Publication Ethics & Policies

The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN) (Print ISSN: 2231-7007; Online ISSN: 2462-246X) expects all authors to adhere to ethical requirements in the preparation of their manuscript. The Journal follows publication ethics that ensures the integrity of scientific publishing and confidence in published articles.

Corresponding author should confirm that the content of the manuscript or a major portion of the article has not been published previously in a refereed journal, and it is not being submitted fully or partially for publication elsewhere. They should notify that manuscript has been read and agreed by all listed authors.

After publication corresponding author should sign Copyright Transfer Agreement Form which is included following items:

 A) Copyright

 1- The Author and each co-authors shall transfer and sell to the Publisher for the length of the copyright starting from the moment the present Agreement comes into force the exclusive rights to the Materials, including the rights to translate, reproduce, transfer, distribute or otherwise use the Materials or parts (fragments) contained therein, for publication in scientific, academic, technical or professional journals or other periodicals and in other derivative works, worldwide, in English, in print or in electronic editions of such journals, periodicals and derivative works in all media or formats now existing or that may exist in future, as well as the right to license (or give permission to) third parties to use the Materials for publication in such journals , periodicals and derivative works worldwide. The transfer under this Agreement includes the right to adapt the presentation of the materials for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, reproduction or publication in machine-readable format and incorporation into retrieval systems.

 2- Reproduction, placement, transfer or any other distribution or use of the materials, or any parts of the Materials contained therein, in any way permitted under this Agreement, shall be accompanied by reference to the Journal and mentioned of the Publisher, namely: the title of the article, the name of the Author (Co-authors), the name of the Journal, volume/number, copyright of the publisher.

B) Reserved Rights

The Author (Co-authors) or the employer of the Author (Co-authors) of the materials shall retain all proprietary rights (except for the rights transferred to the Publisher under the present Agreement).

C) Author Guarantee

The Author (Co-authors) guarantees that the materials are an original work, submitted only to MJN, and have not been published previously.

In case the materials were written jointly with Co-authors, the Author guarantees that he/she has informed them of the terms of this Agreement and obtained their signatures or written permission to sign on their behalf.

 The Author guarantees as well that:

The Materials do not contain defamatory statements.

The Materials do not infringe on other persons' rights (including without limitation copyrights, patent rights and the trademark right).

The Materials do not contain facts or instructions that can cause damage or injury to third parties and their publication does not cause the disclosure of any secret or confidential information.

Editorial Policies

The Journal aims to publish the best papers worldwide, and to serve as a forum for discussion, career paths, and future trends. Submissions may cover a wide range of topics in health sciences but should always relate to the advancement in the field. The Journal encourages submissions relating to new technologies, findings and future trends. Papers submitted to the peer-reviewed section of the journal should advance the existing literature with original ideas or original research.

 Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public support for a greater global exchange of knowledge. The Full Text of all published articles is Free and Open Accessible. All are linked with Google scholar.

Creative Commons

All articles published by Academic Journals are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

Publication Ethics

The journal expects all authors to adhere to ethical requirements in the preparation of their manuscript. The Journal is in compliance with publication ethics that ensures the integrity of scientific publishing and confidence in published articles.

 Plagiarism Policies

This journal considers plagiarism as a serious offense. This journal uses the Turnitin Similarity detection application to check each manuscript for possible cases of plagiarism. Plagiarism check is the first step in the manuscript review process. Manuscripts that are found to contain undesirable level of similarity with other published works are immediately rejected. Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s).

Waiver Policy

The generous waiver system of the Journal has easy payment of the manuscript handling fee when researchers choose to publish their manuscripts in our journal.  Our primary goal is to accelerate the propagation of knowledge through the publication of high-quality research articles. We are continually pursuing this goal, without putting undue financial burden on researchers or their institutions.

Archiving Policies:

The Journal follows PKP Preservation Network (PN). The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The Journal allows PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. All articles published by the Journal is committed to the long-term preservation of its content.

Human and Animal Rights

All research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is doubt that work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s)’ ethics committee. The manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds, even if approval from an ethics committee has been obtained.

Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee.

The submitted study must be supported by the ethics/bioethics committee approval.

Authors reporting the use of a new procedure or tool in a clinical setting, for example as a technical advance or case report, must give a clear justification in the manuscript for why the new procedure or tool was considered more appropriate than usual clinical practice to meet the patient’s clinical need. Such justification is not required if the new procedure is already approved for clinical use at the authors’ institution.

Authors will be expected to have obtained ethics committee approval and informed patient consent for any experimental use of a novel procedure or tool where a clear clinical advantage based on clinical need was not apparent before treatment.

Informed Consent

Details of individuals, images related to participants are not allowed.

Experimental research on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must follow institutional, national, or international guidelines, and must be approved by an appropriate ethics committee.

A statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines and/or ethical approval (including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate) must be included in the manuscript. The Editor will take into the account the animal welfare issues and reserves the right to reject a manuscript, especially if the research involves protocols that are inconsistent with commonly accepted norms of animal research. In rare cases, Editors may contact the ethics committee for further information.

Field studies and other non-experimental research on animals must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines and/or appropriate permissions or licenses must be included in the manuscript.