Research in Nursing & Health

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Edited By: Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN

Impact Factor: 1.693

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 24/116 (Nursing)

Online ISSN: 1098-240X

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Health Behavior

Unhealthy behavior is responsible for much chronic disease and can shorten lifespan by as much as a decade. Healthy behavior not only avoids these consequences but enhances quality of life. Nurses and other health scientists have made important contribution to our understanding of factors associated with healthy and unhealthy behaviors and with health professionals' readiness to help individuals to adopt health behaviors and reduce unhealthy ones. This 3-part Virtual Issues series will highlight recent RINAH publications on 3 clusters of behaviors with significant health impact:

Health Behavior: Smoking

Health Behavior: Diet, Physical Activity, and Exercise

Health Behavior: Sexual Risk Reduction

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We are delighted to announce the new Editor-in-Chief - Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Margaret Kearney for her leadership and commitment to the Journal.

For more information about Professor Lake read her bio.

Research in Nursing & Health publishes research that adds significantly to the global literature on health, illness, and health care delivery. And Cochrane Reviews are the premier source of rigorous and timely reviews of that literature. Beginning in 2018, RINAH is pleased to offer its readers Concise Summaries of previously published Cochran Reviews that will illuminate current evidence and reveal important next steps for research in nursing and health science.

Podcast - submitting a paper

Whether you've never submitted to an international journal before, or you need a publishing refresher, the editorial team of RINAH are here to help. Listen to this three-part podcast by former editor Judith Baggs and view the slides that accompany it:
Part 1 - Getting Started
Part 2 – How to Succeed in Publication
Part 3 – Submission Process for a Research Journal 

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