Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences



Philosophy of Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences

For more information, please see Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences Aims and Scope page.

Editoral Process

The journal doesnot charge fee for processing and publication of the manuscript. Articles received will be reviewed for probable publication with the consideration that it has not been published elsewhere, concurrently submitted, or currently accepted for publication by other publishers. All articles received will be duly acknowledged. The scientific quality of each article will be evaluated on the uniqueness, originality, scientific content, ethical issues, reliability of the interpretation of the findings and usefulness to majority of the readers. Accordingly, the editorial board would first review all the submitted articles and make a preliminary assessment. Articles that do not meet the guidelines will be rejected and will be intimated to the corresponding author. Appropriate articles will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Double-blinded peer review process will be followed and based on the comments of the reviewers; final decision on the suitability of the article will be taken. The authors should make sure that their names do not appear anywhere in the manuscript, except in the title page. The editorial board ensures that the corresponding author is informed about the acceptance/rejection of the article and the reviewers’ comments within four months of submission. The corresponding author is requested to submit the revised version of the article, if the reviewers suggest resubmission with modification/s. The journal reserves the right to use plagiarism detection software and to inform the corresponding author. If plagiarism is detected, the article will be rejected. Once the article is rejected, it cannot be resubmitted again under the original or modified title, without modification of the content.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences follows citations in the text as well as the references as per referencing style provided by the American Psychological Association (APA)-sixth edition. There are, other rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and Impressions@MAHE

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Impressions@MAHE all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Impressions@MAHE, requires credit to Impressions@MAHE as copyright holder (e.g., Impressions@MAHE © 2023).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Impressions@MAHE provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Impressions@MAHE website and/or software agree not to misuse the Impressions@MAHE service or software in any way.

The failure of Impressions@MAHE to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Impressions@MAHE and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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