Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Boosts Visibility and Reach with Inclusion in Thomson Reuters Indexes

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Articles published in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)’s scientific journal, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, will now be indexed and abstracted by Thomson Reuters services and products.

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Articles published in the journal will now be broadly indexed and accessible through Thomson Reuters Web-of-Science, significantly expanding their potential reach and impact on the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is pleased to announce that the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters products and services. The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, published bi-monthly by Sage Publication Inc., is the official journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and a respected conduit for publishing and disseminating psychiatric-mental health nursing scholarly research. Articles published in the journal will now be broadly indexed and accessible through Thomson Reuters Web-of-Science, significantly expanding their potential reach and impact on the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Journals included in Thomson Reuters indexing are largely considered the world’s leading scientific journals due to a rigorous selection process based on basic publishing standards, international diversity, and citation analysis. Thomson Reuters 2014 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) shows an inaugural impact factor of 0.977 for the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. This impact factor, which is based on the frequency of citations a journal’s average article garners over a specified period, is the highest among psychiatric nursing journals.

“Inclusion of JAPNA in Thomson Reuters indexes is an important milestone in our journal’s development,” said Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Editor in Chief Karen Farchuas Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN. “It reflects the hard work and dedication of many, including the authors, the peer reviewers, members of the Editorial Board, and the staff at Sage Publication Inc.”

APNA President Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP added, “Indexing by Thomson Reuters has been a primary goal for the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and its Editorial Board. This selection is evidence of the hard work and diligence of the JAPNA Editor-in-Chief Karen Farchaus Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN and the JAPNA Editorial Committee.”

The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) publishes psychiatric-mental health nursing research and scholarship that contributes both to knowledge development and the continuum of psychiatric-mental health care. Content spans mental health promotion and psychiatric treatment and recovery at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention across the lifespan. JAPNA circulates important developments and issues applicable to psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education, research, theory, and policy. Articles, editorials, and special features describe critical and timely analysis of emerging issues and trends and discuss innovative models of practice as they are related to changing systems of healthcare.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.

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