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, editors, and reviewers 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 welcomes submissions of evidence-based clinical application papers and descriptions of best clinical practices, original research and QI reports, case studies, narratives, commentaries, and other manuscripts on a variety of clinical and professional topics. The journal also welcomes submissions for its various departments and columns, including artwork and poetry that is relevant to nursing or health care. Guidelines on writing for specific departments—Art of Nursing, Viewpoint, Policy, and Politics, and Reflections—are available at http://AJN.edmgr.com.
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 2.22, and a ranking of 42/124 among nursing journals.
AJN is currently indexed in:
Allied and Complementary Medicine Databases (AMED)
British Nursing Index
Current Contents: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Index to Scientific Reviews
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
Social Sciences Citation Index