Submissions Guidelines

Submit a Proposal | Submission Policies | Peer Review | Presenter Formats | Publications

Submit a Proposal

According to the International Council of Nurses (ICN), a shortage of nurses is a global health emergency. Especially considering the challenges of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the ICN reports that health systems around the world will only start to recover from the effects of the pandemic and be rebuilt when there is sufficient investment in a well-supported global nursing workforce. Across Asia there is also a nursing shortage, and here in Japan, the Ministry of Health has warned of a severe shortage of nurses by 2025.

Today’s nurse educators lead and promote innovations in teaching and learning, practice, policy, and research that celebrate the whole person and value new perspectives. Having demonstrated exceptional flexibility, adaptability, and courage, nurse educators continue to be called to engage local, national, and global communities, inspire others to act, and build partnerships that co-create health equity and social justice. In addition to the nursing shortage, the COVID-19 pandemic has also illustrated the difficulty that many public and community health systems have around the world to maintain access to health and biomedical informatics.

SHINE is closed.

SHINE 2023 Streams

  • Child Health, Pediatric, Neonatal, Maternal Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Nurses in the Fight Against COVID-19
  • Nursing Education and Practice
  • Nursing Science, Research and Leadership
  • Nutrition, Malnutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Public and Community Health Nursing
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Other Areas of Nursing and Health Informatics

SHINE 2023 Submission Form

Submission Policies

  1. Abstracts must be less than 250 words in English and sent via the online system.
  2. Submissions should include a university or institution personal email address.
  3. The lingua franca of submissions, papers and presentations is English.
  4. Only authors listed on the submission may give the presentation.
  5. A maximum of (2) submissions is permitted per author.
  6. Abstracts derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will be rejected.
  7. The review committee does not correct grammar, spelling or usage errors.
  8. We encourage work that introduces new ideas and conceptualizations, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both success and failure.

Peer Review

All submissions are graded using a double blind, peer review process. The abstract is scored using a rubric that assessed areas such as originality, clarity/organization, spelling/grammar and suitability for the event.

Presentation Formats

Poster Presentation

Posters must be size A0 (A Zero). Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm). No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations. Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape and pins.

Virtual Presentation

For participants unable to travel to Hiroshima, we do offer a virtual presentation option. For virtual presentation options, please contact the SHINE 2023 Secretariat: secretariat (@)

Organizing Your Own Panel

If you would like to organize your own panel of presenters, please contact the Secretariat. Panel requests must be received at least two weeks before the submission deadline. The panel should have at least 3 to 5 members (including the leader) and the names of all the panel members must appear in the abstract proposal.



Please note that only the abstracts undergo a peer-review and that full papers are not peer-reviewed. The proceedings are not peer-reviewed, only the abstract review for participation in this event. The proceedings will be available shortly after the conclusion of the event.

Full Papers & Template

Full Papers are not peer-reviewed nor required; however, if you would like to submit a paper it must be less than 2500 words and sent in Word format (PDF is not accepted) with a maximum file size of 1.5 MB by the deadline. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation is the responsibility of the author. Use of the Full Paper Template is absolutely required. Papers submitted differently will be rejected.

Click Here to Download the Full Paper Template