About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The scope of the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal (APINJ) includes, but is not limited to:

1.) Methods, nursing interventions, instrumentation, and educational techniques;2.) Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of underlying mechanisms for changes in health and illness;3.) Biopsychosocial, spiritual, and ecological impacts on nursing practice, education, and research; and4.) Policy issues impacting the nursing discipline and allied health professions, as a result of rigorous research outcomes.

APINJ submissions are expected to closely align with the sections in APINJ, and research representing Asian American/Asian/Pacific Islands will be considered for publication. APINJ is broadly inclusive and would also consider submissions relevant to the nursing discipline that:

  • Incorporate experiences of individuals with multiethnicity and/or multiracial identities, including Pan Asian and mixed Asian identities, into studies of health and well-being; or
  • Are authored by researchers in nursing health sciences, who are affiliated with organizations in countries of East, Southeast, South and West Asia; or
  • Examine topics universally relevant to minoritized or marginalized populations and their experiences, for example, on cultural influences or the effects of immigration on health and well-being. This could include but may not necessarily be limited only to groups who identify as racial or ethnic minority or former minority group, BIPOC, or who have lived experiences as a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker.

APINJ offers authors a rapid and thorough peer-review, professional copyediting, and professional production of PDF, XHTML, and XML proofs. This journal adheres to the same quality standards as our flagship journal, the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal (APINJ) is indexed in PubMedPubMed Central (PMC)DOAJ, Scopus, Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and International Academy of Nursing Educators (INANE) directory of nursing journals.

With a CiteScore of 1.8, Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is a Q3 journal in the field of General Nursing, according to Scopus data.

AAPINA is a member society of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA).