Journals Directory “O, P, Q, R”



Oncology Nursing Forum

  • Editor: Anne Katz
  • Publisher and Association: Oncology Nursing Society
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The mission of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an official publication of ONS, is to convey research information related to practice, technology, education, and leadership; disseminate oncology nursing research and evidence-based practice to enhance transdisciplinary quality cancer care; and stimulate discussion of critical issues relevant to oncology nursing.

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Jacqueline K. Owens
  • Publisher and Association: American Nurses Association
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: an open access, peer-reviewed publication that provides a forum for discussion of the issues inherent in current topics of interest to nurses and other health care professionals.The intent of this journal is to present different views on issues that affect nursing research, education, and practice, thus enabling readers to understand the full complexity of a topic. The interactive format of the journal encourages a dynamic dialogue resulting in a comprehensive discussion of the topic, thereby building up the body of nursing knowledge and suggesting policy implications that enhance the health of the public.

ORNAC Journal

  • Editor: Deborah McNamara
  • Publisher: Clockwork Communications
  • Association: Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC)
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: covers topics related to operating room management, new and traditional surgical procedures, and national and province news relevant to the specialty. The purposes of the journal are: connecting perioperative practitioners, enhancing professional growth, promoting perioperative professional practice, and sharing clinical research and literature reviews with perioperative professionals across Canada.

Orthopaedic Nursing

  • Editor-in-Chief: Mary F. Rodts
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: an international journal providing continuing education for orthopaedic nurses. Focusing on a wide variety of clinical settings – hospital unit, physician’s office, ambulatory care centers, emergency room, operating room, rehabilitation facility, community service programs, the client’s home, and others – Orthopaedic Nursing provides departmental sections on current events, organizational activities, research, product and drug information, and literature findings. Articles reflect a commitment to professional development and the nursing profession as well as clinical, administrative, academic, and research areas of the orthopaedic specialty.

Ostomy Wound Management (OWM)

  • Editor: Barbara Zeiger
  • Publisher: HMP Communications, LLC
  • Association: Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: OWM helps translate research to readily understandable and accessible bedside practice. Much of what we publish are nurse-conducted studies. Our articles reflect engagement with colleagues of all disciplines involved in wound, ostomy, and continence care and underscore the importance of nursing in this arena. Although the journal editor is a layperson, the Clinical Editor (a DNP) is integral to every article. OWM has been published since 1985 and is highly respected among its 22,000+ readers. Our 70-member Editorial Board is a reflection of the interdisciplinary approach to wound, ostomy, and continence care and includes a large proportion of advanced practice nurses.


Pain Management Nursing

  • Editor: Elaine Miller
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: offers a unique focus on the realm of pain management as it applies to nursing. Original and review articles from experts in the field offer key insights in the areas of clinical practice, advocacy, education, administration, and research. Additional features include practice guidelines and pharmacology updates.

Pediatric Nursing 

  • Editor: Judy A. Rollins
  • Publisher: Jannetti
  • Author information
  • Description: presents information that is both theoretically grounded and clinically relevant to educate the novice, enrich the generalist, and advance the pediatric specialist toward providing professional care of the highest quality. The journal is the premier resource for evidence-based clinical information, research studies, and advances in child health care.


  • Editor: Lorna Guse
  • Publisher and Association: Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
  • Author Guidelines (PDF download)
  • Description: the journal’s mission is the promotion of optimum health for aging individuals and their families through the development of gerontological nursing. This involves promoting the quality of life of aged persons and their families, their abilities and rights, their capacity to live as independently as possible and to die with dignity.

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

  • Editor: Evelyn Parrish
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: recognized and respected as THE journal for advanced practice psychiatric nurses. The journal provides advanced practice nurses with current research, clinical application, and knowledge about psychiatric nursing, prescriptive treatment, and education. It publishes peer-reviewed papers that reflect clinical practice issues, psychobiological information, and integrative perspectives that are evidence-based.  Perspectives in Psychiatric Care includes regular columns on the biology of mental illness and pharmacology, the art of prescribing, integrative perspectives, and private practice issues.

Plastic Surgical Nursing

  • Editor: Tracey Hotta
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: presents the latest advances in plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing practice. Written by and for plastic surgical nurses, Plastic Surgical Nursing features clinical articles covering a wide variety of surgical procedures. Patient education techniques and research findings are also included, as well as articles discussing the ethical issues and trends in this expanding clinical nursing specialty. The journal also contains continuing education for the entire scope of Plastic Surgical Nursing practice.

Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice

  • Editor in Chief: Sally S. Cohen
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that explores the multiple relationships between nursing and health policy.  It serves as a major source of data-based study, policy analysis and discussion on timely, relevant policy issues for nurses in a broad variety of roles and settings, and for others outside of nursing who are interested in nursing-related policy issues.  The journal aims to provide accessible, relevant exploration of public policy, the legislative and regulatory processes, and their impact on nursing practice; examine nurses’ roles in health policy and the political process; explore the role of nursing in the health care system and in health policy development; provide a forum for evidence-based policy analysis, commentary and discussion.

Practice Nursing

  • Editor: Liam Benison
  • Publisher: MA Healthcare
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: welcomes contributions from all nurses working in general practice, GPs, practice nurse educators, or any other professional with specialist expertise and an understanding of nursing in general practice. Whether you are an experienced author or a novice, all contributions – be they clinical reviews, professional articles or letters to the editor expressing your views – are greatly valued.

Primary Health Care 

  • Editor: Julie Sylvester
  • Publisher: RCNi
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: Primary Health Care helps readers to stay at the forefront of community health nursing – no matter what their role. Its strong editorial content, sharp look and unbiased, cutting-edge view point has made it indispensable to primary health care nurses across the UK. The journal publishes news, features, peer-reviewed clinical articles, essential skills to help readers stay up-to-date with new techniques, continuing professional development articles, event listings and reviews.

Professional Case Management

  • Editor: Suzanne K. Powell
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • Association: Case Management Society of America
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed, contemporary journal that crosses all case management settings. The Journal features best practices and industry benchmarks for the professional case manager and also features hands-on information for case managers new to the specialty. Articles focus on the coordination of services, management of payer issues, population- and disease-specific aspects of patient care, efficient use of resources, improving the quality of care/patient safety, data and outcomes analysis, and patient advocacy. The Journal provides practical, hands-on information for day-to-day activities, as well as cutting-edge research.

Progress in Health Sciences

  • Editor-in-Chief: Elżbieta Krajewska‑Kulak
  • Publisher: Medical University of Bialystok
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: The scope of the journal covers issues of health science:health science of health care, nursing, nutrition, dietetics public health, medicine

Progress in Transplantation

  • Editor-in-Chief: Linda Ohler
  • Publisher: InnoVision Group
  • Association: NATCO: The Organization for Transplant Professionals
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: reflects the multi-disciplinary team approach to procurement and clinical aspects of organ and tissue transplantation by providing a professional forum for exchange of the continually changing body of knowledge in transplantation through the publication of original research, case studies, donor management issues, international papers, review articles, clinical practice issues, and policy papers of interest to the various professional disciplines focused on transplantation.The journal is a quarterly, indexed, peer-reviewed publication.

Public Health Nursing

  • Editor: Patricia J. Kelly
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: aims to provide worldwide access to timely research and practice features of use to public health nurses, administrators, and educators in the field of public health nursing. Its scope is the range of population-based concerns and interventions in which nurses are involved. The journal emphasizes scholarship on vulnerable populations. Articles include research studies, program evaluations, practice concepts, and educational features published with the goal of replication and development, and theory, education, methods, policy, and ethical and legal papers that stimulate discussion and public debate. Authors from all disciplines are invited to submit manuscripts relevant to public health nursing. Authors who have questions about the appropriateness of a manuscript for publication in this journal are encouraged to communicate with the Editors prior to submission.


Qualitative Health Research

  • Editor-in-Chief: Janice Morse
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: A peer-reviewed monthly journal that provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings.

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education – Avancées en formation infirmière (QANE-AFI)

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: Jacinthe Pepin and Florence Myrick
  • Publisher: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
  • Association: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
  • Author Guidelines
  • Description: A bilingual blind peer review journal that aims to address questions and issues related specifically to quality advancement in nursing education. The Journal is published twice a year, promotes excellence in nursing pedagogy through the publication of research, theoretical, and policy papers. 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.


Reflections on Nursing Leadership (RNL)

  • Editor: James E. Mattson
  • Publisher and Association: Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: an award-winning magazine available exclusively to our members, sharing nurses’ contributions to the health of people worldwide.  Once you log in, you may search the site, explore content, comment on articles and even subscribe to receive new content delivered directly to your RSS reader or e-mail inbox.  So, go ahead. Take a few minutes to explore content that we have created exclusively for members of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Just click on the link in the upper right-hand corner of this page, sign in with your e-mail address and seven-digit constituent number and start enjoying your new RNL. Welcome to!

Rehabilitation Nursing

  • Editor: Kristen L. Mauk
  • Publisher: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
  • Association: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a refereed, award-winning publication and is the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). The purpose of the journal is to provide rehabilitation professionals particularly rehabilitation nurses with quality articles whose primary focus is rehabilitation nursing, including areas of clinical practice, education, administration, healthcare policy, and research. Scholarly manuscripts are invited that are relevant to rehabilitation nursing and interprofessional collaboration and/or expansion of the science underpinning practice. Integrative reviews of the literature are also accepted if knowledge gaps are identified and specific directions for future research are provided. It is recommended that authors seek colleague peer review prior to submission of manuscripts. Articles range from administration and research to education and clinical topics; nursing perspectives, resource reviews, and product information; and continuing education opportunities in every issue.

Renal Society of Australasia Journal

  • Editor: Paul N Bennett
  • Publisher and Association:
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: the peak scholarly journal for nephrology nurses and associated professionals to share their ideas and their research to promote evidence-based, high quality care for persons living with renal disease.

Research and Theory for Nursing Practice

  • Editor: Diane B. Monsivais
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: focuses on issues relevant to improving nursing practice, education, and patient care. The articles strive to discuss knowledge development in its broadest sense, reflect research using a variety of methodological approaches, and combine several methods and strategies in a single study. Because of the journal’s international emphasis, article contributors address the implications of their studies for an international audience.

Research in Gerontological Nursing

  • Editor: Christine R. Kovach
  • Publisher: Slack
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a bimonthly, peer-reviewed publication offering cutting-edge, interdisciplinary gerontological nursing research to educators, academicians, clinicians, and policymakers involved with older adults in all health care settings. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as quantitative, qualitative, methodological, and theoretical research articles; featured intervention studies; and inclusion of the annual State of the Science Commentary, authored by national gerontological leaders

Research in Nursing & Health

  • Editor: Eileen Lake
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Author guidelines
  • Description: a peer-reviewed, general research journal devoted to publication of a wide range of research and advances in research methods to build knowledge that informs the practice of nursing and other health disciplines. The editors invite research reports on health care practice, education, administration, and history; on health issues relevant to nursing and other clinical professions; and on the testing of research findings in practice. Papers on research methods and techniques are appropriate if they go beyond what is already generally available in the literature. Theory papers are accepted if derived directly from research findings. Research reviews are accepted if conducted systematically using reproducible methods; please consult guidelines for review papers. Letters to the editor commenting on published articles or research and theory issues are welcome. Authors are urged to seek colleague peer review prior to submission of manuscripts.