CINAHL Criteria Criteria for Selection of Journals and Journal Articles (Nursing and allied health journals are indexed comprehensively).

The allied health disciplines covered are:

  • Athletic Training
  • Audiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Service
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical/Laboratory Technology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Service in Health Care
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Surgical Technology

Materials we do not index in journals that are indexed cover-to-cover:

  • Advertisements (with some exceptions).
  • Announcements of meetings, events, conferences, seminars, workshops without accompanying abstracts or other important information. Calls for proposals without other important information.
  • Announcements of professional appointments, ceremonies, graduations, awards (including lists of award winners) without other important information. Articles on how to apply for awards are allowed.
  • Announcements from companies about new programs or facilities without other important information.
  • Announcements of upcoming clinical trials. Also, call for participants in clinical trials or other research.
  • Announcements of newly published materials.
  • Appreciation for reviewers
  • Articles accepted for future publication
  • Association Reports that discuss things like awards, activities, events. Membership drives
  • Bankruptcies
  • Building permits
  • Bylaws and resolutions
  • Call for awards nominations
  • Call for Manuscripts
  • Calendar of Events
  • Calls for nominations for awards.
  • Calls for papers
  • Cartoons without accompanying text or captions
  • Casting calls
  • Contests
  • Deeds
  • Editorial policy of style information
  • Endorsements for political appointments or products.
  • Financial report from organizations
  • Foreclosures
  • Foreign language articles if there is also a matching English one (English only).
  • General membership information
  • Gift guides
  • Horoscopes
  • Index of articles, authors, subjects
  • Information about upcoming issues
  • Instruction to authors or contributors
  • Job postings
  • Listings or briefs of journal content
  • Listings of products that have ordering information
  • Lists of : Acknowledgements, Contributors, Members, Promotions, Reviewers, Sponsors, Staff
  • Leases
  • Liens
  • Lis pendens (arbitration pending)
  • Manuscript review results
  • Mortgages
  • New business names
  • Notices of meetings, elections, and committee activities; calls for nominations for elections; convention proposals
  • Notices of sponsorship of journals.
  • Offers for reprints
  • Personal letters (see document following on letters)
  • Photographs of events with little or no text
  • Public notices such as trustee’s sales, civil probate, fictitious names, etc.
  • Real estate update
  • Recipes (by themselves)
  • Schedules of upcoming classes or CE offerings.
  • Single quotes unrelated to an article
  • Society pages (such as marriage announcements)
  • Solicitations for money
  • Thank you or congratulatory notes