Journals Directory “H, I”



Health and Social Care in the Community

  • Editor: Karen Luker
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description:  an essential journal for anyone involved in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, general practice, health psychology, health economy, primary health care and the promotion of health. Original papers are sought which are empirically grounded and reflect the broad range of practical and theoretical issues underpinning the provision care in the community. The journal publishes: original research papers in all areas of health and social care, topical health and social care review articles, policy and practice evaluations, and special issues. Anyone involved in social work, primary health care and the promotion of health will find HSCC vitally important.

Health Care Management Review

  • Editor: Michele Issel
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: Health Care Management Review (HCMR) disseminates state-of-the-art knowledge about management, leadership, and administration of health care systems, organizations, and agencies. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, articles present completed research relevant to health care management, leadership, and administration, as well report on rigorous evaluations of health care management innovations, or provide a synthesis of prior research that results in evidence-based health care management practice recommendations. The management of health care organizations can have direct effects on nurses and nursing services, and nurses are part of the management team. Given these realities, HCMR publishes studies about nurses, nursing services, and management practices relevant to nursing. HCMR, thus, provides research useful to nursing and information on the context of nursing practice.

Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Barbra Wall
  • Publisher and Association: Disaster Nursing Global Leader Degree Program with support from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: (HEDN) is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed academic journal that supports and contributes to disaster prevention and regeneration by bringing the wisdom of nursing science together. It aims to provide the latest information in terms of physiological, psychological, and social responses of individuals, families, communities, and nations in a variety of disaster environments and to accumulate and disseminate evidence by gathering academic and clinical knowledge from all over the world.

Health Environments Research & Design (HERD)

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: Jaynelle Stichler and Kirk Hamilton
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: Center for Health Design
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: an international, interprofessional, peer-reviewed journal that features evidence-based articles, research and methodology papers, and case studies focused on the effect of health environments and design on patient, provider, and organizational outcomes.

Health SA Gesondheid: Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

  • Editor: Marie Poggenpoel
  • Publisher: AOSIS Open Journals
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: provides a forum for cutting-edge, peer reviewed research that evaluates the status of health care within a variety of contexts, with the aim of identifying strategies that can be implemented to improve health safety and service delivery. The journal explores issues and posits solutions to current challenges existing in health care, including the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, the prevention of ill health and the increasing complexity of health care.

Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care

  • Editor: Nancy S. Redeker
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description:  presents original, peer-reviewed articles on techniques, advances, investigations, and observations related to the care of patients with acute and critical illness and patients with chronic cardiac or pulmonary disorders. We publish articles representing a broad range of science and clinical practice in a variety of settings as it pertains to our target population. Because health care and the health sciences are global, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary, we encourage authors to submit manuscripts that reflect these perspectives. Many articles also provide nurses with a framework for applying research results in clinical practice.

Hispanic Health Care International

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: Maithe Enriquez
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: National Association of Hispanic Nurses
  • Author guidelines (PDF download)
  • Description: an interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of information for clinical practice, education, research, and policy on issues concerning Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States. A unique feature is the availability of all abstracts in both English and Spanish. The journal strives to serve as an interdisciplinary state-of-the-art resource for educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and health care providers on Hispanic/Latino health care, disseminate research findings and policy perspectives on Hispanic/Latino health care, provide an interdisciplinary forum to analyze and evaluate the current and future health care needs of the Hispanic/Latino community, examine barriers to the delivery of health services to Hispanic/Latino consumers, and promote culturally competent models of intervention that provide effective health care to eliminate health disparities for Hispanic/Latino communities.

HIV Nursing (HIVN)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Fatima Patel
  • Publisher: Mediscript Ltd. UK
  • Association: National HIV Nurses Association UK
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: One of only a few specialist HIV nursing peer-reviewed journals, HIV Nursing is a forum for those at the forefront of caring for people affected by HIV. This peer-reviewed journal is supported by a highly respected editorial Board and Advisory Panel drawn from a wide range of nursing specialities. HIVN aims to advance education amongst members of the nursing profession about good nursing practices and to promote improved standards of nursing care of HIV patients; and to promote research into the promotion of HIV nursing skills by publishing the results of such research for the benefit of the public around the world. In 2017 HIV Nursing has provided an excellent continuing professional development resource in the form of a series of articles describing comorbidities found in HIV-positive individuals.

Holistic Nursing Practice

  • Editor-in-Chief: Gloria F. Donnelly
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: emphasizes complementary, alternative and integrative nursing and health care practices as well as holistic lifestyle practices for both patients and nurses. Articles include research on holistic interventions and innovations in holistic nursing practice and that have an impact on healthcare and policy. Holistic Nursing Practice highlights the impact of specific holistic nursing interventions on health care, patient outcomes and policy. The journal also emphasizes holistic lifestyle practices for nurses.

Home Health Care Management and Practice

  • Editor: Robert Enck
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: Editorials, commentaries, opinions, original articles, review articles, case reports, ongoing series are the format of the reframed HHCMP. This journal appeals to physicians, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, psychologists, pastoral counselors, home care administrators, and any other specialty area that touches the patient’s care at home. In a broader sense, social scientists, policy makers and regulators, geriatricians, especially in the view of the aging baby boomers, and many others find HHCMP both stimulating and educational.

Home Healthcare Now 

  • Editor: Maureen Anthony
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: the professional, contemporary journal serving the educational and communication needs of home care and hospice nurses. The journal is highly interactive and timely, focusing on the multidimensional, interdisciplinary and specialty practice areas of home care nursing. Clinical, operational, and educational home care nursing issues are the core of the publication; plentiful columns and features focus on practical, up-to-date approaches to everyday situations, as well as analysis and interpretation of how healthcare trends affect the home care nurse’s practice.


INSIGHT: The Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN)

Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Deborah Dawson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: The aims of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing are to promote excellence of care of critically ill patients by specialist nurses and their professional colleagues; to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication, dissemination and exchange of research findings, experience and ideas; to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, attitudes and creative thinking essential to good critical care nursing practice. The journal publishes reviews, updates and feature articles in addition to original papers and significant preliminary communications. Articles may deal with any part of practice including relevant clinical, research, educational, psychological and technological aspects.

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS)

  • Executive Editor: Teddie Potter
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: The mission of the journal is to be the essential anthology for scholarly writing about cultural transformation and partnership. We encourage interdisciplinary contributions from both scholars and practitioners worldwide to explore and promote the partnership paradigm of mutual respect, social and economic justice, and gender and environmental balance, through research, innovation, and community‑based applications. The IJPS is an open access, peer reviewed journal with a global following. There is no fee to publish.

International Emergency Nursing

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: Geraldine Lee and Petra Brysiewicz
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Official publication of the European Society of Emergency Nurses (EuSEN) and the Faculty of Emergency Nursing (UK) (FEN) and officially recognised by the National Emergency Nurses Affiliation Inc. (Canada) (NENA)
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The journal publishes a broad range of papers, from personal reflection to primary research findings, created by first-time through to reputable authors from a number of disciplines. It brings together research from practice, education, theory, and operational management, relevant to all levels of staff working in emergency care settings worldwide.

International Journal for Human Caring (IJHC)

  • Editor: Zane Wolf
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Association: International Association for Human Caring
  • Author guidelines (PDF download)
  • Description: Serves as a scholarly forum for nurses to advance knowledge of care and caring within the discipline of nursing, collaboration with other disciplines that also use care and caring knowledge in human relationships, and systematic investigation of care and caring knowledge.

International Journal of Childbirth

  • Editor-in-Chief: Michelle L. Murray
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Author guidelines (PDF download)
  • Description: a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal publishing original research, reviews, and case studies concerned with the practice of midwifery, women’s health, prenatal care, and the birth process. The journal encourages the exploration of the complex and contextual issues surrounding childbirth provision and outcomes and invites manuscripts from a wide range of clinical, theoretical, political, methodological, psychological, public health, policy, and multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives.

International Journal of Childbirth Education

  • Editor: Debra Rose Wilson
  • Publisher and Association: International Childbirth Educators Association
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: A peer-reviewed journal for prenatal educators and other health care providers who believe the family has the freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care. Family-centered maternity care is ICEA’s primary goal and the basis of ICEA philosophy. We believe that childbirth is a vital life event rather than a medical procedure. We respect the woman’s individuality, her sense of autonomy, and honor decisions she may make.

International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare

  • Editor: Derek Frewin
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a fully refereed journal that publishes original scholarly work relating to the synthesis (translation), transfer (distribution) and utilisation (implementation and evaluation) of evidence to inform multidisciplinary health care practice.
    The journal also publishes original scholarly commentary pieces relating to the generation and synthesis of evidence for practice, the use and evaluation of evidence in practice, and the process of conducting systematic reviews (methodology) as well as providing a forum for the debate of issues surrounding evidence-based healthcare.

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Kim Usher
  • Editor: Michelle Cleary
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Inc
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a fully refereed journal examining current trends and developments in mental health practice and research. The Journal provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas on all issues relevant to mental health nursing, including directions in education and training, management approaches, policy, ethical questions, theoretical inquiry and clinical concerns.

International Journal of Nursing Knowledge

  • Editor: Jane Flanagan
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: NANDA International
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: The Journal aims to clarify the knowledge base of nursing and improve patient safety by developing and disseminating nursing diagnoses and standardized nursing languages, and promoting their clinical use. It seeks to encourage education in clinical reasoning, diagnosis and assessment and ensure global consistency in conceptual languages.

International Journal of Nursing Practice

  • Editor: Lin Perry
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: publishes original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and as an academic discipline. The journal focuses on research papers and professional discussion papers that have a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base. Papers in any of the following fields will be considered: Research Papers (2000–3000 words), Clinical Reports (1000–2000 words), International Reviews (400 words) and Book Reviews.

International Journal of Nursing Studies

  • Editor in Chief: Ian Norman
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Author guidelines
  • Descriptoin: a forum for publication of scholarly papers that report research findings, research-based reviews, discussion papers and commentaries which are of interest to an international readership of practitioners, educators, administrators and researchers in all areas of nursing, midwifery and the caring sciences. Papers should address issues of international interest and concern and present the study in the context of the existing international research base on the topic. Those which focus on a single country should identify how the material presented might be relevant to a wider audience and how it contributes to the international knowledge base. Selection of papers for publication is based on their scientific excellence, distinctive contribution to knowledge (including methodological development) and their importance to contemporary nursing, midwifery or related professions.

International Journal of Older People Nursing

  • Editor: Sarah Kagan
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: an online only (from 2012) publication providing an international forum for advancing knowledge to inform practice in gerontological nursing.  IJOPN challenges assumptions and provokes new ideas, helping nurses develop and instruct their practice and engage in the debates about the health and social care services for older people. The journal welcomes scholarly papers on all aspects of older people nursing including policy, management, education and research related to practice. This journal helps nurses engage in the debates about the health and social care context of services for older people by providing scholarly and accessible material that will challenge assumptions and provoke new ideas, set within an overall aim of developing nursing practice. It provides nurses who work with older people with access to key resources to inform practice at a variety of levels.

International Journal of  Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

  • Editor: Julie Santy-Tomlinson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of specialist knowledge within orthopaedic and trauma practice. The journal is devoted to nurses and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with orthopaedic and associated traumatic conditions. Following on from the tradition of the Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing, the journal aims to promote best practice through the dissemination of high quality research findings, debate within practice, exploration of professional issues and the development of health care practice as well as innovative roles. The journal publishes a wide range of papers from primary research and evidence updates to personal reflections on practice, education and management issues. Supporting sections include literature reviews, book reviews and international policy digests and Letters to the Editor and Editorials are encouraged which shed additional perspectives on papers published in the journal and matters affecting orthopaedic and trauma practice. The mission of the journal is to facilitate global networking that results in the sharing of evidence-based practice, the dissemination of ideas and knowledge amongst orthopaedic and trauma nurses alongside other members of the health care team, including the organisations which support such practitioners in developing their knowledge and practice. The editorial team encourages and supports contributions from both experienced and first time authors.

International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN)

  • Editor: Craig Nicholson
  • Publisher: MA Healthcare
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: The aim of IJPN is to provide nurses with essential information to help them deliver the best possible care and support for their patients. The journal publishes an unparalleled range of peer-reviewed clinical, professional and educational articles, as well as helpful information on practical, legal and policy issues of importance to all palliative nurses. The journal has a strong international focus. It is represented by an eminent international editorial board, and articles are commissioned internationally to encourage the sharing of practices and innovations worldwide and to raise awareness of the different cultural influences on palliative care.

International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Alex Clark
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: One of the first open access journals to be published and remains the world’s only exclusively open access interdisciplinary qualitative methods journal.IJQM seeks to further the vision and mission of IIQM: to be a vital, collaborative and transformative hub for all those who seek to use and advance qualitative inquiry for a better worldIJQM publishes papers that report methodological advances, innovations, and insights in qualitative or mixed methods studies; it also publishes funded full studies using qualitative or mixed-methods.

International Journal of Urological Nursing

  • Editor: Rachel Busuttil Leaver
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: an international peer-reviewed Journal for all nurses, non-specialist and specialist, who care for individuals with urological disorders.  It is relevant for nurses working in a variety of settings: inpatient care, outpatient care, ambulatory care, community care, operating departments and specialist clinics. The Journal covers the whole spectrum of urological nursing skills and knowledge. It supports the publication of local issues of relevance to a wider international community to disseminate good practice.

International Nursing Review (INR)

  • Editor: Sue Turale
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: International Council of Nurses
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that focuses predominantly on nursing and health policy issues of relevance to nurses. INR welcomes original articles that help to forward ICN’s global mission by representing nursing, advancing the profession and shaping health policy. ICN also contributes to the ongoing development of nursing internationally with its regular section on International Perspectives. The diverse international readership of INR is located in more than 130 countries*. Published both in hard copy and online, INR is a key resource for nurses and health policy makers worldwide. INR encourages unsolicited original manuscripts where nurses describe the policy relevance of their work and document their experience and research. Authors are encouraged to develop a ‘global intelligence’ on nursing and to address INR’s diverse audience by exploring beyond local or national interests to the more general, global application of the principles underlying their work. Background information on the local arrangements for nursing and health care in a country also provides useful context for this global readership. Policy concerns of this journal are as follows: regulation of the profession, workplace issues, innovations in practice, patient safety, quality improvement education, ethics, nurses’ and midwives’ work-life experiences, and the impact of globalization and technology on nursing and health and social policy.

International Practice Development Journal (IPDJ)

  • Editor: Jan Dewing
  • Publisher: Foundation of Nursing Studies
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The IPDJ publishes scholarly inquiry into practice development and related fields, to expand the international community of practitioners, educators and academics working in the area of practice development across health and social care. The IPDJ aims to publish material that challenges assumptions and provokes new visions and ideas, helping health and social care workers engage in dialogue about the contribution practice development makes to health and social care services and academia.

Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice

  • Editor-in-Chief: Susan Ruppert
  • Publisher: Internet Scientific Publications
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The first peer reviewed online journal for advanced practice nurses started in 1997; winner of the 1999 Sigma Theta Tau Information Technology Award for Knowledge Advancement.

Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing – see Comprehensive Child and Adolescent

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

  • Editor: Sandra P. Thomas
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a refereed journal designed to expand psychiatric and mental health nursing knowledge. It deals with new, innovative approaches to client care, in-depth analysis of current issues, and empirical research. Because clinical research is the primary vehicle for the development of nursing science, the journal presents data-based articles on nursing care provision to clients of all ages in a variety of community and institutional settings. Additionally, the journal publishes theoretical papers and manuscripts addressing mental health promotion, public policy concerns, and educational preparation of mental health nurses. International contributions are welcomed.