What is real success in nursing research?

Alex M Clark, David, R. Thompson

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

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Who and what can define what success is in research? With the United Kingdom's seven-yearly Research Excellence Framework and recent anniversaries such as the 40th of the Journal of Advanced Nursing providing an opportunity to look back and assess progress made and successes achieved. But how much do we do this as individual researchers?. Research success in nursing occurs mostly in a small disciplinary goldfish bowl. While the profession has progressed in terms of the number of journals, professors and volume of nursing research, whether this research and those leading it have been successful is debatable (Thompson, 2003a,b; Thompson & Watson, 2009). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2706-2707
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of advanced nursing
Issue number12
Early online date12 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2018


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