Focus and Scope

The Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research (PRIJNR) is an English language, double blind peer-reviewed quarterly publication, and the official journal of the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council. It publishes original manuscripts on nursing research, literature reviews, policy or concept analysis and other scholarly papers that are evidence-based and contribute to nursing knowledge, health improvement of populations, and development of the profession. Articles published reflect the uniqueness of various sociocultural and spiritual contexts of research participants, researchers and health institutions, especially those from the Pacific Rim Region. Such publications include the role of religious beliefs, values and attitudes, eastern wisdom and cultural practices relating to health, healing, and nursing. The Journal addresses important research in health promotion and disease prevention, management of acute and critical illness, improving quality of life of persons with chronic illness and at the end-of-life, as well as innovations in nursing practice.

Peer Review Process

Each manuscript is reviewed by the Editors, and if of a sufficient standard, sent for double blinded peer review by at least two Editorial Board members or experts from a range of countries. Reviewers’ comments are considered by the Editors who then write to the corresponding author of their decision, give suggestions for change, and a deadline for resubmission. If the two reviewers do not agree, the third reviewer is asked for further opinion. Reviewers’ comments are confidential and not being discussed among reviewers and editors. The length of review process depends on the quality of a manuscript, the availability of reviewers. Initial reviews usually are accomplished within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving manuscript.

Publication Frequency

Periodicity: 4 issue per year (January - March, April – June, July - September, October – 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.

Publication Costs

The cost is 10,000 Thai baht (295 USD) per accepted manuscript. This cost will be requested after the manuscript is accepted. In addition, peer review will not be influenced by payment.


The Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council