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Frontiers of Nursing

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Mar 2018
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Medicine, Assistive Professions, Nursing
Journal Metrics
Cite Score

Frontiers of Nursing - the first English nursing academic journal which achieved not only CN but ISSN in China.

Frontiers of Nursing is the official peer-review research journal and an international platform of nursing academic exchange. This journal aims to promote excellence in nursing and health care through the dissemination of the latest, evidence-based, peer-reviewed research report, academic papers, review articles and clinical research, to reflect nursing academic trends, scientific research and clinical practice experience, to promote the development of nursing science and the international influence of nursing research. This journal covers a wide range of nursing topics such as nursing basic researches, scientific researches, research reviews, and expert review etc. FON publishes 4 issues per year in Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec. FON intended readership includes practicing nurses in all spheres and at all levels who are committed to advancing practice and professional development on the basis of new knowledge and evidence; managers and senior members of the nursing; nurse educators and nursing students etc. The journal publishes high quality full nursing research papers for rapid publication, and in-depth review articles. All papers are subjected to a fair peer-review process, and will immediately appear online available.

Why subscribe and read

  • to learn what was happening at the cutting edge in nursing field
  • to know famous experts and scholars in this field.

Why submit

  • fair and constructive double-blind peer review
  • The journal offers Open Access, free readership rights immediately upon publication, and follows CC BY NC ND (authors do not possess commercial rights).
  • The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.


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International Editorial Board

Editorial Advisor
Getu Zhaori

Honorary General Editor
Zhi-Guang Duan, Yi-Qiang Wang

General Editor
Xiao-Ying Jiang, Qing-Hua Han

Associate General Editor
Shi-Fan Han, Jin-Lian Cheng, Hui Yang

Associate Editor
Roger Watson, Fiona Timmins

Editor in Chief
Shi-Fan Han

Editorial Director
Rui-Fang Zhu

Editorial Board Member

Jin-Bing Bai
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA
Daniel Bressington
School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Sally Chan
School of Nursing and Midwifery, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
Hui-Chen Chen
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fung-Kei Cheng
Independent Researcher, Hong Kong, China
Chung Lim Vico Chiang
School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Michelle Cleary
School of Nursing, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmnia, Australia
Wannee Deoisres
Faculty of Nursing, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand
Gang Du
New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, USA
Fang Fang
Shanghai nursing association, Shanghai, China
Mark Hayter
Faculty of Health, University of Hull, Hull, UK
Hai-Yan He
The Third Affiliated Hospital (Daping Hospital) of the Third Military Medical University(TMMU), Chongqing, China
Hong-Gu He
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Margaret M. Heitkemper
Center for Research on Management of Sleep Disturbances, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Nancy Hodgson
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Jia-Le Hu
School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Rita A. Jablonski-Jaudon
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
Ying-Hui Jin
Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University , Wuhan, China
Charuwan Kritpracha
Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand
Hung-Wai Kwan
School of General Nursing, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Gun-Ping Lee
Department of Paediatrics, The University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China
Yin-King Linda Lee
Division of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Xian-Wen Li
School of Nursing, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
Zheng Li
School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Jun-E Liu
School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
Min-Hui Liu
School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Ning Liu
School of Nursing, Zhuhai Campus of Zunyi Medical University, Zhuhai, China
Ye-Feng Lu
Hepatic Surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Song-Yi Ning
School of Medicine, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
Sarah Oerther
Saint Louis University, Rolla, USA
Xia-Zhen Pan
AICU, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China
Dong Pang
School of Nursing, Peking University, Beijing, China
Paula Procter
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Carole A. Shea
Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Fairfield University, Connecticut, USA
Xiao-Ping Shen
Shanghai Sipo Polytechnic School of Health Science & Nursing, Shanghai, China
Gisoo Shin
Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
Kyung Rim Shin
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Wei-Bing Shuang
First hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, China
Tantut Susanto
University of Jember, Jember, Indonesia
Hong Tao
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA
Zi-Rong Tian
Beijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing, China
Jing-Jing Wang
Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
Li-Ming Wen
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Jane Wray
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, UK
Yin Wu
University at Buffalo, New York, USA
Han-Zhang Xu
School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, USA
Xiao-Ning Yan
Shanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Taiyuan, China
Jian-Ping You
Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Mei-Fen Zhang
School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Yin-Ping Zhang
Health Science Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
Feng-Ying Zhou
School of Nursing, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Lan-Shu Zhou
Department of Nursing, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
Chang-Tai Zhu
Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Ye-Hui Zhu
School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

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This journal operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The editorial board is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The editorial board’s decision is final. Authors may choose to submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of three potential referees. Note that the editorial board retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Open Access License

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0 license.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Mar 2018
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Medicine, Assistive Professions, Nursing
Journal Metrics
Cite Score