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04 July 2022

International Journal of Nursing Studies Achieves Highest-Ever Ranking for Impact of Research

The International Journal of Nursing Studies (IJNS), whose editorial office is hosted in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s, has ranked first out of 124 Nursing Journals by the Journal Citation Report’s Impact Factor Rankings 2022. 

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The journal, whose editorial office is hosted at King’s, achieves prestigious ranking for the eighth consecutive year. 

The Clarivate Impact Factor rating of a journal is an important way for the research community to identify and evaluate the world’s leading sciences and social sciences journals. The rating is frequently used to measure the prestige of a journal within its field. It is a measure of the frequency with which the ‘average article’ in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period. 

Ian Norman, Emeritus Professor of Mental Health, and former Executive Dean of the Faculty has been the Editor-in-Chief of the IJNS since 2005.

I am delighted to see this achievement for the eighth consecutive year, with an increased score. The Journal’s consolidated position as the most influential academic nursing journal in the world is the outcome of a team effort by our editors and editorial board members across the world and our excellent team based in the editorial office which is hosted by the Faculty here at King’s Our vision of the IJNS is a journal that publishes excellent health services research which concerns the largest element of the healthcare workforce; nurses and midwives. As such it is a journal that presents research and debate that is potentially important to a broad range of those involved in delivering, managing and making policy for health care.

Professor Ian Norman

Find out more about the IJNS on the journal website

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Professor Ian Norman August 2019

Emeritus Professor of Mental Health