About the Journal

Scope and focus

EJNM is the official journal of the College of Nursing/Hawler Medical University in Erbil City. EJNM is a peer-review, open access, online and print system journal, which is published biannually. The journal welcomes submissions of original and significant contributions.


EJNM aims to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts of regional and international interest. The editors welcome papers that develop and promote knowledge and practice that is directly relevant to all spheres of health care especially nursing and midwifery globally. EJNM mission is to promote excellence in nursing, midwifery and health care through the dissemination of evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical information and original research, discussion of relevant and controversial professional issues, and promotion of nursing and midwifery perspectives to the health care community and the public. Original articles, review articles, case reports, brief communications, insights and letters to the editor are all considered.  



The copyright on any article published in Erbil j. nurs. midwifery, is retained by the author(s) in agreement with the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Author(s) need to grant EJNM a license to publish the article and identify the journal as the original publisher. Author(s) can grant any third party the right to use the article freely subjected to the maintenance of its integrity and the identification of its original authors, citation details, and the journal. 

Open Access Policy

EJNM provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

EJNM is an Open Access Journal. This means that all content freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution following the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author(s).


Review Process

The editorial office of EJNM and the subject editors check each submitted manuscript for general quality, suitability, and whether it conforms to the journal guidelines. Submissions that do not comply with the journal guidelines will be returned to the author (corresponding author) for correction before being considered for publication. All manuscripts are checked by the editorial office for plagiarism using the iThenticate through the Crossref Similarity Check service. If the manuscript is found suitable and acceptable in principle, it will be sent out for a double-blind review. All reviewers treat the manuscript with the strictest confidentiality and must declare any conflicts of interest. Comments and suggestions from the reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. Revised manuscripts are subject to further review by the original reviewers and the responsible subject editors. The final decision as to acceptance or rejection lies with the Editor, with advice from the journal editorial board. The corresponding author will be advised of the final decision; acceptance or rejection of the manuscript, in a formal letter.


Ethical considerations

Author(s) are expected to mention the approval of regional, national, institutional, or independent Ethics Committee or Scientific Committee, obtaining assent for children aged over seven years participating in the trial.  A relevant statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the methods section. All manuscripts reporting the results of an experimental investigation involving human subjects should include a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian, after approval of the experimental protocol by a local human ethics committee. For prospective studies involving human investigations, authors are expected to have obtained the approval of regional, national, institutional, or independent Ethics Committee, in addition to obtaining the subjects' consent to participate in the study.  All studies involving human experiments should be performed only in accordance with the ethical standards provided by the responsible committee of the institution and in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki for Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subject (revised in 2013). The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. The journal might ask for a copy of ethics approval and/or a copy of the consent form, if relevant. Clinical trials should be registered in a public trials registry in order to be considered for publication. Authors are recommended to register in one of the clinical trials registries certified by ICMJE.


Authorship must be based on having substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article or revising it critically, and final approval of the version to be published. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section at the end of the article.

All authors must give their signed consent for publication in a pledge form, which should accompany the manuscript. The form contains the following statements:


  • I/we certify that the manuscript does not contain any material which would violate any copyright or other personal proprietary right of any person or entity.
  • I/we certify that the manuscript will not be submitted to other journals as long as it is in the process of evaluation and publishing in the EJNM.
  • I/we certify that I am (we are), responsible for all the information presented by me (us) in the pledge form and be responsible for all the consequences.


Authors can download the pledge & authorship form from the journal website or from the following link Authorship.



The editorial office edits the papers selected for publication for brevity, clarity, grammar, spelling, and style. When the editing is extensive, with the possibility of altered meaning, queries are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. A galley proof will be forwarded to the corresponding author before publication of accepted papers which must be returned to the journal office with specific comments if any. Corrections in the galley proof, in case any, must be limited to typographical errors, or missing contents only.


Article processing charge

EJNM imposes a non-refundable article-processing charge of 150,000 Iraqi Dinars for each manuscript accepted for publication.