CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Maine Desk is home to the editorial office for CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. The journal is designed as a forum for communication among nurses who use computers.

As a refereed journal, CIN is a vehicle for the publication of high-quality, relevant, and timely articles on a variety of topics related to the use of computers in, and application of computer technology to, contemporary nursing practice, education, research, and administration. Articles in CIN are selected to reflect the diversity of computer hardware, software, and applications which nurses use in their work to provide current and useful information to a broad audience of readers.

CIN incorporates various features, both online and in print. CIN Plus is published online with the journal 12 times a year. CIN Plus is devoted to in-depth practical information on everyday computing issues, and other topics such as informatics education and career development. The ANI Connection, written by and for members of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, appears monthly online, offering news on current projects, legislation, and other issues of interest to informaticists. Net Nomad, written by William Perry, is a print feature, part of the bimonthly topic collections. Bill travels the Internet to bring readers the latest Web sites and applications to facilitate research, education, and practice.

CIN began in 1983 as a newsletter and in 2011 made the transition to online, article-based publishing. Founding editor Gary D. Hales guided the journal from its modest beginnings to the highly ranked journal it is today. In January 1995, Leslie H. Nicoll was appointed Editor-in-Chief.

CIN isĀ  published online monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins of Philadelphia, PA, a division of Wolters-Kluwer Health.

CIN is indexed in CINAHL, the International Nursing Index, MEDLINE, and Social Science Citation Index. Its rankings and impact factor are as follows:

Ranking: Nursing 27/58, Medical Informatics 16/20, Interdisciplinary Applications 58/94
Impact Factor: 0.953

You can visit the publisher’s home page for the journal here, and the table of contents for the current issue is available here.

If you aren’t a subscriber, but you’d like to read some CIN articles to get an idea of the types of things the journal publishes, CE content can be read online or downloaded free of charge (CE tests are fee-based).

Visit the manuscript submission page for information on CIN‘s Editorial Manager Web site.

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