Philadelphia, Pa. (November 27, 2012) - The Taiwan Nurses Association announced today that its official publication, The Journal of Nursing Research, is now recognized by the 2011 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) and is the first Taiwan nursing journal to receive an Impact Factor ranking . The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer Health business.
The Journal of Nursing Research has achieved an initial Impact Factor of 0.688 and a ranking of 73 out of 97 journals in the Nursing Science Category, and 70 out of 95 journals in the Social Science Category. Impact Factor rankings reflect the frequency of citations in the research literature.
First Taiwan Nursing Journal to Achieve Impact Factor The Journal of Nursing Research becomes the first nursing journal in Taiwan to be included in the JCR. "This is a great honor for the journal as well as the Taiwan Nurses Association," said Kwua-Yun Wang, RN, PhD, President of the Taiwan Nurses Association. "This recognition indicates that The Journal of Nursing Research produces high-quality, scholarly work that is contributing to the science of healthcare and nursing."
"We're very pleased to partner with the Taiwan Nurses Association to advance the reach and influence of its journal's content globally," said Jayne Marks, VP Publishing Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. "With this significant milestone recognized in the JCR, will make it easier for researchers to find, use, and cite articles from The Journal of Nursing Research.
The Journal Citation Reports®, a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters. Impact Factor (IF) is a measurement of the frequency by which an article in a scholarly journal is cited in a particular year. It is considered by many to be a measure of a journal's influence and prestige.
About the Taiwan Nurses Association
The Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA) is the leading nursing organization within Taiwan. Established in 1914, the TWNA operates for the purposes of promoting professional nursing services, improving nursing-related academic research, upgrading standards of nursing education, enhancing the health of all citizens, and enhancing the Association's international Status. Besides providing services for more than 70,000 members, TWNA publishes a variety of publications, including the Journal of Nursing Research,the Journal of Nursing and the Journal of Nursing and Healthcare Research.
About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).