Call for Papers


The International Journal of Critical Care is seeking manuscripts on topics of interest to critical care and emergency care nurses and associated allied health practitioners from around the world. We accept a variety of papers. We are particularly keen to receive evidence-based articles that inform policy and practice, integrating health and nursing research into clinical practice. Such articles include but are not limited to clinical and basic research studies;  articles that address noteworthy advances in critical and emergency care; scholarly reviews; case reports; education related to critical care practice; letters to the editors; reflections of practitioners and individuals with a critical illness experience;  and information about developments of member organizations of the  World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN).

Topical areas for articles include but are not limited to:  

  • Clinical care
  • Research
  • Pharmacology
  • Transitions of care
  • Prevention and management of complications
  • Emerging infectious disease and inflammatory conditions
  • Healthy work environment
  • Technology use in patient care
  • Innovative and new approaches to the care of critical and acute care patients
  • Systems- or role-related topics of interest to advanced practice nurses or experienced clinicians
  • Promoting EBP in critical care and acute care nursing and nursing–system structures, including review articles
  • Use of genomics datato care for acute and critically ill patients 
  • Care of acute and critical care patients on the ends of the age spectrum
  • Cultural aspects of critical care
  • Patient and family perspectives

Please see the website for author guidelines.