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Focus and Scope

Practical Implementation of Nursing Science is an open access, peer-reviewed journal for nurses engaged in clinical practice. The journal encourages contributions from clinical nurses and nurse leaders who advance the science and practice of nursing by adopting, refining, or innovating nursing care in the practice setting. PINS encourages submissions of Original Projects conducted in the practice setting, including evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research. PINS also welcomes Nursing Lens contributions, which take the form of op-ed pieces or personal essays focusing on healthcare delivery and policy from a nursing perspective, Literature Reviews, including systematic, scoping, and narrative reviews, and Case Studies to highlight challenging experiences in nursing that generate thought-provoking conversations about the nature of patient care in contemporary practice.



The mission of PINS is to provide a forum for nurses working in clinical settings to rapidly disseminate findings from evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research projects that facilitate translation of knowledge into practice.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject-specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, visit the Open Access Directory or

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

This journal is indexed by the following services:

In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively, make an indexing request directly with the service.

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