Aim, Scope, Author Guidelines

The aim of the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing(CJCCN) is to publish innovative and current research as well as recent clinical evidence related to critical care nursing. The latter is inclusive of all contexts wherein individuals may experience critical illness including adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, community, acute, tertiary, and quaternary settings, as well as rural and remote settings.

Submissions may include any of the following: clinical, education, leadership, management, research, quality improvement, and professional issues related to critical care nursing.

The journal is peer-reviewed through a double-blind process by experts in critical care nursing practice and research methodology.

Unless otherwise indicated, statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Editor(s), Editorial Review Board, Managing Editor, or Publisher.


Type of Contributions: Articles previously published elsewhere are not accepted; however, exceptional circumstances may present themselves.  In such exceptional circumstances, explicit permissions are required and granted by the Chief Editor in consultation with the Editorial Review Board on a case-by-case basis. Explicit copyright agreements are required. 

The CJCCN welcomes the following types of submissions in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French: Original Research, Clinical Reviews, Innovative Design or Quality Improvement Reports, Systematic Reviews, Case Studies/Case Reports, Discussion / Analysis / Commentary Articles and Letters to the Editor.

  • Download the CJCCN Guidelines for Authors – available in PDF and Word
  • Download the Author Declaration – available in PDF and Word
  • Download the Author Checklist – available in PDF and Word

Manuscript Submission: Submit all manuscripts in accordance with the CJCCN Guidelines for Authors to with a copy to