Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? GREAT!! We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to email the editor at to discuss your ideas or the CFP you are responding to.

We recommend that you review the About the Journal page to understand both our SCOPE and INTENT, as well as how broadly we view "Critical" Nursing Discourse and Scholarship. Please also see the Submissions link for author guidelines and the submission checklist. Submissions are to be properly copyedited prior to submission including close attention to style guidelines of the most recent version of APA. 

iTHENTICATE- Prospective and submitting authors are to be advised that in accordance with the Council on Publication Ethics guidelines for scholarly journals, all manuscripts will be automatically submitted to the online plagiarism checker, in the case of Witness, to ithenticate.


Authorship Requirements

Each person listed as an author is expected to have participated in the preparation of the manuscript to a significant extent. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (, guide what our journal requires. That is... we therefore require that all authors must meet the following 4 criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Individuals who have contributed to the manuscript in some way, but who do not meet all of these 4 criteria, should be noted in the acknowledgements, along with a brief description of their contribution to the work.

Please note, with this OJS, prospective authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or, if already registered, you can simply log in and begin the process. 

It is our desire, that the author experience is supportive, inspiring, and, for new or growing scholars, to be capacity-building. 


PLEASE NOTE: Appeals Process
The decision on a paper is final and cannot be appealed.