Welcome to the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI).  We welcome voluntary submissions on a rolling basis. Manuscripts must represent original, unpublished material and represent a functional area of nursing informatics. Letter of inquiries to the OJNI Editorial Team are welcome. Manuscripts undergo a double-blind, peer review process. A decision to publish is based upon the reviews.

Manuscript Requirements:

  • Submit a blind copy (no author information should appear on the manuscript)
  • Submit manuscript according to the APA 7th edition style guide
  • Submit Manuscript Overview: Provide a 250 word abstract, five keywords and identify themes, compelling quotes and statistics as a standalone file
  • Submit images, tables and graphs separately. Tables and graphs must be submitted as an image (no wider than 500 pixels). Click here to learn how to convert tables/ graphs into an image

Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they have not been previously published and are not under consideration for publication in any other journal. All manuscripts are subject to editing. The author assumes final responsibility for the content of the manuscript, including responding to author queries.

Cover Letter Requirements

  • Title of Manuscript
  • Name of authors (include credentials)*
  • Contact information including:  address, phone number, email address

*The principal author will be contacted regarding the manuscript.


OJNI requires all references to be submitted in APA 6th edition format.  APA requires the references to be cited in 2 different ways,within the text and in a reference list at the end of the paper. 

Please ensure that all citations are complete before submission and are no more than 5 years old. For examples, rules and requirements of APA citations, consult the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Principal Author's Responsibilities

Upon acceptance for publication, the principal author will:

  • Approve the e-galley (electronic proof) and assume responsibility for the accuracy of the material as it appears
  • Submit written e-mail approval for the e-galley as edited within the time frame designated by OJNI
  • Provide a biographical sketch for each author
  • Grant permission to publish the manuscript and assign issue copyright to OJNI in writing via email

OJNI User Guide (For Manuscript Submission)

OJNI converted to an electronic manuscript submission system. Click here to find detailed instructions on how to use the system to submit your manuscript.