About the Journal

The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing (AJAN) is the peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).

ISSN: 1447-4328

i. Mission and Aim

The Mission of AJAN is to provide a forum to showcase and promote a wide variety of original research and scholarly work to inform and empower nurses, midwives, and other healthcare professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of all communities and to be prepared for the future.

To realise this mission, AJAN’s aims are to:

  • Equip the nursing, midwifery, and wider health professions to deliver safe, quality, evidence-based care in all settings.
  • Promote the professional and personal safety and wellbeing of nurses, midwives, and other health care staff in all environments.
  • Support nurses and midwives to be leaders in clinical and maternity care, research, and policy across health and social issues.
  • Publish and disseminate a wide variety of high-quality, evidence-based original research and other scholarly work to inform and influence health, maternity, aged care, and public health policy, research, and practice.
  • Maintain and promote values that underpin an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable future for all communities.

ii. Journal Scope

The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing publishes a wide variety of original research, review articles, practice guidelines, and commentary relevant to nursing and midwifery practice, health- maternity- and aged- care delivery, public health, healthcare policy and funding, nursing and midwifery education, regulation, management, economics, ethics, and research methodology. Further, the journal publishes personal narratives that convey the art and spirit of nursing and midwifery.

As the official peer-reviewed journal of the ANMF, AJAN is dedicated to publishing and showcasing scholarly material of principal relevance to national nursing and midwifery professional, clinical, research, education, management, and policy audiences. Beyond AJAN’s primarily national focus, manuscripts with regional and international scope are also welcome where their contribution to knowledge and debate on key issues for nursing, midwifery, and healthcare more broadly are significant.

iii. Readership and Reach

As the official scholarly journal of the ANMF, AJAN has a large, growing readership that includes our members (over 284,000 in 2020) and many more nurses, midwives, other healthcare professionals, researchers, and policy professionals globally. Issues of AJAN are published quarterly in annual volumes and are free, open-access to all readers worldwide reflecting our commitment to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of nursing and midwifery in the wider world.

iv. Publisher

The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing is published quarterly in yearly volumes by the ANMF, Australia’s largest professional nursing and midwifery organisation and union. In collaboration with the ANMF’s eight state and territory branches, the ANMF represents more than 284,000 nurses, midwives, assistants in nursing, as well as nursing and midwifery students across the country.

Members of the ANMF work or study in public and private health-, maternity-, disability-, and aged care sectors as well as in education, research, and policy across metropolitan, regional, and remote locations nationally and overseas.

Through the ANMF’s work with its members and via AJAN, we aim to strengthen the contribution of nursing and midwifery research and scholarship to the improvement of Australia’s health, maternity, disability, and aged care systems and the health and wellbeing of our national and global communities.

v. Publisher / Editorial Office

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Level 1, 365 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9602 8500 Fax. +61 3 9602 8567
email: ajan@anmf.org.au