The University of Hawai‘i Press now distributes the digital open-access journal, Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal published by the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA). The complete content of the journal is freely available online at https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/.
Edited by Jillian Inouye, PhD, FAAN from the University of Hawai‘i, John A Burns School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene (emeritus), the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is the only journal focused specifically on health and health care of and for this population. The journal features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences.
“We are pleased to assist AAPINA in the production and distribution of this important open-access journal,” said Joel Cosseboom, UH Press interim director.
The Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal joins UH Press’s extensive list of Hawaiian and Pacific Island studies titles, including The Hawaiian Journal of History, The Contemporary Pacific, and Pacific Science. The journal also joins three other peer-reviewed, open-access journal offerings: Language Documentation and Conservation, Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature and the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society.
The University of Hawai‘i Press supports the mission of the university through the publication of books and journals of exceptional merit. It strives to advance knowledge through the dissemination of scholarship—new information, interpretations, methods of analysis—with a primary focus on Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific, Asian American and global studies. It also serves the public interest by providing high-quality books and resource materials of educational value on topics related to Hawai‘i’s people, culture, and natural environment. Through its publications the Press seeks to stimulate public debate and educate both within and outside the classroom.
AAPINA serves as the unified voice for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) nurses around the world. AAPINA strives to positively affect the health and well-being of AAPIs and their communities by:
- supporting AAPI nurses and nursing students around the world through research, practice, and education;
- facilitating and promoting networking and collaborative partnerships; and
- influencing health policy through individual and community actions.