GRADUATE STUDENTS’ RESEARCH SECTION
Publishing from post-graduate studies is an essential requirement for students. Research has very little value unless it is disseminated. Supervisors expect it, and examiners are likely to look favourably on students’ work where they can show it has contributed to literature and debate in the field.
In order to help post-graduate research students, get their work published, we are introducing a post-graduate students’ research section to The Open Nursing Journal. We will accept a maximum of 20 submissions annually from post-graduate students, provided that their supervisor(s) are listed as co-authors on the submitted manuscripts. This can be from MSc, PhD or other post-graduate programmes (but not post-doctoral work), and we anticipate international relevance in these submissions. Whilst we expect most submissions to be from current students, we will accept submissions from post-graduate studies up to one year after degrees have been awarded.
There will be no charge for the first 20 publications per year. All other criteria for publication in the journal will remain the same. Students should add wording to the article title to indicate that it is post-graduate work, for example: ‘What is the Current Effectiveness of Olaparib for Breast Cancer Patients with a BRCA Mutation? Findings of a Systematic Review from a Master’s project’ (or similar).
We expect submissions to meet the high standards of the journal and have contributions from supervisors sufficient to warrant authorship credit. The Open Nursing Journal is a peer reviewed international journal with very fast times from submission to acceptance and this ought to be attractive to students and supervisors working to programme submission deadlines.