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About This Journal

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière (QANE-AFI), a bilingual blind peer review journal, aims to address questions and issues related specifically to quality advancement in nursing education. Many themes are addressed including the assessment, indicators, and standards of quality nursing education, the evaluation, program modality outcomes, and the nature and key elements of educational quality.

With the collaboration of several highly respected scholars in the nursing field, Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière, published three times per year, promotes excellence in nursing pedagogy through the publication of research, theoretical, and policy papers from Canadian and international perspectives.

Articles are accepted and published in English or French, or both.



Archive versions of all articles are available through Library and Archives Canada .

Articles are also archived, courtesy of bepress, on CLOCKSS and Portico.


QANE-AFI is a recognized journal included in
  • CINAHL
  • DOAJ
  • INANE

Licensing and Copyright

QANE-AFI is an open access journal. All articles are available under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND. Under these terms, readers may download, print, or share QANE-AFI articles but cannot change them or use them commercially, and they must credit the authors. More details on this Creative Commons license are available on their website.

All authors retain copyright of their article(s) without restrictions. QANE-AFI does not charge article processing fees, publishing fees, or submission fees.


Peer Review

All articles in QANE-AFI are submitted for double-blind peer review. Each article is sent to, at minimum, two subject matter experts for a detailed review, which adheres to prescribed guidelines. Peer reviewers are selected based on expertise and potential conflicts of interest. Staff members do not complete the reviews.

Articles are checked for identifying information prior to being sent for peer review. The author names are not shared, nor do the authors know who has completed the review.

The QANE-AFI editorial team does not use artificial intelligence tools to make editorial decisions. Peer reviewers are prohibited from using these tools in the creation of their reviews.


Sponsorships and Support

Organizational and publishing support is provided by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

For advertising information, please see CASN's Supporter Guide.


Conflict of Interest

All authors are required to complete and submit the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. In handling issues of conflicts of interest, QANE-AFI adheres to the recommendations outlined by the ICMJE.