infermieristica journal (ij) is a peer-reviewed international scientific journal, promoting the development and exchange of knowledge relevant to nursing research and practice. ij supports Evidence Based Clinical Practice (EBP), encourages and promotes critical debate on nursing art and science. The journal particularly welcomes studies that aim to evaluate and understand complex health interventions and health policies, employing rigorous study designs and methods appropriate to the research question. Furthermore, the journal also undertakes to make a contribution to the development of research, also through methodological articles, on analytical techniques and measurements. The journal publishes original, English-language, peer-reviewed articles of interest to the international health community. The journal will feature clinical trials, editorial, qualitative and quantitative research. ij supports evidence-based clinical practice, encourages, and promotes critical debate about the art and science of nursing.