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Sestrinski glasnik

Status u Hrčku: aktivan
ISSN 1331-7563 (Tisak)
ISSN 1848-705X (Online)
UDK: 614.253.2
Izdavač: Hrvatska Udruga Medicinskih Sestara
  Zagreb, Sortina 1a
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„Sestrinski glasnik” stručno-znanstveni je časopis Hrvatske udruge medicinskih sestara sa sjedištem u Zagrebu, Sortina 1a.
Osnivač i vlasnik: Hrvatska udruga medicinskih sestara


Višnja Vičić-Hudorović
Zamjenica glavnog i odgovornog urednika/Associate Editors
Aleksandra Vidoša, Zagreb, Croatia
Urednički odbor/Editorial Board
Josipa Bišćan, Zagreb, Croatia; Mirjana Dumančić, Zagreb, Majda Fajdetić, Zagreb, Croatia; Narcis Hudorović, Zagreb, Croatia; Mirjana Kozina, Zagreb, Croatia; Jadranka Mustajbegović, Zagreb, Croatia; Prašnjak Anica Zagreb, Croatia; Đula Rušinović Sunara, Split, Croatia; Branka Rimac, Zagreb, Croatia; Zec Davor, Osijek, Croatia; Žarković Neven, Zagreb, Croatia
Međunarodni izdavački savjet / International Editorial Council
Pamela Austin Thompson (USA), Bojana Filej (Slovenia), Marie-France Liefgen (Luxemburg), Garry Maggi (USA), Paul de Raeve (Belgija)
Izdavački savjet Sestrinskog glasnika/Nursing Journal Editorial Council
Abou Aldan Damjan, Koprivnica, Croatia; Ban Irena, Zagreb, Croatia; Barbarić Vesna, Zagreb, Croatia; Beštak Dragica, Zagreb, Croatia; Bišćan Josipa, Zagreb, Croatia; Božić Josip, Zagreb, Croatia; Božičević Marija, Zagreb, Croatia; Bradaš Zoran, Zagreb, Croatia; Brkić Nevenka, Zagreb, Croatia; Bušić Viktorija, Zagreb, Croatia; Danyi Holetić Irena, Zagreb, Croatia; Devčić Bosiljka, Zagreb, Croatia; Drenški Iva, Zagreb, Croatia; Dumančić Mirjana, Zagreb, Croatia; Fištrek Marija, Zagreb, Croatia; Franković Sanda, Zagreb, Croatia; Gilja Marija, Zagreb, Croatia; Golubić Renata, Zagreb, Croatia; Kolarić Vilma, Zagreb, Croatia;
Krešić Vlasta, Zagreb, Croatia; Lupieri Tanja, Zagreb, Croatia; Miše Danijela, Zagreb, Croatia; Milković Ružica, Zagreb, Croatia; Puktalović Katica, Zagreb, Croatia; Slabinjac Kordiš Snježana, Zagreb, Croatia; Svetec Branka, Zagreb, Croatia; Svetić Čišić Rosana, Zagreb, Croatia; Škalic Mario, Zagreb, Croatia; Važanić Damir, Zagreb, Croatia; Vozila Silvana, Rijeka, Croatia; Župančić Fabijan, Zagreb, Croatia;
Tajnica uredništva/Secretary
Renata Golubić
Elektroničko izdanje/Nursing Newsletter online
Vlasta Krešić, Damir Strapajević
Lektor za hrvatski jezik/Croatian Language Editor
Petra Gverić Katana
Lektor za engleski jezik/Proofreader for English Language
Petra Gverić Katana
Mission statement
Nursing journal [NJ], Croatian Nurse Association official publication, is a journal that brings a wide range of topics related to nursing. It is published three times per year. Apart from original scientific and professional papers from nursing and other related disciplines, the journal publishes translated texts, various documents, statistical data, reports, reviews, comments and various information (interviews, reportages) from nursing life. The Nursing Journal [NJ] provides a medium for the publication of high-quality original scientific reports that advances or illuminates nursing, healthcare science or practice and educates or entertains journal’s readers. NJ welcomes original articles, brief communications; case reports; editorials; historical pages; review articles; patient’s safety; workplace safety; letters to the editor. Papers are subjected to peer review by both the Editorial Board and invited reviewers. Nursing journal’s targeted audience are nurses, healthcare and biomedicine professionals and managers interested in continuous quality improvement, total quality management processes, clinical procedures and facilities. Nursing Journal informs its readers about current activities of the Croatian Nurses Association, central and branch offices, professional associations as well as social problems of health care workers with special attention paid to nurses.
Žiro račun/Bank account
Žiro-račun: 2402006-1100585350
Adresa - Uredništvo/Address-Editorial Office
Hrvatska udruga medicinskih sestara
Sortina 1a, 10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
tel/fax: 01-655 0366
Medicinska naklada, Zagreb
Naklada / Edition
Grafičko oblikovanje/Design
Grafički studio „MM”
UDK broj: 614.253.2

Prva godina izlaženja: 1995

Učestalost izlaženja (godišnje): 3

Područja pokrivanja: Biomedicina i zdravstvo; Temeljne medicinske znanosti; Kliničke medicinske znanosti; Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita;

Uključen u Hrčak: 7.03.2013.


Sestrinski glasnik/Nursing Journal (SG/NJ) is a peer reviewed journal open to scientists from all fields of biomedicine and health related research, providing a forum for the publication of high quality original research, review, brief communications, and case reports, Letters to the editor, and images in nursing.
NJ welcomes scientific contributions in the field of nursing education, practice, research, health care education, midwifery, and ethics in medicine, nursing management, public health and the history of nursing and medicine.
Papers from the annual meetings of the Croatian Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, European Federation of Nurses Associations and International Council of Nurses that support the evidence-based practice for educationalists worldwide will also be considered in the course of the following year.

The journal will publish papers that show originality and high standards of presentation, in particular, work that is original, analytical and constructively critical of both previous work and current initiatives.
Authors are invited to submit articles which will stimulate debate on research in nursing and related health care education, and which will meet and develop the journal's academic and ethical standards.
Incorporated images are welcome.
All manuscripts must be written in Croatian or English and in accordance with the ICMJE Recommendations (Recommendations by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, formerly the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts) available at the webpage:
All manuscripts are subject to review by the Editor in Chief, Associate Editors, invited referees and a statistician when appropriate. Acceptance is based upon the originality, significance, and validity of the material presented.

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Ethics in publishing

For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see and

The work described in your article must have been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans
EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments
Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals
This must be stated at an appropriate point in the article.

Conflict of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. If there are no conflicts of interest then please state this: 'Conflicts of interest: “NONE”.

As for the conflict of interest, all authors must sign ICMJE COI disclosure Statement
Form. The document is available at (

Further information and an example of a Conflict of Interest (COI) form can be found at:

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies:
(1) that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, see,
(2) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
(3) that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out,
(4) if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder (SG/NJ).
To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service CrossCheck. More information could be find at:


All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following:
(1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
(2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
(3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Authorship Statement form/Conflict of interest disclosure

All contributing authors must fill out and sign these statements and submit them to
the Editorial Office. Accepted manuscripts will not be published until signed statements
from all authors have been received. As for Authorship criteria, the SG/NJ adheres
to the ICMJE recommendations, which propose that authorship is based on the following
4 criteria:

[1] Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
[2] Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
[3] Final approval of the version to be published;
[4] Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Changes to authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts.
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue.

Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Editor in Chief from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include:
(a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged;

(b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.
Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Associate editor to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that:

(1) Associate editor will inform the Editor in Chief of any such requests;

(2) Publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Authorship statement form” (for more information, and download the document please, see:
(Instruction) at:, or

An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a Authorship statement form”.
Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations (please consult

If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. For more information please consult

Retained author rights

As an author you (or your employer or institutions) retain certain rights. For more information on author rights, please see Retracting articles

The SG/NJ fully accepts the COPE guidelines on retraction, issued 1 December 2009: Guidelines can be downloaded here. Download PDF (120 kb). © 2009 COPE.

Contributors and Acknowledgements

All those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.) that do not meet criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the paper.

Registration of clinical trials

Registration in a public trials registry is a condition for publication of clinical trials in SG/NJ in accordance with International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE, recommendations. Trials must register at or before the onset of patient enrolment. The clinical trial registration number should be included at the end of the abstract of the article. A clinical trial is defined as any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects of health outcomes. Health-related interventions include any intervention used to modify a biomedical or health-related outcome (for example drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioural treatments, dietary interventions, and process-of-care changes). Health outcomes include any biomedical or health-related measures obtained in patients or participants, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse events. Purely observational studies (those in which the assignment of the medical intervention is not at the discretion of the investigator) will not require registration.

Informed consent and patient details

Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper. Appropriate consents, permissions and releases must be obtained where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals. For more information, please review the Elsevier Policy on the Use of Images or Personal Information of Patients or other Individuals,, as well as
Unless you have written permission from the patient (or, where applicable, the next of kin), the personal details of any patient included in any part of the article and in any supplementary materials (including all illustrations and videos) must be removed before submission.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.


Articles are freely available through local rank database HRČAK (www.hrčak.sgnj), official web-site of Croatian Nurses Association (, and hard copies. SG/NJ has no publication fee.


IMPORTANT: All papers submitted not-conforming to the above specifications will not be considered for review and immediately returned to the authors - note that it saves time and effort to submit correctly the first time around.
Language. Manuscripts must be written in Croatian or English. Spelling can be British or American, but consistent throughout.
Revised manuscripts
Label accordingly (2nd, 3rd version) including new figures, videos and tables; provide a covering letter, replying point-by-point to the Editor's and referees' comments, and describing the changes which have been made in the revised version. Highlight the changes in the revised manuscript to facilitate editorial reassessment.
Submission of manuscripts. To submit a revised manuscript, please prepare your manuscript according to the instructions set forth in detail. Revised articles are submitted simultaneously, by e-mail to the Editor-in-chief and NJ editorial office:;

After acceptance

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly 'Articles in press' because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. Example of a correctly given DOI (in URL format; here an article in the Sestrinski glasnik/Nursing Journal:
When you use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.
Online proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with attached MS Word document, allowing corrections. The authors can comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the editor. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to Editor in chief in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

The corresponding author will be provided with a personalized link providing free access to the final published version of the article on local rank base HRČAK (, and official site of Croatian Nurses Association (


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