specialty; nursing; care; health; intensive care; dyalisis; transplant; evidenced based practice

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The purpose of the Journal of Specialized Nursing Care is to publish work that contributes to the development of specialized nursing care knowledge regarding critical care, dialysis therapies, and transplantation with an emphasis on research and practice.
Review papers synthesize existing research and define problems to be addressed by future research. Reviews should be critical in nature while noting the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of current nursing knowledge.
Manuscripts are solicited that deal with the processes of specialty knowledge development and application based on meta-analysis or literature review to support nurses work grounded in evidence.


Section Policies


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Adult and Elderly Critical Care

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Cardiac Critical Care

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Emergency Critical Care

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Neonatal Critical Care

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Perioperative Critical Care

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Knowledge Translation for Critical Care

Critical analyse of a researche article pointing out the evidence for nursing pratice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Dialysis Therapies and Transplant Care

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Peer Review Process

The JSNC publishes the following type of peer reviewed manuscripts only related to Critical Literature Reviews
Manuscripts should not be right justified. Every element within the manuscript must be double-spaced, including tables and references, and must follow the style recommendations of Vancouver
All manuscripts have the following components:
• Title
• Tí­tulo
• Authos(s)/Instituition/email
• Abstract
• Keywords
• Resumo
• Palavras-chave
• main document (introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, and includes references)
• Manuscripts may have only tables.
Title. The title should be succinct and clear and accurately reflect the topic of the manuscript.
Author information. For each author include: (a) name; (b) degrees and certifications; (c) title or position, institution, and location; and (d) e-mail address.
Abstract. The abstract should accurately reflect the topic of the manuscript. It should be no longer than 200 words. The abstract should be structured with headings denoting: (a) purpose of study, without detailed background; (b) design of study; (c) methods used; (d) findings; and (e) conclusions.
Main Document (Text). Manuscripts are more likely to be accepted for publication if they are written in clear, concise, and logical organization and flow of content.
Manuscripts must not exceed 10 pages, including text, references, and tables. The author is responsible for compliance with the most recent published Vancouver format and for the accuracy of all information, including citations and verification of all references with citations in the text. Spelling must be in either American or British English.
Critical Literature Review. Critical analyses and evaluation of literature is foundational to the advancement of knowledge development in the field of high complexity nursing care. Manuscripts that provide a systematic and rigorous analysis and evaluation of current literature are welcome. The format for such manuscripts should include the focus of the review; scope of and rationale for the literature selected; detailed description of the analysis and evaluation criteria and processes used; significant findings, issues, and gaps identified; and implications for research, practice, and knowledge development. Priority for publication will be given to manuscripts that have highest potential for expanding knowledge regarding topics of concern to specialty health and nursing.
References. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. The list of references should include only those that are important to the text and should not be long lists that consume space unnecessarily. References should be the most current available on the topic. It is the responsibility of the author to insure the accuracy of all components of a reference (name(s) of author(s); date of publication; title of work; title of journal, book, or other source; location of publisher; publisher; and relevant pages). All citations in the text must be listed in the references, and all references should be cited in the text. Reference citations in the text and the references list should be prepared consistent with the Vancouver format.
Tables. Tables should be typed, double-spaced, one to a page, and numbered.
Ethical and Legal Considerations
A submitted manuscript must be an original contribution not previously published, must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if accepted, must not be published elsewhere in similar form, in any language, without the consent of NEPAE-NESEN. Although the editors and referees make every effort to ensure the validity of published manuscripts, the final responsibility rests with the authors, not with the Journal, its editors, the publisher, or the NEPAE-NESEN
Time for Review, Decision, and Production The usual time from manuscript submission to the author's receipt of the editor's decision about publication is approximately 3 months. During that time, each manuscript undergoes a rigorous peer review by 2 reviewers., and a final review by the Editor. The editor's possible decisions are (a) accept; (b) accept, with minor revisions; (c) major substantive revisions required (must be resubmitted for full review with no guarantee of acceptance); (d) reject. The time required for revisions is 10 days. The time from acceptance to publication is dependent on many factors including variations in time required for revisions, and ability of author(s) to provide all materials required for publication. The Editor will keep authors informed of the projected date of publication.


Publication Frequency

April, August, and December


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Exclusively for NEPAE-NESEN graduate students

The JSNCare was created exclusivey to publish the monographies of Intensve care and Dialysis and Transplantation nursing graduate students of Fluminense federal University