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Editor-in-Chief: Susan J. Henly, PhD, RN
ISSN: 0029-6562
Online ISSN: 1538-9847
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Nursing 14/103
Impact Factor: 1.556
Mission Statement

Nursing Research has a long and distinguished record in the history of nursing science. Since its launch in 1952, Nursing Research has been a “cooperative venture” of scientists, professional organizations, publisher, editorial staff, and readers to circulate scientific papers in nursing to improve care, alleviate suffering, and advance well-being. Today, Nursing Research continues as a preeminent journal in the field, and is the official journal of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) and the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN). 

Nursing Research publishes regular papers and brief reports in the following areas:

• Empirical Findings about
  Health and illness experiences of individuals, families, and communities
  Prevention and therapeutic self-care, nursing, and health team interventions
  Nursing systems, quality of care, and patient outcomes
  Health and illness over time, across the lifespan
  Health and illness in social and physical context
  Nursing education, when focused on issues related to research curriculum, research 
instruction, or investigator development at any career development stage 

• Biology Reviews
  Current advances in basic biological sciences related to emerging areas of nursing science
  Translational research related to emerging areas of nursing science
  See the Call for Papers (below): Biology Reviews for Nursing Research

• Methods
  Development and application of new methodologies for nursing research
  Measurement, statistics, informatics and analytics, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches
  May include secondary analysis of previously reported data to illustrate leading edge methods.

From the Editor

Take advantage of the updated features on the Nursing Research webpage!

• Letters to the Editor  
   Letters to the Editor and author responses provide a forum for discussing the contents of
Nursing Research. Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button to read and send Letters to the Editor. 

• Open Manuscript Review  
   With permission of all authors, documents generated during the course of editorial review are “opened” following acceptance of selected manuscripts. Click on the “Open Manuscript Review” button to access the documents, now conveniently organized by topics including clinical/research teaching focus, methodology, scientific integrity, and illustration of the review/revision process.

• Reviewers and Review Guidelines  
   Nursing Research is a peer-reviewed journal with two review panels. All papers submitted for peer review are assessed by at least two members of the scientific review panel. Papers based on application of advanced quantitative methods are also reviewed by a member of the statistical review panel, whose expertise covers measurement, statistics, and analytics/data mining. Click the “For Authors and Reviewers” tab for a list of reviewers, and for review guidelines.

• Editorials and  Editorial Commentary
   To facilitate communication with the community of nurse scientists, editorials and editorial commentary are now freely available on-line without a subscription. Look for this material on the “For Authors and Reviewers” tab!  

Two recent special issues of Nursing Research are freely available on the website.

Scroll down to find the 2011 Supplement “Health Trajectory Research: Advancing Person-centered Nursing Science” and read about how longitudinal studies and models can be used to advance nursing science.

Find the focus issue on Statistics in the “Free Content” area. Papers in this issue illustrate application of recent statistical advances in nursing research, including item response theory, newer structural equation models for assessing measurement equivalence, and issues arising from causal analysis and missing data.  

Keep an eye on the Open Access link in the “Free Content” area for more freely available content with each issue.

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Biology Reviews for Nursing Research

Nursing Research invites integrative reviews of current advances in basic biological sciences and translational research relevant to emerging areas of nursing science. Areas of interest include but are not limited to topics in: genetics, genomics, and epigenetics; systems biology/integrative physiology; neuroscience and imaging; computational biology; microbiology and the human microbiome; nanoscience; physiology in situ and mobile health devices. Biology Reviews for Nursing Research will provide up-to-date information about advances in these thematic areas to the global community of nurse scientists, with the aim of infusing new biological and “omics” knowledge into nursing research.

Reviews should summarize and critically evaluate the current state of knowledge. Implications for nursing research in relevant areas should be addressed, especially with respect to the priority research addressing prevention and treatment of disease and disability; symptoms and symptom management of acute and chronic illnesses; interventions for compassionate end-of-life and palliative care; infectious disease and global health; and integration of biological and behavioral perspectives on health over the lifespan across priority areas.

Papers accepted for Biology Reviews will be published as features in regular issues of Nursing Research.

Queries are encouraged and should be sent to Dr. Susan Henly, Editor (henly003@umn.edu).

Information for Authors is available at: http://journals.lww.com/nursingresearchonline/_layouts/1033/oaks.journals/informationforauthors.aspx  Nursing Research is indexed or abstracted in Medline, CINAHL, JCR Science Citation Index, PsychInfo and Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM.




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Established in 1988, ENRS is dedicated to creating a community of nurses interested in promoting and supporting regional nursing research in the Eastern Region of the United States. ENRS’ goals are to:
¨ Provide a Networking Forum for Nurse Scientists
¨ Develop Nursing Science
¨ Translate Evidence to Guide Practice and 
   Education and to Influence Policy
¨ Mentor Nurse Scientists
¨ Sustain a Vital Organization

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