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January/February 2019 - Volume 68 - Issue 1

  • Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 0029-6562
  • 1538-9847
  • 6 issues / year
  • Nursing 27/118
  • 1.725

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) has named Nursing Research to the inaugural class of the Nursing Journal Hal​​l of Fame. The award rec​​​ognizes scholarly nursing j​​​​ournals that have 50 or more years of contin​uous publication and sustained contributions to nursing knowledge. Nursing Research, founded in 1952, is the first nursing journal with an express mission to publish research. The award was presented at the INANE meeting in August 2018​​​​

​The editorial mission of Nursing Research is to report scientific research findings that advance understanding of all aspects of health. Research across the spectrum of biological, behavioral, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural factors in health is published. Nursing intervention and outcome research as well as qualitative and mixed methods research are within the editorial focus of Nursing Research. Basic, translational, and clinical research is published. Research about nursing systems and nursing resource management is also published as is research describing new or advanced research methods, analytic strategies, and research protocols.

Nursing Research is a peer reviewed, double-blind journal.

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:

• Research Reports (Original, empirical research findings in areas of interest to nursing scientists) 

• Reviews (Reviews in biological sciences or symptom science)

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

• Brief Reports


Queries are encouraged and should be sent to Dr. Rita Pickler​, Editor (

Information for Authors is available here.  

Nursing Research is indexed or abstracted in Medline, CINAHL, JCR Science Citation Index, PsychInfo and Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM. 

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