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Aim, Scope, Guidelines for Authors

The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing (CJCCN) is an open access scientific, peer reviewed journal.

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 and 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.


SPECIAL ISSUE – CALL FOR PAPERS – Submission deadline: June 1, 2024

The Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (CJCN) & the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing (CJCCN) invite submissions for a theme journal: Cardiovascular & Critical Care Nursing: Connections to Care The CJCN & CJCCN are pleased to announce the call for papers for a special collaborative theme issue on cardiovascular and critical care nursing. We invite researchers, clinicians, educators, and administrators to consider submitting short reports on novel research projects, clinical/practice, education, or administrative-related topics related to cardiovascular and critical care. Accepted papers will be published in a theme issue of the CJCN & CJCCN. Criteria for all submissions:  

  • Page limit: max 15 double-spaced pages [including title page]; Abstract: max 200 words; APA 7th ed.
  • For all other submission criteria, follow the author guidelines for CJCN or CJCCN for research/non-research papers (note: specify which guidelines were followed in the cover letter).
  • Potential topic areas common to cardiovascular and critical care nurses: Case reports, QA projects, Advanced cardiac assessment, Advanced/novel arrythmias?, Advanced organ support, Support/initiatives for inclusion of family, Specific initiatives or research directed toward care of diverse populations, Novel models of care across the continuum.

Queries/submissions to Dr. Asha Pereira, Chief Editor, CJCCN, with a copy to CACCN National Office at


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.

Manuscript Submission: Submit all manuscripts in accordance with the CJCCN Guidelines for Authors to the CJCCN Editorial Management Team – with a copy to CACCN National Office –

  • 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

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