Editorial & Publishing Policies

Aim and Scope

The Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery is a peer reviewed scientific journal published from contributions of the field of nursing and midwifery. Its focus is on the theory and practice of nursing and midwifery, specifically focused on clinical nursing, evidence based practice in nursing (EBN), nursing diagnostics, nursing ethics, and the psycho-social implications and problems encountered in nursing and midwifery. The journal accepts original research papers and reviews in English. Each manuscript is peer-reviewed by two reviewers independent on each other; the process is double-blind. All articles are open access.

Peer Review Process

Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Reviewers are asked to adhere to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

To be included in the review process the manuscript must fulfil all of the formal conditions stated in the instructions for authors. The review process is anonymous double-blind. Manuscripts are judged based on content and formality at the editorial level. The editors do not knowingly send manuscripts to be reviewed by individuals who are professionally or personally connected to the author(s). The editorial board and the executive editor base their decision on the peer review, however the final result of the review process is the decision of the editorial board. The results of the review are sent to the author(s) within two months of the date the manuscript was first received. The review process may result in recommendations for further development of, or corrections in, the manuscript. In this case, the author is given three weeks, from the date the results of the review were sent to the author, to rework the document and make the necesssary changes. The author must then include, in a seperate file, a complete list of all major changes made to the manuscript. The editor reserves the right to make basic corrections to the manuscript.

Plagiarism detection

CEJNM is the member of CrossRef, and the participant of SimilarityCheck which is multi-publisher plagiarism prevention initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. All publications are indexed and checked. Journal uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.

Open Access Policy

The Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery is published under the Open Access model and is fully open access; all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Authors contributing to CEJNM agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 License allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. It is possible to do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Copyright on any research article published by CEJNM is retained by the author(s). Authors grant CEJNM a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Open Access publishing in Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery is free of charge.


The Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery is distributed electronically as each new number appears. The distribution process includes transmission of all numbers of the journal to digital archive/depository that is compliant with an ISO standard for pdf file. All issues are freely available electronically with fully searchable content. The digital archives to which numbers of CEJNM are sent include at present the Czech National Library Digital Archive.

Updated: 31. 07. 2017

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