Pakistan Journal of Nursing (PJN) is an online, open access, peer reviewed research journal published biannually by Life Sciences Society. PJN is published for a multidisciplinary nursing audience including researchers, practitioners, educators, and policy makers to inform nursing practice, education and policy making. PJN adheres to policies/guidelines and ethics set by COPE, ICMJE and WAME.

Aims and Scope

The primary aim of PJN is to publish and promote rigorous and highest quality clinical, translational and educational research to inform nursing practice, education and policy making. The topics of interest include:

1. Usefulness of theory based, evidence informed, and tailored nursing interventions to improve nursing care and caring experiences of patients and families.

2. Health, illness, and recovery experiences of patients, families, and caring experiences of nurses in various clinical nursing settings.

3. Cross-cultural research which informs readers about the current nursing practices of Pakistan in comparison with international nursing practice standards.

4. Educational nursing research which is directly relevant to enhance nurses and student nurses capacities in order to improve patient care. The emphasis should be placed on the implications for clinical practice. 

5. Professional development of nurses and educators to enhance the overall standards of nursing practice and education.

6. Discursive and theoretical debates on issues relevant to nursing practice at national and international level.

The following article types are considered for publication in PJN:

Original Research 

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed-methods research papers reporting findings of single and multi-center studies. Pilot studies are considered if the focus is placed on the future research implications rather than study findings.

Review Articles

Review articles including systematic, scoping, integrative and others types are considered if conducted in a systematic manner with explicit search strategies, following PRISMA guidelines.

Theoretical Papers

Which presents critical and comprehensive analysis of nursing theories, models, and frameworks and outlines the implications for practice. Discussions including critique of previously published papers are also considered in this category.

Other Manuscripts

Case reports and quality improvements projects are considered if the findings clearly highlight the implication for practice.

Letters to editor and guest editorials are welcomed to initiate debate on previously published papers and contemporary nursing issues.