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Finding a Journal

Is the journal peer-reviewed?

There are many ways to check whether a journal is peer-reviewed.  You can check the Peer-reviewed box in CINAHL's Advanced Search, for example. We have a database about journals, UlrichsWeb.  In some cases, it's necessary to look at the journal's website.  Ask for help, as needed.

Ranking Nursing Journals

I like Scimago also, but their rankings for Nursing make no sense, except that Nurses use a wide range of health sciences journals.

Nursing Journals at Appalachian

I have not yet been able to update these links to work in our new system.  We do have access to these journals and others.  Look at Finding a Journal if you need access.


journal covers, as examples   Nursing scholarship   Nursing ethics  nursing education

Links to the most current issues of the journal.  This is just a selection of many Nursing and Health Science journals that are available. 

Journals that focus on Nursing Education

Other Nursing journals

Some of our Nursing Journals focusing on Mental Health

Ovid journals -- list

  • Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA)
  • Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing
  • AJN: American Journal of Nursing
  • Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Journal of Nursing Care Quality
  • Computers, Informatics, Nursing : CIN
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Administration Quarterly
  • Nursing Education Perspectives
  • Nursing Research
  • Topics in Language Disorders
  • Health Care Manager
  • MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
  • Journal of Christian Nursing
  • Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
  • Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
  • Advances in Neonatal Care
  • Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
  • Nursing Made Incredibly Easy
  • Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
  • Home Healthcare Now
  • The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
  • Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine : Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
  • ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal
  • Family & Community Health
  • Journal of Addictions Nursing
  • Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
  • Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
  • Advances in Nursing Science
  • Professional Case Management
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist : CNS
  • Health Care Management Review
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
  • Strength & Conditioning Journal
  • Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Infants & Young Children
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Journal of Forensic Nursing
  • Journal of Infusion Nursing
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care
  • Ear & Hearing
  • Topics in clinical nutrition
  • The Journal of Physician Assistant Education
  • Journal of Trauma Nursing
  • Journal of Patient Safety
  • Gastroenterology Nursing
  • Journal For Healthcare Quality
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Home healthcare nurse
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Quality Management in Health Care
  • Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
  • Nutrition Today
  • Frontiers of Health Services Management
  • International Journal of Rehabilitation Research
  • Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • Neurology Today
  • JBI Library of Systematic Reviews
  • Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • Journal of Healthcare Management
  • Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD)
  • Plastic Surgical Nursing : Official Journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
  • Advances in Skin & Wound Care
  • Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (JCR)
  • Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
  • Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education
  • Evidence-Based Practice (FPIN)
  • Topics in geriatric rehabilitation
  • Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
  • OR Nurse
  • Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care
  • Nursing Critical Care
  • Rehabilitation Nursing Journal
  • Health Care Supervisor
  • AACN Advanced Critical Care
  • Computers in nursing
  • Medicine & Science in Sports
  • AACN Clinical Issues - Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care
  • Topics in emergency medicine
  • AACN Clinical Issues in Critical Care Nursing
  • Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy
  • Intervention : International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work, and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict
  • JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants
  • Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy
  • Nursing and Health Care Perspectives
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Brain & Life
  • Biomedical safety & standards
  • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal
  • JOM. Journal of Occupational Medicine
  • Journal of intravenous nursing
  • Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease
  • Journal of Nursing Staff Development: JNSD
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Lippincott's Case Management
  • N and HC: Perspectives on Community
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association Journal
  • Neurology Now
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Nursing Journals -- A Look at Usage in 2017

A list of journal usage

Searching For DOIs

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