Submissions

NI2024 Call for Reviewers

We are seeking volunteers to be reviewers for submissions to NI2024. We are wishing to recruit reviewers with a range of experience and expertise, including individuals working in clinical practice, education, research and policy. As a reviewer you will be asked to provide your feedback on a range of conference submissions in your area of expertise (such as papers, case studies, posters, workshops, panels). You will be working in collaboration with colleagues, so if you haven’t had experience of reviewing before there will be support and guidance to assist you in the process. Allocation of submissions for review will take place between 18th-21st December 2023, with all reviews to be completed by Friday 16th February 2024. Please note that all submissions and reviews will be in English. If you are interested then please sign up below.

Instructions for Authors

Submissions are now closed for NI 2024

All presenters whose submissions (all types, including student submissions) are accepted will be required to register for NI 2024 in order to complete the acceptance process. In order to be considered formally accepted, the presenter listed as first author must be registered for NI 2024 by Friday May 3, 2024 (12 midnight UK time) and plan to attend the congress in person in Manchester. There will be no virtual or pre-recorded presentations. Submissions should align with the congress theme: Innovation in Applied Nursing Informatics.

Submission Format

All submissions must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) file using the NI 2024 template provided. Please be aware that not using the template and non-adherence to the format guidelines and page limits will lead to a rejection of your submission without review.

Language

The official language for NI 2024 is English. All submissions must be in English. Submissions in any other language will be rejected without review. Values should be reported in the International System of Units. Authors are responsible for appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation in their submissions. Non-native English speakers are advised to consider using a professional editor, or request review and editing from colleagues if required.

Submission Types

There are 8 Submission Types for NI 2024 – select the type (ONE) of your submission when requested during the submission process. In addition, the General IOS Template should be used to format ALL submission types. 

Submission Tracks
There are 7 Program Tracks for NI 2024.  The Track identifies the practice domain for your work. Please identify 1 (ONE) track for your submission when requested during the submission process. If your submission could fit in more than one track, select the most primary one:
Submission Themes
There are 13 Themes for NI 2024.  The Themes identify the content focus area of your submission.  Please indicate up to 3 Themes (1, 2, or 3) of your submission when requested during the submission process:
Formatting Guidelines
Below are the formatting guidelines for all types of submissions
Page Size

All submissions must be formatted to A4 page size as provided in the template.

Page Layout

All submissions must use the format provided in the template.

Margins

Margins for all submissions are top 5.5cm (2.16 inches), bottom 4.2cm (1.65 inches), left and right 4.3cm (1.69 inches). The margins on the template must not be modified.

Margins for all submissions are 1 cm (0.3937 inches) on top, bottom, right, and left. The first page must have an additional 2 cm at the top (in addition to the normal 1 cm page margin). The margins on the template must not be modified.

Font and Size

The only accepted font style is Times New Roman. Please adhere to the font sizes for various objects as listed in the template.

Line Formatting

All text must be fully justified.

Author Names

Full names of all authors and their affiliations including city, state/province (if appropriate), and country are to be included in the document as set out in the template. Professional titles and degrees are not to be listed for authors.

Abstract

An abstract summarizing the work must be included. The length of the abstract is 125-150 words for all types of submissions.

References (Citations)

The format and style for references are IOS Press with citations appearing in the main text in Arabic numerals in square brackets such as this [1]. It is recommended that authors use a citation or bibliography manager such as EndNote to format their citations. The IOS Press EndNote style file is available for download (http://endnote.com/downloads/style/ios-press)

Page Limits

The maximum page limit includes all text, tables, figures, references, and acknowledgements.

  1. Pre-Conference Tutorial – 3 pages
  2. Paper – 5 pages
  3. Workshop – 3 pages
  4. Panel – 3 pages
  5. Poster – 2 pages
  6. Case Study – 5 pages
  7. Debate – 3 pages
  8. Technology Demonstration – 2 pages
Proceedings Publication

Only accepted papers, case studies and posters will be published in the Proceedings and indexed in PubMed. Pre-conference Tutorials, Panels, Debates, Workshops and Technology demonstrations will not be included in the proceedings nor indexed in PubMed.

Paper Submission

Papers submissions are original contributions that describe a completed study, a novel system, a methodology, report on the results of a systematic review, or new insights from research or practice. A paper is shared in a 15-minute oral presentation with 5 minutes for audience questions and discussion. Papers are a maximum of 5 pages in length and must be organized in the following structure as provided in the template: Abstract (125-150 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References. Student papers are welcome. For a student paper, the first author must be a student at the time of submission (copy of student ID is required), and the paper must be presented by the student registrant at the congress.

Poster Submission

Poster submissions are a maximum of 2 pages in length and must follow the same structure as regular papers as provided in the template: Abstract (125-150 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References. The Discussion section may be omitted. Student posters are welcome. For a student poster, the first author must be a student at the time of submission (copy of student ID is required), and the poster must be presented by the student registrant at the congress.

Pre-Conference Tutorial Submission

Pre-Conference Tutorial submissions are a maximum of 3 pages in length and should be organized using the template and the following structure: Abstract (125-150 words), Introduction, Tutorial Topic Description and Relevance, Introduction of Tutorial Presenters, Tutorial Structure, Participant Objectives, References (if appropriate).

Workshop Submission

Workshop submissions are a maximum of 3 pages in length and should be organized using the template and the following structure: Abstract (125-150 words), Introduction, Workshop Topic Description and Relevance, Introduction of Workshop Presenters, Workshop Structure, Participant Objectives, References (if appropriate).

Panel Submission

Panel submissions are a maximum of 3 pages in length and should be organized using the template and the following structure: Abstract (125-150 words), Introduction, Panel Topic Description and Relevance, Introduction of Panelists, Discussion Structure and Questions, References (if appropriate).

Case Study Submission

Case Study submissions are a maximum of 5 pages in length and should be organized using the template and the following structure: Abstract (125-150 words), Introduction, Key Words, Case Study Description and Relevance, Project design, Execution, Analysis, Impact, Lessons Learned References. Student case studies are welcome. For a student case study, the first author must be a student at the time of submission (copy of student ID is required), and the case study must be presented by the student registrant at the congress.

Debate Submission

Debate submissions are a maximum of 3 pages in length and should be organized using the template and the following structure: Abstract (125-150 words), Introduction, Debate Topic Description and Relevance, Introduction of Debate Teams, Debate Structure and Question(s), References (if appropriate).

Technology Demonstration Submission

Technology Demonstration submissions are a maximum of 2 pages in length and should be organized using the template and the following structure: Abstract (125-150 words), Introduction, Technology Description and Relevance, Results, Discussion, References (if appropriate).

Key Dates

Submissions for NI 2024 are now closed.

Notice of acceptance will be announced on Friday 15th March 2024.

Monday 18th September 2023

Submissions portal opens

Monday 11th December 2023

Congress registration opens

Friday 15th December 2023

Submissions portal closes

Friday 15th March 2024

Notification of Submission Acceptance​

Friday 3rd May 2024

Accepted Presenters must be Registered

Sunday 28th July 2024

NI2024 Congress begins

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