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Online Survey of Nursing Journal Peer Reviewers: Indicators of Quality in Manuscripts

Published on Jun 1, 2011in Western Journal of Nursing Research 1.46
· DOI :10.1177/0193945910385715
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Margaret Comerford Freda20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Yeshiva University)
+ 2 AuthorsMarion E. Broome32
Estimated H-index: 32
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
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Abstract
Nursing journal peer reviewers (N = 1,675) completed a 69-item online survey that assessed their views on manuscripts’ contributions to nursing, priorities in writing reviews, use of journal impact factor, and other areas related to indicators of quality. They reported using contribution to knowledge or research evidence, topic of current interest, and newly emerging area as indicators of a manuscript’s contribution to nursing. In writing their reviews, research rigor and clinical relevance of the manuscript were high priorities. Those familiar with the concept of impact factor were significantly more often not nurses; not United States residents; involved in research; and most often reviewed for journals that published only research or a scholarly mix of research, reviews, policy, and theory. When judging a paper’s contribution, nursing journal peer reviewers weigh both research and clinical interests. Most reviewers do not use impact factors and place clinical considerations ahead of impact factors.
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Published on Nov 1, 2010in Nursing Ethics 1.96
Marion E. Broome32
Estimated H-index: 32
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
+ 2 AuthorsJudith Gedney Baggs21
Estimated H-index: 21
(OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)
Editors of scientific literature rely heavily on peer reviewers to evaluate the integrity of research conduct and validity of findings in manuscript submissions. The purpose of this study was to describe the ethical concerns of reviewers of nursing journals. This descriptive cross-sectional study was an anonymous online survey. The findings reported here were part of a larger investigation of experiences of reviewers. Fifty-two editors of nursing journals (six outside the USA) agreed to invite t...
Published on Mar 1, 2009in Journal of Professional Nursing 1.83
Margaret Comerford Freda20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine),
Margaret H. Kearney26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UR: University of Rochester)
+ 2 AuthorsMolly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Topic Nursing journals depend on the services of peer reviewers for their expertise in research and clinical practice. Although some research has been done with peer reviewers of biomedical journals, to date, our knowledge about reviewers of nursing journals is minimal. Methods In this international survey of 1,675 reviewers for 41 nursing journals, reviewers were asked 69 questions about their experiences reviewing for professional nursing journals. This article examines their answers to the su...
David A. Pendlebury2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Thomson Reuters)
This article reviews the nature and use of the journal impact factor and other common bibliometric measures for assessing research in the sciences and social sciences based on data compiled by Thomson Reuters. Journal impact factors are frequently misused to assess the influence of individual papers and authors, but such uses were never intended. Thomson Reuters also employs other measures of journal influence, which are contrasted with the impact factor. Finally, the author comments on the prop...
Published on Jan 1, 2009in Transnational Corporations Review
James Testa2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Thomson Reuters)
This paper includes a detailed description of the Thomson Reuters Journal Selection Process, which evaluates many criteria, including timeliness of publication, adherence to international editorial conventions, and English language bibliographic information. Thomson Reuters also examines a journal's editorial content and the international diversity of it authors and editors. Citation analysis is carried out using Thomson Reuters data to determine a journal's citation history and/or the citation ...
Published on Dec 1, 2008in Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2.54
Margaret H. Kearney26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UR: University of Rochester),
Judith Gedney Baggs21
Estimated H-index: 21
+ 2 AuthorsMargaret Comerford Freda20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Yeshiva University)
Purpose: To describe nursing journal reviewers' professional backgrounds, reviewing experience, time investment, and perceptions of their role. Design: Exploratory descriptive cross-sectional study. Methods: A 69-question survey containing both fixed-option and open-ended questions and accessed via the World Wide Web was completed by 1,675 nursing journal reviewers who had been invited to participate by editors of 52 nursing journals. Findings: Participants were from 44 countries, with 74% from ...
Published on Oct 1, 2008in Journal of Advanced Nursing 2.38
Judith Gedney Baggs21
Estimated H-index: 21
(OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University),
Marion E. Broome32
Estimated H-index: 32
(IUPUI: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis)
+ 2 AuthorsMargaret H. Kearney26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UR: University of Rochester)
Title. Blinding in peer review: the preferences of reviewers for nursing journals. Aim. This paper is a report of a study to assess the beliefs and preferences of reviewers for nursing journals about blinding of authors to reviewers, reviewers to authors, neither or both. Background. Blinding of author and reviewer names in the manuscript review process has been of interest to nursing editors, but reports that are based on data rather than simply opinion concern the editorial practices of biomed...
Published on Jan 1, 2007in Iubmb Life 3.05
Marcelo Hermes-Lima28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UnB: University of Brasília),
Natacha C.F. Santos4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UnB: University of Brasília)
+ 1 AuthorsSergio T. Ferreira46
Estimated H-index: 46
(UFRJ: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Summary Science in Latin America has experienced vigorous growth in the past decade, as demonstrated by the fact that the Latin American share of the world’s scientific publications increased from 1.8% in 1991 – 1995 to 3.4% in 1999 – 2003. Significant growth has also taken place in the numbers of PhDs in science and engineering (S&E) awarded in Latin American countries in recent years, including those in the natural sciences. Importantly, albeit at different rates, growth has been verified in a...
Published on Apr 1, 2006in Journal of The Medical Library Association 2.42
Margaret (Peg) Allen4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Susan Kaplan Jacobs6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
June R. Levy3
Estimated H-index: 3
Introduction: This project is a collaborative effort of the Task Force on Mapping the Nursing Literature of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section of the Medical Library Association. This overview summarizes eighteen studies covering general nursing and sixteen specialties. Method: Following a common protocol, citations from source journals were analyzed for a three-year period within the years 1996 to 2000. Analysis included cited formats, age, and ranking of the frequency of cited jou...
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Lisa Schulmeister4
Estimated H-index: 4
Objectives To review trends and issues in publishing and provide resources on publishing opportunities for oncology nurses. Data Sources Journal articles, publishers’ information for authors, online publishing resources, discussions with journal and textbook editors, personal experience. Conclusion Advances in oncology practice and publishing present new opportunities—as well as new challenges—for nurse authors. Nurses need to stay abreast of developments in oncology and be aware of trends and i...
Alan R. Felthous1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Pittsburgh),
Robert M. Wettstein10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Pittsburgh)
Peer reviewers have been called the gatekeepers of science. For journal publications in forensic psychiatry, as well as other disciplines, the purposes of peer review are to assist in the selection of manuscripts to publish, improve the quality of manuscripts before their publication, and promote the fairness of the process. In this article, we examine, in particular, characteristics of high-quality peer reviewers, selection of peer reviewers, recruitment and retention of peer reviewers, desired...
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Journal of Professional Nursing 1.83
Patricia Gonce Morton6
Estimated H-index: 6
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Nursing Research 2.02
Susan J. Henly21
Estimated H-index: 21
Published on Sep 1, 2012in Enfermería Clínica
Montserrat Díaz-Membrives1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Sara Farrero-Muñoz1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Teresa Lluch-Canut7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Barcelona)
Resumen Objetivos Identificar las caracteristicas bibliometricas de las revistas de Enfermeria con Factor de Impacto (FI) y analizar caracteristicas metodologicas y de autoria de los estudios originales publicados en revistas con FI. Metodo Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo. Se ha realizado una revision bibliografica de las publicaciones de Enfermeria incluidas en el Journal Citation Reports (JCR) durante los anos 2009 y 2010, con el analisis de una muestra de los articulos originales publicados...
Students new to research methods may fail to acknowledge that research fin sole purpose of research as proving or disproving a hypothesis. asking research methods students to compare studies using preset evaluation criteria helps those intricacies of research. The goal of the exercise is to better inform future and current practitioners’ professional practice and research. Methods: Students in a multidisciplinary health sciences graduate program were asked to compare the methods and findings of ...