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Journals and Articles

Journals and articles are essential sources of scholarly research, empirical studies, case reports, and best practices in healthcare simulation. They provide valuable insights, evidence-based strategies, and innovative approaches to simulation-based education, training, research, and practice across various healthcare disciplines and specialties. Access to reputable journals and articles enables healthcare simulation professionals, educators, researchers, and learners to stay informed, updated, and engaged with the latest developments and advancements in the field.

Types of Journals

Simulation Journals

Dedicated simulation journals focus specifically on simulation-based education, training, research, and practice in healthcare. These journals publish original research articles, review papers, case studies, and technical reports related to simulation methodology, technology, curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, and outcomes in healthcare simulation.

Healthcare Education Journals

Healthcare education journals cover a broad range of topics related to medical education, nursing education, allied health education, and interprofessional education. These journals include articles on simulation-based learning, clinical skills training, curriculum development, assessment methods, educational technologies, and instructional design in healthcare settings.

Clinical Specialty Journals

Clinical specialty journals publish simulation-related articles within specific healthcare disciplines or specialties, such as emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, obstetrics, anesthesia, pediatrics, and rehabilitation. These journals feature simulation-based research, case reports, clinical practice guidelines, and innovations relevant to each specialty area.

Research Methodology Journals

Research methodology journals focus on research methods, study designs, statistical analysis techniques, and data interpretation in healthcare simulation research. These journals provide insights into research methodology, data collection, data analysis, and research findings relevant to simulation-based education and training.

Selection Criteria


Choose journals with a solid reputation, impact factor, and editorial board composed of experts and scholars in the field of healthcare simulation. Look for journals indexed in reputable databases, peer-reviewed publications, and recognized professional societies or organizations.

Scope and Coverage

Select journals that align with your interests, specialties, or areas of focus within healthcare simulation. Consider the scope, coverage, and thematic areas covered by each journal to ensure relevance and suitability for your research, practice, or educational needs.


Ensure that journals are accessible and available through institutional subscriptions, online databases, or open-access platforms. Consider factors such as subscription costs, access restrictions, and publication formats when choosing journals for research, reference, or professional development purposes.

Citations and Impact

Evaluate journals based on citation metrics, impact factors, and citation indices to gauge their influence, visibility, and relevance within the healthcare simulation community. Look for journals with a strong citation record, high impact factor, and widespread recognition among researchers, educators, and practitioners.

Examples of Journals

  • Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Advances in Simulation
  • BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Journal of Medical Education and Simulation
  • Clinical Simulation in Nursing