Pondicherry Journal of Nursing

by Renuka K

Aims & Scope

Pondicherry Journal of Nursing (PJN) is an open access peer-reviewed 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.

Ownership and Management

Pondicherry Journal of Nursing (PJN) is owned and managed under the auspices of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, JAYPEE being the publisher.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of PJN by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf). The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

Pondicherry Journal of Nursing (PJN) publishes quarterly focussing on aspects of Nursing Sciences that includes Nursing Research, Education and practice.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

PJN provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

Microsoft Academic, I2OR, J-Gate


The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.


All open access articles published in PJN are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

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.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

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.

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

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

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.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

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.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to PJN.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

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].

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined here as the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by JAYPEE JOURNALS on the respective journal website by formally and exclusively putting the article either in ‘online first’ or releasing it as a part of the complete issue of that journal.

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.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

Advertisement Policy
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Journal Detail

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

Dr. Shri Rajagopalan M K
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Bahour, Puducherry, India

Executive Editor

Dr. Subhash Chandra Parija
MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Bahour, 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

Dr Jasreen Kaur Gill
Coordinator Sr Clinical Research
Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, West Grand Boulevard, CFP Detroit,
Michigan, USA
Assistant Editors

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