from the editor, February 3, 2019
We are excited to announce that the Directory of Nursing Journals is now available here on the Nurse Author & Editor website!
For almost two decades, Nurse Author & Editor has sponsored a Directory of Nursing Journals, designed to be a resource for nurse authors, editors, and readers. The primary goal of the Directory is to maintain a list to assist nurse authors to find suitable and reputable journals in which to publish their work. A second goal is to affirm, for readers and consumers of the nursing literature, the credibility of literature sources used to guide practice, research, policy, and education.
As you can imagine, maintaining a directory such as this requires quite a bit of work with almost constant updates. In 2014, when I became the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Author & Editor, we re-committed to the value of the Directory of Nursing Journals. We made it a cooperative venture with the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) and hosted it at the INANE website. We established a submission and vetting process to review all journals in the Directory. Updates are made in real-time and the entire Directory is reviewed and updated annually to ensure that it is current. As of this writing, there are 256 journals listed in the Directory.
With recent “behind the scenes” database changes and upgrades, we are now able to host the Directory of Nursing Journals in two locations: here at Nurse Author & Editor as well as continuing our affiliation with INANE. I hope that having the Directory right here at Nurse Author & Editor is a helpful addition to the publication website and a useful resource for our authors and readers.
To use the Directory, click on this link. From there, you can browse the entire Directory, with journals listed alphabetically. This new interface is fully searchable–enter your search term in the upper right corner just under the purple title bar. When you find a journal that interests you, click on the journal “card” to see a brief description, the name of the current editor, the editor’s contact email, and a link to the journal website.
I am pleased to be able to offer this enhanced resource to Nurse Author & Editor readers and authors. I hope you agree, and look forward to your feedback.
Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN