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Sigma's Journal of Nursing Scholarship inducted into the Nursing Journal Hall of Fame

Leslie Nicoll
International Academy of Nursing Editors
Phone: 207-415-1590
Fax: 207-553-7751

Nursing Journal Hall of Fame Established
Inaugural Class of Thirteen Journals to be Inducted in August

The International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) has established the Nursing Journal Hall of Fame to recognize scholarly nursing journals that have 50 or more years of continuous publication and sustained contributions to nursing knowledge.

The inaugural cohort of 13 journals will be inducted at the 37th Annual Meeting of INANE on Tuesday, 7 August 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

The 13 inaugural journals are international in scope and cumulatively represent 978 years of scholarly publication in nursing. The journals are a cross-section of professional nursing practice, research, education, and leadership and demonstrate depth in nursing excellence and scholarship through the published literature.

Funding for the inaugural awards has been generously provided by Shirley Smoyak, PhD, RN, FAAN, editor emeritus of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and long-time INANE member. INANE is grateful for her support.

Editors and publishers of the 13 journal designates will be present to receive the awards in person at the ceremony.

The 13 inaugural journals, with founding dates are:

1) American Journal of Nursing (1900)
2) The Canadian Nurse (1905)
3) Nursing Times (1905)
4) AANA Journal (1933)
5) Workplace Health & Safety (1943)
6) Nursing Research (1952) 
7) Nursing Outlook (1953) 
8) International Nursing Review (1954)
9) Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (1955) 
10) Journal of Nursing Education (1962) 
11) Journal of Psychosocial Nursing (1963) 
12) AORN Journal (1963) 
13) Journal of Nursing Scholarship (1966)

INANE is an all-volunteer organization whose members include editors, publishers, and others involved in the dissemination of nursing knowledge through the scholarly literature. Established in 1982, INANE hosts an annual meeting and maintains an active mailing list, Facebook page, and Twitter account for its members. Learn more at

The meeting for 2018 is at the Liberty Hotel in Boston MA from August 6-8, 2018. The 2019 meeting will be in Reno, NV. For more information contact Leslie Nicoll, Executive Volunteer at 207-415-1590 or