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Journal of Family Nursing

University of Calgary, Canada
2013 Impact Factor: 1.568
2013 Ranking: 15/39 in Family Studies | 22/107 in Nursing (SCI) | 20/105 in Nursing (SSCI)
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Become a member of the new International Family Nursing Association

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12th International Family Nursing Conference
Odense, Denmark, August 18-21, 2015
This conference is the official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association
A Special Issue about the Illness Beliefs Model will be published in 2015.


The Journal of Family Nursing is a forum for lively debate and critical dialogue on the nursing of families in health and illness.

Now indexed in Thomson Scientific Web of Science

A Valuable Resource Whatever Your Speciality

Whether you're a researcher, practitioner, teacher, or student. . . whether you work directly with families or deal with families because you work with patients in such areas as pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, oncology or cardiology . . . you'll find the Journal of Family Nursing a vital and valuable resource.

Comprehensive Coverage

The Journal of Family Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal publishing nursing research, practice, education, and policy issues, as well as empirical and theoretical analyses on the subject of family health. The journal represents both "family as context" and "family as unit", examining cultural diversity and families across the life cycle. Interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives are published from international contributors. The mission of the journal is to extend knowledge about family response to health and illness and improve healthcare offered to families.

Your Best Source for Family Nursing Information

The first periodical devoted exclusively to family nursing, the Journal of Family Nursing brings you the best in family nursing scholarship from a variety of perspectives. Articles in the Journal of Family Nursing examine such diverse topics as:The first periodical devoted exclusively to family nursing, the brings you the best in family nursing scholarship from a variety of perspectives. Articles in the examine such diverse topics as:

  • Advances in family nursing education
  • Families experiencing chronic illness
  • Families experiencing life-shortening illness
  • Families and health promotion
  • Childbearing/childrearing families
  • Family assessment and intervention
  • Advances in practice
  • Family care across the life span
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Cross-cultural health issues
  • Family nursing theory and policy
  • Advances in research methodology and instrumentation

In addition, Journal of Family Nursing regularly features book and videotape reviews, as well as providing a place for you to communicate information and exchange ideas with others in the field through the Family Nursing Network. The Calendar section lists upcoming conferences and other events of particular interest to nurses who work with families.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access) $1,054.00
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Individual Subscription, Print Only $142.00

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Institutional, Single Print Issue $284.00
Individual Single Print Issue $46.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1552-549X ISSN: 1074-8407
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 21 Current Issue: 2
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