Guidelines for Submission, Evaluation Process, Criteria for selection and Timelines

Please direct all questions concerning this Call, by email, to Marjan Khobreh and Dr. Fazel Ansari at In the subject field of the email, please use "Question: Call for Abstracts". All submissions must be submitted by email (, and must be received by the March 31st, 2016 (23:59 GMT) April 15th, 2016 (23:59 GMT). Submissions should be in the format provided in "Submission Format" chapter (see below). In the subject field of the email, please use "Abstract Submission Pro-Nursing Symposium". The organizing committee will notify all applicants of receipt of their application. Please contact us if you have not received a notification within a week of your submission. Submissions will be independently peer-reviewed by two subject matter experts using the criteria described below. The scientific committee will make the final selection. Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Innovation of the proposed topic and research questions, and the value added to existing literature (30%)
  • Quality of the abstract, rigour of the proposed research strategies and clarity of arguments and questions being addressed (45%)
  • Implications for theory development, implications for nursing practice and relevance to the objectives of Pro-Nursing (25%)

Successful applicants will be notified by May 8th 2016 . The authors have two weeks for applying the reviewrs' comments and submit the modified abstracts by May 22nd 2016. Abstracts accepted for publication will be published online as soon as ready on Library of Uni-Siegen. The accepted abstracts will be presented in the joined session and/or in the poster session. The template of the poster will be sent to the author(s) later.


Pro-Nursing consertium invite you to attend the Symposium for free. Please register yourself by email ( ). In the subject field of the email, please use "Registration Pro-Nursing Symposium". There is no fee for registration and attendance of the symposium. There is no fee for publishing the accepted abstracts.