OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing is a peer-reviewed publication that provides a forum for discussion of the issues inherent in current topics of interest to nurses and other health care professionals. The intent of this journal is to present different views on issues that affect nursing research, education, and practice, thus enabling readers to understand the full complexity of a topic. The interactive format of the journal encourages a dynamic dialogue resulting in a comprehensive discussion of the topic, thereby building up the body of nursing knowledge and suggesting policy implications that enhance the health of the public. The journal is indexed by Medline, CINAHL and Scopus.
OJIN averages 136,000 user sessions (visits) per month. OJIN’s international readership includes nurses employed by thousands of healthcare organizations throughout the world, researchers, and educators and students in a variety of educational programs. Approximately 80% of OJIN’s readers are 18-44 years of age; about 65% of these readers are ages 18-34.
Each issue begins with a collection of initial, invited, peer-reviewed articles written by national and international experts in a particular topical area. An advantage of electronic journals over print journals is that unsolicited, voluntary articles can be added over time to the topic, thus updating the topic and increasing our understanding of the topic. All articles, invited and unsolicited, undergo a double blind peer-review by at least three of our national and international OJIN Editorial Review Board members who recommend acceptance, resubmission, or rejection of the manuscript. For more information about OJIN articles and publication policies, check out the the Frequently Asked Questions.