About the Journal


Trends in Nursing (TIN) publishes contemporary and relevant research and evidence-based information on the nursing profession. The aim is to make information accessible to scholars, educators, clinical practitioners, nurse managers, and policy makers to advance planning and decision-making in nursing education, research, quality improvement initiatives, nursing regulation, and workforce planning. The articles should provide a description of current developments in nursing in Africa or an overview of global developments in nursing.

The journal is peer reviewed, published in print form and online since 2012. It is an official publication of the Forum of University Nursing Deans of South Africa (FUNDISA).

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are screened by an editor for completeness and compliance with scope of the journal. Non-compliance at this stage may result in return to the corresponding author for additional material or inclusion of required material etc., or outright rejection if the manuscript is not within the journal’s scope.

Manuscripts accepted at this point will be allocated to at least two peer-reviewers. The peer review process is blinded meaning that authors will not know the identities of peer reviewers and vice versa.

Open Access Policy

Trends in Nursing is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Plagiarism Report

All submissions must include a plagiarism report done via Turnit In.

Digital Preservation

Trends in Nursing  - FUNDISA. This journal is in the process of migrating from the Stellenbosch University preservation platform to the PKP PN (Preservation Network) platform.


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