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infermieristica journal cooperates with Firenze University Press (FUP) for the elaboration of its editorial contents. The journal adopts Open Journal System (OJS), a free software for the management of peer-reviewed academic journals. ij uses a plagiarism screening system. Submitting your manuscript to the journal, you agree that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism.

Guide for authors

Types of papers and word limits

infermieristica journal publishes original research and other types of articles as listed below. For Italian authors, articles must be submitted in both Italian and English; for international authors, articles must be submitted in English.

1. Editorials

Editorials are commissioned by the editors. They generally provide discussion on an article in the corresponding issue of infermieristica journal. Editorials should be formatted to include a maximum of three authors, 1000 words, 15 references and may include one table or figure. Authors who have ideas for editorials which address issues of substantive concern to the discipline, should contact the Editor-in-Chief (contact: No abstract is required.

2. Original scientific research

Quantitative or qualitative research articles should report new findings relevant to the field of nursing supported by research evidence. These should be original, previously unpublished works and contain discussion of their implications for an international audience. A structured abstract of up to 400 words should accompany original research articles. Quantitative research studies should not exceed 4000 words, while reports on qualitative research studies may contain a maximum of 7000 words. Authors requiring a greater word limit for quantitative or qualitative papers may request this, highlighting their justification in the accompanying letter.

3. Quality improvement reports

These articles are focused on patient safety and on improving the quality of the interventions provided. In this type of article, the authors identify a problem or opportunity, summarise the state of scientific knowledge on this topic, then analyse it and finally implement an improvement solution. Papers should include a clear rationale for the quality initiative, which should be based on a robust literature review. A structured abstract of up to 300 words should accompany quality improvement reports and these submissions may contain a maximum of 4000 words.

4. Systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis

Systematic reviews seek to summarise or draw conclusions from the established literature. They can involve quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods studies. Transparency regarding the search strategy, search results, and the process of excluding articles is of key importance. All systematic reviews must include a flow diagram illustrating the search results and selection ( A structured abstract of up to 400 words should accompany systematic reviews and these submissions may contain a maximum of 7000 words.

5. Narrative, integrative, rapid and scoping reviews

Narrative, integrative, rapid and scoping reviews should take a focused and purposeful approach to the review of the literature for a specific topic. In comparison with systematic reviews, these aren’t based on a standardised methodology. They require an abstract of maximum 400 words and may contain up to 5000 words.

6. Case report

A case report usually documents the management of one patient, with an emphasis on presentations that are unusual, rare or where there was an unexpected response to treatment. Not every case study contains educational value. Therefore, case studies can only be submitted following consultation and approval by the Editor-in-Chief (contact: Case studies can have a maximum three authors, maximum 800 words, maximum 15 references and may include one table or figure. No abstract is required.

7. Letters to the Editor

Letters that point out deficiencies and that add to, or further clarify points made in a recently published work, are welcomed, after acceptance by the Editor-in-chief. The Scientific Board reserves the right to offer authors of papers a chance to respond. Responses will be published with the letter. Letters to the editor have a maximum of five authors, 500 words and five references.

8. Cultural article

A cultural article discusses past and present traditions and future perspectives of nursing art and science. Cultural articles should contain a maximum of 1500 words. An abstract is not required.

When using copyrighted material from other sources it is essential to provide proof of permission. Proposed material must comply with the policy of infermieristica journal.

Before you submit an article to infermieristica journal, read all the Guidelines for Authors.

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