Information for Authors
is a quarterly journal. Its primary mandate is to publish nursing
research that develops basic knowledge for the discipline and examines
the application of the knowledge in practice. It also accepts research
related to education and history and welcomes methodological, theory,
and review papers that advance nursing science. Letters or commentaries
about published articles are encouraged.
Articles must be written in English.
Authors are requested to remove their
name and any identifying information, including citation of
previous publication, in the body of the text which will be
submitted for blind review. One copy of the body of the manuscript
must be submitted electronically labeled "blinded text".
Only unpublished manuscripts are accepted.
All research studies must have received
A written statement assigning copyright
of the manuscript to CJNR must accompany all submissions
to the Journal.
Manuscripts should be submitted by electronic
tracking system to http://cjnr.msubmit.net.
Tables and figures should be submitted separately; linked
files such as images or charts should also be provided. For
more information on the electronic tracking system, please visit
Manuscripts must be prepared
in accordance with the sixth Edition of the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association. Research
articles must follow the APA style for presentation of the literature
review, research questions and hypotheses, method, and discussion.
All articles must adhere to APA guidelines for references, tables,
and figures. Footnotes are to be avoided.
This should include author(s)
name, degrees, position, information on financial assistance, acknowledgements,
address, and present affiliation. The title of the manuscript should
not exceed 15 words. A running head of 8 words or less should also
Abstract and Keywords:
Research articles must include
a summary of 100-150 words describing the purpose, design, sample,
findings, and implications. Theory and review papers must include
a statement of the principal issue(s), the framework for analysis,
and summary of the argument. Below the abstract include four to six
keywords that describe the substance of the article, using both specific
and general terms. Please bear in mind that keywords are for indexing
purposes and are a widely used means of searching. Consult MESH
if you require assistance with selecting keywords.
The text should not exceed 20
double-spaced typed pages, including references, tables, and figures.
Please use Times New Roman font, size 12.
The references should be listed
in alphabetical order, double-spaced, and placed immediately following
the text. All author names must be included for each reference. Journal
names must be spelled out in full.
Tables and figures
Tables and figures should appear
only when absolutely necessary, up to a maximum of four. They must
be self-explanatory and summarize relevant information without duplicating
information provided in the text. Each table must include a short
title. Tables and figures should be submitted separately.
Review process and publication information
CJNR is a peer-reviewed journal.
Manuscripts are submitted to two reviewers for blind review. The first
author will be notified following the review process, which takes
approximately 12 weeks to complete.