There are 118 core journals for the field of nursing according to the most recent research survey, a 2006 JMLA article (Journal of the Medical Library Association), entitled: "Mapping the General Literature of American Nursing" by authors Margaret Allen, MLS, AHIP, and June R. Levy, MLS. The authors define general to describe "the popular clinically orientated journals marketed to practicing nurses" in the U.S.
Of the 118 core journals, the following 24 journals constitute the most productive, frequently cited nursing journals. (For a complete list of all 118 journals, click on the above link to the JMLA article.)
(Journals are listed alphabetically. Links lead to journal access through FGCU Library, if available. Select "Connect now" on the linked page. Any information in quotation marks is direct from the journal's official website.)
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