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Nursing and Family Health Care

Online ISSN: 2631-9942

Hideki Nakano (Editor-in-Chief)

Kyoto Tachibana University, Japan

Nursing and family health care is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal, that extend understanding about the relationships between families, illness, and health, and how practices based on this understanding can transform healthcare offered to families.

Journal highlights studies in family health and nursing care, collaborate and share innovative health care ideas in family and community health.

Journal will feature research, review papers, reports, editorials, expert opinion and perspective papers, commentaries, and book reviews.

Nursing and family health care accepts direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by Nursing and family health care, is properly cited.

Hideki Nakano

He is currently an Associate Professor of Faculty of Health Science at Kyoto Tachibana University, Japan. He received a Ph.D. in Health Science from Kio University, Japan. He has received research training experience as a JSPS Research Fellow at Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia. He is primarily interested in the neuroscience-based rehabilitation, and investigates the development of effective rehabilitation assessment and treatment based on neuroscience.

Editorial Board

Masako Shomura

Faculty of Nursing
Tokai University School of Medicine

Britni L. Ayers

College of Medicine
Northwest Campus
University of Arkansas for Medical Science

Thomas Dombrowsky

The University of Texas at Arlington
College of Nursing Texas

Chung-Yi Chen

Dean and Professor
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Fooyin University

Giuseppe Dott. Marletta

CdL Infermieristica Unipr
Servizio Rapporti Istituzionali
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Parma

Nasser Ibrahim Abu-El-Noor

College of Nursing
Islamic University of Gaza

Priscilla Reddy

Faculty of Community and Health Sciences
University of the Western Cape
South Africa

Kao-Chang Lin

Department of Holistic care
Chi Mei Medical Center Tainan

Kwua-Yun Wang

Nursing Department
Taipei Veterns General Hospital

Natasha Morris

Department of Nursing
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
University of Melbourne

Nicole South

School of Nursing Medway Campus
Canterbury Christ Church University

Marília dos Santos Rua

Escola Superior de Saúde da
Universidade de Aveiro

Tingzhong Yang

Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou

Persefoni Lambrou

Cyprus Ministry of Health

Shareena Bibi

Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Selangor

Patrizia Boracchi

Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
University of Milan

Kappes Maria

Department of Nursing
San Sebastian University

Luz Lopez Samaniego

Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia Seville

Mick Fleming

Department of Education, Sport and Culture, Keyll Darree, Strang
Isle of Man

Christiana Kouta

Department of Nursing
Cyprus University of Technology

Bernadeta Lelonek-Kuleta

Institute of Family Studies and Social Work
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Maja Subelj

National Institute of Public Health

Anna Bodajko-Grochowska

Department of Paediatric Pulmonology and Rheumatology
Medical University of Lublin

Sharon Souter

Mayborn College of Health Sciences
Scott & White School of Nursing
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Sophie Vandepitte

Department of Public Health – Health Economics
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
Ghent University

Lorraine Kaack

RN-CNL Consultant
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Vasiliki Matziou

Department of Pediatric Nursing
Faculty of Nursing
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Eugenia Vlachou

Department of Nursing
University of West Attica

Dganit Sharon

Head of Nursing Department
Ruppin Academic Center

Wei-Chen (Miso) Lee

Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Rakime Elmir

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Western Sydney University

Jayne Smitten

Interim Director
Clinical Simulation Experiential Center
Hawai’i Pacific University

Pei Ying

School of Nursing
University of Texas

Sununta Youngwanichsetha

Faculty of Nursing
Prince of Songkla University

Sotiris Avgousti

Department of Nursing
School of Health Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology

Yilkal Tafere

Department of Public health
Debre Markos University

Filiz Ozel

Department of Internal Medicine Nursing
Faculty of Nursing
Ege University İzmir

In Press

Volume 1, Issue 2

Will be update soon.

Current Issue

Volume 1, Issue 1

Engagement with activity and functional status among older adults

Thomas Dombrowsky

Editorial-Nursing and Family Health Care (NFHC)

August 28, 2018

Identifying needs and expectations of potential users of the virtual platform to foster healthy and active ageing in Andalusia

Sandra Pinzon Monica Padial Espinosa Bibiana Navarro Matillas Juan Manuel Espinosa Almendro Pilar San Juan Lozano Luz Lopez Samaniego

Editorial-Nursing and Family Health Care (NFHC)

September 17, 2018

Caregivers’ evaluation of an intervention program to improve executive functions of patients with mild neurocognitive disorder in Japan

Daisuke Fukuta Chizuru Mori

Research Article-Nursing and Family Health Care (NFHC)

October 09, 2018

The association of nurse practitioner roles and practice on perceived health of residents living within subsidized housing units

Carole A. Orchard Cornelia Mahler

Research Article-Nursing and Family Health Care (NFHC)

November 29, 2018


Will be updated soon.

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Nursing and family health care accepts direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Publication Charges

Nursing and Family Health Care is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Nursing and Family Health Care are GBP 1290.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

Who will pay the APC?

Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

When should I pay?

Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

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Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

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Note: No taxes are included in this charge, taxes will be applicable as per the policies of the country of the payee. Additional transaction charges may be levied on the author.

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The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided accordingly.

*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

Withdrawal Charges

Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APCs)?

No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.