About OJIN


OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing is a peer-reviewed publication that provides a forum for discussion of the issues inherent in current topics of interest to nurses and other health care professionals. The intent of this journal is to present different views on issues that affect nursing research, education, and practice, thus enabling readers to understand the full complexity of a topic. The interactive format of the journal encourages a dynamic dialogue resulting in a comprehensive discussion of the topic, thereby building up the body of nursing knowledge and suggesting policy implications that enhance the health of the public. The journal is indexed by Medline, CINAHL and Scopus.


OJIN averages 136,000 user sessions (visits) per month. OJIN's international readership includes nurses employed by thousands of healthcare organizations throughout the world, researchers, and educators and students in a variety of educational programs. Approximately 80% of OJIN's readers are 18-44 years of age; about 65% of these readers are ages 18-34.

Journal Content

Each issue begins with a collection of initial, invited, peer-reviewed articles written by national and international experts in a particular topical area. An advantage of electronic journals over print journals is that unsolicited, voluntary articles can be added over time to the topic, thus updating the topic and increasing our understanding of the topic. All articles, invited and unsolicited, undergo a double blind peer-review by at least three of our national and international OJIN Editorial Review Board members who recommend acceptance, resubmission, or rejection of the manuscript. For more information about OJIN articles and publication policies, check out the the Frequently Asked Questions.

Ownership of OJIN

OJIN is a part of the American Nurses Association family of journals.

Please click on the links below for recent OJIN Annual Reports.

Privacy Policy

OJIN is committed to protecting your privacy. We will never rent, sell, or trade your e-mail to others. We use information you provide in reader surveys only to create group composites to help us and our underwriters better serve you. If you have questions contact the OJIN Editor.


Find out the answers to the OJIN frequently asked questions. Go to: FAQs

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Author Submission Guidelines

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts, related to any previously posted OJIN topic.

Editorial Staff and Boards

See OJIN Editorial Staff and Boards.

Contact Us

If you have questions contact the OJIN Editor.


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ANA members have the first opportunity to access the most recent OJIN topic.