ISSN 0379-8577 printed version
ISSN 2223-6279 online version



Basic information

Curationis is the official journal of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa.

Curationis is a scholarly research journal that aims to provide a forum for the exploration of issues and experiences relating to, and supporting, nursing and midwifery best–practice development through research learning and problem–based knowledge sharing across the African continent.

The knowledge gained and shared by authors and reviewers who publish research results in Curationis support the grounds for decision makers on matters regarding health, health care, nurses and nursing. The journal therefore serves as a repository (archive or store) of relevant data that enhances the practice of responsible and professional nursing, caring and midwifery.

The journal will seek to publish innovative research and reviews on all aspects of nursing and midwifery with particular emphasis on the developing African context, including, but not limited to best practices, research, and policy roles of nurses and midwifes and the settings in which they practice. The intention of the publishers are to encourage authors to provide stimulating and thought–provoking information based on research that will further the improvement, management and development of nursing in Africa.

Aspects that are typically covered in the publication include, amongst others:

  • role of nurses, midwifes and health care workers
  • education and training of workers in the nursing profession
  • support and advisory services provided by nurses and midwifes in forming public awareness of health matters
  • guidelines in dealing with public perceptions and views regarding diseases and health matters
  • prevention of diseases
  • community–oriented nursing and health care
  • challenges encountered in the nursing profession

The journal publishes one issue per year. Individual articles are added on a rolling basis.

The journal’s abbreviated key title is Curationis.


Index sources

  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • ProQuest
  • Google Scholar
  • Elsevier SJR Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EBSCO Host
  • MEDLINE and PubMed
  • AOSIS OpenJournals Harvester



Ownership of copyright of the manuscript contents remains with the authors. The authors retain the non–exclusive right to do anything they wish with the published article, provided attribution is given to Curationis and detail of original publication, as set out in the official citation of the article published in the journal. The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors’ or their institutions’ websites or institutional repositories.

All articles published are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0)


Peer review

All manuscripts undergo a double–blinded review process.


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