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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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Information for Authors

Submitted manuscripts must have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. They should be submitted for the exclusive use of the Alexandria Scientific Nursing Journal.

Manuscripts should be printed on A4, 80 mg paper, 1.5 line spaces with 2.5cm margins. Manuscripts should not exceed two-column and inclusive references. A CD containing the manuscripts should be enclosed.

The text and references should follow the Alexandria Scientific Nursing Journal format:

  • Title of manuscripts: It should be concise (not more than 15 words) and include the name of author(s), professional title and institution(s) affiliation.
  • Abstract: It should not be exceeding 200 words should be included. It should state the objective of the study, setting, subjects, tools, important results, conclusion and main recommendations.
  • Introduction: It should include relevant literature related to the problem of the study, significance of the study and its relevance to nursing.

Abbreviations should be spelled out the first time they are used. Symbols, other than standard statistical symbols, should be identified the first time used.

  • Aim of the Study.
  • Research question or hypothesis.
  • Materials and Method: They should include research design, setting where the study was done, subjects of the study and criteria for selection, tools for data collection, study procedure, ethical considerations and statistical analysis.
  • Results: Tables, figures or graphs should be typed on one page and relative placement should be noted in the text.
  • Discussion: of the findings with other relevant studies in the field of study.
  • References: These are cited in consecutive numbers as noted in the text. The Vancouver style should be followed. This includes the author's name(s), title of the article, name of book or journal (its volume and number), year, and page.    

      Manuscripts are reviewed by three professors. Decision for publication is made on the basis of these reviews. No manuscripts will be returned to the author(s). Accepted manuscripts become the property of the Alexandria Scientific Nursing Journal. The journal reserves the rights to edit all manuscripts for its style and space requirements and for the purpose of clarity.

The editors of the Alexandria Scientific Nursing Journal will determine in which volume and number accepted manuscripts will appear.

Three copies of the manuscript and a CD should be sent to:

The Alexandria Scientific Nursing Journal

Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University

Address: Edmon Fermon St., Smouha, Alexandria, Egypt. Postal code: 21554

Fax: 03/4290136

The manuscript can also be submitted to:

E-mail: ASNJ@alexu.edu.eg