Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope of the Journal include:
  • Medical-surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency and Trauma Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The Critical Medical Surgical Nursing Journal receives submissions from nursing research. All articles received will be published publicly and will be freely available to all readers with worldwide visibility and coverage.

In the review process, there are at least two reviewers for each script for the related topic. The results of the review from the first reviewer will be the main priority where the editor will make a decision, if there are only two reviewers. It takes two weeks for reviewers to complete one review process.


Publication Frequency

CMSNJ is published twice a year in April and October.


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.

We use Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) 

Creative Commons License

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.


You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.


This journal (p-ISSN: 2355-1992), (e-ISSN: 2656-470X) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.



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Manuscript Submission and Publishing

Manuscript Submission

The permissible manuscripts are written in MS Word format. Images, illustrations, and figures included in the manuscript file. The submission of manuscripts directly on the CMSNJ website.

Manuscript Publishing

A qualified manuscript is determined by the Editorial board after obtaining a recommendation from a peer reviewer. Revision of the script becomes the responsibility of the author, and inappropriate scripts will be returned to the author.


Plagiarism Screening

To avoid plagiarism, all submissions are screened using Turnitin before undergo the review processes. Maximum result for for plagiarism is 20 %Plagiarism-free  works should match these requirements:

1. Writing that quoting writings of others (by quoting indirectly) that has been well paraphrased, by making one’s own words, instead of performing copy and paste or typing the source word-by-word, and write down the reading sources according to the rules of scientific writing.

2.  Writing with the direct quotation, by quoting the same words as the original copies should apply quotation marks (for writing that less than 40 words), or if the quote consists of over than 40 words, the paragraphs should be notched and apply different font size.

3. Mentioning the source other people's ideas that are being used, whether from published or unpublished writing, both oral or written source, in any form of media


Article Processing Charge

Critical, Medical, and Surgical Nursing Journal is free of article processing charge.