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About Journal

Introduction to the Journal of Psychiatric Nursing

The Psychiatric Nurses Association, founded in 2000, is a professional organization of psychiatric nursing that serves the important purpose of developing and sharing the valuable role of this profession in Turkey. Article (g) of the organizational objectives in the charter of the Psychiatric Nurses Association is "To ensure that the association has a publication that includes scientific studies, to publish professional publications (newspapers, brochures, almanacs, books), and to support these publications." To achieve this objective, the Journal of Psychiatric Nursing was created in 2010 as a peer-reviewed publication that includes scientific, theoretical, and other studies related to psychiatric nursing practice, education, management and research. The journal is designed to contribute to expanding knowledge of psychiatric nursing and psychiatry, share professional knowledge and experiences in a scientific environment, and create a valuable archive.

Articles must be evaluated and approved by the editorial board and the scientific advisory board prior to publication.  Manuscripts deemed unsuitable for publication will not be returned. All rights to published articles belong to the journal. If anything is quoted from the journal, the source should be cited as the source.

Editorial and publication processes of the journal are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) principles of transparency and best practice in scientific publishing (www.doaj.org/bestpractice).

The Journal of Psychiatric Nursing is indexed in Gale Engage (since 2010), the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)Turkish Medical Index (since 2011), the Turkish National Citation Index (since 2011), EBSCO (since 2012), the Turkish Psychiatric Index (since 2014), and the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) (since 2015), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (since 2018), Scopus (since 2019), and ProQuest (since 2020). The Journal of Psychiatric Nursing evaluates articles written in Turkish; however, the language of publication is English. Once an article has been accepted for publication, translationinto English is the authors' responsibility. The editors can provide additional guidance to authors at this stage. Translation assistance is available for a fee. An English-language editing fee may also be assessed for articles submitted in English.The publisher will provide further details about this service.

Scientific Responsibility: The author(s) bear responsibility for the material presented in the article. Statements and opinions expressed in published articles reflect the views of the author(s) alone. The editors, editorial board, and publisher do not accept any responsibility or liability for this material. Articles may not have been published elsewhere or submitted for publication to another journal.
Copyright: Authors agree to transfer copyright privileges upon submission to the journal. This transfer takes effect upon acceptance for publication. No part of published material may be used for any other purpose without the written permission of the publisher.
Open Access:TheJournal of Psychiatric Nursing is an open-access journal. Users can access all content at no cost. Articles published in this journal are available for use by researchers and other readers without permission from the author or the publisher, provided thatthe author and the original source are cited.
Creative Commons License: The Journal of Psychiatric Nursing articles are licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) version. The author grants the right to share and use original work with the condition that it be appropriately credited, it may not be used for commercial purposes, and secondary products must also be made available under the same terms of use.
Conflict of interest: Authors and all individuals involved in the evaluation of articles are required to disclose existing or potential conflicts of interest, including financial, consultancy and institutional relationships, that may lead to even a perception of potential bias or conflict of interest. All financial grants or other support for the research must be disclosed. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Potential Conflict of Interest Notification Form must be completed and submitted by all of the contributing authors. Resolution of conflict of interest inquiries is conducted by the journal's editorial board according to COPE and ICMJE guidelines. The editorial board handles all appeal and complaint cases according to COPE guidelines, and the editor(s)-in-chief is the ultimate authority in the decision-making process.
Originality: Originality is a crucial criterion for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. The publisher reviews submissions using iThenticatesoftwareto detect plagiarism and other unethical practices. Plagiarism detected at any stage is sufficient for the article to be rejected.
Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Article Processing Fee: The Journal of Psychiatric Nursing charges a processing fee of 200 USD for all articles, except for Letters to the Editor, submitted after 07.08.2023, which are accepted for publication following a scientific review.
Any financial contribution or support from third parties for an article must be disclosed at the time of initial submission. In cases where the payment is made by the author or a third party (other than the author's institution), authors must indicate this information on the title page and the ICMJE Disclosure Form.
Author fees or waivers do not affect the editorial decision-making process. All submissions are evaluated by the Editorial Board and external referees based on scientific quality and ethical standards. Payments for article processing fees do not impact the evaluation outcome or publication priority of the article.
This policy aligns with the Inter-Universities Council statement dated January 25, 2022, concerning predatory journals.
Payment details will be sent to you once your manuscript has been accepted.

Abstracting and Indexing
Web of Science
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI),
  • Turkish Psychiatry Index,
  • Turkey Citation Index,
  • Gale/Cengage Learning
  • Scopus
  • Research4life (2018)
  • Hinari (2018)

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