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The British Journal of Nursing

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The British Journal of Nursing
DisciplineGeneral nursing
Edited bySophie Gardner
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Nursing Record
History1888–1956, 1992-Current
MA Healthcare Ltd (United Kingdom)
0.71 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Br. J. Nurs.
ISSN0966-0461 (print)
2052-2819 (web)

The British Journal of Nursing is a medical journal covering nursing. In addition to academic material on nursing and hospitals, the journal provides information on people and events as well as photographs and advertisements.[1][2] There have been two versions of the journal, one historic and one modern.

History and availability[edit]

It was established in 1888 as The Nursing Record, obtaining its final title in 1902.[2] The journal was discontinued in 1956.[1]

The journal was acquired in 1893 by Bedford Fenwick and his wife, Ethel Gordon Fenwick, the founder of the Royal British Nurses' Association,[3] who used it to support the campaign for the official registration of nurses.[2]

All issues of the journal are available online, having been digitised in 2001 following a grant from the Wellcome Trust.[2]

Current version[edit]

There has been a new version of the title published by MA Healthcare Ltd. since at least 1992.[4] It does not appear to be connected to the older title. The current version has an H-Index of 41, and an SJR of 0.287.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Resource: British Journal of Nursing". The University of Manchester. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Historical nursing journals". Royal College of Nursing. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Royal British Nurses' Association". King's College London. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  4. ^ "British Journal of Nursing".
  5. ^ "British Journal of Nursing - Impact Factor, Overall Ranking, Rating, h-index, Impact Factor, SJR, Publisher, ISSN, Scientific Journal Ranking, other Important Metrics | Resurchify". www.resurchify.com. Retrieved 12 April 2021.

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