International Journal of Nursing Studies

International Journal of Nursing Studies

  • Volume 12
  • Issue 12
  • ISSN 0020-7489
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
  • Impact Factor: 5.837
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 6.847
Editor-in-chief: Norman

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The International Journal of Nursing Studies (IJNS) provides a forum for original research and scholarship about health care delivery, organisation, management, workforce, policy and research methods relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions. The IJNS aims to support evidence informed policy and practice by publishing research, systematic and other scholarly reviews, critical discussion, and commentary of the highest standard.

The journal particularly welcomes studies that aim to evaluate and understand complex health care interventions and health policies and which employ the most rigorous designs and methods appropriate for the research question of interest. The journal also seeks to advance the quality of research by publishing methodological papers introducing or elaborating on analytic techniques, measures, and research methods.

The journal has been publishing original peer-reviewed articles of interest to the international health care community since 1963, making it one of the longest standing repositories of scholarship in this field. The IJNS offers authors the benefits of:

• A highly respected journal in its field with consistently high impact

• Indexed in major databases: PubMed, Medline, Thomson Reuters - Science Citation Index, Scopus, Thomson Reuters - Social Science Citation Index, CINAHL and the BNI (British Nursing Index).

• A truly global readership

• Highly efficient editorial processes: average time from submission to first decision of 4 weeks

• Rapid initial screening for suitability and editorial interest

• Excellent peer reviewers drawn from a range of health service research disciplines

• Final online publication as soon as 2 weeks post-acceptance.

The IJNS endorses the Equator Network ( an international initiative that seeks to improve reliability and value of research literature in health care by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of studies. We ask our authors to make use of appropriate reporting guidelines to ensure excellence in scientific reporting. Guidelines for authors can be accessed at

Authors are also welcome to submit to IJNS's open access companion title, International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, which welcomes excellent original research, reviews and discussion relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions around the globe.

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
  • Impact Factor: 5.837
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 6.847
  • ISSN: 0020-7489
  • Issues: 12
  • Volume: 12
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125C2022Dec 20, 2021Dec 22, 2021
126C2022Jan 18, 2022Jan 27, 2022
127C2022Mar 03, 2022Mar 15, 2022
128C2022Mar 24, 2022Mar 23, 2022
129C2022Apr 27, 2022Apr 28, 2022
130C2022May 13, 2022
131C2022Jun 14, 2022
132C2022Jun 27, 2022
133C2022Aug 19, 2022
134C2022Sep 16, 2022
135C2022Oct 19, 2022
136C2022Nov 18, 2022
137C2023Dec 20, 2022