Journal of Family Nursing

Journal of Family Nursing coverJournal of Family Nursing, SAGE Publications is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly work on family nursing research, practice, education, and policy issues related to families in health and illness.  The mission of the journal is to extend understanding about the relationships between families, illness, and health, and how practices based on this understanding can transform healthcare offered to families. Both “family as context” and “family as unit” is represented.  Additionally, there is a strong mandate to represent cultural diversity and families across the life cycle. Interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives are encouraged, as are international contributions.

Founding Editor: Janice M. Bell, RN, PhD

2016 Impact Factor2.537
2016 Ranking: 3/116 in Nursing (SCI) | 3/114 in Nursing (SSCI) | 4/43 in Family Studies
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE


Free Open Access for a limited time to select Journal of Family Nursing articles from the Editor’s Choice Collection 

Editorial in November 2013 written by Dr. Janice M. Bell:  Family Nursing is More Than Family Centered Care

Editorial in May 2015 written by Dr. Janice M. Bell and Dr. Lorraine Wright: The Illness Beliefs Model: Advancing Practice Knowledge About Illness Beliefs, Family Health, and Family Intervention

Editorial in November 2016 written by Dr. Janice M. Bell: The Central Importance of Therapeutic Conversations in Family Nursing: Can Talking Be Healing? 

Editorial in February 2017 written By Dr. Janice M. Bell: Social Media and Family Nursing Scholars: Catching up with 2007 

Journal of Family Nursing Editorial Board

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