Author Guidelines

2019-12-27

Manuscripts are accepted in English or Español -

Important: The manuscripts in Spanish must include additionally title, summary and keywords in English.

Submissions should be submitted via our website: https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/about/submissions

Each article should be accompanied by a title page that includes: all authors' names, institutional affiliations, abstract in English, keywords and brief biographical notes about authors (optional).  Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.

Style Guidelines

Here is a Microsoft Word Template that should help you with some of the basic formatting. Academic articles should use the APA system of referencing and be formatted according to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 'American' or 'English' spellings are acceptable, provided they are used consistently. For details, please visit http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/apa4b.htm.

Articles must be written in a format compatible with Word (. doc or. docx whichever is applicable), in letter size, clearly highlighting order of chapters and sections of the article.

• Title: short title (not more than 50 characters) should be included.
• Abstract: approximately 100 words, maximum 150 in English.
• Keywords: approximately 10 words or phrases (lowercase and separated by semicolon [;])
• Affiliation: department, name of institution, full postal address (address, city, country, zip code, phone number and email for all authors)
• Biographical notes: approximately 100 words per author, maximum 150. (Optional)

(The manuscripts in Spanish must include additionally title, summary and keywords in English).

References and notes:

Referencing an idea:

The leading medical cause of Aboriginal mortality is due to circulatory system disease. Other important causes of death include diseases of the respiratory system and injury or poisoning (Anderson, 1999; Saggers & Gray, 1999, p. 100; Thomson, 1995).

OR

Anderson (1999), Thomson (1995) and Saggers and Gray (1999, p. 100) all state that the leading cause of Aboriginal mortality is due to circulatory system disease, and that other important causes of death include diseases of the respiratory system and injury or poisoning.

Referencing a quotation:

Indeed, one researcher commented that “technological innovations have saved or extended the lives of many patients” (Lumby, 2001, p. 44).

Your reference list should be ordered alphabetically by author and then chronologically by year of publication. The APA 6th style requires the references to be indented as illustrated below in the examples.

For instances of multiple articles with the same authors and years of publication, please see the complete guide. If you have the DOI for the journal article, you should include it in the reference, otherwise, it is not necessary.

Book:

Lumby, J. (2001). Who cares? The changing health care system. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Book chapter:

McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., & Forsyth, S. (2008). Explaining the complexities and value of nursing practice and knowledge. In I. Morley & M. Crouch (Eds.), Knowledge as value: Illumination through critical prisms (pp. 209-224). New Jersey: Rodopi.

Journal article:

Boughton, M., & Halliday, L. (2008). A challenge to the menopause stereotype: Young Australian women's reflections of 'being diagnosed' as menopausal. Health & Social Care in the Community, 16(6), 565-572. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2008.00777

Webpage with an author

Welch, N. (2000, February 21). Toward an understanding of the determinants of rural health Retrieved fromhttp://www.ruralhealth.org.au/welch.htm

Webpage with no author:

ANCI national competency standards for the Registered Nurse and the Enrolled Nurse (2000) Retrieved fromhttp://www.anci.org.au/competencystandards.htm

Newspaper article:

Bagnall, D. (1998, January 27). Private schools: Why they are out in front. The Bulletin, pp. 12-15.

Government publication:

The Health Targets and Implementation (Health for All) Committee. (1988). Health for all Australians. Canberra, ACT: Australian Government Publishing Service.