Directory of Nursing Journals

Last Updated 2017/04/13; total n=247

Welcome to the Directory of Nursing Journals, a joint service of Nurse Author & Editor and INANE!  Use the sidebar menu on the right to navigate to each section of the Directory.

Publishers and Editors who want to be considered for inclusion in this Directory should review our process for vetting journals below, and complete our “Request for Listing” electronic form.

Process for vetting journals for listing on INANE/Nurse Author & Editor Directory of Nursing Journals

Our goal in maintaining this list is to help nurse authors find a suitable and reputable journal in which to publish their work. Our vetting process draws on the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (posted here by permission). We complete a Checklist for Journal Applications to document our vetting process.

Because the journal and publisher websites are the locations we check, if the information is not readily apparent on those sites, we cannot confirm the criteria we require. What follows is a summary of our process and the expected time frame for responses.

  • A request for listing is submitted by an authorized individual on the electronic request form.
  • The submitter will receive an automated response that the form has been successfully submitted.
  • We check the journal website using the attached Checklist for Journal Applications, a process that can take up to 7-10 days. If the process will take longer than expected, we will send you an email to tell you approximately when you will receive a decision. Our checklist was developed based on the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publication (, which is also posted here with the permission of COPE.
  • Once the checklist is completed, the team (composed of 2-3 experienced editors of nursing journals) review the comments and make a decision to a) accept and post the journal; b) reject the request; or c) request additional information prior to making a decision. The decision process usually takes 1 to 3 days depending on the availability of the team members to confer.
  • Once a decision is made, the person requesting the listing is notified of the decision by email. If the decision is to accept, the listing will be posted within 1 to 3 days. If the decision is to reject, the email will contain the most salient reasons for the rejection. These will be reasons that must be fixed before a journal or publisher can make a second request for listing.

Directory Management Team: Charon Pierson (also a member of the COPE Council), Leslie Nicoll, and Peggy Chinn