About this journal


Publication frequency: Quarterly

Online ISSN: 2612-6915



Aims and scope

NSC Nursing is the scientific journal of the Order of Nursing Professions of Naples. The journal promotes and disseminates the progress of scientific research in nursing, with the aim of being able to integrate the results of research into the daily activities of nurses. The journal welcomes research in the field of nursing, developed by all those working in the field and who are active in scientific research, whether they are undergraduate students, doctoral students, researchers or professors. Articles accepted for publication must meet the journal’s quality standards and editorial norms, as well as being scientifically valid. Each article will undergo a peer review process, i.e. a process of evaluation of the submitted manuscript by one or more experts in the same field. The scientific editor-in-chief, based on the reviewers’ feedback, will then decide whether the manuscript can be accepted, be considered acceptable after revisions and amendments, or be rejected.


Ethical/legal considerations

NSC Nursing is committed to promoting the highest ethical publication practices. Allegations of misconduct will be investigated fully, as outlined on the relevant pages, and as per the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. Complaints against a journal, its staff, editorial board or publisher should be directed to the editorial office (contact details are provided on journal homepage) or alternatively nsc-nursing@opinapoli.it

The submitted manuscript must be an original contribution that has not been previously published (except as an abstract or preliminary report) or submitted for publication to another journal at the same time. Furthermore, in the event that an article is published in NSC Nursing, it may not be published elsewhere in a similar form, in any language, without the express consent of the Scientific Committee. Although the Editorial Board and reviewers make every effort to ensure the validity of published work, the authors are held responsible for any behaviour that is ethically unsound, such as the manipulation of data, plagiarism or duplication of results, and possible conflict of interest. For this reason, the corresponding author must, on behalf of all authors, sign the NSC Nursing cover letter, which must be submitted together with the manuscript in PDF format and which can be downloaded at the following link:



Cost of publication

NSC Nursing aims to promote research, therefore the journal does not charge authors any publication fees and makes published articles freely available.


Plagiarism policy

NSC Nursing does not accept manuscripts with plagiarised material. For the purposes of this policy, plagiarism is defined as the unauthorised use of previously published works including data, images and text.

The editors of the journal will respond to plagiarism at their discretion. Actions taken will be based on the severity of the attempted plagiarism but may include corrections or retractions of the published article, with the author banned from publication in the journal.


Peer review policy

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area evaluate submitted manuscripts, for originality, validity and significance so as to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in our journal.


Digital content preservation policy

NSC Nursing is digitally preserved by LEGALGED (an Italian company).

Email: legalged@gmail.com



Publication schedule

The evaluation of the manuscript will be communicated to the authors within 15-30 days to the address that the author has provided for any communication. Generally, the manuscript, if accepted, will be published online in no more than 30 working days from the date of acceptance.


Copyright policy

NSC Nursing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives 4.0 International License. Under the CC-BY licence, the authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must always be correctly attributed to its author. It is not necessary to seek further permission from either the author or the journal.

As an author of an article published in NSC Nursing you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work.


Indexing services

All articles published in NSC Nursing are included in:

EBSCO Discovery Service,

Google Scholar,


Semantic Scholar,