International Journal of Nursing Studies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The International Journal of Nursing Studies is a monthly peer-reviewed nursing journal published by Elsevier. It covers the delivery of care in the fields of nursing and midwifery.


The journal was established in 1963 and was originally published on a quarterly basis by Pergamon Press. The founding editor-in-chief was Elsie Stevenson (University of Edinburgh).[1] She was succeeded in 1968 by K. J. W. Wilson (University of Edinburgh, later University of Birmingham). Wilson stepped down in 1982 and was replaced by Rosemary Crow (Northwick Park Hospital) and Caroline Cox (University of London).[2] Cox stepped down in 1992,[3] and Crow (then at the University of Surrey), remained as sole editor-in-chief for a further eight years, a total of 18 years making her the longest-serving editor to date.

From 2000-2004, Jenifer Wilson-Barnett (King's College London) was editor.[4][5] She was succeeded in 2005 by the present editor Ian Norman.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, in 2018 the journal's impact factor was 3.570, with a 5-Year Impact Factor of 5.022, ranking first out of 100 journals in the category "Nursing".[6]


  1. ^ Ross, Fiona (2012-03-15). "Elsie Stevenson Memorial Lecture: Elsie Stevenson's legacy: nurse leaders in universities today" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  2. ^ Wilson, Kathleen J. W. (1981). "Editor's announcement". International Journal of Nursing Studies. 18 (1): 1. doi:10.1016/0020-7489(81)90002-X.
  3. ^ Crow, Rosemary (1992). "Editorial". International Journal of Nursing Studies. 29: 1. doi:10.1016/0020-7489(92)90055-L.
  4. ^ Wilson-Barnett, J (2000). "Editorial". International Journal of Nursing Studies. 37 (2): 93–4. doi:10.1016/S0020-7489(99)00074-7. PMID 10684949.
  5. ^ Wilson-Barnett, Jenifer (2004). "Editorial". International Journal of Nursing Studies. 41 (4): 343. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.02.002.
  6. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Nursing". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2019.

External links[edit]