About the Journal


DISSERTATION NURSING is an online, peer-reviewed scientific journal that ranks among the "Diamond Open Access" journals, allowing authors to publish the proposed articles completely free of charge and to make them available free of charge to readers.

Its Mission is to disseminate the best research performed by students related to nursing sciences (any educational level) that is often conducted to prepare the degree/master / doctoral thesis. Research papers concerning nursing science carried out by nursing professionals are also accepted and welcomed.

Dissertation Nursing's target audience is national and international nursing professionals.


The journal adopts peer review,  a process of evaluation and selection of articles carried out by specialists in the field and aimed at ascertaining and maintaining an appropriate quality according to the publication. After an article is sent to Dissertation Nursing a member of the editorial staff takes charge of the editorial process and assesses the presence of the minimum quality requirements and the adherence of the manuscript to the policy of the journal. If everything is compliant, the manuscript is reviewed by at least two different external reviewers, who provide the authors and the publishers with their opinion of experts. If necessary (for example, in case of discordant opinions of the reviewer) it is also sent to a third external reviewer. The reviewers are chosen by the Editor who takes charge of the article, based on their experience and the absence of conflict of interest. 

The peer review process is carried out in "Double-blind" mode; this implies that the identity of the authors and reviewers is automatically hidden by the management software until the publication of the article. This process ensures fair evaluation by reviewers and ensures equal access to publication for authors, ensuring the quality of the final paper beyond any inference.

In extraordinary cases, if the editors include experts in the specific field of the article, their involvement in a single article review is considered acceptable, as long as the requirement of double blindness is maintained.

Editorial papers written by the Board are not peer-reviewed but are nevertheless submitted to the editors-in-chief and the scientific director for approval.

The entire double blind peer review process is managed through the Open Journal System (OJS)software. Proposals submitted by contributors to the journal or by persons who have a close relationship with them are evaluated through a  special review process aimed at ensuring fairness of judgment and transparency.


Editorial decisions are suggested by the Section Editors to the Editors-in-Chief following the Peer Review and review of the submitted documents. The Scientific Director re-evaluates each article suitable for publication. The Editor-in-Chief and the Scientific Director reserve the right to retract their approval of publication for any reason at any time during the editorial process.


Dissertation Nursing acknowledges the importance of artificial intelligence innovations understanding the challenges and opportunities they entail.

Authors who have used artificial intelligence tools in the editing of a manuscript, in the production of images or graphical elements of the article, or in the collection and analysis of data, are invited to explicitly declare their use, mentioning the AI tool, the field of application, the search queries used and the date of use, in order to allow reproducibility and verification.
The author will remain responsible for the accuracy and correctness of any published content and guarantees compliance with the code of ethics and anti-plagiarism rules.
Authors who have used AI, or AI-assisted tools, are required to include a paragraph at the end of their manuscript, entitled "Declaration on Generative AI and AI-Assisted Technologies in the Writing Process", with the following information:
"During the preparation of this paper the author(s) used [TOOL/SERVICE NAME] on [DD/MM/YYYYY] using the search terms: [SEARCH TERMS] in order to [REASON]. After using this tool/service, the author(s) have reviewed and edited the content as necessary and take full responsibility for the content of the publication."

Editors are not allowed to upload received manuscripts into artificial intelligence software, in order not to risk compromising privacy and copyright.

Reviewers undertake not to use artificial intelligence tools to evaluate manuscripts in order to guarantee the application of critical thinking and original assessment, as required for this work.


Dissertation Nursing publishes two six-monthly issues, released in the summer and winter of every year.


The University of Milan  has an archiving agreement with the National Central Libraries of Florence and Rome as part of the national project Magazzini Digitali.

The magazine activated the PKP PN (Preservation Network) service to preserve digital content through its transfer to the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) project.


Content published on Dissertation Nursing is published under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non commercial - No Derivs 4.0 International Licence Licenza Creative Commons, more information on the OFFICIAL SITE.

Preprint and postprint version of the articles can be archived anywhere under the same license.