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Manuscript submitted for publication must meet the following minimum requirements:
Adherence to EQUATOR Network Guidelines
Authors are encouraged to use the Standard Reporting Guidelines in preparing the manuscript depending on the study type. These guidelines are freely available at https://www.equator-network.org/.
1. COREQ (2007) Checklist for Reporting Qualitative Research
2. PRISMA (2009) Checklist for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
3. STROBE (2007) Checklist for Reporting Observational Studies
Ethics Review Approval
In submitting an Original Article, authors are required to submit a scanned copy of the ethics review approval of their research (if applicable).
The manuscript must be submitted using MS word file, pdf files will not be accepted. Also, the following are the basic instructions in preparing the manuscript:
The title page should be separate from the main text and should have the following information:
The submitted manuscript should have a Manuscript Title and should not contain information about the author. It should consist of the following parts: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion Conclusion, Acknowledgement, and References.
For original articles, the abstract should be no more than 300 words and should have the following parts: Background, Methodology, Result, Discussion, and Conclusion.
The manuscript must contain three to five keywords that describe the contents of the article. Kindly use the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) or Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL).
Introduction: This should contain the background in the area of the study, identifying clearly the research problem, rationale, context, and relevance of the study.
Methods: This should be structured describing the research design and sampling technique, setting and samples, ethical considerations, measurement/instrument, data collection procedure, and data analysis. For qualitative studies, kindly include the discussion on the trustworthiness and rigor of the study.
Results/Findings: This section should be presented in the form of text, tables, and figures. Sub-headings can be used in some sections to clarify the contents of the section.
Discussion: This section should highlight the current findings and the similarities and differences with previous researches. New and important aspects of the study should be emphasized. Further, end the study with limitations but not confined with the external validity of the results.
Conclusions/Insight: Definite conclusions should be provided and not just repetition of the study findings. Also, identify implications/recommendations for education, practice, or research as appropriate.
The references should be cited in the text and styled in the reference list based on the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA 7th edition). Articles will be returned if the required formatting style is not followed.
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