Instructions to Authors

GFNPSS Indian Journal of Nursing (GIJN) is an open access journal that publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on ethics and practices in Nursing education, nursing services, Nursing research & administration and also in primary health care, impact and outcomes of nursing care services and community health programs.

Criteria for Manuscript

The over-riding criteria for publication are originality, high scientific quality and interest to a nursing & health care audience. Papers not sufficiently substantiated by experimental detail will not be published. Any technical queries will be referred back to the author, although the Editors reserve the right to make alterations in the text.

Submitted manuscripts must meet the following criteria:

  • The material must be original
  • The writing must be clear, concise and unambiguous
  • The data are valid
  • The discussions and conclusions drawn by the authors must be reasonable
    and supportable
  • The information must be relevant and interesting.

Manuscript Preparation

File preparation and types

Manuscripts are preferred in Microsoft Word format (.doc files). The following detailed instructions are necessary to allow direct reproduction of the manuscript for rapid publishing. Manuscript should be type written in Times Roman, 12 font size, double-spaced, title should be in a font size 14, bold face capitals, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Tables and figures should appear in appropriate place of the main text. References should be given in Vancouver style.

GIJN Publishers Accepts the Following

  • Original Research Articles
  • Review
  • Abstracts
  • Article Commentaries
  • Book Reviews
  • Rapid Communications
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Case Reports
  • Meeting Reports


Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Journals

(Article title should not exceed 25 words)

Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order:

  • Title page/Cover letter;
  • Abstract;
  • Main text;  (Introduction, Material & Method, Result, Discussion, Conclusion)
  • Acknowledgments;
  • Declaration of interest statement;
  • Appendices (as appropriate);
  • References;
  • Tables with captions (on separate pages);
  • Figures; figure captions (as a list).

Cover Letter: All submissions should be accompanied by a 500 word or less cover letter briefly stating the significance of the research, agreement of authors for publication, number of figures and tables, supporting manuscripts and supplementary information. A title page should be provided comprising the manuscript title plus the full names and affiliations of all authors involved in the preparation of the manuscript. One author should be clearly designated as the corresponding author and full contact information, including phone number or mobile number and email address, provided for this person. Three to six key words that are not in the title should also be included on the title page. The keywords will assist indexers in cross indexing your article.

Author Name1
City,Post code,Country

Author Name2 “* for corresponding author”
City,Post code,Country


Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the aim of the study, material and methods, results and conclusions, not more than 300 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.

(Limited to 300 words)

Keywords: Keyword1, Keyword2, Keyword3, Keyword4, Keyword5. (3—10 keywords)


Should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study.

Materials and Methods

Should start as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods used shall be briefly described, with references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.


All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Each table or figure should be on main body of the text.


should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. Unsupported hypothesis should be avoided.


This must summarize the main paper. Ensure that extrapolations are reasonable and that conclusions are justified by the data presented, and indicate if the study design can be generalized to a broader study population.


All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section.


Incorporate tables and/or figures with their legends into the main body of text.

Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are pleased to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.


Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.

Scient uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in superscript. Multiple citations within a single set of superscript should be separated by commas. Where there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: “… now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment1,6-8,29.” Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.

Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).

Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:


Published Papers

Iyengar BS, Dorr RT, Remers WA. (2004). Chemical basis for the biological activity of Imexon and related Cyanaziridines.J Med Chem, 47, 218-23.


Chandrasekaran SK, Benson H, Urquhart J. (1978). Methods to achieve controlled drug delivery: The biomedical engineering approach. In: Robinson JR, ed.  Sustained and Controlled Release Drug Delivery Systems. New York: Marcel Dekker, 557-93

Vyas SP, Khar RK. (2001). Targeted and Controlled Drug Delivery New Delhi, India: CBS Publisher and Distributor.


Upadhyay UM, Ph.D. Thesis, Phytochemical Investigation ofEnicostemmalittoraleon insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus.Gujarat University, November, 2000.


Seabag M (1999) Constructive Induction: A Version Space-based Approach. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Proofs and Reprints

Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (HTML, PDF and XML) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their article