Journals

A database of nursing specific journals, nursing journals with high rankings in leading indexing services, such as Scimago, Scopus and Web of Science and Journals which are specific to Australia and New Zealand are included here
Journal Databases Open Access Journal Databases Journals- Aus and NZ
Journals with high rankings Journals with physical copies  

Journal Databases and eJournals on Individual Subscription

Nursing Community College Collection(external link) 
This includes 47 eJournal titles that are subscribed from Ovid Nursing Vocational Extended Journal Collection and another 37 open access journals.

Journal of Prescribing Practice(external link)
One of the important journals for nurse prescribers. JPP provides current evidence based resources for nurses who have been granted supplementary and extended prescription rights.

Open Access Journal Databases

DOAJ Health Journals(external link)
A collection of Journals on Health from the World’s leading open access journal indexing service, Directory of Open Access Journals. Users can search for journals in their subject areas using relevant keywords.

Dove Press Journals(external link)
Dove Medical Press, which specialises in medicine and nursing journals, is an open access imprint of Taylor and Francis Group with editorial offices in Auckland. You can also access Dove Journals through the open access journals aggregator, DOAJ(external link). A search interface is available for simple and advanced search.

Medknow Journals(external link)
An imprint of the Wolters Kluwer group, Medknow publishes more than 470 open access journals mainly related to health field and focuses on Asian countries. In their landing page itself, users can search all the articles published in their journals using either key word or author names. Only half of their journals are indexed on DOAJ.

Journals- Australia and New Zealand

Journals that are widely cited in New Zealand context are given in bold.

ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia(external link)
The full text of this open access journal is available from CINAHL and the journal website(external link).

Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management(external link)
Published by Australasian College of Health Service Management, APJHM is a peer-reviewed, open access journal for managers of organisations offering healthcare and aged care services. 

Australasian Emergency Care(external link)
This official journal of the College of Emergency Nursing Australia is available through Science Direct.

Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery(external link)
This peer reviewed, open access journal is published by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons with support from the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Australasian Journal on Ageing(external link)
This journal, which is published by Wiley on behalf of The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, is accessible through the EBSCO ANZ database with a 12 month delay.

Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine Journal(external link)
Official journal of Australasian Faculty of musculoskeletal medicine and the New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal(external link)
Full text is available through CINAHL database.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy(external link)
This journal is available with a 12-month delay through EBSCO.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology(external link)
Full text is available through CINAHL database. Many articles in this hybrid open access journal, published by Wiley on behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, are available for free download(external link).

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry(external link)
Up to 2011 full text is available in CINAHL database. Being a hybrid open access journal, many of the articles are freely accessible.  

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health(external link)  
This peer reviewed, open access journal published by Wiley can be accessed from ProQuest Database. This official Journal of the Public Health Association of Australia is also available from the journal website(external link).

Australian Critical Care(external link)
The official journal of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses is available through Science Direct Database.

Australian Health Review(external link)
AHR is the current name of Australia New Zealand Health Policy. Though only bibliographic records are available through CINAHL, being a hybrid open access journal, majority of the articles are available for full download from journal website(external link)

Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing(external link)
This open access, peer reviewed journal is published by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.

Australian Journal of Clinical Education(external link)
This open access, double blind peer-reviewed journal, which is devoted to issues of practice and innovation in clinical education across the two disciplines of Law and Health, is managed by the Centre for Professional Legal Education at the Faculty of Law, Bond University.

Australian Journal of General Practice(external link)    
Published by Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, AJGP is an open access Journal. Earlier this journal was known as Australian Family Physician and issues before 2017 is available from this link.(external link)

Australian Journal of Rural Health(external link)
This journal is available with one year delay from CINAHL database.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal(external link)
This official journal of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation includes not only news articles related to nursing and midwifery professions but also research studies.  

Australian Prescriber(external link)
AP is an open access, peer reviewed journal providing critical commentary on drugs and therapeutics for health professionals. It also includes adverse drug reactions update called Medicines Safety Update.

Chiropractic Journal of Australia(external link)
This open access journal is available from journal website. Only bibliographic records can be accessed from CINAHL.

Clinical and Translational Immunology(external link)
Published by Wiley on behalf of Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology, CTI is an open access, peer reviewed journal.

Clinical and Translational Medicine(external link)
 An international, peer-reviewed, and open access journal that aims at promoting and accelerating the translation of preclinical research to a clinical application and the communication between basic and clinical scientists.

Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research(external link)
This peer reviewed journal with quartile one ranking is the official journal of Australian College of Nursing.

Emergency Nurse(external link)
Full text is available from CINAHL as well as the journal website(external link).

Focus on Health Professional Education(external link)
This open access journal is the official journal of The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators.

Global Biosecurity(external link)
Published by University of New South Wales, this refereed, open access journal deals with issues related to biosecurity.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia(external link)
The articles in this official journal of Australian Health Promotion Organisation, are either free to read or open access except the latest issue.

Heart, Lung and Circulation(external link)
Formerly known as The Australasian Journal of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery and The Asia Pacific Heart Journal is available through Science Direct.

Infection, Disease & Health(external link)
Official Journal of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control is available through Science Direct. Formerly known under the names Healthcare Infection and Australian infection control.

JGH Open(external link)
This peer reviewed, open access journal is the official journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and is published by Wiley Australia.

Journal of Controversies in Biomedical Research(external link)
JCBMR is a peer reviewed, open access journal for the publication of negative, null and controversial research findings and views.

Journal of Health Design(external link)
An open access, peer reviewed journal that focuses on the patient experience of health care.

Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences(external link)
Published by Wiley on behalf of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology JMRS is a refereed open access journal.

Journal of Physiotherapy(external link)
Formerly known as Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, this open access, peer reviewed journal is the official journal of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Journal of Primary Health Care(external link)   
JPHC is the peer-reviewed, open access research journal of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners(external link). They also publish GP pulse(external link) online magazine, Epulse news letter and RNZCGP digest.(external link)

Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders(external link)
A peer-reviewed, online-only, open-access journal that publishes basic science and clinical research articles on disorders of the kidneys and the liver.

Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand(external link)
Official journal of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Kai Tiaki Nursing Research(external link)
Published by New Zealand Nurses Organisation, this journal is an annual publication specifically meant to publish research studies on New Zealand nursing.

Maori Health Review(external link)
Maori Health Review is a regular update that helps to locate current research in the Maori Health area.

Medical Journal of Australia(external link)
Articles on the website of this journal are free.

Microbiology Australia(external link)
An open Access, peer reviewed journal published by Australian Society for Microbiology

Neuroanatomy and Behaviour(external link)
An open access, peer reviewed journal for behavioural neuroscience research.

New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science(external link)
Available through the ProQuest database as well as CINAHL(external link) 

New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy(external link)
An open access journal dealing with music therapy in the New Zealand context.

New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy(external link)
Published by Occupational Therapy New Zealand, this journal is available full text through CINAHL.

New Zealand Journal of physiotherapy(external link)
Available through CINAHL and ProQuest databases.

New Zealand Medical Journal(external link)
This official journal of New Zealand Medical Association is an open access journal.

Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand(external link)
Full text is available from EBSCO ANZ and CINAHL(external link).

Nursing Review(external link)
From Nursing Review Magazine’s Australian website, you can access its latest e-magazine. Scroll down to see the e-mag link.

Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses(external link)
This official publication of New Zealand College of Stomal Therapy Nurses allows free download of articles.

Pacific Health Review(external link)
This magazine provides summary of recent research on Pacific health.

Public Health Surveillance Reports(external link)
Access to New Zealand Public Health Surveillance Reports up to 2018 is provided here. Access New monthly reports(external link)

Public Health Research and Practice(external link)
Previously known as The NSW Public Health Bulletin, this open access journal, ranked by Scimago as number one journal in Australia for health policy, is published by Sax institute.

Scope: Health and Wellbeing(external link)
An open access, double peer reviewed journal published by Otago Polytechnic Press.

Rural and Remote Health(external link)
An open access, peer reviewed journal published from Australia.

Te Puawai(external link)
This is a professional journal published by the College of Nurses Aotearoa NZ.

Whitireia Nursing and Health Journal(external link)
The purpose of the journal is to contribute to and inform debate on practice and health professional education in New Zealand.

Women and Birth(external link)
The official journal of Australian College of Midwives is available through Science Direct.

Wound Practice and Research(external link)
This official Journal of
Wounds Australia(external link) is open access after six months of its publication.

Journals with High Rankings

Only nursing journals in the first quartile (Q1- top 25%) and medicine journals from the top ranked 20 are included. Journals accessible either through library databases or open access avenues are included.

Annual Review of Public Health(external link)
This top ranked journal is made available for free access through the subscribe to open model followed by the publisher Annual Reviews.

Annual Review of Virology(external link)
Following the Subscribe to Open model, Annual Reviews has made this journal freely accessible.

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics(external link)
This peer reviewed journal publishes original research from the fields of experimental gerontology and clinical and social geriatrics.

BMC Medical Ethics(external link)
BMC Medical Ethics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the ethical aspects of biomedical research and clinical practice.

BMC Nursing(external link)
BMC Nursing is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of nursing research, training, education and practice.

Cancer Cell(external link)
This journal, which is included in the top 20 journals, in medicine is accessible through Science Direct.

Clinical Simulation in Nursing(external link)
This peer reviewed journal is the official journal of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning and is available through Science Direct database.

Food and Nutrition Research(external link)
This open access, peer reviewed journal publishes research mainly on food related nutrition.

Evolution, Medicine and Public Health(external link)
Published by Oxford University Press, this is an open access, peer reviewed journal.

Global Heart Journal(external link)
This peer reviewed, open access journal is the official and primary publication of the World Heart Federation, offering a platform for the dissemination of knowledge on research, developments, and public health programmes in the area of cardiovascular disease. The issue archive(external link) of the journal is available from the journal website

Global Qualitative Nursing Research(external link)
Published by Sage, this open access peer reviewed journal is one of the leading open access, peer reviewed journal dealing with qualitative nursing research.

Health Care Management Review(external link)
This peer reviewed journal features multidisciplinary content that applies theoretical frameworks and principles to health services management and practice. This one is accessible through Ovid’s nursing community college journals collection.

International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity(external link)
IJBPNA is one of the highest ranked peer reviewed, open access journals in its subject area.

International Journal of Equity in Health(external link)
Published by Biomed Central on behalf of WONCA Health Special Interest Group: Health Equity, this open access journal focuses mainly on social determinants of health.

International Journal of Health Policy and Management(external link)
IJHPM is a monthly open access and peer-reviewed journal, which focuses on health policy and management research.

International Journal of Mental Health Systems(external link)
IJMHS is an open access, peer reviewed journal that covers issues related to global mental health.

International Journal of Nursing Studies(external link)
This peer reviewed journal publishes original research about health care delivery, organisation, policy and research methods relevant to nursing and related fields.

International Journal of Women's Health(external link)
A peer reviewed, open access journal publishing research on women’s health care.

International Psychogeriatrics(external link)
This peer reviewed journal published by Cambridge University Press is available with a 12-month delay through ProQuest.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship(external link)
This peer reviewed journal is the official journal of Sigma Theta Tau International and it provides tools necessary to improve global health indices.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management(external link)
Accessible through Science Direct database, this
journal publishes latest clinical research and best practices related to the relief of illness burden among patients afflicted with serious diseases.

Journal of Professional Nursing(external link)
This peer reviewed journal on nursing education and education research is accessible through Science Direct Database.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment(external link)
This peer reviewed journal, which is available through Science Direct, features original research and reviews on the care of substance abuse disorders.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association(external link)
This official journal of American Medical Directors Association is available through Science Direct Database.

Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition(external link)
A peer reviewed, open access journal that publishes on exercise and nutrition. As it is now published by Taylor and Francis, its back issues are available from journal page of its earlier publisher,
Biomed central(external link).

Lancet Global Health(external link)
This open access, peer reviewed journal is one of the leading journals in the field of public health

Lancet Neurology(external link)
This global leader in the field of clinical neurology is accessible through Science Direct.

Lancet Oncology(external link)
This world leading clinical oncology journal is accessible through Science Direct.

Lancet Public Health(external link)
An open access, peer reviewed journal with high impact factor in the subject area of community health.

Lancet(external link)
One of the leading, international journals that deals with issues related to global health.

Nature Medicine(external link)
This top ranked journal in the field of medicine is accessible through ProQuest with a 12month delay.

Nature Reviews: Cancer(external link)
This peer reviewed journal is accessible through ProQuest with a 12-month delay.

Nature Reviews: Microbiology(external link)
This journal is accessible through ProQuest with a 12-month delay.

Nature Reviews: Clinical Oncology(external link)
This journal is accessible with a one year delay through ProQuest.

Nature Reviews: Disease Primers(external link)
This top-ranking journal in the field of medicine is accessible with a one-year delay from ProQuest.

Nature reviews: genetics(external link)
This peer reviewed journal is accessible through ProQuest.

Nature Reviews: Immunology(external link)
This peer reviewed journal is one of the leading publications on immunology.

New England Journal of Medicine(external link)
Published by Boston-Massachusetts Medical Society, this peer reviewed journal is one of the journals that consistently stays at the top ten list of medicine journals. Available with a three-month delay through the ProQuest.

Nurse Education in Practice(external link)
This peer reviewed journal publishes international research and scholarship on the practice of nurse and midwifery related education.

Nurse Education Today(external link)
This peer reviewed journal publishes research related to the advancement of educational theory and pedagogy that support the evidence-based practice for nurses.

Nurse Educator(external link)
This quartile one journal is available through Ovid’s community college collection.

Nursing Outlook(external link)
This peer reviewed journal examines current trends in nursing practice, education and research.

Nutrition and Healthy Aging(external link)
This open access, peer reviewed journal  is an international platform for research on nutrition as a means of promoting healthy aging. Click on the view content button to access issues of the journal.

Palliative Care and Social Practice(external link)
Published by Sage, PCSP is an open access, peer reviewed journal that approaches palliative care from public health policy perspective.

Primary Health Care Research and Development(external link)
Published by Cambridge University Press, PHCRD is an open access, peer reviewed journal.

Public Health Nutrition(external link)
Published by Cambridge University Press, this peer reviewed journal is available with a one-year delay through ProQuest.

Public Health Reviews(external link)
Published by Swiss School of Public Health, PHR is one of the journals included in the top 25 journals in the nursing field.

Resuscitation(external link)
This peer reviewed journal deals with the aetiology, pathophysiology and prevention of cardiac arrest, resuscitation training, clinical resuscitation, and experimental resuscitation research.

Women's Health(external link)
Published by Sage, this open access, peer reviewed journal covers all aspects of Women’s healthcare.

Women's Health Issues(external link)
This peer reviewed, multidisciplinary journal publishes research related to women’s health care and policy.

World Psychiatry(external link)
This highest ranked journal in the field of medicine and nursing is a peer reviewed, open access journal published by the World Psychiatric Association.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing(external link)
This peer reviewed journal on evidence-based journal is available through EBSCO CINAHL with a 12month delay.

Journals with Physical Copies(external link)

Journals with subscription for physical copies can be accessed from here. You can also access  journals with ceased subscription but with old physical copies in the library collection from this link to the catalogue. Please note that the new issues of some of these titles such as  Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand(external link), Kai Tiaki Nursing Research(external link) and Journal of Prescribing practice(external link) , can only be accessed online. These titles are included in the above lists meant for online journals.

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