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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 file is in Microsoft Word or RTF format.
  • Where available, DOI for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points..
  • The Corresponding Author Statement has been completed and submitted.

Author Guidelines

The submitted manuscript must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal nor may it be already published in extenso or partly.

There is no publication charge for authors in the Annals of Nursing. 

All papers are checked for plagiarism before being sent for peer review. 

Annals of Nursing publishes Original Articles, Reviews, Case Reports, Letters to the Editor, Commentaries, Book Reviews, Professional Papers, Editorials, and In memoriam.

The peer review is double-blind with up to three reviewers.

The rights of the examinees must be protected by mandatory informed consent. Patients’ names must not appear in any part of the paper.

If any conflict of interest exists the authors must make a detailed statement in the manuscript before the list of references. If there is no conflict of interest the authors should state „ The authors declare no conflict of interest“.

Manuscript submission

The papers should be submitted online through the journal website.

All manuscript pages must be numbered, starting from the front page. Use the Times Roman font 12, with left justification and double space. The maximum size of a paper (words) , excluding abstract, tables, figures, and references, depends on the type of submission: Original Research Article – 3500, Review Article – 5000, Case Report – 1500, Letter to Editor – 500, Commentary – 500, Book Review - 1000,  Professional Paper - 1500.  The number of tables and figures is limited to five and three, respectively.

The Cover Letter should contain a statement that all co-authors have approved the content and submission of the paper and specify the role of each co-author in preparing the manuscript. The corresponding author should make a statement about the conflict of interest. It should be stated that the manuscript has not been published nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere. The corresponding author should also explain why he/she thinks the paper should be published in the Annals of Nursing.

The Front Page contains the article title, the authors' full names, the authors' affiliations, word count, the number of tables, the number of figures, and the full name, email address, and telephone of the corresponding author.

The Abstract should have a size of up to 250 words, in a structured form, with subheadings: Background, Aim, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

The abstract of a narrative review should be written in one paragraph and an unstructured form.

From 3-5 Keywords follow the abstract.

A manuscript text should be organized into six segments:  Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and References.

References.  The ICMJE (www.icmje.org) system is adopted, whereby references in the reference list at the end of a manuscript should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Where available, please provide DOI for the references.


If there are up to six authors mention them all. If there are more than six authors mention just the first three authors followed by “et al.”.

Here are the examples of citing:



Croxon L, Maginnis C.  Evaluation of clinical teaching models for nursing practiceNurse Education in Practice 2009; 9(4): 236–243.

Schreier M.  Qualitative content analysis in practice. London: Sage; 2012.

Forrest-Lawrence P.  Case study research. In: Liamputtong P. (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in health social sciences. Singapore: Springer, 2019; pp. 317–331.Statistik Austria. (2021) Healthcare personnel. Available[1] at: https://www.statistik.at/web_de/statistiken/menschen_und_gesellschaft/gesundheit/gesundheitsversorgung/personal_im_gesundheitswesen/index.html (accessed 08 July 2021) (in German)

Lercher P, de Coensel B, Dekoninck L, Bottldooren D. Alternative traffic noise indicators and its association with hypertension. Proceedings of the Euronoise 2018; May 27–31, 2018; Crete. [Madrid]: European Acoustic Assoc; Available at http://www.euronoise2018.eu/docs/papers/80_Euronoise2018.pdf. Jointly published by the Hellenic Institute of Acoustics. 

Tables should be placed within the text and numbered. Please do not use vertical rules, while horizontal rules should be restricted to a minimum. Please do not use spaces to align columns in tables but use only one tab between each vertical column. The number of tables is limited to five.




All illustrations should be provided electronically as separate graphic files (in GIF, TIF or JPEG format; 400 dpi) and embedded in the text of the manuscript. Please number the figures. Please provide illustrations in the size that you want to appear in the Journal. Legends for illustrations should be presented separately at the end of the manuscript and should be identified by number. The number of figures is limited to three.






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