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Journal of Family Nursing

2016 Impact Factor: 2.537
2016 Ranking: 3/116 in Nursing (SCI) | 3/114 in Nursing (SSCI) | 4/43 in Family Studies
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor
Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD University of Calgary, Canada


eISSN: 1552549X | ISSN: 10748407 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Become a member of the International Family Nursing Association

The vision of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) is, “Nurses transforming health for families worldwide.”

Become a member today: Visit http://internationalfamilynursing.org/ for more information.

NEW International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies for Family Nursing: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2017/05/19/advanced-practice-competencies/

International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) Position Statement on Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2015/07/31/ifna-position-statement-on-generalist-competencies-for-family-nursing-practice/

International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) Position Statement on Pre-Licensure Family Nursing Education: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2015/07/30/ifna-position-statement-on-pre-licensure-family-nursing-education/



13th International Family Nursing Conference


June 14-17, 2017, Pamplona, Spain

This Conference is the official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA).

YOUR BEST RESOURCE FOR THE LATEST ADVANCES IN FAMILY NURSING, THEORY, PRACTICE, RESEARCH, AND EDUCATION

The Journal of Family Nursing is a forum for lively debate and critical dialogue on the nursing of families in health and illness.

Now indexed in Thomson Scientific Web of Science

A Valuable Resource Whatever Your Speciality

Whether you're a researcher, practitioner, teacher, or student. . . whether you work directly with families or deal with families because you work with patients in such areas as pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, oncology or cardiology . . . you'll find the Journal of Family Nursing a vital and valuable resource.

Comprehensive Coverage

The Journal of Family Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal publishing nursing research, practice, education, and policy issues, as well as empirical and theoretical analyses on the subject of family health. The journal represents both "family as context" and "family as unit", examining cultural diversity and families across the life cycle. Interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives are published from international contributors. The mission of the journal is to extend knowledge about family response to health and illness and improve healthcare offered to families.

Your Best Source for Family Nursing Information

The first periodical devoted exclusively to family nursing, the Journal of Family Nursing brings you the best in family nursing scholarship from a variety of perspectives. Articles in the Journal of Family Nursing examine such diverse topics as:The first periodical devoted exclusively to family nursing, the brings you the best in family nursing scholarship from a variety of perspectives. Articles in the examine such diverse topics as:

  • Advances in family nursing education
  • Families experiencing chronic illness
  • Families experiencing life-shortening illness
  • Families and health promotion
  • Childbearing/childrearing families
  • Family assessment and intervention
  • Advances in practice
  • Family care across the life span
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Cross-cultural health issues
  • Family nursing theory and policy
  • Advances in research methodology and instrumentation

In addition, Journal of Family Nursing regularly features book and videotape reviews, as well as providing a place for you to communicate information and exchange ideas with others in the field through the Family Nursing Network. The Calendar section lists upcoming conferences and other events of particular interest to nurses who work with families.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The mission of the Journal of Family Nursing (JFN) is to extend knowledge about family response to health and illness and improve healthcare offered to families. JFN is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarly work on nursing research, practice, education, and policy issues related to families in health and illness. Appropriate articles of empirical and theoretical analysis on the subject of family health will also be considered for publication. Both family-as-context and family-as-unit are represented. The journal recognizes a strong mandate to represent cultural diversity and families across the life cycle and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives as well as international contributions. Papers will be selected for their scientific merit and creative treatment of significant issues in the field. One of the objectives of the journal is to establish a forum in which practitioners, educators, and researchers in various clinical specialties and settings can extend the lively debate and begin a more critical dialogue about the family in health and illness.

Editorial Board
Margareth Angelo, RN, PhD University of São Paulo, Brazil
Kristofer Årestedt, RN, PhD Linkoping University, Sweden
Päivi Åstedt-Kurki, PhD, RN University of Tampere, Finland
Lioness Ayres, PhD, RN University of Iowa, USA
Perri J. Bomar, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA
Catherine A. Chesla, RN, DNSc, FAAN University of California, San Francisco, USA
Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Pennsylvania, USA
Wannee Deoisres, RN, PhD Burapha University, Thailand
Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD University of Montreal, Canada
Suzanne Feetham, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
Lawrence H Ganong, PhD University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT, FAAN University of Minnesota, USA
Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN Duke University, USA
Shirley M. H. Hanson, RN, PhD, FAAN Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD Canada
Wendy Looman, PhD, RN, CNP University of Minnesota, USA
Carol J. Loveland-Cherry, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Michigan, USA
Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, FAAN Villanova University College of Nursing, USA
Nancy Moules, RN, PhD University of Calgary, Canada
Roberta Rehm, RN, PhD, FAAN University of California at San Francisco, USA
Britt-Inger Saveman, RN, PhD Umeå University, Sweden
Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, DNSc, CNS, RN, FAAN NYU College of Nursing, USA
Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, RN, PhD, FAAN University of Iceland, Iceland
Marcia Van Riper, RN, PhD, FAAN University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD University of Calgary, Canada
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  • JOURNAL OF FAMILY NURSING - INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

    Extending Knowledge; Transforming Practice

    Journal of Family Nursing (http://jfnsagepub.com) is owned by SAGE Publications. The first issue of this quarterly journal began in February 1995. Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD, (University of Calgary) is the Founding Editor of this journal.

    The Journal of Family Nursing (JFN) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly work on research, practice, education, and policy issues related to families in health and illness. The mission of the journal is to extend understanding about the relationships between families, health, illness, and health care with a goal of transforming practice with families by nurses and other helping professionals. Papers will be selected for their scientific merit and creative treatment of significant issues in the field. A compelling argument for how the paper significantly extends knowledge about a particular population of families and/or the care offered to families is a central requirement. Priority will be given to papers that focus on family interventions and knowledge transfer or knowledge translation of family nursing theory to practice settings. Interprofessional perspectives are encouraged, as are international contributions.

    The JFN received its first Impact Factor in the Thomson-Reuters Scientific Journal Citation Reports 2007. JFN has a 2015 Impact Factor of 1.775 and is now ranked 12/43 in Family Studies; 14/114 in Nursing (SSCI); 16/116 in Nursing (SCI). One of the objectives of the journal is to establish a forum in which practitioners, educators, and researchers in various clinical specialties and disciplines can extend the lively debate and begin a more critical dialogue to grow knowledge about the family in health and illness and transform family focused health care.

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal. 

    Click here to download a PDF of the Author Guidelines.

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