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Frontiers of Nursing

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

Frontiers of Nursing (the former name is Chinese Nursing Research) is the official peer-reviewed 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
  • free and fast publication process.


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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.

General Editor
Xiaoying Jiang, Chinese Nursing Association, China
Binquan Wang, First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, China

Shifan Han, First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, China

Managing Editor
Jinlian Cheng, First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, China

International Editorial Board
Editorial Advisor - Getu Zhaori
Honorary General Editor - Zhi-Guang Duan, Yi-Qiang Wang
General Editor - Xiao-Ying Jiang, Bin-Quan Wang
Vice General Editor - Shi-Fan Han, Jin-Lian Cheng, Hui Yang
Editor in Chief - Shi-Fan Han
Editorial Director - Rui-Fang Zhu

Editorial Board Members
Jin-Bing Bai, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 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
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)
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, Cananda
Rita A. Jablonski-Jaudon, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, 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, Hong Kong University Shen Zhen 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
Yefeng Lu, Hepatic Surgery Renji Hospital School of Medicine Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China
Song-Yi Ning, School of medicine, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu
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, School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong, China
Yin-Ping Zhang, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an, China
Ying-Feng 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

Language Editors
Dongyang Yan, Shanxi Medical periodical Press, China

Technical Editors
Yan Cao, Shanxi Medical periodical Press, China

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