Manuscript Preparation
General Instructions

  1. Types of the manuscript should be one of the following areas: Research article/Review article/ Case reports.
  2. Write manuscript in simple, clearand standard English
  3. The manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman, double-spaced with Font size of 12.
  4. Keep margins 1.5 cm at top, right and bottom sides and 2 cm at left hand side.
  5. Insert page number at the bottom center and keep page numbers consecutively, beginning with the title page.
  6. Spell out the numbers when it comes in the starting of the sentence and one to nine cardinal numbers unless they are followed by a unit or percentage or when they represent date or time
  7. Spell out numerals from one to nine (1-9), for ordinals (first, third, tenth, etc.) and numerals at the beginning of the sentence.
  8. Use only standard abbreviations. Use full forms of the abbreviations for its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. Avoid use of abbreviations in title as far as possible
  9. Each section of the manuscript should commence in the following sequence: title page, structured abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results, tables and graphs (not more than 6) with caption, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement if any and references.
  10. For case report: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Case Report, Tables and Figure Legends, Discussion, References.
  11. Use abbreviated form only after using its full form when it first appears in the text.
  12. Particular attention should be taken to ensure the manuscript adheres to the style of the journal in all respects.

Do not use any signs for e.g. “&” for “and” or “@” signs for “at the rate” and related signs; however, you can use abbreviations used in standard textbooks, provided the full form has been given when it first appears in the text.

Title Page
The title page should carry:

  1. Type of manuscript e.g. Original Article, Case Report, Review Article etc.
  2. The title of the article should be concise (reflect population/ sample, concept/variable, setting) but informative.Heading should be in title case.
  3. Name of authors: First surname/family name(s) followed by first name(s)and institutional affiliation.
  4. For correspondence about the manuscript, specify the name of the contributor, address, phonenumber, and e-mail address.
  5. The second page should start with the title of the article followed by the abstract and the text.

The second page should carry the full title of the manuscript and an abstract. The Abstract should be in a structured format. Original articles should be within 250-300 words and cover the following:

  • Background including objective;
  • Methods (Design, setting, sampling and analysis methods);
  • Results (major findings);
  • Conclusion (based on study findings and its implications);
  • Keywords (three to five keywords in alphabetical order with the first keyword initially capitalized).

The introduction should provide a context or background for the study (i.e., what is already known and what is the gap that research is going to address) and rationale of the study with citation of the relevant literature. State the research objective, or hypothesis of the study.

The methods section should contain; research design, setting, population, sampling technique, sample size, instrumentation, method and duration of the data collection, ethical considerations, statistical analysis applied to analyze the data.

The important findings of the study should be presented in logical sequence in the table(s) and figures (bar and line digammas) along with descriptions in the text. Limit the tables and figures (not more than six). Do not repeat all the information in the text from the tables/figures. All the tables and figures should be numbered along with the complete table/figure titles.

Tables and Figures

  1. Figures should be of good quality (Black and white).
  2. Table and figure numbers in Arabic letters.
  3. Provide full source in case of borrowed materials (tables/figures/pictures).
  4. Figures/pictures should be of good quality.
  5. Table and figure numbers in Arabic letters.
  6. Specify the name and label the photographs on the back of the element.
  7. Figure legends provided (not more than 40 words).

Emphasize the novel and important findings of the study. Compare the findings of present study with other relevant past studies, provide explanation whether it supports your findings, if it differs give probable justification. Do not repeat in detail data or other materials given in the introduction or the results section. State the limitations of the methodology and explore the implications of the findings for future research and for clinical practice.

Draw conclusions from the major findings of the study based on objective/s and state future implications of the study findings. Make it short and to the point rather than a summary of the article.

References should be in Vancouver style. It should be typed at the end of the manuscript and numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text. Citations should be done by the Arabic numbers. Appropriate links of the references should be provided for verification and authentication purposes. Add PubMed identification number and/or DOI number whenever possible. Include the last names and initials of the authors, title of article, name of publications, year published, volume number, and inclusive pages.

Word Limits

  1. Original Article: Up to 2500 words excluding references (up to 30) and abstract (up to 250).
  2. Review Article: Up to 3000 words excluding references (up to >50 but <100) and abstract (250).
  3. Case Report: Up to 1000 words excluding references (up to 10) and abstract (up to 100), up to three photographs.
  4. Viewpoint: These articles are personal views and allow you to express your own point of view on any issues relevant to health. Up to 800 words excluding reference (up to 5-8).

Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts must be written in clear, concise and in English, and submitted to the ‘Editorial Board’ of JONEN. Submission through email is required according to the guidelines issued by the journal. Author/s should clearly mention affiliation(s) along with email address and phone number/s. The manuscript should be sent to

While submitting your manuscript to JONEN, please make sure you have submitted the following documents:

  1. Forwarding Letter
  2. Authorship
  3. Declaration
  4. Manuscript
  5. Ethical Approval

Forwarding Letter

  • Signed by contributors
  • Source of funding mentioned (if available)
  • Conflicts of Interest disclosed


  • Complete author information
  • Specify the author for correspondence, with e-mail and telephone numbers

Manuscript Submission

  1. The manuscript should be submitted in journal email (
  2. Corresponding author should mention his/her address along with email address and phone number as mentioned in declaration sheet.
  3. If the author wishes to withdraw a manuscript, a written letter signed by all the co-authors, addressed to the ‘Editor in Chief’ should be submitted to the ‘Editorial Office’.
  4. Before sending a manuscript, authors are requested to check for the guidelines available at journal website:

Corresponding Address:
The Chief Editor, JONEN
Maharajgunj Nursing Campus, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-01-4720423  +977-01-4721266

Privacy Statement

Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) is a member of the Ubiquity Partner Network coordinated by Ubiquity Press. According to the EU definitions, NepJOL is the data controller, and Ubiquity Press are the service providers and data processors. Ubiquity Press provide the technical platform and some publishing services to NepJOL and operate under the principle of data minimisation where only the minimal amount of personal data that is required to carry out a task is obtained.

More information on the type of data that is required can be found in Ubiquity Press’ privacy policy below.

Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

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What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence
  • OrCiD

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
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  • ImpactStory profile
  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the privacy policy can be found on their website.

1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • Please contact to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

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(Updated: 10 June 2024)