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. 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.

CNS is included in:

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

Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Nursing management
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Health Research
  • Quality of Life
  • Patient Care
  • Ambulatory/Acute Care
  • Community Care
  • Family/Hospital Care
  • Primary/Secondary Care


Original Article, Reviews, Case Report, Case Study.

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 For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given on the screen.


2015 Q3: Articles Received:20; Accepted: 10; Rejected: 4; Published: 11; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received:19; Accepted: 12; Rejected: 6; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received:22; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 20; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

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

2013: Articles Received: 120; Accepted: 40; Rejected: 51; Published: 40; 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.



Acknowledgements 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
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Vol 4, No 1 (2016)

Clinical Nursing Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2016, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Relational coordination between professionals predicts satisfaction with home visit nursing care PDF
Mahiro Sakai, Takashi Naruse, Satoko Nagata p1
A multimodal technology intervention for heart failure patients to reduce readmissions PDF
Shelley Y. Hawkins, Tanna R. Thomason, Carl Fritz Steen, Dale Glaser p6
Evaluation of specific antibody responses to selected malaria vaccine candidates in Zimbabwean children PDF
A Marume, G. Nyandoro, I Mutingwende, M. Tshabalala, T. Gozho, N Paul, J. Gusha, E Zumbika, N. Midzi, Takafira Mduluza p16

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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