Indianapolis – Nursing journals published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) hold the No. 1 and No. 12 rankings in impact factors (IF) for 2009. The impact factor, a measurement based on the average number of citations received by articles published in science and social science journals, is an important tool for evaluating a journal’s quality.
In its seventh publishing year, WORLDviews on Evidence-Based Nursing™ has achieved an IF of 1.944 and is ranked No. 1 of 72 science journals and No. 1 of 70 social science journals in the nursing category, according to the just-released 2009 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2010.
This is the first time WORLDviews has been ranked No. 1.
The Journal of Nursing Scholarship has moved up significantly in the rankings, achieving an IF of 1.459 for 2009 and a 12th place ranking of 72 journals in the nursing category of the science journal citation report and 11th among social science journals.
"This is wonderful news! Increases in ranking reflect the journals’ commitment to publishing cutting-edge science that is globally relevant. WORLDviews’ position as No. 1 reinforces the critical need for a journal designed to bridge knowledge and application, and is a tribute to the visionary leadership of STTI," says Karen H. Morin, RN, DSN, ANEF, president of STTI. "However, none of this would have been possible without the editors and their advisory boards, who are to be commended for their hard work and commitment to the mission of STTI."
"Evidence-based practice affects developing and developed countries in different ways, but it is an internationally relevant concept. WORLDviews on Evidence-Based Nursing™ fills a significant gap: It provides scholarly and evidence-based accounts of how nurses might go about improving practice and ultimately impact the outcomes of patients," says Editor Jo Rycroft-Malone. She is professor of health services and implementation research at Bangor University in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.
"Since the impact factor is the most widely used quality measure for a journal, it is particularly gratifying to see the dramatic increase in the JNS impact factor in 2009," says Susan Gennaro, JNS editor. She is dean and professor at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College in Boston, Mass., USA.
Each issue of WORLDviews, which is published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell, contains knowledge synthesis and original articles with best-practice applications and recommendations for clinical practice, nursing administration, nursing education and public health care policy.
Also published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell, JNS contains peer-reviewed, thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the world’s leading nurse researchers.
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