About this journal

Publication frequency: Quarterly
Online ISSN: 2612-6915
Contact: info@nscnursing.it


Aims and scope

NSC Nursing is the scientific journal of the Order of Nursing Professions of Naples. NSC Nursing is an online free open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of nursing sciences and considers articles covering all aspects of nursing research. The Journal publishes four volumes per year, and each volume includes a minimum of two articles.


Ethical/legal considerations
NSC Nursing journal 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 info@nscnursing.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 Furthermore, in the event that an article is published in NSC Nursing, it may not be published elsewhere in a similar form, in any language, without the express consent. 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.
NSC Nursing uses “Dupli Checker” software to check submitted articles for plagiarism.


Peer review policy

Peer review is the system used to assess the high quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers or Associate Editors in the relevant research area evaluate submitted manuscripts, for originality, validity, and impact in nursing area to help determine whether the manuscript should be published in the 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 and Archiving
All articles published in NSC Nursing are included in:

CINAHL Complete, File PDF,
EBSCO Essentials,
Semantic Scholar,
Google Scholar,
Asian Science Citation Index,