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Resources for Publishing in Nursing

This guide to publishing in nursing provides links to resources and tutorials to assist you in the publishing process, from finding a journal to tracking your publications.

Find a journal

Finding the right journal for your research is an important part of the publishing process. It is necessary to balance the factors of journal content, acceptance rate, and impact factor when choosing where to submit articles. The tools listed below can help.

Online tools

Cabells allows you to search for a journal and see important analytics like acceptance rate, impact factor, and more. You can also compare journals side-by-side. The video below will walk you through how to find a journal in Cabells.

InCites Journal Citation Reports is a tool to compare journals by their rankings on a variety of metrics, and make visualizations with this data.

The Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) of the Medical Library Association compiles a list of nursing journals which includes detailed information including manuscript style, indexing, and evidence-based practice content. Click on "2016 NAHRS Selected List of Nursing Journals FINAL.xlsx" to download the entire list.

The NLM Catalog contains detailed MEDLINE indexing information for the journals in PubMed and other NCBI databases. This link leads to a list of nursing journals in the NLM Catalog. The video below will walk you through how to use the list.

Within EndNote Web, click on "Match" in the menu at the top of the page. This takes you to a tool which allows you to paste in your article title and abstract, and then suggests appropriate journals using Journal Citation Reports data.

EndNote Web menu with Match circled

Jane, the Journal/Author Name Estimator is another tool which allows you to paste in your article title, abstract, or keywords and then helps to identify potential journals for publication.