Journal review on two different nursing journals.
Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. (2002). Retrieved February 5, 2008, from Academic
Four times yearly
The journal that I am reviewing is Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. While reviewing this journal I observed three different articles from the year 2002. The range of topics included the following: developing neonatal intensive care units in Uganda, Africa, caring for substance-exposed infants, and reducing medication errors in neonatal care. The topics in these articles were vastly different in origin, but all pertaining to events occurring in my profession (A nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). The articles that I chose have a direct impact on my field of interest. I was very pleased to see so many articles addressing the concerns in this field.
The targeted readers of this journal would be practicing in or around the field of Neonatology. I can see this journal having great appeal to the practitioner, seeing as though it had appeal to me. It had a vast assortment of articles that contained information based on the practice of Neonatology, and the areas around birth.
The topics listed in this journal are very useful in my field. They project the problem areas in this field, along with the progressions and successes. There were so many topics of interest I found it to be difficult to just pick three articles to observe. This would be a journal I would subscribe to and read online.
Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. (2007). Retrieved February 10, 2008, from Academic Search Premier.
12 times yearly
The journal that I am reviewing is Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. While reviewing this journal I observed three different articles from the year 2007. The range of topics included the following: current concepts on the pulmonary surfactant in infants, fetal death due to umbilical cord hematoma, and does water birth increase the risk of neonatal infection. The topics in the articles that I skimmed through in this journal were all interesting. The majority of them definitely do pertain to my field of study (A Neonatal Nurse).
I believe that the reader of this publication would be studying in the Obstetrics field, or closely related area. This journal would most likely appeal to the theorist. I did not find this journal to be of huge significance to me. It really bored me with the scientific approach that I found throughout the journal as a whole.
This journal would be useful to someone in my field of study, because it has a lot of statistics having to do with my profession. I did not find many articles of true interest to me. It is a very hard read for someone that is practicing in the field verses studying. This is not a journal that I would subscribe to or read online.