Journal of Trauma Nursing

Editor-in-Chief: Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR
ISSN: 1078-7496
Online ISSN: 1932-3883
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Impact Factor: 0.556
From the Online Editor


The Journal of Trauma Nursing has received an

 Impact Factor (IF) rating!

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Trauma Nursing has just received an Impact Factor rating of .0556! This is a major accomplishment for the journal and certainly reflects the high quality and relevance of the manuscripts that we publish. JTN's mission is to provide original articles and information that reflect the practice of trauma nursing in the areas of clinical practice, education, health policy and research. The Journal of Trauma Nursing now ranks 99 of 116 journals that are included in the Social Sciences Index. The achievement of this rating is an impressive success for the journal and greatly enhances our publication. The Impact Factor is now visible on the JTN website.

The Impact factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past two years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). The JCR impact factor is a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The JCR provides quantitative tools for ranking, evaluating, categorizing, and comparing journals. The impact factor is one of these tools. It is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year or time period. Once assigned to a journal, the Impact Factor rating will be updated every year. The impact factor is often used in conjunction with other journal considerations such as peer review, productivity, and subject specialty citation rates. 



Current Issue Highlights

Beyond the Journal of Trauma Nursing

With the launch of this section we hope to provide access to news and information of interest appearing beyond the borders of JTN.

Trauma in the News

Being Smart About Your Child's Brain  New York Times Op-Ed Dec 19, 2015

Texting while driving  NY Times article on distracted driving

Clinical Interest

Chronic Head Trauma in Athletes: The Debate Continues CE From Medscape Jan 2016

Being Prepared: Bioterrorism and Mass Prophylaxis Part 2  From Nursing Center Aug 2015

Being Prepared: Bioterrorism and Mass Prophylaxis Part 1  From Nursing Center Aug 2015

Concussion and the Teenage Athlete Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, July/August 2015

New Report on Teens and Distracted Driving AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, March 2015

Balanced Ratio of Plasma, Platelets and RBCs best for Trauma  Reuter's Health Feb 4, 2015


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Information for Peer Reviewers

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