Bibliometric and Textual Analysis of Historical Patterns in Maternal–Infant Health and Nursing Issues in The Canadian NurseJournal, 1905–2015:

Published on Jun 1, 2019in Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
· DOI :10.1177/0844562118804119
Lenora Marcellus9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UVic: University of Victoria)
Study backgroundJournals are key learning mechanisms for nursing organizations. Analysis of publications provides opportunities to explore influences, priorities, and perspectives of nurses over ti...
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