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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

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Please read the guidelines below, then follow the link at the base of this page to set up a profile and begin the submission process.

 Editing

Accepted manuscripts are edited for clarity, length, and adherence to the Nursing Education Perspectives editorial style. The author receives an edited copy of the manuscript before publication to check for accuracy of content.

Format

If your submission does not meet these requirements, it will be returned without review.
  • The names and affiliations of authors must not appear in the text (with the exception of citing a past publication by the author as a reference). Please upload the title page separately.
  • References must be in APA format. References should be current (within the past five to seven years) and, if older, the author should indicate why they are included (e.g., classic reference). Only relevant references should be cited.
  • See the APA Style Manual, 6th edition, for guidance: www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx. It is important that you include the DOI (digital object identifier), when applicable.

Feature Article Submissions:

  • Manuscripts should be in 12-point type, double-spaced with 1" margins all around in Word, WordPerfect, or Text formats.
  • Please be sure your manuscript does not exceed 20 pages in length, including references. 
  • Include a structured abstract, no longer than 150 words. The abstract does not add to the page count.
  • Tables (no more than three) must be single-spaced and laid out using Microsoft Word's table tools in a Word document.
  • Figures/images (no more than three) should be in TIFF, EPS, PDF, or JPG formats.
  • Tables and figures should be attached as separate files and are not to be embedded within the manuscript.

Innovation Center Submissions:

  • Manuscripts should be in 12-point type, double-spaced with 1" margins all around in Word, WordPerfect, or Text formats.
  • Please be sure your manuscript does not exceed six pages in length, including references. Please restrict references to the most essential.
  • Include a narrative abstract, no longer than 100 words. The abstract does not add to the page count.
  • Tables and figures are not encouraged and will be included only at the editor's discretion. If a table is to be used, it must be single-spaced and laid out using Microsoft Word's table tools in a Word document. Figures/images should be in TIFF, EPS, PDF, or JPG formats.

Research Brief Submissions

  • Manuscripts should be in 12-point type, double-spaced with 1" margins all around in Word, WordPerfect, or Text formats.
  • Please be sure your manuscript does not exceed six pages in length, including references. Please restrict references to the most essential.
  • Include an abstract, no longer than 100 words. The abstract does not add to the page count.
  • Tables and figures are not encouraged and will be included only at the editor's discretion. If a table is to be used, it must be single-spaced and laid out using Microsoft Word's table tools in a Word document. Figures/images should be in TIFF, EPS, PDF, or JPG formats.

Submit

Before you begin submitting a manuscript, please gather the following information:

  1. Type of submission
    1. Featured article
    2. Innovation Center article
    3. Research Briefs article

  2. Author Information (for all authors)
    1. First Names, Middle Names/Initials, Last Names
    2. Credentials
    3. Institutions
    4. Departments
    5. Phone and Fax Numbers
    6. Street Addresses
    7. Email Addresses
    8. Affiliations during preparation of article

  3. Title and Running Title

  4. Abstract. Note word count limits above.

  5. Five key words using CINAHL or MeSH terms

  6. Manuscript files in Word, WordPerfect, or Text formats. Note that page limitations include references.

  7. Figures/Images in TIFF, EPS, PDF, or JPG formats. Please, no more than three.

  8. Tables in XLS or DOC formats single spaced. Please, no more than three.

Click here to set up an online profile and begin the submission process.

For additional assistance, use the step-by-step guides for new submission or submission of a revision.