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Table 4 EBN (general practice nursing) journal-specific content of high-quality, clinically relevant articles

From: What do evidence-based secondary journals tell us about the publication of clinically important articles in primary healthcare journals?

Journal title Number articles in 2000 in journal Number abstracted (% included in EBN) NNR for abstracted article Number abstracted or listed (% included in EBN)* NNR for abstracted or listed**
Qualitative Health Research 60 10 (10.4) 6.0 14 (4.6) 4.7
Cochrane Database of Systematic Review*** 444 8 (8.3) 55.5 33 (10.9) 13.5
Pediatrics 811 8 (8.3) 101.4 19 (6.3) 42.7
JAMA 1930 7 (7.3) 275.7 16 (5.3) 120.6
Lancet 3858 6 (6.3) 643.0 12 (4.0) 321.5
BMJ 3428 5 (5.2) 685.6 16 (5.3) 214.3
Journal of Advanced Nursing 611 5 (5.2) 122.2 14 (4.6) 43.6
American Journal of Medicine 434 3 (3.1) 144.7 6 (2.0) 72.3
Critical Care Medicine 977 3 (3.1) 325.7 3 (1.0) 325.7
Health Psychology*** 79 3 (3.1) 26.3 5 (1.6) 15.8
Stroke 609 3 (3.1) 203.0 5 (1.6) 121.8
Archives of Internal Medicine 620 2 (2.1) 310 16 (5.3) 38.8
Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 273 2 (2.1) 136.5 5 (1.6) 57.4
CMAJ (formerly Canadian Medical Association Journal) 1007 2 (2.1) 503.5 3 (1.0) 335.7
Health Education and Behavior*** 67 2 (2.1) 33.5 2 (0.7) 33.5
Journal of Pediatrics 137 2 (2.1) 68.5 6 (2.0) 22.8
Social Science and Medicine 302 2 (2.1) 151 5 (1.6) 60.4
Age and Ageing 767 1 (1.0) 767 2 (0.7) 383.5
Annals of Internal Medicine 602 1 (1.0) 602 6 (2.0) 100.3
Annals of Surgery 301 1 (1.0) 301 1 (0.3) 301
ANS Advances in Nursing Sciences 25 1 (1.0) 25 3 (1.0) 8.3
Applied Nursing Research 40 1 (1.0) 40 2 (0.7) 20
Archives of Disease in Childhood Neonatal and Fetal Edition 157 1 (1.0) 157 3 (1.0) 52.3
Archives of General Psychiatry 161 1 (1.0) 161 4 (1.3) 40.3
Birth 105 1 (1.0) 105 1 (0.3) 105
British Journal of General Practice 453 1 (1.0) 453 4 (1.3) 113.3
British Journal of Surgery 402 1 (1.0) 402 2 (0.7) 201
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 145 1 (1.0) 145 1 (0.3) 145
Canadian Journal of Infection Control 31 1 (1.0) 31 1 (0.3) 31
Image Journal of Nursing Scholarship 94 1 (1.0) 94 2 (0.7) 47
Journal of the American Geriatric Society 384 1 (1.0) 384 4 (1.3) 96
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 173 1 (1.0) 173 5 (1.6) 57.7
Journal of Clinical Nursing 107 1 (1.0) 107 3 (1.0) 35.7
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 122 1 (1.0) 122 5 (1.6) 24.4
Journal of Manipulative and Physical Therapy 117 1 (1.0) 117 1 (0.3) 117
Midwifery 68 1 (1.0) 68 3 (1.0) 22.7
New England Journal of Medicine 1530 1 (1.0) 1530 4 (1.3) 382.5
Pain 269 1 (1.0) 269 1 (0.3) 269
Psychosomatic Medicine 106 1 (1.0) 106 1 (0.3) 106
Western Journal of Nursing Research 99 1 (1.0) 99 1 (0.3) 99
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 255 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 255
Addiction 295 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 295
American Journal of Cardiology 850 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 850
American Journal of Epidemiology 362 0 (0) Infinity 11 (3.6) 32.9
American Journal of Gastroenterology 923 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 923
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 704 0 (0) Infinity 2 (0.7) 352
American Journal of Public Health 363 0 (0) Infinity 4 (1.3) 90.8
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 783 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 783
Archives of Diseases in Childhood 392 0 (0) Infinity 2 (0.7) 196
British Journal of Psychiatry 335 0 (0) Infinity 2 (0.7) 177.5
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 35 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 35
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 179 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 179
Cancer 786 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 786
Cancer Nursing 61 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 61
Chest 882 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 882
Child Development 141 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 141
Gut 446 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 446
Heart and Lung 59 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 59
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 169 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 169
Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 300 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 300
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 99 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 99
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 205 0 (0) Infinity 3 (1.0) 68.3
Journal of Family Practice 263 0 (0) Infinity 7 (2.3) 37.6
Journal of General Internal Medicine 155 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 155
Journal of Pediatric Nursing 68 0 (0) Infinity 2 (0.7) 34
Journal of Pediatric and Oncology Nursing 32 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 32
Medical Journal of Australia 598 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 598
Nursing Research 51 0 (0) Infinity 3 (1.0) 17
Obstetrics and Gynecology 478 0 (0) Infinity 3 (1.0) 159.3
Patient Education and Counseling 94 0 (0) Infinity 3 (1.0) 31.3
Schizophrenia Bulletin 80 0 (0) Infinity 2 (0.7) 40
Spine 604 0 (0) Infinity 2 (0.7) 302
Thorax 336 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.3) 336
Total   96   305  
Correlation with SCI Impact Factors-correlation coefficient (P-value) N.A. 0.096 (0.57) N.A. 0.256 (0.038) N.A.
  1. *Articles abstracted are those that pass methodological criteria and are deemed to be the most important by practicing nurses. The other articles listed are articles with the same high-quality methods but are considered to be slightly less important clinically by practicing nurses; **The number of articles needed to read (NNR) is a measure of the ratio of number of relevant articles (abstracted or combined abstracted or listed) divided into the total number of articles for each journal title; ***SCI Impact Factor not available for analysis; N.A. Not applicable or available. Data are for 2000. Note that the AHRQ/AHCPR reports were not considered journal titles and read as such for this report.