Contemporary Nurse

Contemporary Nurse Journal CoverContemporary Nurse (ISSN 1037-6178) is an independently published, peer-reviewed journal designed to increase nursing skills, knowledge and communication, assist in professional development and to enhance educational standards by publishing stimulating, informative and useful articles on a range of issues influencing professional nursing research, teaching and practice.

Contemporary Nurse is the preferred Asia-Pacific forum for nursing educators, researchers and professionals who require high-quality, peer-reviewed research, research methods, literature review on emerging research fronts, clinical papers, perspectives & protocols, community & family health, cross-cultural research, recruitment, retention, education, training and practitioner perspectives.

SSCI Impact Factor (5-Year): 0.950 (2013); 0.883 (2012)

Cited   SSCI (2-Y)  SSCI (5-Yr)  SJR     SNIP      Bibliodata

2013    0.651           0.950                                       CDNM Rank B

2012    0.439          0.883                                       
2011    0.667                              0.417   0.856
2010    0.442                              0.319   0.461
2009    0.497                              0.274   0.552


Contemporary Nurse publishes original research, feature research articles, clinical practice and topic reviews relevant to nursing research, literature reviews, book reviews, methodology articles, clinical vignettes, student papers, exemplars and polemical articles.

Contributions to Contemporary Nurse should follow the journal's Submission Guidelines.

Special Issues

General issues with feature articles on nurse education and research are alternated with special issues on topics of emerging interest.

A subscription to Contemporary Nurse includes Advances in Contemporary Nursing (ISSN 1832-9861) a special issue subseries.

Contributors should follow Contemporary Nurse's Special Issue Author Guidelines.

Advances in Contemporary Nursing

Advances in Contemporary Nursing (ISSN 1832-9861) is a special issue subseries dedicated to Advances in topic areas of central interest to contemporary nursing. Advances in Contemporary Nursing is available in annual separate sets of 4 volumes.

Price and Availability

Contemporary Nurse is is available as an 'online plus print-on-demand' subscription. Current prices are indicated under Subscriptions.

Individual articles may be ordered on a Pay Per View Basis (PPV) (US$35 per article). Generous discounts apply if you buy more than one article - please inspect our list of articles and email us with the names of your chosen articles.

Abstracting and Indexing

Contemporary Nurse (ISSN 1037-6178) is indexed and abstracted in:

  • ProQuest
  • Thomson ISI Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE - SciSearch)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Social Scisearch
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • NLM Medline
  • EmCare
  • Scopus
  • PsycINFO
  • Meditext
  • EBSCOhost
  • International Nursing Index
  • DEST Register of Refereed Journals
  • Ulrich's Periodicals' Directory

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Advances in Chronic and Complex Care Nursing
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Advances in Contemporary Nurse Education (3rd edn)
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Nursing Innovation and Reform in Health Care
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Issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care
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Supporting a Strong and Resilient Contemporary Nursing Workforce
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section on Health Care with Marginalised Populations
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Advances in Contemporary Health Care for Vulnerable Populations
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Advances in Contemporary Community & Family Health Care (3rd edn)
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Advances in Contemporary Complex Health Care: Nursing Interventions
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Advances in Contemporary Community and Family Health Care (2nd edn)
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Advances in Contemporary Nurse Education (2nd edn)
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