Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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, enhance clinical practice by pinpointing potential clinical applications of the latest research, and encourage the debate on all spheres of nursing and midwifery practice.

 

Section Policies

Original Article

Reports of original research of all types (i.e. all designs and methods) and in any field (i.e. practice, education, service delivery and evaluation, management).

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Reviews

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Case Report

a case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence.

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Editoral

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Experience Exchange

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Brief Report

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Case Study

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Peer Review Process

The journal uses 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.

 

Publication Frequency

2013 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2014 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2015 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2016 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2017 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2018 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 1.86

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2017=(Citations2016+Citations2015)/(Publications2016+Publications2015)=(97+54)/(31+50)=1.86

2. h-index (January 2018): 8

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (January 2018): 5

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (January 2018): 6  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (January 2018): 8

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics