Review Process

The Nursing Scope shall not accept or publish manuscripts without prior peer- review. There shall be a review process of manuscripts by two or more reviewers who are experts in the pertinent subject area.

Authors should strive for maximum clarity of expression, bearing in mind that the purpose of the publication is the disclosure of scientific knowledge. Material that is not essential to the continuity of the text (e.g., proofs, derivations, or calculations) shall be placed in Appendices

Editor-In-Chief evaluates the plagiarism originality index result of the paper and the recommendation(s) of the Editors and Reviewers and notifies author about the manuscript status. The manuscript may be accepted for publication as follows:

  • As it is without changes
  • With minor changes, or minor review
  • After major revision and additional review
  • Rejected

The comments of the anonymous reviewers shall be forwarded to the author(s), and when the author(s) is/are ready to submit their revised manuscript(s), the author(s) shall be required to disclose the modifications that have been made in the manuscript(s) and if without changes – why the suggested change(s) was/were not made.

Material that has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in The Nursing Scope.


The review process shall ensure that if more than one author participated in the manuscript, they shall all have equal opportunity for publication of their paper. Acceptance and scheduling of publication shall be coordinated by the Editor-in-Chief in collaboration with UGONSA National Secretary.


The Editorial Board Members and the Reviewers are highly committed to a quick review process of papers, but not with the sacrifice to the right judgment. The review process shall be as short as possible but in accordance with the specific demands of a paper.