“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” (Marie Curie)

infermieristica journal (ij) is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal that promotes the development and exchange of knowledge relevant to nursing research and practice. ij supports evidence-based clinical practice, encourages, and promotes critical debate about the art and science of nursing. The journal particularly welcomes studies that aim to evaluate and understand complex health care interventions and health policies, and which employ the most rigorous designs and methods appropriate for the research question of interest. The journal also seeks to advance the quality of research by publishing methodological papers introducing or elaborating on analytic techniques, measures, and research methods. The journal publishes original peer-reviewed articles of interest to the international health care community.

infermieristica journal was born from the necessity to promote a scientific and popular path, different from all that is currently present in the Italian panorama, with the intention of feeding nursing science in an original and identifying way and at the same time to open its doors to young researchers. infermieristica journal publishes articles of professional interest covering all topics of nursing science. The aim of the journal is to promote excellence, improve clinical practice and encourage debate about patient care and nursing.

infermieristica journal is an open access journal available to everyone, free and independent. It is in English language. It is possible to order a printed version of the journal in a limited edition, a project financed directly by readers through a crowfunding campaign. With these contributions we support the production costs and we fund scientific and divulgative projects. The journal is published by the editorial group ” infermieristica Editore” in collaboration with Firenze University Press, publisher of the University of Florence. The editorial policies of ij include:

  • Rapid initial screening for suitability and editorial interest;
  • Highly efficient editorial processes: average time from submission to first decision of 2 months;
  • Just Accepted Manuscript: the article is published online soon after its acceptance;
  • Indexed of journal in scientific databases.

infermieristica journal was born from an international team of nurses from different areas of the nursing profession. Its international outlook provides an appropriate space for the diffusion and exchange of research outcomes, experiences, and ideas. ij supports the interdisciplinary interaction of specialists in different health care areas, which is essential for a better understanding of different settings. The nursing journal audience consists in nurses, educators, administrators, and researchers in all areas of nursing and care sciences.

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