The Center for Nursing Research & Innovation
Online Journal of Clinical Innovations™ (OJCI)
Nancy Donaldson, the Center's Director, and Dana Rutledge, RN,
PhD, are the Founding Co-Editors of the Online Journal of
Clinical Innovations (OJCI) published
by Cinahl Information Systems. The journal was developed
to provide up-to-date access to research reports and innovation
implementation from conferences and communication with investigators
In their article, Expediting the Harvest and Transfer of
Knowledge for Practice in Nursing: Catalyst for a Journal
(1998, OJCI, ) Donaldson and Rutledge write in detail about the
importance of transferring knowledge-based innovation into practice.
The article is available at no charge on the OJCI site as an
Acrobat PDF file, and Cinahn has kindly granted permission for
the file to be made available on this site also where it can be
viewed, printed and/or downloaded.
View Article in PDF format (link).
OJCI can be directly accessed online at http://www.cinahl.com/cexpress/ojcionline3/index.html
or accessed via the CINAHL Information Systems website at
(select the express link and then Journals Available Online).
Summaries of all OJCI articles are available at no charge as are
the full text of selected articles. Other articles are available
for purchase through CINAHL.
Uniqueness of OJCI
The uniqueness of OJCI is summarized by its Managing Editor,
Diane S. Pravikoff, RN, PhD, as follows: "The topics covered
are clinically relevant and each article, with the exception of
the knowledge utilization paper and the editorial, is accompanied
by a summary. This summary is the key link to the CINAHL bibliographic
database as it is indexed and is searchable as any other article
would be. Never before has the published literature complemented
the bibliographic database so well. The summary provides users of
the CINAHL database genuinely useful information on the spot. Generally
three to four pages in length plus a full list of references from
the complete article, the summaries contain information designed
to stimulate thought and problem solving in the clinical setting.
Readers can use the information as a starting point in developing
their own programs and interventions, adapted to their own clinical