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Finding A Journal

Resources for Publishing SoLT questions in Nursing Education:

Oermann, M. H., & Hays, J. (2018). Writing for publication in nursing, fourth edition. Springer Publishing Company.https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/pitt-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5452502

  1. Possible Nursing Education Journals to Explore:
Nurse Educator Nurse Education Today Nursing Education Nursing Outlook Clinical Simulation in Nursing
  1. Search the International Academy of Nursing Editors’ (IANE) Journal Directory
  1. Use the Journal/ Author Name Estimator (JANE)
  1. BEWARE of Predatory journals.

    These are publishing outlets that publish for profit. There is a lack of review for the quality and legitimacy of the work, and dissemination is poor.

    “Predatory journals and publishers are entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices.” https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03759-y

Steps to identify Predatory journals:

  • Familiarize yourself with what these journals are and how they market
  • Ask yourself:
    • Does the journal have an impact factor?
    • Is it indexed in standard bibliographic databases such as CINAHL and Medline?
  • Use website: Think, Check, Submit https://thinkchecksubmit.org/