About Journal

About Journal

Integrative nursing has a history of more than 2000 years. There is a nursing care discussion about taking medicine for the patient in Shanghanlun, which was published in the third A.D. (Eastern Han Dynasty of China). Integrative nursing has both theoretical basis and rich practical experience. It has formed a multi-level education includeing nursing undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees and on-the-job training system. However, there is no specialized integrative nursing journal at home and abroad, resulting in the failure to spread timely a large part of the research results. Under the above situation, TMR Publishing Group launched TMR Integrative Nursing.

    TMR Integrative Nursing is a fully refereed journal publishing original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of integrative nursing both as a profession and academic discipline. The Journal focuses on research and professional discussion papers with a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.


1. Open access

All articles published by TMR Integrative Nursing are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.


2. TMR Integrative Nursing offers authors the benefits of:

    - A truly global readership

    - Highly efficient editorial processes: average time from submission to first decision of 2-4 weeks

    - Rapid initial screening for suitability and editorial interest

    - Excellent peer reviewers drawn from a range of health service research disciplines

    - Final online publication as soon as 2 weeks post-acceptance.


3. Peer review policy

All articles are peer-reviewed by at least two researchers expert in the field of the submitted paper. Authors may suggest potential reviewers if they wish; However, whether or not to consider these reviewers is at the Editor's discretion. Authors should not suggest recent collaborators or colleagues who work in the same institution as themselves. Authors who wish to suggest peer reviewers can do so in the cover letter and should provide institutional email addresses where possible, or information which will help the editor to verify the identity of the reviewer. Authors may request exclusion of individuals as peer reviewers, but they should explain the reasons in their cover letter on submission. Authors should not exclude too many individuals as this may hinder the peer review process. Please note that the editor may choose to invite excluded peer reviewers. Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of the manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy. Reviewers are therefore required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond the information released by the journal. If reviewers wish to involve a colleague in the review process, they should first obtain permission from the journal. The editor should be informed of the names of any individuals who assisted in the review process when the report is returned.


4. Confidentiality

Reviewers are therefore required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond the information released by the journal. If reviewers wish to involve a colleague in the review process they should first obtain permission from the journal. The editor should be informed of the names of any individuals who assisted in the review process when the report is returned.


5. Article Processing Charge

The Article Processing Charge (APC) and publication fee is waived for all manuscripts. All articles in the journal have not submitted fees.


6. Abstracting and Indexing

TMR Integrative Nursing has been included in DOAJ, ScienceOpen, Ingenta Connect, CNKI Scholar, China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), Google Scholar and Superstar Journals Database.

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