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Cochrane Nursing Field establishes new publication agreement with British Journal of Community Nursing and extends its agreement with the American Journal of Nursing

Cochrane Nursing  Care establishes new publication agreement with British Journal of Community Nursing and extends its agreement with the American Journal of Nursing

The Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) established a brand new publication agreement with the British Journal of Community Nursing. The journal will feature a ‘Cochrane Corner’ column monthly throughout 2018.

The British Journal of Community Nursing is the UK's leading peer-reviewed journal for district nurses, featuring the most current clinical coverage and research on primary care nursing. The periodical is designed to help nurses manage complex cases more effectively, improve case management skills, and help healthcare professionals gain a greater understanding of best practices with a view to improving hospital procedures.

The CNCF is also pleased to announce the highly ranked American Journal of Nursing (AJN) will be extending its existing publication agreement with the Field and has requested production of a further seven summaries on Cochrane reviews. The new agreement will see the Field’s ‘Cochrane Corner’ column feature in this periodical throughout 2018 and into 2019.

The CNCF is delighted this highly subscribed journal continues to appreciate the value in disseminating relevant Cochrane evidence to the international nursing community. With an impact factor of 1.30, the AJN is one of the highest ranked international publications for nurses and healthcare professionals, providing comprehensive and in-depth information to help nurses stay current in their profession. First established in 1900, the AJN is the oldest nursing journal still in publication. In 2009 the journal was selected as one of the "100 Most Influential Journals in Biology and Medicine in the Last 100 Years" by the Biomedical and Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association. Peer reviewed and evidence-based, the AJN’s articles are written by nurses and healthcare professionals who pursue excellence in practice and aspire to advance in their careers, whatever the setting.

Predominantly a clinical practice journal, the AJN publishes clinical reviews, original research, and provides news and analyses related to technology, drugs, management and professional issues and health care trends, offering solutions to the challenges facing today's practicing nurse.

Publication in the AJN has had a significant impact on the broader dissemination of the Field’s summary evidence, helping to get valuable Cochrane research to a larger number of nurses and related healthcare clinicians internationally.

On the journal’s agreement renewal with the CNCF and the continued publication of Cochrane review summaries, Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, Editor in Chief of the AJN, writes: “We’ve found running periodic instalments of the CNCF’s ‘Cochrane Corner’ a valuable adjunct to our mission of disseminating evidence-based information to our largely clinically based readers.”

“As the oldest continuing circulated nursing journal in the world, the AJN has a legacy of over 115 years of providing nurses with fact-based information to aid them in their practice and career. Today, with so much information available at the touch of a keyboard, it can be difficult to differentiate between what’s research-based and unbiased from that which is sponsored and unsupported by evidence. It’s vital that nurses have access to accurate information and at the AJN, where accuracy is paramount, we rely on the CNCF’s summaries to help us provide that information. We’ve increased the CNCF’s column from quarterly, to now offering the articles to our readers six times or more a year. It’s been increasingly popular and we’re delighted that more of our readers are discovering it.”

Amy Collins, Managing Editor for the American Journal of Nursing, is also an advocate for the dissemination work performed by the CNCF and adamantly supports the journal’s ongoing collaboration with the Field. On the summaries produced by the CNCF Amy writes: “As the Managing Editor of the AJN, I am pleased that we will be continuing our collaboration with the Cochrane Nursing Care Field. Our Cochrane Corner column, which features streamlined summaries of Cochrane reviews, provides nurses with the trusted research they need to inform practice. This fruitful collaboration, which we have enjoyed for several years, marks our commitment to disseminate evidence-based research to our wide nursing audience.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018