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Rehabilitation Nursing News

Rehabilitation Nursing has been added to the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science with V 31(1) 2006. It will appear in the Science Citation Index Expanded and in the Social Sciences Citation Index, two of the key components of the Web of Science. This action will provide more visibility for the journal and give users worldwide access to Rehabilitation Nursing articles.

The purpose of the ISI Web of Science is to provide seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high-impact research journals in the world. With ISI, users can navigate the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research and in our case, rehabilitation nursing practice. In this age of evidence-based practice, Rehabilitation Nursing’s inclusion in this selective network permits users to identify relevant data to guide practice, but it also illuminates areas requiring additional exploration. Major ISI benefits allow the user to

  • determine today’s hottest ideas and concepts.
  • discover who is citing your research and the impact your work is having on the global research community.
  • identify the seminal research of an important theory or concept.
  • verify the accuracy of references.
  • locate relevant articles missed through a topic or subject search.
  • measure the influence of colleagues’ or competitors’ work.
  • determine if a theory has been confirmed, changed, or improved.
  • identify how a basic concept is being applied.

With the inclusion of Rehabilitation Nursing in ISI, our journal and its authors now receive recognition of their significant contributions to the body of science and the resultant nursing practice within the global community. It also affirms the important responsibility of rehabilitation nurses to continue to develop the science underpinning our practice, but it also describes how this scientific evidence is specifically applied and what areas of knowledge must be explored.