2nd International Scientific Research Conference, 2023

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journal club is an educational gathering in which a group of professionals discuss published articles [academic works of literature], to keep themselves informed about new knowledge, promote their awareness of current research findings, critique and appraise research.

The purposes of a journal club are to teach and create critical appraisal skills, increase exposure to new literature and increase informed clinical practice. 

Therefore, the importance of joining a research journal club cannot be overemphasized as it is the basis of growth for researchers and professionals.

The importance of joining a research journal club include:

  • A Journal Club helps researchers and academics to be abreast of new knowledge and current research findings.
  • It helps its members to critique and appraise research individually and in a group.
  • It helps to improve the knowledge and reading habits of its members.
  • It helps to create research enthusiasm and improve the appetites for scholarly endeavors among its members.
  • It provides a medium that stimulated discussion and debate
  • It facilitates better knowledge and literature awareness through group discussions with peers.
  • It helps to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice
  • It helps to provide structured time for reading and overcoming difficulties associated with understanding research findings.
  • It improves social and professional networking among members.
  • It facilitates co-learning and professional development – even in times of a distancing pandemic.
  • It is the best platform for selecting, reading, defining, discussing, interpreting, and applying the result of systematic literature reviews.

Are you a passionate nurse looking to stay at the forefront of advancements in nursing research?

Have you been searching for a professional nursing research platform where you can engage with like-minded professionals, share knowledge, and elevate your career to new heights? 

Look no further – our Nursing Journal Club is calling out to you!

The Institute of Nursing Research, Nigeria, has built one of Africa’s most vibrant and growing communities of nursing scholars.

For more than six years, the institute has been at the forefront of nursing academia in Nigeria. 

Our Journal Club community comprises seasoned nursing researchers and scholars from all over the globe with diverse experience and rich exposure in the dynamic world of nursing research and academia. 

We started the journal club some years back to strengthen further our efforts in equipping nurses with the required tools to become exceptional scholars in the scientific world. 

To be a part of what we are building, kindly register now! You do not want to miss this opportunity.

Selected References

Bhattacharya, S. (2017). Journal club and post-graduate medical education. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery50(3): 302–305. doi: 10.4103/ijps.IJPS_222_17

Khandalkar, S., Iqbal, B. M., Rathod, H. K., Buch, A. C., Raimule, M.(2016). Importance of Journal club as an effective teaching learning tool, Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research; 5(4), 246 – 252 

Lizarondo, L.M., Grimmer-Somers, K., Kumar, S., Crockett, A. (2012). Does journal club membership improve research evidence uptake in different allied health disciplines: a pre-post study. BMC Res Notes 5, 588.

Sengupta, S. (2021). Journal club – how to get the best out of the discussion, accessed on

Somefun, D. O. (2021). Journal Clubs are Beneficial for Early Career Researchers, accessed on,also%20improves%20their%20critical%20skills.

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4 Responses

  1. Enlightening!

    Please do you have any link to a literature journal related club?

    Please, if you have, do share with me on Whatsapp +2347035849128.

    1. Hello, Oyelade.
      The Institute of Nursing Research, Nigeria also has a Journal Club [for nurses]. The next cohort will be starting in the month of June. To stay updated kindly subscribe to the newsletter. You will be informed when the cohort is about to start [or we can send updates directly to your Whatsapp contact]

      Thank You.
      Ayinla Daniel
      Editorial Officer, INRN.

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ADDRESS: Burlington Hall, 2nd floor, Lagos Chambers of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Conference Exhibition Centre, 10 Dr. Nurudeen Olowopopo Way,
Besides Japaul House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State.



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