Clinical Nursing Studies

Clinical Nursing Studies (PRINT ISSN 2324-7940, ONLINE ISSN 2324-7959) is a peer-reviewed and international nursing journal that focuses on the field of clinical nursing. Strong coverage of ambulatory care, community care, family care, home, hospital, practice, primary and secondary, public health, etc. is provided. CNS aims to enrich insight into clinical need and implications for nursing intervention and models of service delivery, and encourage the debate on all spheres of nursing and midwifery practice. Contributions are welcomed from other health professionals on issues that have a direct impact on nursing practice.

To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, the journal accepts Online submission and Email submission. All manuscripts and any supplementary material can be submitted via the journal’s Online Submission and peer-review system or email to For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given on the screen.

CNS's Section:Original Article, Case Report, Reviews.

CNS is included in:

  • DOAJ
  • EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar
  • ProQuest
  • The Standard Periodical Directory


2014: Articles Received: 83; Accepted: 62; Rejected: 27; Published: 62; Retracted: 0

2014 Q4: Articles Received: 16; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 18; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2014 Q3: Articles Received: 21; Accepted: 12; Rejected: 1; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 17; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 3; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 29; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 5; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 120; Accepted: 40; Rejected: 51; Published: 40; Retracted: 0

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 7; Rejected: 0; Published: 9; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 31; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 1; Published: 11; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 22; Accepted: 9; Rejected: 17; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 28; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 14; Published: 10; Retracted: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.
Paper Selection and Publication Process
a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.
b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.
c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.
d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (200.00 USD).
e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.
f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.

The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (
All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Acknowledgement to Reviewers

The editors of CNS would like to thank all of the reviewers who made excellent work and great contribution to our journal in 2014. Without the reviewers' professional kowledge, skill and great help, CNS could not achieve such high standards. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and wishes. May joy, peace, and happiness be with you and your entire family always!  
Posted: 2015-01-01

Call for papers

Now we are in the process of calling for papers for Clinical Nursing Studies, and we will publish your work online if your paper is accepted. Please find the journal’s profile at If you have the befitting manuscripts, please don't hesitate to summit it by logging into the website or sending it to editorial assistant at If you have any questions, please contact with the editorial assistant at:  
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Vol 3, No 2 (2015)

Clinical Nursing Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2015, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

An interview study of the experiences of middle-aged women living with constipation PDF
Kristina Lämås, Eva Anundsson, Ann-Christine Stare, Catrine Jacobsson p1
Awareness, risk perception and behavioural intention in patients with a myocardial infarction PDF
Debbie ten Cate, Claudia J. Gamel, Berna G.M. Sol p8
Organizational commitment and supervisor support, perception of procedural fairness, tenure in the hospital: The mediating effect of work-life balance - study in nurses PDF
Maria Manuela Frederico Ferreira p17
Doing gender in the context of telenursing: Analyses of authentic calls to a telenursing site in Sweden PDF
Roya Hakimnia, Marianne Carlsson, Anna T. Höglund, Inger K. Holmström p24
Effect of Clinical Nurses Specialists intervention on rehabilitation outcomes in patients with heart failure PDF
Palle Larsen, Thordis Thomsen, Preben U Pedersen p31
Management of postoperative delirium for geriatric patients with hip fracture: A quasi-experimental study PDF
Lap Fung Tsang, Wing Yin Yiu, Wing Hang Kwok, Chi Chung Tse, Sze Wing Ng, Kwok Keung Chu, Wing Sing Wong, Ming Kai Wong, Tim Hung, Ching Yan Kong, Sheung Chi Tong, So Yuen Alice Sham, Chi Wai Chan p40
Self-reported hypertension and job strain in nursing personnel: Assessing two different formulations of the demand-control model PDF
Luciana Fernandes Portela, Rosane Härter Griep, Paul Landsbergis, Lúcia Rotenberg p46
Palliative wound treatment promotes healing in hospice PDF
Aletha W. Tippett p53
Applying a resource model of stress to the cancer caregiver experience PDF
Tony Cassidy, Marian McLaughlin, Melanie Giles p59
Comparing estimated cost per patient for dementia care: Two municipalities and Swedish national population data PDF
Erik Jedenius, A. Wimo, J. Strömqvist, J. Fastbom, B. Winblad, Ulrika Winblad, N. Andreasen p67


The prospective role of the primary health care nurse practitioner in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth PDF
Munpreet K. Kainth, Diana Sherifali p75

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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