About Journal

Nursing and Midwifery Studies (eISSN: 2322-1674) is an international, peer-reviewed, quarterly (4 issues per year), open access journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of nursing and midwifery practice. Nursing and Midwifery Studies is essential reading for anyone involved in nursing and midwifery practice, whether clinicians, researchers, educators, managers, policy makers, or students.

The journal considers articles from all nursing and midwifery specialties including nursing and midwifery practice, education and management, community health nursing and midwifery, geriatric and pediatrics nursing, emergency, anaesthetic, midwife nursing, psychiatric nursing, women and reproductive health, ethics in nursing and midwifery, and other related topics.

Manuscripts should present in the form of original article, review (systematic review, meta-analysis, and narrative review), short communication, case report, editorial, letter to the editor.


Nursing and Midwifery Studies (eISSN: 2322-1674) is indexed with, or included in, the following:

Emerging Sources Citation Index

Web of Science




The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases



Baidu Scholar

CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)

Ex Libris – Primo Central



Wanfang Data

Google Scholar


Publication Frequency

Quarterly (4 issues per year)


Open Access Policy

Since making research freely available supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, "Nursing and Midwifery Studies" provides immediate open access to its content.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 


Editorial Independence

The editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner or economic interests.


Plagiarism policy

When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is data segmentation, to adding little new data to the previous article.

The editorial team/reviewers of "Nursing and Midwifery Studies" will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, Nursing and Midwifery Studies will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts


Article Withdrawal

Author(s) should note that they can withdraw their articles before being sent for peer review or when they are returned to them for making changes (minor or major revisions required), and not when they are under peer review. Unless that round of peer review (and not the total duration) for the article has exceeded the maximum duration of the peer review process stated on the website (6 weeks).

Articles can only be withdrawn before their acceptance, except in cases that contain errors or have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like.

Articles that include errors, or are duplicates of or very similar to other published article(s) or are determined to violate the journals’ publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors, may be withdrawn.

For this purpose, a withdrawal letter must be emailed to the editorial office indicating the decision to withdraw and explaining the reason for withdrawal signed the corresponding author and the submitting individuals’ signature.