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This page offers links to web sites and spreadsheets listing journals in which nursing researchers may wish to publish.

It encompasses lists of journals across the nursing spectrum, specifically focuses on nursing or health education, in related fields such as social work and psychology, and more.

Journals in Related Fields

Further Resources

Citation Formats

As you know, journals require a variety of citation formats.

For resources on APA style, including an ebook on citing electronic sources, see the Citing Sources tab.

Another frequent choice is AMA style. The information below indicates how to find the library's copy of the AMA manual.

Selecting a Journal

Nursing Journals

Nursing & Health Education Journals

Journal Name

(in order of citation frequency, with a minimum of 50 citations per journal; #1 is the most cited)

  1. Journal of Nursing Education
  2. Nurse Educator
  3. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
  4. Journal of Advanced Nursing
  5. Journal of Professional Nursing
  6. Nursing Education Perspectives
  7. Nursing Outlook
  8. Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  9. Nursing Research
  10. Computers, Informatics, Nursing : CIN
  11. ANS Advances in Nursing Science
  12. Journal of Nursing Staff Development
  13. Journal of Nursing Admistration
  14. Nurse Education Today
  15. American Journal of Nursing
  16. Nursing Times
  17. Western Journal of Nursing Research

Journal Name

(in order of citation frequency, with #1 being the most cited)

  1. Journal of American College Health
  2. American Journal of Public Health
  3. Journal of the American Medical Association
  4. Journal of School Health
  5. Health Education & Behavior
  6. Preventive Medicine
  7. Pediatrics
  8. Journal of Adolescent Health
  9. American Journal of Preventive Medicine
  10. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
  11. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
  12. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
  13. Journal of the American Dietetic Association
  14. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  15. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
  16. Addictive Behaviors
  17. Health Psychology
  18. Health Education Research
  19. American Journal of Health Education
  20. American Journal of Health Promotion

More Journals in Related Fields

Searches were performed in SocINDEX and PsycINFO for articles meeting the following criteria:

  • Assigned subject terms relating to nursing or nurses
  • Labeled as scholarly/peer reviewed
  • Published between 2005 and February of 2015
  • Not from a journal clearly or exclusively about nursing topics

The list below is composed of journals identified in this way, sorted by the number of matching articles (which is found in parentheses after each title).

  1. Scandinavian Journal Of Caring Sciences (247)
  2. International Journal For Human Caring (227)
  3. Perspectives In Psychiatric Care (172)
  4. Home Health Care Management & Practice (109)
  5. Patient Education And Counseling (88)
  6. American Journal Of Critical Care (81)
  7. Journal Of Pediatric Health Care (75)
  8. International Journal Of Evidence-Based Healthcare (73)
  9. Qualitative Health Research (71)
  10. Journal Of Interprofessional Care (64)
  11. Journal Of Cultural Diversity (58)
  12. Journal Of Palliative Medicine (56)
  13. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society (56)
  14. Primary Health Care Research And Development (53)
  15. Gerontologist (52)
  16. Social Science & Medicine (47)
  17. American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (42)
  18. Health Care Manager (42)
  19. JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, And Regulation (42)
  20. Journal Of Midwifery & Women's Health (38)
  21. Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management (38)
  22. Health Services Research (36)
  23. International Psychogeriatrics (34)
  24. Educational Gerontology (32)
  25. Work: Journal Of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation (31)
  26. International Journal Of Qualitative Studies On Health And Well-Being (30)
  27. Journal Of Child Health Care (30)
  28. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice (30)
  29. Journal Of Medical Ethics: Journal Of The Institute Of Medical Ethics (30)
  30. Family & Community Health: The Journal Of Health Promotion & Maintenance (29)
  31. European Journal Of Cancer Care (27)
  32. Journal Of Telemedicine And Telecare (27)
  33. Palliative Medicine (27)
  34. Psychiatric Bulletin (26)
  35. Family Practice (24)
  36. Journal Of Health Services Research & Policy (24)
  37. Medical Care (23)
  38. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry (22)
  39. Journal Of Intellectual Disabilities (22)
  40. Journal Of Learning Disabilities (22)
  41. Medical Care Research And Review (22)
  42. Psycho-Oncology (22)
  43. American Journal Of Public Health (21)
  44. International Journal For Quality In Health Care (21)
  45. Ergonomics (20)
  46. Health & Social Care In The Community (20)
  47. International Journal Of Human Resource Management (20)
  48. Journal Of Cancer Education (20)
  49. Journal Of Palliative Care (20)
  50. The Australian Journal Of Rural Health (19)
  51. Chronobiology International (18)
  52. Journal Of Applied Gerontology (18)
  53. Psychiatric Services (18)
  54. Applied Ergonomics (17)
  55. Illness, Crisis, & Loss (17)
  56. JAMA: Journal Of The American Medical Association (17)
  57. Reflective Practice (17)
  58. Sociology Of Health & Illness (17)
  59. Canadian Journal On Aging (16)
  60. Lancet (16)
  61. Military Medicine (16)
  62. Telemedicine And E-Health (16)
  63. Generations (15)
  64. Health Policy (15)
  65. Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine (15)
  66. Work, Employment And Society (15)