August 3, 2011
ASPAN’s Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Accepted by Thompson Reuters
CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses announced today that its Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JoPAN) has been accepted for coverage in Thompson Reuters' abstracting and indexing services, including the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). JCR follows the world's most influential journals in the sciences and social sciences and establishes each publication's impact factor, which measures the number of times an article is cited in scholarly publications and is often correlated with its influence.
"The fact that JoPAN will be assigned an impact factor makes it one of a select group of specialty nursing journals to achieve that status," says JoPAN Co-Editor, Dr. Jan Odom-Forren. Her colleague and Co-Editor, Dr. Vallire Hooper, agrees adding, "An impact factor will also help JoPAN attract authors who specifically pursue such journals, as publication in journals with an impact factor is important to the pursuit of tenure and future academic appointments."
The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses represents the interests of over 55,000 nurses who practice in preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, outpatient surgery, and pain management. Additional information regarding ASPAN is available online at: http://www.aspan.org.
Contact: R. Douglas Hanisch
Marketing and Communications Manager
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
[email protected] - 877.737.9696, x. 15
90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
SOURCE The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses