Table 4

EBN (general practice nursing) journal-specific content of high-quality, clinically relevant articles

Journal title

Number articles in 2000 in journal

Number abstracted (% included in EBN)

NNR for abstracted article

Number abstracted or listed (% included in EBN)*

NNR for abstracted or listed**


Qualitative Health Research

60

10 (10.4)

6.0

14 (4.6)

4.7

Cochrane Database of Systematic Review***

444

8 (8.3)

55.5

33 (10.9)

13.5

Pediatrics

811

8 (8.3)

101.4

19 (6.3)

42.7

JAMA

1930

7 (7.3)

275.7

16 (5.3)

120.6

Lancet

3858

6 (6.3)

643.0

12 (4.0)

321.5

BMJ

3428

5 (5.2)

685.6

16 (5.3)

214.3

Journal of Advanced Nursing

611

5 (5.2)

122.2

14 (4.6)

43.6

American Journal of Medicine

434

3 (3.1)

144.7

6 (2.0)

72.3

Critical Care Medicine

977

3 (3.1)

325.7

3 (1.0)

325.7

Health Psychology***

79

3 (3.1)

26.3

5 (1.6)

15.8

Stroke

609

3 (3.1)

203.0

5 (1.6)

121.8

Archives of Internal Medicine

620

2 (2.1)

310

16 (5.3)

38.8

Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

273

2 (2.1)

136.5

5 (1.6)

57.4

CMAJ (formerly Canadian Medical Association Journal)

1007

2 (2.1)

503.5

3 (1.0)

335.7

Health Education and Behavior***

67

2 (2.1)

33.5

2 (0.7)

33.5

Journal of Pediatrics

137

2 (2.1)

68.5

6 (2.0)

22.8

Social Science and Medicine

302

2 (2.1)

151

5 (1.6)

60.4

Age and Ageing

767

1 (1.0)

767

2 (0.7)

383.5

Annals of Internal Medicine

602

1 (1.0)

602

6 (2.0)

100.3

Annals of Surgery

301

1 (1.0)

301

1 (0.3)

301

ANS Advances in Nursing Sciences

25

1 (1.0)

25

3 (1.0)

8.3

Applied Nursing Research

40

1 (1.0)

40

2 (0.7)

20

Archives of Disease in Childhood Neonatal and Fetal Edition

157

1 (1.0)

157

3 (1.0)

52.3

Archives of General Psychiatry

161

1 (1.0)

161

4 (1.3)

40.3

Birth

105

1 (1.0)

105

1 (0.3)

105

British Journal of General Practice

453

1 (1.0)

453

4 (1.3)

113.3

British Journal of Surgery

402

1 (1.0)

402

2 (0.7)

201

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology

145

1 (1.0)

145

1 (0.3)

145

Canadian Journal of Infection Control

31

1 (1.0)

31

1 (0.3)

31

Image Journal of Nursing Scholarship

94

1 (1.0)

94

2 (0.7)

47

Journal of the American Geriatric Society

384

1 (1.0)

384

4 (1.3)

96

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

173

1 (1.0)

173

5 (1.6)

57.7

Journal of Clinical Nursing

107

1 (1.0)

107

3 (1.0)

35.7

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

122

1 (1.0)

122

5 (1.6)

24.4

Journal of Manipulative and Physical Therapy

117

1 (1.0)

117

1 (0.3)

117

Midwifery

68

1 (1.0)

68

3 (1.0)

22.7

New England Journal of Medicine

1530

1 (1.0)

1530

4 (1.3)

382.5

Pain

269

1 (1.0)

269

1 (0.3)

269

Psychosomatic Medicine

106

1 (1.0)

106

1 (0.3)

106

Western Journal of Nursing Research

99

1 (1.0)

99

1 (0.3)

99

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

255

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

255

Addiction

295

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

295

American Journal of Cardiology

850

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

850

American Journal of Epidemiology

362

0 (0)

Infinity

11 (3.6)

32.9

American Journal of Gastroenterology

923

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

923

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

704

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (0.7)

352

American Journal of Public Health

363

0 (0)

Infinity

4 (1.3)

90.8

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

783

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

783

Archives of Diseases in Childhood

392

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (0.7)

196

British Journal of Psychiatry

335

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (0.7)

177.5

Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

35

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

35

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

179

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

179

Cancer

786

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

786

Cancer Nursing

61

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

61

Chest

882

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

882

Child Development

141

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

141

Gut

446

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

446

Heart and Lung

59

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

59

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

169

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

169

Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

300

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

300

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

99

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

99

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

205

0 (0)

Infinity

3 (1.0)

68.3

Journal of Family Practice

263

0 (0)

Infinity

7 (2.3)

37.6

Journal of General Internal Medicine

155

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

155

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

68

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (0.7)

34

Journal of Pediatric and Oncology Nursing

32

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

32

Medical Journal of Australia

598

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

598

Nursing Research

51

0 (0)

Infinity

3 (1.0)

17

Obstetrics and Gynecology

478

0 (0)

Infinity

3 (1.0)

159.3

Patient Education and Counseling

94

0 (0)

Infinity

3 (1.0)

31.3

Schizophrenia Bulletin

80

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (0.7)

40

Spine

604

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (0.7)

302

Thorax

336

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.3)

336

Total

96

305

Correlation with SCI Impact Factors-correlation coefficient (P-value)

N.A.

0.096 (0.57)

N.A.

0.256 (0.038)

N.A.


*Articles abstracted are those that pass methodological criteria and are deemed to be the most important by practicing nurses. The other articles listed are articles with the same high-quality methods but are considered to be slightly less important clinically by practicing nurses; **The number of articles needed to read (NNR) is a measure of the ratio of number of relevant articles (abstracted or combined abstracted or listed) divided into the total number of articles for each journal title; ***SCI Impact Factor not available for analysis; N.A. Not applicable or available. Data are for 2000. Note that the AHRQ/AHCPR reports were not considered journal titles and read as such for this report.

McKibbon et al. BMC Medicine 2004 2:33   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-33

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