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International content of high-ranking nursing journals in the year 2000

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Dougherty, MC, Lin, SY, McKenna, Hugh and Seers, K (2004) International content of high-ranking nursing journals in the year 2000. JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP, 36 (2). pp. 173-179. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2004.04031.x

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the extent of an international perspective in publication in nursing journals. Design: Characteristics of 2,581 articles, authors of articles, and journals (editorial purpose and editorial team) of 42 high-ranking nursing journals for the year 2000 were analyzed. Methods: The characteristics were assessed using seven operational definitions of ``international. `` Findings: Major findings were: (a) 747 (28.9%) articles were identified as international, of which (b) 705 (94.3 %) were placed in the scholarly or empirical categories; (c) more articles were categorized as empirical in the international articles; more articles were categorized as scholarly among the noninternational articles; (d) 763 (79.3 %) articles met an international definition based on author characteristics; and (e) 20 (47.6%) journals bad international editorial teams. Conclusions: Nearly 30% of articles had international content. Articles with international content were more frequently databased than were noninternational articles. The study provides a baseline indication of the extent of international perspectives in published articles in nursing journals. The extent to which these international articles make substantial contributions to knowledge has yet to be discovered.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:19532
Deposited By:Yvonne Dunwoody (Admin)
Deposited On:11 Aug 2011 14:32
Last Modified:11 Aug 2011 14:32

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