Journal of Nursing Practices and Research
Managing Your Special Issue

Managing Your Special Issue

● Once a Special Issue proposal is approved, Guest Editors will confirm the list of papers, deadlines, and page count with the Journal of Nursing Practices and Research (JNPR) editorial board as early as possible, reach out to prospective authors and confirm expected submission date.

● Guest Editors should direct authors to Instructions for Preparing Your Paper.

Managing the Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to the Proceedings of the Journal of Nursing Practices and Research (JNPR) must undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Guest Editors are responsible for ensuring the quality of the Special Issue. If required, the Guest Editors can serve as one of the reviewers. Reviewer selection should meet the usual criteria, such as, no co-publications with the authors within the last 5 years, no direct adviser/student relationship and others.

Workflow In ScholarOne Manuscripts

Assign Associate Editor : Once a paper is submitted to a Special Issue, Chief Editor assigns an Associate Editor to handle the paper.

Assign Reviewers : Associate Editor invites reviewers for the paper immediately to avoid delays. Reviews should be returned in 3-4 weeks. Automated reminders are sent when reviews are due in 1 week, and when reviews are past due.

Make Decision : Associate Editor is notified by email when 3 reviews are returned, and makes a decision promptly. Authors have 14 days to return a minor revision, 30 days to return a major revision. Associate Editor can modify deadlines if required.

Revisions of papers follow the same work flow as original submissions.

Plagiarism and Copyright Information

All papers submitted to the Journal of Nursing Practices and Research (JNPR) are screened for possible plagiarism using a plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin, which generates a report highlighting similarities to previously published work. Guest Editors are expected to work with the journal editorial board members to review high-scoring papers and handle communication with the authors.