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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 is reviewed with understanding that it has not been published or under consideration by another journal.
  •  The primary data used in the study analysis should have not exceeded 5 years since the completion of the data collection.
  •  Length of the submission should be no more than 4,500 words excluding abstract, tables, figures, and references.
  •  All files for submission should be in an acceptable format, including .doc/docx, .xls/xlsx, and .zip.
  •  The structure and format of the submission should follow the journal’ s requirements. See “Guidelines for Author” for further details.
  •  The submission is required to meet the requirements outlined in the journal ethical policy.
  •  Non-native English speakers should have their manuscript professionally edited before submission.

Guidelines for Authors (English Manuscript)

1. Manuscripts are reviewed with understanding that they have not been published or under consideration by other journals. The primary data used in the study analysis should have not exceeded 5 years since the completion of the data collection.

2. Authors should prepare articles that conform to the following format and style:

    2.1 Typing: The manuscript in English should be formatted double-spaced with one inch margins for A4 paper. Preferred font is 12-point Times New Roman. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.

     2.2 Length: Original research and review paper should be no more than 4,500 words (double-spaced) excluding abstract, tables, figures, and references. 

     2.3 Composition: The manuscript should be presented in the following order: title page, abstract and keywords, text, acknowledgements, references, appendices.

            1)  Title page - The title page should contain the title of the paper (that should be short, informative, and contain the major keywords), the full names of the authors with present positions/titles and the addresses of the institutions, the email address and telephone number of the corresponding author, and source of research grant. In case of thesis and dissertation, the title of the program and field of the study as well as the institute must be informed.

            2)  Abstract - Abstracts should not exceeded 300 words and should be divided into the following: (a) purpose (b) design, (c) methods, (d) main findings, (e) conclusion and recommendations, (f) keywords. A maximum of 5 keywords is allowed and terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) should be used, if at all possible. A use of abbreviations in abstracts should be avoided.

            3)  Text - Text should contain clear, succinct, and logical organization and flow of content. Original research should contain the following topics:

                             Background and Significance


                             Research Question/Hypothesis (optional)




                             Conclusion and Recommendations

             Review Paper should be a topic relevant to nursing theory, practice, health policy issues, education, research and innovations. The body of a review paper should be in-depth analysis with evidence-based review of the literature and leading to practical conclusion and recommendations.

      2.4 References: References in Vancouver style are required. Sample references can be viewed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/  References should not exceed 25 citations for original research and 40 for review paper. Authors must identify if any reference is in Thai by adding ‘(in Thai).’ at the end of that reference. In the text, a superscript number without bracket is used for citation. Unpublished papers are allowed to be cited not more than 5 papers.

      2.5 Tables and figures: All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

      2.6 Permission: It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission and pay for any expenses incurred. Written permission from the copyright holder must be submitted with the manuscript as supplementary files. The original source must be referenced in the references of the manuscript or in the legend of a figure or table.

3. An explicit statement identifying the review and ethics committee approval for the research study must be included. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

4. Submission should be sent by online process at https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns  All required document including IRB approval certificate, letter of permission for use of requested instruments, and letter of permission for data collection (if any) should be scanned and submitted.