Journal of Psychiatric Nursing is an international quarterly periodical published on independent, unbiased, double-blinded and peer-review principles. The language of publication is English and there is also a Turkish translation of the articles published.
Journal of Psychiatric Nursing aims to publish qualified and original clinical, experimental and basic research on Psychiatric Nursing at the international level. The journals scope also covers editorial comments, reviews of innovations in medical education and practice, case reports, scientific letters, educational articles, letters to the editor, articles on publication ethics, and reviews.The target readership includes academic members, specialists, residents, and general practitioners working in the fields of Psychiatric Nursing.
The editorial and publication processes of the journal are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).Journal of Psychiatric Nursing is indexed in Gale Engage (from 2010), TUBITAK-Turkish Medical Index (from 2011), Turkish National Citation Index (from 2011), EBSCO (from 2012), Turkish Psychiatric Index (from 2014) and the Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) (from 2015), and DOAJ (from 2018).
The requirements for submission of manuscripts and detailed information about the evaluation process are available in the published journal and also as Instructions for Authors on the website (http://phdergi.org).Statements and opinions expressed in the Journal of Psychiatric Nursing reflect the views of the author(s). All liability for the advertisements rests with the appropriate organization(s). The Association of Psychiatric Nurses, the editor-in-chief and KARE Publishing do not accept any responsibility for these articles and advertisements.
Applications for subscriptions should be made to the editorial office. The abstracts and full texts of published articles can be accessed free of charge at http://phdergi.org.
There is no fee for article submission, article processing or publication.
Financial support and advertising
The revenue of the Journal of Psychiatric Nursing is derived from subscription charges and advertisements.
Aims and Scope
Aim of the journal is to publish qualified research material on its scope. The target readership includes academic members or specialists on psychiatric nursing. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing is an international triannual periodical published on independent, unbiased, double-blinded and peer-review principles. The language of publication is English and there is also a Turkish translation of the articles published.
All individuals listed as “author” in the submitted manuscript must make an adequate contribution to the study, meet the criteria of authorship, and take responsibility for their part of the manuscript. For the sake of the outcomes and the integrity of the study, at least one author should be responsible for each section of the manuscript. All authors mentioned in the cover letter must meet all of the following criteria: (1) substantial contribution to conception, design of the study, analysis, and interpretation of data, or all of these criteria; (2) significant contribution to the drafting of the article or revision of its scientific content; (3) approval of the final version of the article to be published.
In multicentered studies, all individuals who are named as authors under the title of the article should meet all the above-mentioned requirements of authorship. Seeking or providing financial support for the study, and/or data collection do not satisfy the criteria of authorship per se, nor does general support or guidance provided to the study investigators. Individuals who contributed to the study in various ways but who fail to meet the criteria of authorship may be included in the acknowledgements with their written consent. Please refer to the ICMJE website for more information about authorship. Increasing the number of authors unnecessarily is not ethical conduct and to prevent any attempt to seek undue academic prestige or other unethical advantages, the editor may request a declaration from the authors of their individual contributions to the article and publish this information, if deemed appropriate. The sequence of authors’ names should be based on a consensus reached by all the participating authors. Due to different specifications for the sequencing of authors, the order provided will be used unless otherwise stated. Authors may explain the rationale for a different sequence in a footnote.
Submission and Peer Review
The official language of the Journal is English. Articles may be submitted in Turkish and will be translated to English. A technical review is performed to confirm that all of the required documentation has been submitted and to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the manuscript and supplementary files to assess suitability for the Journal. The manuscript will be returned to the Author in the event of any deficiency.
The Editorial Office of Journal of Psychiatric Nursing then assigns the manuscript a number and begins the peer preview process. This journal operates a double-blinded review process. Contributions deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers in the field of study to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
Correction and Retraction of Articles
Corrections may be made to a published article with the authorization of the editor of the journal. Editors will decide the magnitude of the corrections. Minor corrections are made directly to the original article. However, in cases of major corrections, the original article will remain unchanged, while the corrected version will also be published and linked to the corrected version. A statement indicating the reason for the major change to the article will also be published. When necessary, retraction of articles will be done according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) retraction guidelines. https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines
Basic Publication Rules
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of data and the journal is in compliance with the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals published by the ICMJ (updated in August 2013). The editorial and publication processes of the journal are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as well.
All submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism software (iThenticate) to detect instances of overlapping and similar text during the evaluation process.
To identify the respective contributions and responsibilities of the authors as well as any conflict of interest relevant to the manuscript, all parts of the "Authors" Contribution" form must be completed by the corresponding author. Furthermore, the "ICMJE Uniform Disclosure Form for Potential Conflicts of Interest" must be completed online by all authors. Both forms should be included with the manuscript at the time of original submission. Please refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2014:http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf) for additional information.
All manuscripts presenting data obtained from research involving human subjects must include a statement that the written informed consent of the participants was obtained and that the study was approved by an institutional review board or an equivalent body. This institutional approval should be submitted with the manuscript. Authors of case reports must submit the written informed consent of the subject(s) of the report or of the patient’s legal representatives for the publication of the manuscript. Manuscripts on human and animal studies should describe procedures indicating the steps taken to eliminate pain and suffering.
Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in Journal of Psychiatric Nursing reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board and the publisher; the editors, the editorial board and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.
Abstracting and Indexing
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Journal of Psychiatric Nursing is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
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