Article Content

Purpose of the Journal

The primary objective of Critical Care Nursing Quarterly (CCNQ) is to serve as a resource for continuing education and the clinical practice of critical care. Each issue addresses a timely topic of vital importance to nurses directly involved in the management of critically ill patients and their families and will be suitable for use as a supplementary text as well as a journal and reference work.


Publication Policy

The content of CCNQ is topical and consists of articles written by various members of the intensive care professional team. Although the content of the issue is designed for direct application to clinical nursing practice, basic research is included when it is deemed essential to support a comprehensive presentation of a subject. Material from management, legal, behavioral, and other supporting sciences also will be judiciously selected in order to enhance certain topics.


Submitting Papers

To be considered for publication in this journal, articles should reflect the contemporary needs of clinicians and be prepared in accordance with the "Author's Manuscript Checklist for Journals," available on the journal's Web site at Manuscripts (an original and 3 copies) and a disk containing an exact version of the original hard copy should be addressed to Janet M. Barber, Editor, CCNQ, 9383 E County Rd 500 S, Greensburg, IN 47240 or e-mailed to the Editor at [email protected].


Invited papers: Manuscripts (1 original and 3 copies) and a disk containing an exact version of the original hard copy of invited articles should be submitted to the Editor (no later than the date indicated by the Editor). A completed Article Submission Form and an original Copyright Release must accompany the submission. Forms are available on the journal's Web site at If the article is not accepted for publication, the copyright assignment will automatically return to the author.



Authors must release copyright ownership to their manuscript at the time of its submission to the journal. This form must accompany the manuscript before processing for publication can begin.


It is understood that articles submitted to be published in the journal will not be submitted to any other publication.