Article: Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing

Smith, D. R., &  Hazelton, M. (2008). Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing.  Nursing & Health Sciences,  10(4),  260-265.

Abstract: Bibliometric research has risen in popularity during recent years and an increasing number of investigations now have examined the nursing literature. Our article provides a comprehensive overview of citation-based research in the nursing profession, as well as a discussion of bibliometrics, journal impact factors, and international publishing trends. The debate on evidence-based practice and its potential influence and relevance for nursing scholars is also covered. Although journal performance indicators are, no doubt, important for the contemporary nursing academic, it is the core research skills and attributes that nursing scholars, academics, and educators will need to consider more carefully in future if the next generation of professional nurse researchers is to truly flourish. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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