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About the Journal

The American Journal of Nursing is the oldest and most honored broad-based nursing journal in the world. Peer reviewed and evidence-based, it is considered the profession’s premier journal. AJN adheres to journalistic standards that require transparency of real and potential conflicts of interests that authors and editors may have. It follows publishing standards set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE; www.icmje.org), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME; www.wame.org), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org/).

AJN's mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care through the dissemination of evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical information and original research, discussion of relevant and controversial professional issues, adherence to the standards of journalistic integrity and excellence, and promotion of nursing perspectives to the health care community and the public.

AJN has garnered numerous awards for excellence in editing and dissemination over the past decade, including several award-winning series on focused topics (see Award Winners below)

AJN is the only broad-based nursing journal indexed in ISI's Journal Citation Report, with an Impact Factor of 1.389, and ranking of 22/103 among nursing journals.

AJN is indexed in:
Medline
Index Medicus
Current Contents
Chemical Abstracts
Nursing Abstracts
Psychological Abstracts
Social Sciences Index
Hospital Literature Index
Nutritional Abstracts and Reviews
Public Affairs Information Service
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied
Health Literature