About the Journal

International Journal of Nursing Care is a double blind peer reviewed indexed international journal which has commenced its publication from January 2013. The journal is half yearly in frequency.  The journal covers all aspects of nursing care. The journal has been assigned ISSN 2320-8643 (Print Version) and ISSN 2320-8651 (Online Version). The journal is indexed in many international data bases.

This 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.


The scope of the journal encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  1. Clinical Nursing Practice: Original research and clinical studies focusing on evidence-based nursing interventions, patient care outcomes, nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation across various healthcare settings and patient populations.

  2. Nursing Education and Professional Development: Research on nursing education pedagogy, curriculum development, clinical teaching strategies, simulation-based training, continuing education, and professional development programs for nurses at all levels of practice.

  3. Nursing Management and Leadership: Studies on nursing leadership styles, management practices, organizational behavior, workforce planning, staffing models, nursing workforce issues, and strategies to promote nurse retention, job satisfaction, and career advancement.

  4. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Investigations into nursing roles and responsibilities in health promotion, disease prevention, population health management, health behavior change, and community-based interventions to improve health outcomes.

  5. Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Research on nursing contributions to patient safety initiatives, quality improvement projects, adverse event reporting systems, medication safety, infection control, and risk management strategies in healthcare settings.

  6. Evidence-Based Practice and Research Utilization: Studies on the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice, research utilization strategies, knowledge translation, barriers to evidence-based practice adoption, and innovations in evidence synthesis and dissemination.

  7. Advanced Practice Nursing: Original research and clinical studies focusing on advanced practice nursing roles, including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives, with an emphasis on role effectiveness, scope of practice, and outcomes.

  8. Nursing Ethics and Legal Issues: Investigations into ethical dilemmas faced by nurses, informed consent, patient autonomy, confidentiality, end-of-life care, healthcare disparities, healthcare equity, and legal issues related to nursing practice and healthcare delivery.

  9. Interprofessional Collaboration and Team-Based Care: Research on interprofessional collaboration, teamwork, communication strategies, and collaborative practice models to enhance patient-centered care, interdisciplinary care coordination, and healthcare teamwork effectiveness.

  10. Global Health Nursing: Studies focusing on nursing contributions to global health initiatives, international nursing practice, cross-cultural nursing care, disaster nursing, humanitarian aid, and healthcare delivery in resource-limited settings.



Target Readership:


Types of Articles

We welcome a diverse range of manuscript types for publication in the field of nursing care, including:

Please note:

Publication Schedule:

International Journal of Nursing Care (IJONC) maintains a half yearly publication schedule, releasing two issues per year consistently since its inception. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts at any time, knowing that our journal is committed to timely and regular publication.


Important Information regarding Article Processing Charges(APC)-

  1. Manuscript Submission fee - There is no fee for manuscript submission. Manuscript can be submitted any time. Submission is always open
  2. Manuscript Processing Charges- We charge for manuscript processing from authors.  Authors must pay charges only if the article is accepted for publication. The charges are per article. If some author does not want to pay, he can withdraw his article.

The charges are as follows
1. India and SAARC countries- Indian Rupees 1000/
2. Rest of world - US $100


Archiving Policy:
The International Journal of Nursing Care (IJONC) became an Open Access journal in 2020. All issues post-2020 are archived in repositories such as PKP PN (Public Knowledge Project), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Crossref, and EBSCOhost, as well as on the journal's websites (IJNC and OJS).

Access to Articles and Supplementary Materials:
The International Journal of Nursing Care (IJONC) became an Open Access journal in 2020. All issues post-2020 are archived in repositories such as PKP PN (Public Knowledge Project), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Crossref, and EBSCOhost, as well as on the journal's websites (IJNC and OJS).

Manuscript Versions:
The International Journal of Nursing Care (IJONC) maintains all versions of submitted manuscripts in its database. These versions are preserved either via email, in HDD format, or within the OJS system.

Authors are permitted to self-archive the accepted and pre-published versions of their articles on personal websites or deposit them in any repository. After publication, when posting any version of the manuscript, proper acknowledgment to the original source of publication is required, along with a link to the published article on the journal's website. The link should include the DOI number in the following format:"The final publication is available at link.journalsite.com via https://dx.doi.org/ (insert DOI and remove brackets)". There are no embargoes associated with any version of the manuscript.

Previous versions of the article on non-commercial pre-print servers, such as SSRN, may be retained or updated with the author's accepted version. However, after publication, authors must acknowledge the final publication and provide a link to the article on the journal's website, including the DOI number in the sentence:"The final publication is available at International Journal of Nursing Care, via https://dx.doi.org/ (insert DOI and remove brackets)".


Copyright and Licensing Policy:

      • Copyright Ownership:Authors retain copyright ownership of their work after publication in the International Journal of Nursing Care (IJONC). However, they grant the journal an exclusive Creative Commons license.
      • Creative Commons License:Authors grant the International Journal of Nursing Care (IJONC) the right to exclusively apply a Creative Commons license to their work upon publication.This license permits use, distribution, and reproduction of the work in any medium, provided that the original work and its source are properly cited. The specific license applied is https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en which allows for attribution, non-commercial use and derivative works.
      • Editorial Research: Authors grant the journal the right to analyze information obtained from submitted manuscripts for editorial research purposes. This analysis aims to improve the peer-review process, teaching, and training activities.
      • Warranties: Authors warrant that their work is original, contains no libelous statements, is lawful, and does not infringe upon any copyright, trademark, patent, or proprietary rights of others. Authors agree to indemnify the editors against any costs, expenses, and damages arising from any breach of this warranty.
      • Views and Opinions: The views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the journal.


Revenue Sources:

      • Print Copies: We provide hard copies of the journal to colleges and universities.
      • Author Publishing Charges: Reasonable publication fees are charged only upon acceptance of the article for publication. There are no charges for manuscript submission.
      • Advertising and Sponsorship:For advertising inquiries, please contact the editorial office at [email protected]. Our advertising policy can be accessed below.


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