Journals Directory “J”

Last Updated 2016/08/29; n=69

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Japan Journal of Nursing Science

  • Editor: William L. Holzemer
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: the official English language journal of the Japan Academy of Nursing Science. The purpose of the Journal is to provide a mechanism to share knowledge related to improving health care and promoting the development of nursing. The Journal seeks original manuscripts reporting scholarly work on the art and science of nursing. Original articles may be empirical and qualitative studies, review articles, methodological articles, brief reports, case studies and letters to the Editor.

Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ)

  • Editor: Maria Shirey
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Author guidelines 
  • Description: JHQ welcomes submissions by writers from all sectors of the healthcare quality field. The journal publishes articles on administration and management (including designing of organizations and roles), performance measurement and improvement, behavioral healthcare quality, compliance, evidence-based practice, pain management, accreditation issues and successes, information systems and management, knowledge management, innovations in healthcare, education’s move to quality, government affairs and policy making, patient and staff safety, research in healthcare quality, continuum of care, and global and international issues.

Journal for Nurse Practitioners

  • Editor: Marilyn W. Edmunds
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: offers high-quality, peer-reviewed clinical articles, original research, continuing education, and departments that help practitioners excel as providers of primary and acute care across the lifespan. Each issue meets their practice needs and encourages discussion and feedback with thought-provoking articles on controversial issues and topics. JNP supports advocacy by demonstrating the role that policy plays in shaping practice and delivering outcomes.

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development (JNPD)

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: Susan L. Bindon and Kari L. Schmidt
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Association for Nurses in Professional Development
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a specialized source of information for professional staff development and patient educators in all healthcare settings. The journal provides these educators with information on planning, implementing, and evaluating educational activities; administration of professional development departments; research in the specialty; technological or other innovations; and issues in professional development and patient education that may influence the field. Original articles focus on issues affecting professional staff development in hospitals and other healthcare facilities as well as the latest innovations in education, research, and technology; educating nursing and other hospital staff; competence assessment; developing, implementing, and evaluating program effectiveness; and computer-aided instruction.

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

  • Editor: Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: the international evidence-based practice journal for nurses who specialize in the care of children and families. JSPN bridges the gap between research and practice by publishing peer-reviewed reliable, clinically relevant, and readily applicable evidence. The journal integrates the best evidence with pediatric nurses’ passion for achieving the best outcomes. The journal values interdisciplinary perspectives and publishes a wide variety of peer-reviewed papers on clinically relevant topics.

Journal of Addictions Nursing 

  • Editor-in-Chief: Christine Vourakis
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed quarterly international journal publishing original articles on current research issues, practices and innovations as they related to the field of addictions. Submissions are solicited from professional nurses and other health-care professionals engaged in treatment, prevention, education, research and consultation.

Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Roger Watson
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: JAN contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy. All JAN papers are required to have a sound scientific, evidential, theoretical or philosophical base and to be critical, questioning and scholarly in approach.  As an international journal, JAN promotes diversity of research and scholarship in terms of culture, paradigm and healthcare context.  ForJAN’s worldwide readership, authors are expected to make clear the wider international relevance of their work and to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural considerations and differences.

Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Editors: Marguerite J. Purnell and Rozzano Locsin
  • Publisher: Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The primary focus of the journal is to provide nurses, educators, and persons involved in the care of others across disciplines, a forum to share their reflections on their caring of persons and the environment. Caring is illuminated and shared in poetry, art, philosophic or reflective essays, and aesthetic expressions that honor the relationship between the one caring and the one cared for. Articles sought for publication are those that reveal the extraordinary caring relationships occurring between persons in health and illness, as well as their nurturance of the environments in which they live.

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention

Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

  • Co-Editors-in -Chief:  Barbara Riegel and Debra K. Moser
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: one of the leading journals for advanced practice nurses in cardiovascular care, providing thorough coverage of timely topics and information that is extremely practical for daily, on-the-job use. Each issue addresses the physiologic, psychologic, and social needs of cardiovascular patients and their families in a variety of environments. Regular columns include By the Bedside, Progress in Prevention, Pharmacology, Dysrhythmias, and Outcomes Research.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing (JCAPN)

  • Editor: Kathleen R. Delaney
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: the only nursing journal to focus exclusively on issues of child and adolescent mental health around the world. As a primary resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals in clinical practice, educator roles, and those conducting research in mental health and psychiatric care, the journal includes peer-reviewed, original articles from a wide range of contributors in a broad variety of settings. The breadth of topics covered in JCAPN includes psychosocial issues, psychopharmacology, the impact of interventions on cognitive, social, or emotional growth and development, environmental factors that facilitate or constrain mental health, social policy factors that influence the delivery of healthcare services, care of emotionally disturbed children in schools, inpatient and outpatient settings, care within the juvenile justice system, and psychiatric nursing education and research. Columns highlight conferences held around the world, book reviews of popular literature useful to clinicians, and case studies.  Special theme topics are published periodically as an outcome of conferences and needs of the readers.

Journal of Child Health Care

  • Editor: Bernie Carter
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: Association of British Pediatric Nurses and the Council of Children’s Nurses
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a broad ranging, international, professionally-oriented, interdisciplinary and peer reviewed journal. It focuses on issues related to the health and health care of neonates, children, young people and their families, including areas such as illness, disability, complex needs, well-being, quality of life and mental health care in a diverse range of settings. The journal publishes original theoretical, empirical and review papers which have application to a wide variety of disciplines.

Journal of Christian Nursing

  • Editor: Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed, quarterly, professional journal helping nurses integrate issues of faith with nursing practice and sustain excellence in nursing care since 1984. Our mission is to help nurses, students, and educators practice from a biblically-based, Christian perspective. JCN offers relevant peer-reviewed clinical and professional information, including original research, on: current issues and trends, spirituality and spiritual care, ethics, values, healing and wholeness, faith community nursing, healthcare missions, nursing education, personal growth and self-care, health care for the poor and disenfranchised, and nursing care experiences which promote excellence and encourage nurses.

Journal of Clinical Nursing

  • Editor-In-Chief: Debra Jackson
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: an international, peer reviewed, scientific journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of nursing practice. The primary aim is to promote a high standard of clinically related scholarship which supports the practice and discipline of nursing. The Journal also aims to promote the international exchange of ideas and experience that draws from the different cultures in which practice takes place. Further, JCN seeks to enrich insight into clinical need and the implications for nursing intervention and models of service delivery. Emphasis is placed on promoting critical debate on the art and science of nursing practice.

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing (JCEN)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise
  • Publisher: Slack
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a monthly peer-reviewed publication providing original articles on continuing nursing education that are directed towards continuing education and staff development professionals, nurse administrators, and nurse educators in all health care settings for over 40 years.

Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice  (JDNP)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Ferrara
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Author guidelines (PDF Download)
  • Description: a biannual, peer reviewed publication focused on presenting articles that demonstrate clinical excellence in the application of evidence-based practice of doctoral nursing. Articles submitted for consideration discuss clinical practice and patient care; case studies; practice issues, including management, scope of practice, and reimbursement; ethical dilemmas, legal issues, and business practices; and innovative methods of teaching and evaluating advanced practice and profiling the scholarly nature of the clinical practice of nursing. The mission of Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice is to support the advancement of the doctoral practice of nursing. Formerly known as Clinical Scholars Review

Journal of Emergency Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Anne Manton
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: highly acclaimed by emergency nurses, nurse managers and emergency departments. As the official peer-reviewed journal of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), the Journal of Emergency Nursing reaches the greatest number of emergency nurses, emergency/trauma departments and emergency department managers of any journal. The journal is always expanding its coverage of the practice and professional issues, based on current evidence, that challenge emergency nurses every day. It features original research and updates from the field.

Journal of Forensic Nursing

  • Editor in Chief: Cindy Peternelj-Taylor
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a groundbreaking publication that addresses health care issues that transcend health and legal systems by articulating nursing’s response to violence. The journal features empirical studies, review and theoretical articles, methodological and concept papers, and case reports that address the provision of care to victims and perpetrators of violence, trauma, and abuse. Topics include interpersonal violence (sexual assault, abuse, intimate partner violence); death investigation; legal and ethical issues; forensic mental health nursing; correctional nursing; and emergency and trauma nursing.

Journal of Family Nursing

  • Editor: Janice M. Bell
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarly work on nursing research, practice, education, and policy issues related to families in health and illness. Appropriate articles of empirical and theoretical analysis on the subject of family health will also be considered for publication. Both family-as-context and family-as-unit are represented. The journal recognizes a strong mandate to represent cultural diversity and families across the life cycle and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives as well as international contributions. Papers will be selected for their scientific merit and creative treatment of significant issues in the field. One of the objectives of the journal is to establish a forum in which practitioners, educators, and researchers in various clinical specialties and settings can extend the lively debate and begin a more critical dialogue about the family in health and illness.

Journal of Gerontological Nursing

  • Editor: Donna M. Fick
  • Publisher: Slack
  • Author guidelines 
  • Description: a monthly, peer-reviewed publication of clinically relevant original articles on the practice of gerontological nursing across the continuum of care in a variety of health care settings, for almost 40 years.

Journal of Health Organization and Management

  • Co-Editors: Helen Dickinson and Suzanne Robinson
  • Publisher: Emerald Group
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: supports the application of health organization and management research into practice from a diverse range of perspectives. JHOM provides an international forum for the exchange of innovative and methodologically diverse studies and analyses.   The journal seeks empirical and theoretical perspectives, including both traditional approaches and critical contributions which question established paradigms, and as well as complete work also welcomes ideas still under development.

Journal of Health Sciences (JHSCI) 

  • Editor-in-Chief: Dijana Avdic
  • Publisher: University of Sarajevo Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: An open access peer-reviewed scientific periodical with the purpose to publish articles relevant to field of laboratory diagnostics, physical therapy, healthcare and nursing, radiologic technology, health and ecology, and related fields. The journal welcomes and gives priority to original research and reviews in the
    field of nursing science.

Journal of Holistic Nursing

  • Editor: W. Richard Cowling III
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: American Holistic Nurses Association
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a pioneering force in integrating holistic health concepts with traditional Western medicine. The peer-reviewed journal promotes holism—a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions, and spirit —and nursing’s function within that ever-changing environment. Manuscripts are solicited that deal with the processes of knowledge development and application including research, concept analysis and theory development, practical applications of research and theory, clinical case studies and analysis, practice applications in general, educational approaches and evaluation, and aesthetic expressions of holistic knowledge.  While the journal seeks to support work grounded in evidence, the editorial philosophy suggests that there are many diverse sources of “evidence” beyond the realm of what is called “empirical” and that many methods are appropriate for discovering evidence and generating knowledge.

Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Betty Ferrell
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: the professional, peer-reviewed journal for nurses in hospice and palliative care settings. Focusing on the clinical, educational and research aspects of care, JHPN offers current and reliable information on end of life nursing. Feature articles in areas such as symptom management, ethics, and futility of care address holistic care across the continuum. Clinical updates and case studies create a journal that meets the didactic and practical needs of the nurse caring for patients with serious illnesses in advanced stages. Continuing education, membership and certification association updates are also included.

Journal of Infection Prevention

  • Editor: Neil Wigglesworth
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed professional journal for all workers in infection prevention and control. The aim of the journal is to advance the evidence base in infection prevention and control, and to provide a publishing platform for all health professionals interested in this field of practice. The Editorial Board welcome manuscripts on a range of scientific and practice topics and are keen to support new authors.

Journal of Infusion Nursing

  • Editor: Mary Alexander
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Infusion Nurses Society
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: promotes excellence in infusion nursing by presenting new research, clinical reviews, case studies, and professional development information relevant to the practice of infusion therapy. Articles selected for publication represent the broad scope of the infusion specialty and draw on the expertise of all healthcare providers who participate in the delivery of infusion therapy.

Journal of Interprofessional Care

  • Editor: Scott Reeves
  • Publisher: Informa Healthcare
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: disseminates research and new developments in the field of interprofessional education and practice. We welcome contributions containing an explicit interprofessional focus, and involving a range of settings, professions, and fields. Areas of practice covered include primary, community and hospital care, health education and public health, and beyond health and social care into fields such as criminal justice and primary/elementary education. Papers introducing additional interprofessional views, for example, from a community development or environmental design perspective, are welcome. The Journal is disseminated internationally and encourages submissions from around the world.

Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting

  • Editor-in-Chief: Wendie Howland
  • Publisher & Association: American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles of interest to legal nurse consultants, attorneys, para legal professionals, and others who work in the medical-legal field. Legal Nurse Consulting is the application of knowledge acquired during the course of professional nursing education, training, and clinical experience to the evaluation of standard of care, causation, damages and other medically related issues in medical-legal cases or claims; the application of additional knowledge acquired through education and experience regarding applicable legal standards and/or strategy to the evaluation of medical-legal cases or claims; involves critical analysis of healthcare records and medical literature, as well as relevant legal documents and other information pertinent to the evaluation and resolution of medical-legal cases or claims; results in the development of case-specific work products and opinions for use by legal professionals or agencies handling medical-legal cases or claims; and  offers information and resources regarding legal issues to the clinical nursing community.

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Frances E. Likis
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: This peer-reviewed journal presents new research and current knowledge across a broad range of clinical and interdisciplinary topics including maternity care, gynecology, primary care for women and newborns, public health, health care policy, and global health. With a focus on evidence-based practice, JMWH is dedicated to improving the health care of women throughout their lifespan and promoting excellence in midwifery.

Journal of Neonatal Nursing

  • Editor: Dee Beresford
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: Neonatal Nurses Association
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description:  the practical, bimonthly, research-based journal for all professionals concerned with the care of neonates and their families, both in hospital and the community. It aims to support the development of the essential practice, management, education and health promotion skills required by these professionals. The JNN will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between the range of professionals working in this field; promote cooperation between these professionals; facilitate partnership care with families; provide information and informed opinion; promote innovation and change in the care of neonates and their families; and provide an education resource for this important rapidly developing field.

Journal of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

  • Editor: Robert Ślusarz
  • Publisher: Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna we Włocławku (Poland)
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a international quarterly published since 2012, which  publishes  peer-reviewed original articles (experimental and clinical research), and illustrative case studies in neurology and neurosurgery nursing. The journal is aimed at a wide range of specialists in thenursing environment and people associated with the health sciences.

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

  • Editor: V. Susan Carroll
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: contains original articles on advances in neurosurgical and neurological techniques as they affect nursing care, theory and research, as well as commentary on the roles of the neuroscience nurse in the health care team. The journal provides information to nurses and health care professionals working in diverse areas of neuroscience patient care such as multi-specialty and neuroscience intensive care units, general neuroscience units, combination units (neuro/ortho, neuromuscular/rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, neurogerontology), rehabilitation units, medical-surgical units, pediatric units, emergency and trauma departments, and surgery. The information is applicable to professionals working in clinical, research, administrative, and educational settings.

Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning (JNLCP)

Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Karen S. Hill
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: the authoritative source of information on developments and advances in patient care leadership. Content is geared to nurse executives, directors of nursing, and nurse managers in hospital, community health, and ambulatory care environments. Practical, innovative, and solution-oriented articles provide the tools and data needed to excel in executive practice in changing healthcare systems: leadership development; human, material, and financial resource management and relationships; systems, business, and financial strategies. All articles are peer-reviewed, selected and developed with the guidance of a distinguished group of editorial advisors.

Journal of Nursing Administration’s Health Care Law, Ethics, and Regulation

  • Editor: Rebecca F. Cady
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: provides valuable information on the changing regulations affecting healthcare will keep readers up-to-date on this dynamic and critical aspect of the profession. Discussions of current problems and trends in healthcare law, and the ethics involved in ensuring quality patient care, are sure to assist readers in their leadership.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality

  • Editor-in-Chief: Marilyn H. Oermann
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed journal that provides practicing nurses as well as nurses who have leadership roles in nursing care quality programs with useful information regarding the application of quality principles and concepts in the practice setting. The journal offers a forum for the scholarly discussion of “real world” implementation of quality activities.

Journal of Nursing Education

  • Editor, Janis P. Bellack
  • Publisher: Slack
  • Author guidelines
  • Description:  is a monthly, peer-reviewed publication of original articles and new ideas for nurse educators in various types and levels of nursing programs for over 50 years. The Journal enhances the teaching-learning process, promotes curriculum development, and stimulates creative innovation and research in nursing education.

Journal of Nursing Law

  • Editor: Kathleen Mixson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Association: The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: addresses issues of concern to lawyers, nurses, policy makers, and ethicists. It is the only journal analyzing nursing law relating to nursing practice, education, and administration. Emphasis is placed on emerging trends in the law with suggestions for how nurses and lawyers can influence these trends. Our audience includes nurse attorneys, bioethicists, legislators, practicing nurses, nurse educators, and nurse administrators.

Journal of Nursing Management

  • Interim Editor: Fiona Timmins
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: an international forum which informs and advances the discipline of nursing management and leadership. The Journal encourages scholarly debate and critical analysis resulting in a rich source of evidence which underpins and illuminates the practice of management, innovation and leadership in nursing and health care. It publishes current issues and developments in practice in the form of research papers, in-depth commentaries and analyses. The complex and rapidly changing nature of global health care is constantly generating new challenges and questions. The Journal of Nursing Management welcomes papers from researchers, academics, practitioners, managers, and policy makers from a range of countries and backgrounds which examine these issues and contribute to the body of knowledge in international nursing management and leadership worldwide.

Journal of Nursing Measurement

  • Editor-in-Chief: Janice L. Hinkle
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: addresses instrumentation in nursing. It serves as a prime forum for disseminating information on instruments, tools, approaches, and procedures developed or utilized for measuring variables in nursing research, practice, and education. Particular emphasis is placed on evidence for the reliability, validity, sensitivity, and specificity of such instruments. The journal includes innovative discussions of theories, principles, practices, and issues relevant to nursing measurement.

The Journal of Nursing Research (JNR)

  • Editor: Li-Chi ChiangYeur-Hur Lai
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Taiwan Nurses Association
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The Journal of Nursing Research (JNR) is comprised of original articles that come from a variety of national and international institutions and reflect trends and issues of contemporary nursing practice in Taiwan. All articles are published in English so that JNR can better serve the whole nursing profession and introduce nursing in Taiwan to people around the world. Topics cover not only the field of nursing but also related fields such as psychology, education, management and statistics.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

  • Editor: Susan Gennaro
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed journal, published six times per year for subscribers and members of the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Scholarly works are invited in the areas of clinical scholarship, health policy and systems, profession and society and world health. The mission of JNS is to advance knowledge to improve the health of the world’s people. We are, therefore, most interested in receiving manuscripts that provide new knowledge designed to improve nursing practice globally.

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)

  • Editors: Nancy K. Lowe
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: AWHONN: The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Author guidelines 
  • Description: a premier resource for health care professionals committed to clinical scholarship that advances the health care of women and newborns. With a focus on nursing practice, JOGNN addresses the latest research, practice issues, policies, opinions, and trends in the care of women, childbearing families, and newborns. This peer-reviewed scientific and technical journal is highly respected for groundbreaking articles on important – and sometimes controversial – issues. Articles published in JOGNN emphasize research evidence and clinical practice, building both science and clinical applications. JOGNN seeks clinical, policy and research manuscripts on the evidence supporting current best practice as well as developing or emerging practice trends. A balance of quantitative and qualitative research with an emphasis on biobehavioral outcome studies and intervention trials is desired. Manuscripts are welcomed on all subjects focused on the care of women, childbearing families, and newborns.

Journal of Paramedic Practice

  • Editor, Alistair Quaile
  • Publisher: MA Healthcare LTD
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a monthly journal dedicated solely to addressing the clinical and professional issues relevant to paramedics, and is designed to build into a ‘best practice’ information library – a primary source of professional and educational information. All perspectives are covered, and our distinguished editorial board guarantees that only pertinent, high-quality articles are selected for publication each month. Articles include: clinical updates, clinical reviews, education and training, original papers, research summaries, professional issues, CPD clinics, courses, and news

Journal of Pediatric Health Care

  • Editor in Chief: Martha K. Swartz
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: provides scholarly clinical information and research regarding primary, acute and specialty health care for children of newborn age through young adulthood within a family-centered context. The Journal disseminates multidisciplinary perspectives on evidence-based practice and emerging policy, advocacy and educational issues that are of importance to all healthcare professionals caring for children and their families.

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Cecily L. Betz
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Associations: Society of Pediatric Nurses and Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS)
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: is interested in publishing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, theory, and research papers on a variety of topics from US and international authors. Journal content covers the life span from birth to adolescence. Submissions should be pertinent to the nursing care needs of healthy and ill infants, children, and adolescents, addressing their biopsychosocial needs. JPN also features the following regular columns for which authors may submit brief papers: Research Commentary, Clinical Practice, Hot Topics, and Technology.

Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing  (JOPON)

Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Kimberly McIltrot
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: Peer-reviewed quarterly online journal publishing original articles and information that promote excellence in pediatric surgical nursing practice through educational offerings, nursing research, professional collaboration and peer support. JPSN focuses on trends and issues that have an impact on the pediatric surgical patient.

Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing

  • Co-editors: Vallire Hooper and Jan Odom-Forren
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: provides original, peer-reviewed research for a primary audience that includes nurses in perianesthesiasettings, including ambulatory surgery, preadmission testing,postanesthesia care (Phases I and II), extended observation, and pain management. The Journal provides a forum for sharing professional knowledge and experience relating to management, ethics, legislation, research, and other aspects of perianesthesia nursing. First-time authors as well as those who have published previously are encouraged to submit manuscripts. The Coeditors welcome manuscripts describing a specific clinical innovation, original research, best practice/evidence-based practice project, systematic review, or case study experiences. The Coeditors invite authors to send a query letter or e-mail before beginning to write a manuscript. Briefly describe your idea and the primary topics to be covered. A Coeditor will respond with feedback to help you develop the manuscript in accordance with the Journal‘s current needs and policies.

Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing (JPNN)

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: Perinatal Editor, Diane Angelini; Neonatal Editor, Kate Gregory
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: strives to advance the practice of evidence-based perinatal and neonatal nursing through peer-reviewed articles in a topic-oriented format. Each issue features scholarly manuscripts, continuing education options, and columns on expert opinions, legal and risk management, and education resources. The perinatal focus of JPNN centers around labor and delivery and intrapartum services specifically and overall perinatal services broadly. The neonatal focus emphasizes neonatal intensive care and includes the spectrum of neonatal and infant care outcomes. Featured articles for JPNN include evidence-based reviews, innovative clinical programs and projects, clinical updates and education and research-related articles appropriate for registered and advanced practice nurses. The primary objective of The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing is to provide practicing nurses with useful information on perinatal and neonatal nursing. Each issue is PEER REVIEWED and will feature one topic, to be covered in depth. JPNN is a refereed journal. All manuscripts submitted for publication are peer reviewed by a minimum of three members of the editorial board. Manuscripts are evaluated on the basis of accuracy and relevance of content, fit with the journal purpose and upcoming issue topics, and writing style. Both clinical and research manuscripts applicable to perinatal and neonatal care are welcomed.

Journal of Perinatal Education

  • Editor-in-Chief: Wendy C. Budin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Association: Lamaze International
  • Author guidelines 
  • Description: mission of the journal is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that childbirth educators and other health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth.

Journal of Perioperative Practice

  • EditorKaren McColgan
  • Publisher and Association: Association for Perioperative Practice
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: promotes perioperative practice by publishing literature reviews, research-based articles, topical discussions, advice on clinical issues, current news items and product information. The journal also encourages a sense of community among perioperative practitioners by providing a forum for debate.

Journal of Professional Nursing

  • Editor: Patricia Gonce Morton
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: accepts articles that focus on baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education, educational research, policy related to education, and education and practice partnerships. Reports of original work, research, reviews, insightful descriptions, and policy papers focusing on baccalaureate and graduate nursing education will be published.

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

  • Editor: Lawrie Elliott
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: an international journal which publishes research and scholarly papers that advance the development of policy and practice in psychiatric and mental health nursing. We publish methodologically, ethically and theoretically rigorous research which adds new knowledge to the field and has the potential to improve the lives of those affected by mental health problems. The journal aims to facilitate the translation of research into psychiatric and mental health nursing practice, to give space to practitioner and consumer perspectives, and to ensure research published in the journal can be understood by a wide audience. Papers must clearly demonstrate relevance to psychiatric and mental health nursing, implications for practice and policy, and the potential to advance knowledge in an international range of diverse cultural and economic arenas. The journal encourages critical debate and exchange of ideas, and therefore welcomes commentaries and letters to the editor.

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

  • Editor: Mona Shattell
  • Publisher: Slack
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a monthly, peer-reviewed magazine for mental health nurses in a variety of community and institutional settings. For more than 50 years, the Journal has provided the most up-to-date, practical information available for today’s psychosocial nurse, including short contributions about psychopharmacology, mental health care of older adults, and child/adolescent disorders and issues.

Journal of Radiology Nursing (JRN)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Kathleen Gross
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: promotes the highest quality patient care in the diagnostic and therapeutic imaging environments. The content is intended to show radiology nurses how to practice with compassion, competence, and commitment, not only to patients but also to the profession of nursing as a whole. The journal’s goals mirror those of the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing: to provide, promote, maintain, and continuously improve patient care through education, standards, professional growth, and collaboration with other health care provides.

Journal of Renal Care

  • Editor: Nicola Thomas
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: European Dialysis and Transplant Nursing Association/European Renal Care Association
  • Author guidelines 
  • Description: an international peer-reviewed journal for the multi-professional health care team caring for people with kidney disease and those who research this specialised area of health care. Kidney disease is a chronic illness with four basic treatments: haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis conservative management and transplantation, which includes emptive transplantation, living donor & cadavaric transplantation. The continuous world-wide increase of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) means that research and shared knowledge into the causes and treatment is vital to delay the progression of CKD and to improve treatments and the care given. The Journal is important for all health-care professionals working in this and associated conditions, such as diabetes and cardio-vascular disease amongst others.  It covers the trajectory of the disease from the first diagnosis to palliative care and includes acute renal injury.  The journal accepts that kidney disease affects not only the patients but also their families and significant others and provides a forum for both the psycho-social and physiological aspects of the disease.

Journal of Research in Nursing

  • Editors-in-chief: Andree Le May and Ann McMahon
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a leading peer reviewed journal that blends good research with contemporary debates about policy and practice.  The Journal of Research in Nursing contributes knowledge to nursing practice, research and local, national and international health and social care policy. Each issue contains a variety of papers and review commentaries within a specific theme. The editors are advised and supported by a board of key academics, practitioners and policy makers of international standing.

Journal of Rural Health

  • Editor: Tyrone F. Borders
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: National Rural Health Association
  • Author guidelines 
  • Description: a quarterly journal published by the NRHA, offers a variety of original research relevant and important to rural health. Some examples include evaluations, case studies, and analyses related to health status and behavior, as well as to health work force, policy and access issues. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies are welcome. Highest priority is given to manuscripts that reflect scholarly quality, demonstrate methodological rigor, and emphasize practical implications. The journal also publishes articles with an international rural health perspective, commentaries, book reviews and letters.

Journal of School Nursing

  • Editor: Julia Muennich Cowell
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: National Association of School Nurses
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed journal whose purpose is to provide a forum for advancing the specialty of school nursing, contributing to knowledge development about school nursing practice, and promoting the professional growth of school nurses thus ultimately advancing the health of school children. See theAims and Scope link for a description of types of manuscripts sought. Manuscripts from all disciplines related to child, school, and community health are welcome. Because JOSN seeks manuscripts that bring new perspectives and innovations to school nursing, we urge authors to review previously published articles related to their topic in order to (1) build on the comprehensive body of published literature on the subject and (2) ensure the uniqueness of their own article’s contribution.

Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP)

  • Editor in Chief: Charon Pierson
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Association: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: The mission of the JAANP is to help serve the information needs of nurse practitioners (NPs) and others with an interest in advanced practice nursing and primary patient-centered health care. The readers of the JAANP are mostly primary care NPs and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), who practice in domestic and international settings where they serve clients of all ages, manage a broad spectrum of acute and chronic conditions, prescribe a variety of medications and treatments, and function to the full scope of advanced practice nursing in their respective states and countries. We encourage submission of articles addressing evidence-based clinical practice, systematic literature reviews, original research, and thoughtful analysis of health policy and other issues affecting advanced practice nursing.

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

  • Editor: Geraldine S. Pearson
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Author guidelines 
  • Description: publishes both clinical and research articles relevant to psychiatric nursing. Authors describe critical and timely analyses of the emerging issues and trends in psychiatric nursing, and present innovative models of practice related to mental health care systems. JAPNA, a peer-reviewed journal, not only publishes original research and practice-focused articles, but also features editorials, interviews, briefings, and letters to the editors. The Journal’s expert content provides psychiatric nurses with the newest effective nursing practices, innovative therapeutic approaches, significant information trends, and useful, clinically-focused research in psychiatric-mental health nursing and its related subspecialties.

Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

  • Editor: Lucy Bradley-Springer
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: covers the spectrum of nursing issues in HIV/AIDS: education, treatment, prevention, research, practice, clinical issues, awareness, policies and program development. This peer-reviewed journal is a forum for nurses and other health care professionals whose focus is the care and treatment of individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The journal offers the latest information in the areas of health care delivery, program implementation and research analysis and application.

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (JDNA)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Angela L. Borger
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Dermatology Nurses Association
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The mission of JDNA is to: 1) provide timely resources to dermatology nurses and other health care professionals that can be incorporated easily into daily practice, 2) improve care to dermatology patients and families by providing up-to-date information, 3) publish scholarly works in the field of dermatology, 4) foster discussion of issues and trends that affect practice; and, 5) promote dialogue between dermatology practitioners and other disciplines. Manuscripts may address clinical practice, research, management issues, case studies, professional and patient education, practice issues, ethical and legal topics, and collaboration with other disciplines.

Journal of Transcultural Nursing

  • Editor: Norma Cuellar
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Association: Transcultural Nursing Society
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: The mission of the journal is to serve as a peer-reviewed forum for nurses, health care professionals, and practitioners in related disciplines to discuss issues related to the advancement of knowledge in the areas of culturally congruent health care delivery and to promote the dissemination of research findings concerning the relationship among culture, nursing and other related disciplines, and the delivery of health care.

Journal of Trauma Nursing

  • Editor: Kathryn Schroeter
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Society of Trauma Nurses
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The mission of STN is to ensure optimal trauma care through education, collaboration, leadership and membership engagement. As the official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses, the Journal of Trauma Nursing supports the STN’s strategic goals of effective communication, education and patient advocacy with original, peer-reviewed, research and evidence-based articles and information that reflect the highest standard of collaborative care for trauma patients.

Journal of Vascular Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Cindy Lewis
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Association: Society for Vascular Nursing
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: provides clinical information regarding aorticand peripheral aneurysms, upper and lower extremity arterial disease, acute and chronic venous disease, and more. Original, peer-reviewed articles present descriptions, etiologies, diagnostic procedures, medical and surgical treatment and nursing implications of vascular system disorders

Journal of Wound Care

  • Editor: Karina Huynh
  • Publisher: MA Healthcare
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: the definitive wound-care journal and the leading source of tissue viability research and clinical information. Launched in 1992, it is designed to meet the needs of the multidisciplinary team. The journal is essential reading for all wound-care specialists – nurses, doctors and researchers – who are keen to keep up-to-date with all developments in wound management and tissue viability, but also appeals to generalists wishing to enhance their practice. JWC is internationally renowned for its cutting edge and state-of the-art research and practice articles. The journal also covers management, education and novel therapies. Articles are rigorously peer-reviewed by a panel of international experts.

Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Mikel L. Gray
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Wound Ostomy & Continence Care Nurses Society
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: This international journal provides continuing education for the entire scope of WOC nursing practice. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing is the authoritative resource devoted to the nursing care and management of patients with abdominal stomas, wounds, pressure ulcers, fistulas, vascular ulcers, and incontinence. Original, peer-reviewed articles examine these topics in hospital, home and long-term care settings.