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  About the Journal

Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education, a publication of College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, since the year 2000, is a peer-reviewed, UGC approved, semi-annual journal that publishes concept, clinical and research articles in the field of nursing. It is indexed with the Indian Citation Index and listed in the Index Copernicus Masterlist. The journal ISSN number is 2230 – 7354.  The journal follows a rigorous double blinded peer review process with editors and reviewers from India and abroad. The journal aims towards promoting continuing education and professional development for nurses in all health care settings and in all domains such as education, research and clinical practice. It is being published uninterrupted for the past 18 years.

It is a print + online journal (Print ISSN: 2230-7354, Online ISSN: 2666-8246) and full text is available online at http://www.ijcne.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education is now included in the UGC CARE List Group 1

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

The publication of IJCNE is aimed at promoting professional scholarship and research activities to support Indian nurses through continuing education. The publication expects to interface between theory and practice. It is an effort to highlight relevant current perspectives in Nursing with input from eminent scholars of nursing and other health professions. The journal provides a learning platform to all nurses from all levels including registered nurses, nurse leaders, administrators, teaching faculty and student nurses.

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