Institutional licenses are available for all RCNi journals

We provide unrivalled clinical and research content to hundreds of academic and healthcare institutions worldwide, enabling their students and nursing teams to stay up to date with best practice and deliver exceptional patient care.

Our leading journals cover most specialisms in nursing, including nursing older people, children, people with learning disabilities, cancer, mental health and more. Our flagship publication, Nursing Standard, is the UK’s best-selling nursing monthly.

All RCNi journals contain:

  • Peer-reviewed clinical and original research articles
  • Latest developments in best practice and treatments
  • Essential CPD/CME content
  • Practical application and clinical innovation

About our platform

RCNi journals are hosted on ScholarStor, a highly advanced, cloud-based publishing platform by MPS. ScholarStor is fully optimised for mobile to make it easy for your users to access RCNi content on any device.

Our platform provides all of the features your organisation would expect including:

  • Full-text access to articles in XML and PDF
  • Article-level DOIs
  • Live reference linking
  • COUNTER compliant usage reporting
  • Automatic usage harvesting using SUSHI
  • Institutional authentication
  • Simple and advanced search with Boolean operators
  • Advanced article metrics powered by Piwik and PlumX

RCNi journals are indexed by many databases, including PubMed, the British Nursing Index (ProQuest), Scopus, Thomson Reuters ESC (Nurse Researcher), Google Scholar, and EBSCO Nursing Resources. RCNi journal content is also discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service and Ex Libris Primo.

To find out more about any of our journals and how they can support your organisation's needs, or to get a tailored quote, please get in touch by completing this short enquiry form.

Subscribing to our journals

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subscriptions brochure

Each of our journals is available on an annual subscription basis in print and electronic or electronic-only format. 

Included in the annual subscription(s):

  • Excellence in clinical nursing publishing
  • Online access to a 36-month rolling archive of back articles for the subscribed journals
  • Perpetual access to the subscribed year
  • Industry-standard functionality

Please download our brochure for further information on each of our journals.

Get in touch

If you would like to get a quote or take out an institutional subscription to any of our journals, please get in touch by filling in this short enquiry form.

Free trials available

Would your institution like to preview our journals before subscribing?  You can request a free 30-day trial to any of our journals here.

RCNi journals archive

RCNi nursing journal archive currently includes over 124,000 articles that were published by RCNi from 1987-2017.

There are three ways you can ensure your users have access to RCNi Journal Archives:

  • You are able to purchase perpetual access to the complete RCNi nursing journals archive, 1987-2016, that consists of articles from all journals published during that time
  • You can purchase perpetual access to individual journal archives
  • You can take out an annual subscription the complete RCNi nursing journals archive (this is only available to current subscribers)

For further information regarding any of these options or a quote, please get in touch by completing this short enquiry form.

Resources for your institution

Librarians are often the gateway through which our institutional users access our journals. 

We have created some resources to help you highlight RCNi journal availability at your library and drive usage. These include posters, logos, leaflets, example email texts and web banners.  You can access these promotional resources by visiting this page.

Promotional resources for your institution

Highlights for Healthcare Libraries

RCNi’s newsletter, Highlights for Healthcare Libraries, is published at least twice per year.  Each issue contains articles on healthcare information supply, product and platform enhancements, news, events, case studies, white papers and more.

To sign up for free, please complete this short registration form.

We are also looking for contributions. If you would like to be a contributor please email us at


Support and customer administration

We are always here to help.  In the event you have a query, please contact our our Customer Experience Manager Bushra Mughal at

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