The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing™ (CJCCN), is distributed to members of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN), to individuals, and to institutions interested in critical care nursing. The journal is published four times annually. The Chief Editor, Co-Editors and the Editorial Review Board invites submissions on any of the following: clinical, education, management, research and professional issues in critical care nursing. Original articles on any aspect of critical care nursing are welcome.
Types of Articles Accepted
- New clinical practices
- Clinical case studies
- Research Papers
- Short Reports
- Arts-informed scholarship
- Letters to the Editor
Guidelines for Authors
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Manuscripts submitted for publication must follow the following format:
|Title Page||Author name, credentials, title, position, employment and/or affiliation, telephone, email. |
More than one author? Co-author(s) name, credential, title, position listed in order of appearance in the published article
Indicate the primary author to contact and address for correspondence including email
|Author Declaration||All authors must declare any conflicts of interest and acknowledge that they have made substantial contribution(s) to the work and/or contributed substantially to the manuscript at the time of acceptance|
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|Acknowledgements||Include an acknowledgement section to include other contributing individuals and sources of research funding|
|Peer Reviewers||Provide names and possibly email addresses of a minimum of two suggested peer reviewers for your manuscript. |
When suggesting peer reviewers, bear in mind the suggested reviewers must have expertise specific to the content area and/or methodology and should have published peer reviewed articles in the content area within the last ten years.
There should be no conflict of interest between any member of the authorship team and the suggested peer reviewers.
|Key Words||Provide a maximum of five (5) key words|
|Implications for Nurses||Provide a separate page with 3 – 5 important points or clinical / research implications relevant to the paper.|
|Abstract||A brief abstract of the article on a separate page – maximum 250 words|
|Manuscript Preparation||Style:Prepare the manuscript in the style as outlined in the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual 6th Edition (APA 6thEd).|
Exception from APA: spelling should be current ‘Canadian‘ use where applicable
|Manuscript Body||Length: maximum of 23 pages, including tables, figures and references|
2.5 cm margins on all sides
Sequential page numbering, including tables and figures
Line numbers should be included
|References||Reference list must be formatted in APA 6th Ed format.|
The author is responsible for ensuring the work of other individuals is acknowledged accordingly
Direct or indirect quotes must be acknowledged according to APA 6thEd Guidelines
|Tables, Figures, Illustrations and Photographs||Each must be submitted on a separate page after the references. |
Tables / Figures must be in APA 6th Ed format.
Illustrations should be computer generated or professionally drawn.
Images should be in electronic form and high resolution for printing.
CJCCN is printed in black and white
|Copyright||Manuscripts submitted and published in the CJCCN become the property of CACCN|
|Products, Devices and Drugs||Generic names should be used for products, devices and drugs|
|Photographs||All photographs of people must include a signed photo consent form with the manuscript|
|Case Studies||When publishing a case study where the patient and/or family can possibly be identified by anyone, a signed consent from the patient and/or their substitute decision maker must be included with the manuscript submission|
|Formatting should include:|
Findings and/or Results
|Sager Guidelines||CJCCN supports the SAGER Guidelines. Authors are encouraged to report data systematically by sex or gender, when feasible|
|Government of Canada Tri-agency Policy||CJCCN has adopted the Government of Canada Tri-agency Policy. The object of the policy is to improve access to the results of agency-funded research and to increase the dissemination and exchange of research results.|
CJCCN has adopted this policy with the following stipulations for article sharing:
1. post print version of the article for publication with agency-funded research
2. the article is embargoed until published in the CJCCN
|Submission||Submit your title page, abstract, manuscript, implications for nurses and signed author declaration to the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com|
|Review Process / Time Lines||Desk Review: blind review to determine suitability for the journal and additional peer review|
Peer Review: manuscripts accepted for peer-review will be reviewed through a double blinded, peer review process.
If accepted for peer review, reviewers may:
accept “as is”, accept “with minor revisions”, accept “with major revisions” or “reject”
When accepted with minor or major revisions, authors will receive reviewer comments and may revise the manuscript for secondary review.
Should the paper be rejected, the editorial decision is final. Authors may review the manuscript, revise and resubmit with changes
Time Line: expected time from submission to response is approximately 6 to 8 weeks
|Accepted manuscripts are subject to copy editing|
Upon acceptance, the time to publish could be 3 to 6 months
|APA Format Resources||Bib Me Citation Guides|
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College of St. Scholastic, Intext Citations
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Washington, DC: Author
Hedian, S., Babor, T.F., De Castro, P., Tort, S., & Cumo, M. (2016). Sex and gender equality in research: Rationale for SAGER guidelines and recommended use. Research integrity and Peer Review, 1(2). http//dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41073-016-007-6