Best Practice

1. Website
The URL of official journal web site is
The APJNH team endeavors to make a good website. APJNH website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.


2. Name of journal
Asian Pacific Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences (APJNH)


3 Peer review process


4 Ownership and management
Academy of Health Professionals


5/6 Governing body/ Editorial Team and Contact Information
The governing body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors and members of journal management team are displayed on the About (Editorial Board & Journal Management Team) tab of journal homepage, and the contact information for the Editor and editorial office is on the About (Contact Us) tab.


7 Copyright and licensing


8 Author fees
APJNH uses the Open Access publishing model in which all published articles are freely available to readers directly from the Journal's website. This publishing model, however, is based on author fees. The submissions of a manuscript and peer-review process are free of charge. The processing fee applies only to manuscripts accepted for publication.


9 Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
The editorial board of APJNH have carefully examined all submitted manuscripts whether these are abided by the ethical guidelines of the ICMJE and COPE. The published articles have involved the statements of conflict of interest, institutional review board, informed consent, and human/animal rights. When the Journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the COPE.( The editorial board of APJNH will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. APJNH will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.


10 Publication Ethics
APJNH follows the Guideline on Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (, and Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals. For all studies involving human subjects, the principles embodied in the Declaration of Helsinki (2013) ( should be upheld, informed consent must be obtained from all participants, and must be approved by a recognized Institutional Review Board (IRB) or research ethics committee. The editor may request submission of copies of informed consents from human subjects in clinical studies or IRB approval documents. Experiments involving animals should comply with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines for the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals ( and/or be reviewed by an appropriate committee (e.g., Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, IACUC) to ensure the ethical treatment of animals in research. APJNH will follow the guidelines by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, ) for settlement of any misconduct.


11 Publishing schedule
APJNH is published twice a year( June and December).


12. Access
APJNH is an open access journal. A free full-text service in the PDF formats is available immediately upon publication without embargo period.


13. Archiving
According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (, authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e., final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF.


14. Revenues Sources
Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher.


15. Advertising
APJNH doesn’t accepts advertisements.


16. Direct Marketing
Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.