Pondicherry Journal of Nursing

by Renuka K

Pondicherry Journal of Nursing (PJN) (Print ISSN: 2279-0144) is a National Journal for the Nursing fraternity. PJN aims to disseminate evidence based information in core areas of Nursing Sciences that includes Nursing Research, Education and practice. PJN invites original articles, review articles, case report, short communication and letters to editor. The journal is published on a quarterly basis.

Journal Ethics

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd. is committed to meet and uphold standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

Journal is Registered with Registrar of Newspapers for India RNI No. PONENG/2012/46220



Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

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Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/ reader/ peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.


Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Jaypee Journals follow the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence. For the details of self archiving policy for authors:

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

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Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

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In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

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The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence ( CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.


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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors’ Duties

Publication Decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding on accepting, rejecting, or requesting modifications to the manuscript. In some instances, the editors may require multiple rounds of reviews and modifications. The editors communicate review result in a timely fashion. The editor reserves the right to edit, clarify or shorten the manuscript as deemed necessary.

Fair Review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript submitted to the Journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decisions will be based on the paper’s importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal’s scope.

Confidentiality: The editor and editorial staff always ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor and members of the editorial board of this journal shall not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without the author’s explicit written consent.

Authors’ Duties

Publication guidelines: Authors must follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Originality, Plagiarism and Acknowledgement: Authors must ensure that the work they are submitting as theirs is entirely original. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere. Authors will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Authors sign a declaration stating that the manuscript and the illustrations within are original, or that he/she has taken all the necessary steps to avoid breach of copyright.

Multiple Submissions: Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behaviour.

Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. The author submitting the manuscript to the journal ensures that all contributing co- authors and no uninvolved person(s) are included in the author list.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must notify the editors of any conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the manuscript.

Fundamental Errors: Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes at any point in time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript.

Reviewers’ Duties

Confidentiality: Reviewers must keep all manuscripts received confidential.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have cited all relevant published work referred to in the paper in the endnotes and bibliography. Reviewers will bring to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript and any other published paper they are aware of.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Supporting Argument: Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships, or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the paper(s).

Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within the stipulated time he/she should notify the editor in a timely manner and withdraw from the review process.


Journal follows the high standards of peer review as set out in the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

All research articles and other article types are subjected to thorough peer-review, usually by at least 2 external peer-reviewers. After initial assessment by the journal Editor for suitability in the journal, the Editor will invite appropriate independent reviewers with sufficient and specific area of expertise. The Editors decision is made based on these reviewer reports, which are made available to the authors upon decision. Where the Editor of the journal is an author in the submission, adequate steps are taken to ensure blinding the Editor from the submission during peer-review. Further information about journals specific model of peer-review is found on the journal’s information pages.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2279-0144
    Speciality Community Health Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing, Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing

Shri Rajagopalan M K
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
Puducherry, India

Executive Editor

Dr Subhash Chandra Parija
MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
Puducherry, India


Dr Renuka K
Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College
Sri Balaji Vidayapeeth(SBV) (Deemed to be University)
SBV Campus Pondy-Cuddalore Main Road, Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry - 607 402


Prof Sumathy P
M.Sc(N), Child Health Nursing
Vice Principal
Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College
Sri Balaji Vidayapeeth(SBV) (Deemed to be University)
SBV Campus Pondy-Cuddalore Main Road, Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry - 607 402

National Editors
Dr Rebecca Samson
Ph.D in Nursing
Pondicherry University
College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences,Kalapet, Puducherry

Dr Sushma Kumari Saini
Ph.D in Nursing
National Institute of Nursing Education PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Dr Nalini S.J
Ph.D in Nursing
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai.

Dr Punitha Josephine S
Ph.D in Nursing
Vice Principal
The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University
Karpaga Vinayaga College of Nursing, Madurantakam Tk, Kancheepuram Dt.

Dr Danasu R
Ph.D in Nursing
Pondicherry University
Sri Manakulavinayagar Nursing college, Kalitheerthalkuppam, Madagadipet, Puducherry, 605107

Dr Lakshmi A
Ph.D in Nursing
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Sri Shankara College of Nursing,Sri Shankara Cancer hospital & Research Centre, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru.

Dr Sudha A Raddi
Ph.D in Nursing
Institute of Nursing Sciences KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research
KLE University

Dr Kanchana S
Ph.D in Nursing
Omayal Achi College of Nursing
The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University
45, Ambattur Rd, Surappattu Road, Kathirvedu, Pozhal, Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu 600 066.

Dr Sharadha Ramesh
Ph.D in Nursing
Director & Professor
Symbiosis College of Nursing
Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Senapati Bapat Road,Pune 411 004.Maharashtra, India.

Dr Latha T
M.Sc(N) Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Manipal University
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India 576 104.

Dr Muthamizhselvi G
Ph.D in Nursing
Vinayaka Missions University
Vinayaka Missions College of Nursing, Kirumambakkam, Puducherry.

Dr Babu R
Ph.D in Nursing
Chaudhary Charan Singh University
Metro College of Nursing, Greater Noida , Uttar Pradesh

Dr Puvaneshwari K
Ph.D in Nursing
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Narayana Hrudayalaya College of Nursing ,Bengaluru 560 099.

Dr Fabiola M Dhanaraj
M.Sc. (N), PGDGC, M.A. (G&C), MPhil(G&C), PhD(N)
Meenakshi academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University)
Arulmigu Meenakshi College of Nursing, Enathur, Kancheepuram

Prof Genesta Mary P
Ph.D in Nursing
Sabari College of Nursing,
Pondicherry University
No. 16, Cuddalore Main Road, SH 49, Kirumampakkam, Puducherry 607402

Dr. Kamalam S
Ph.D in Nursing
AG Padmavathi college of Nursing, Pondicherry University
No. 142/3, Savarayalu Reddy Road, Bahour, Bahour Commune, Puducherry – 607 402
International Editors
Dr Lizy Sonia
Ph.D in Nursing
Asst. Prof
King Khalid University,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ms. Robera Olana Fite
Adult Health Nursing,
Asst. Prof
Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia.

Dr Judie Arulappan
M.Sc. (N), PhD, DNSc
Assistant Professor / HOD
Department of Maternal and Child health, College of Nursing
Sultan Qaboos University
College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Al Khoudh, Muscat Sultanateof Oman

Dr Raji K
M.Sc Nursing
Asst. Prof
King Khalid University,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Aseb Arba Kinfe
OTN and Surgical Nursing
Wolaito Sodo University, Ethiopia.

Dr Rachel shelly J.Landcaster
Ph.d .RN
Oshkosh College of Nursing
University of Wisconsin
Oshkosh , Wisconsin, USA

Dr Allen seraj
Practice Educator
Senior Practice Educator in ICU
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital, NHS Trust, UK

Dr Chandrakala S
Ph.D in Nursing
Assistant Professor
Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University
Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University,Riyadh,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Assistant Editors

Prof Annie Annal M
MSc (Nursing)
Professor & Head
Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India

Mrs. Prabavathy S
M.Sc Mental Health Nursing
Associate Professor & HOD
Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College
Sri Balaji Vidayapeeth(SBV) (Deemed to be University)
SBV Campus Pondy-Cuddalore Main Road, Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry - 607 402

Mrs. Bamalakshmi J
M.Sc Community Health Nursing,
Associate Professor & HOD
Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College
Sri Balaji Vidayapeeth(SBV) (Deemed to be University)
SBV Campus Pondy-Cuddalore Main Road, Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry - 607 402

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