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:

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 Articles, Reviews, Case Reports, Case Studies.

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.


2020: Articles Received: 33; Accepted: 25; Rejected: 3; Published: 28; Retracted: 0

2020Q4: Articles Received: 6; Accepted: 7; Rejected: 0; Published: 7; Retracted: 0

2020Q3: Articles Received: 14; Accepted: 9; Rejected: 3; Published: 9; Retracted: 0

2020Q2: Articles Received: 10; Accepted: 6; Rejected: 0; Published: 7; Retracted: 0

2020Q1: Articles Received: 3; Accepted: 3; Rejected: 0; Published: 3; Retracted: 0

2019: Articles Received: 38; Accepted: 28; Rejected: 19; Published: 29; Retracted: 0

2018: Articles Received: 66; Accepted: 41; Rejected: 7; Published: 41; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 74; Accepted: 46; Rejected: 4; Published: 48; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 63; Accepted: 32; Rejected: 12; Published: 31; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 76; Accepted: 44; Rejected: 32; Published: 50; 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 weeks' time after the final draft completed.

Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of a submission, the editorial assistant sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission e-mail may have been missed.

b) Peer review. We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and at least one external reviewer. The review process may take four to ten weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by e-mail.

d) If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the Article Processing Charge.

e) A PDF version of the journal is available for download on the journal’s website, free of charge.

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 2020. Without the reviewers' professional knowledge, 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: 2021-01-01
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Vol 9, No 1 (2021)

Clinical Nursing Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2021, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Philippe Delmas, Matteo Antonini, Tanja Bellier-Teichmann, Evelyne Boillat, Vanessa Brandalesi, Louise O’reilly, Chantal Cara, Sylvain Brousseau, Delphine Roulet-Schwab, Isabelle Ledoux, Jérôme Pasquier
Enas Sabry Fathy Elbeltagy, Nahed Fikry Hassan khedr, Nadia Youssef Ahmed Abd-Ella
Eman H. Elshrqawy, Amina M. Elnemr
Evgenia Stasinopoulou, Margarita Giannakopoulou, Georgios Fildisis, Maria Kalafati, Chryssoula Lemonidou
Hsiao-Tan Chiu, Hui-Man Huang

Experience Exchange

Amir Alakaam, Sondra Gudmundson