Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

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Edited By: Päivi Åstedt-Kurki and Marja Kaunonen

Impact Factor: 1.215

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 41/114 (Nursing (Social Science))

Online ISSN: 1471-6712


The Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Journal publishing research that has a patient, family or community focus and which promotes an interdisciplinary team approach.


Aims and Scope

Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences is an established quarterly, peer reviewed Journal with an outstanding international reputation. As the official publication of the Nordic College of Caring Science, the Journal shares their mission to contribute to the development and advancement of scientific knowledge on caring related to health, well-being, illness and the alleviation of human suffering.

The emphasis is on research that has a patient, family and community focus and which promotes an interdisciplinary team approach.

Of special interest are scholarly articles addressing and initiating dialogue on theoretical, empirical and methodological concerns related to critical issues. All articles are expected to demonstrate respect for human dignity and accountability to society.

In addition to original research the Journal also publishes reviews, meta-syntheses and meta-analyses.


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