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  About Kashan University of Medical Sciences (KAUMS)

Kashan Faculty of Medicine, founded in 1986, became Kashan University of Medical Sciences (KAUMS) as an independent university in 1993. Now it has more than 2600 students who study in 47 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Health, Allied Medical Sciences, and Dentistry. KAUMS has more than 1000 educational beds, nine specialized research centers, and four scientific journals. Performance of academic members, students, managers, and staff of the university in effective using of these facilities has enabled KAUMS to be recognized as a top university by the Ministry of Health & Medical Education.

Kashan School of Nursing and Midwifery has been established in 1986 as the first school in the KAUMS. This school offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The school of nursing and midwifery offer three Bachelor programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, and Bachelor of Science in Surgical Technology. Besides the school of nursing and midwifery provide four masters of sciences degrees of Geriatric Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Psychiatric Nursing. Since 2014 the school has been qualified to accept students in PhD degree in nursing sciences.

The school of nursing and midwifery has established a research center in Trauma Nursing in 2012. The Trauma Nursing Research Center (TNRS) supports the researches about nursing in trauma from prevention to rehabilitation.

  About the Journal

Nursing and Midwifery Studies, a publication of Kashan University of Medical Sciences (KAUMS), is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.nmsjournal.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science

Emerging Sources Citation Index 

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

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  Scope of the journal

Nursing and Midwifery Studies is an international Open access, Quarterly, and Peer-reviewed journal with editorial and consultant contributors from various parts of the world. This journal publishes quantitative, qualitative and mixed method original works, review and systematic reviews, letters, and discussions within the fields of Nursing and Midwifery such as Nursing practice, Nursing education, Nursing management, Midwifery practice, Midwifery Education, Women and Reproductive Health.

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