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OJIN is a peer-reviewed, online publication that addresses current topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the wider health care sector.

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  • I am writing to you in regards to “Ethics: Ethical Issues with Medical Errors: Shaping a Culture of Safety in Healthcare” (Sorrell, 2017). The number of deaths caused by medical errors in the United States is outrageously high, and I believe there are many things we, as nurses, can do to change that.

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OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing is a peer-reviewed publication that provides a forum for discussion of the issues inherent in current topics of interest to nurses and other health care professionals. The intent of this journal is to present different views on issues that affect nursing research, education, and practice, thus enabling readers to understand the full complexity of a topic. The interactive format of the journal encourages a dynamic dialogue resulting in a comprehensive discussion of the topic, thereby building up the body of nursing knowledge and suggesting policy implications that enhance the health of the public. The journal is indexed by Medline, CINAHL and Scopus.


OJIN averages 126,000 user sessions (visits) per month, 10,000 page views per day, and 295,000 page views per month.

OJIN's international readership includes nurses employed by thousands of healthcare organizations throughout the world, researchers, and educators and students in a variety of educational programs.

Results of two surveys indicate that 73% of the journal's audience is comprised of nurses employed by in-patient hospital settings, and 68% of the audience is staff nurses. Approximately 44% of OJIN's readers are 41-50 years of age.

Journal Content

Each issue begins with a collection of initial, invited, peer-reviewed articles written by national and international experts in a particular topical area. An advantage of electronic journals over print journals is that unsolicited, voluntary articles can be added over time to the topic, thus updating the topic and increasing our understanding of the topic. All articles, invited and unsolicited, undergo a double blind peer-review by at least three of our national and international OJIN Editorial Review Board members who recommend acceptance, resubmission, or rejection of the manuscript. For more information about OJIN articles and publication policies, check out the the Frequently Asked Questions.

Ownership of OJIN

OJIN is a part of the American Nurses Association family of journals.

Privacy Policy

OJIN is committed to protecting your privacy. We will never rent, sell, or trade your e-mail to others. We use information you provide in reader surveys only to create group composites to help us and our underwriters better serve you. If you have questions contact the OJIN Editor.


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