Preprints refer to scientific research papers or scientific reports first published through the Internet for the purpose of communication with the peer, in which the author’s research results are not peer-reviewed and unpublished in an official journal. Preprints can be recognized in the industry and make authors obtain the original right and the right of first publication online. Preprint articles have their own unique digital object identifier (DOI), can be referenced by peers and captured by search engines such as Google Scholar, Crossref, and Bing Scholar.
NursRxiv ( pronounced “Nurs-Archive”, Chinese title: 中西医结合护理 (预印本), English title: Integrative Nursing Preprint), is online preprint platform (www.nursrxiv.org.cn) publishing papers in nursing field, founded by Association of Integrative Nursing and managed by journal center of integrative nursing. It is a constituent part of Integrative Nursing Academic Ability Improvement Project.
NursRxiv is open access archive database in nursing research field. The aim of NurRxiv is to protect author’s originality and right of first publication, encourage authors to share their nursing research findings and results at the first time, promote a wider range of academic exchanges, and promote the open access to scientific research results. NurRxiv builds a new academic exchange platform that complements the deficiencies of the publishing modes of traditional nursing journals.
NursRxiv archives articles and research findings in all aspects of nursing research field that are yet unpublished in a formal journal and are not peer-reviewed, including but not limited to: research paper, research report, techniques and methods, systemic review, meta analysis, case report, academic viewpoints, etc..
Articles of preprints can be classified the following types (when you submit or NursRxiv archives your preprints):
(1) nursing (including basic nursing, nursing management, nursing pedagogy, nursing ethics, nursing psychology, special nursing, and other disciplines);
(2) specialist nursing (including hygienic and health care, community nursing, physiotherapy, internal medical nursing, surgery nursing, gynecology and obstetrics nursing, pediatric nursing, oncology nursing, neuropathy and psychiatric nursing, dermatology and STD nursing, otorhinolaryngology nursing, ophthalmology nursing, stomatology nursing, and military nursing).
(3)traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nursing (including internal medical nursing of TCM, surgery nursing of TCM, gynecology and obstetrics nursing of TCM, pediatric nursing of TCM, and others);
(4) nursing technology (including sterilization and storage, first-aid nursing methods, operation room nursing, use of protective devices, use of stents and sandbags, isolation technique, diagnosis and treatment technology);
(5) nursing-related disciplines.
NursRxiv adopts the same steps and processes for submission and editing as journals.
After the real-name registration and login, the author should fill in the title, all authors’ name, corresponding affiliations, abstract and key words. The manuscript should be uploaded as an attachment in Word format. Charts and supplementary data can be created in one or more separate files and uploaded as attachments. See “Writing Requirements” for details.
Ethics and statements
Authors must declare compliance with the relevant code of ethics at the time of submission. Any clinical trial should be registered with an internationally recognized trial registry and the trial number or supplementary documentation should be included in the manuscript. Authors must follow International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) when writing and provide statements of competitive interest and financial support and sponsorship if any.
Editors perform a basic screening of manuscripts that authors submit and will not publish manuscripts that violate science and ethics and may pose a health risk.
Eligible papers meeting the scope will undergo a preliminary editing, proofreading and typesetting process to generate a PDF version of the paper and be published online within 72 hours on the NursRxiv platform.
Revised or new edition
Authors are free to submit revised or new versions of their contributions at any time (prior to formal journal acceptance). The new version will be regarded as a new contribution and is required to be submitted as a new one. NursRxiv will assign a new DOI number and identify it as a revised version of a contribution (DOI number). The Older versions are still available on the NursRxiv website.
Retraction and deletion
If an author no longer stands by his or her findings/conclusions or acknowledges that there are fundamental errors in the manuscript, his or her contribution can be marked as “retraction", but the original manuscript can still be accessed through NursRxiv.
It is NursRxiv’s policy that requires not to delete preprints. Preprints cannot be deleted because manuscripts published on NursRxiv have DOI, can be cited, and are part of the scientific record. In rare cases, a preprint may be deleted for legal or special reasons.
Contributing to journals
The preprint manuscript is not peer-reviewed but has undergone basic screening of editing and formatted. More and more journals have begun to issue statements in support of preprint exchange, welcome and accept manuscripts published on the preprint platform. To be on the safe side, before publishing on NursRxiv, authors should consult the submission policies or guidelines of the targeted journal, and if in doubt, contact that journal to which they intend to contribute.
A preprint archived in NursRxiv can be referenced using its DOI. The date of submission will be included in the DOI that NursRxiv assigned. e.g. authors 1, 2, 3, et al. Title of the paper [OL]. NursRxiv, 2020. doi: 10.12209/2020.5.20.12345678.
Copyright of preprints published on NursRxiv belongs to the author, and the copyright of articles is open. NursRxiv follows terms of Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows researchers to search, share, quote, and comment, and allows search engines to do text and data mining.
Article processing charge
NursRxiv adopts open access (OA) publishing mode, which allows others to free read and download the text. The authors are required to pay article processing charge (APC). The APC is 200 China Yuan (CNY). There is no charge if an article is decided not to be published.
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