Journal of Advanced Nursing

Cover image for Vol. 72 Issue 5

Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Roger Watson; Editors: Robyn Gallagher, Mark Hayter, Jane Noyes, Rita Pickler & Brenda Roe

Impact Factor: 1.741

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 8/109 (Nursing (Social Science)); 10/111 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1365-2648

Pilot Study


Last updated November 2015

JAN publishes pilot studies in the form of an extended abstract of 1000 words structured as follows: Aim(s); Background; Design; Methods; Results; Conclusions; key words (up to 10). One table or figure and a maximum of 5 references is permitted.

Organising your paper:

Separate files to be created and uploaded onto ScholarOne Manuscripts:

Title page
Your title page should include the following information:
• Full title (maximum 25 words)
• Running head
• Author details: names (please put last names in CAPITALS), job titles and affiliations (maximum of 3 per author), qualifications (maximum of 3 per author, including RN/RM where appropriate)
• Acknowledgements (if applicable)
Conflict of Interest statement
Funding Statement

Impact Statement
We ask all authors to prepare a short statement (approximately 100 words), using bullet points if necessary, on any impact you see your paper having in terms of patients, clinical practice, education, or wider social and economic issues. This will be seen by editors and reviewers and may be used for promotional purposes.

Main file, to include:
Abstract: 250 words, structured under the following headings: Aim(s); Background; Design; Methods; Results; Conclusions
Summary Statement: Provide 2-3 bullet points under the heading: 'Why this study is needed'.
Keywords: A maximum of 10 to include nurse, nursing or midwifery.
Main Text: To include the headings above, and references.

Tables and figures should be uploaded separately.

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