Assessment of Articles Published in Nursing Journals Between 2006 and 2010 in Turkey

Güler N. , Karagözoğlu Ş. , Güler G., Kocataş S. , Akgül Gündoğdu N.

Hemşirelikte Araştırma geliştirme Dergisi, vol.19, no.1, pp.48-59, 2017 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : Hemşirelikte Araştırma geliştirme Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-59



Objective: The aim of the study was assessment of articles published in nursing journals between 2006 and 2010 in Turkey.

Method: The study was retrospective and descriptive. In this study, 1013 articles from the archives of 11 edited and electronically accessible nursing journals published periodically between 2006 and 2010 in Turkey were reviewed through a structured evaluation form upon a literature survey conducted by the authors. Data was evaluated by SPSS software program.

Results: In the present research, it was determined that the majority of the articles published in the nursing journals were descriptive-type research articles with two authors that mainly focused on patient care; that the questionnaires prepared by the researchers were used as data collection tools in general, and that few of those studies had funding support.

Conclusions: The study displayed that Turkish nursing was currently at the starting phase of the process of generating scientific information within the context of descriptive research, but was gaining impetus towards becoming a scientific discipline and generating its own body of nursing information. It can be concluded in light of the research results that nurse researchers should be engaged in experimental, methodological and qualitative researches rather than descriptive ones, and the studies on nursing should be supported financially more.

Keywords: Nursing articles, nursing journals, Turkey