RCNi’s flagship publication, Nursing Standard, is enjoying excellent growth online and is Europe's best-selling nursing journal

Our double-blind peer-reviewed original research, clinical and continuing professional development (CPD) articles keep nurses up to date with latest practice, while our how-to series takes a step-by-step approach through the basic skills they need: from cannulation to promoting sleep in hospital.

Our analysis of the latest nursing news and exclusive investigations into professional matters provide an insight for the workforce and give nurses a voice.

Features and opinion articles inform, engage and inspire nurses and nursing students in their day-to-day work and in meeting their career ambitions.

Regular clinical topics covered by Nursing Standard include:

  • Blood
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Continence
  • Critical care
  • Diabetes
  • End of life
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Medicines
  • Mental health
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Surgical care
  • Skin/wound care

We also regularly cover a range of professional issues such as workforce, leadership, nursing regulation, healthcare funding, patient experience and nurse well-being.

Submit your article

When you are ready to submit your article, you should do so online through our online submission system, Editorial Manager.

Submit your article

Using the prompts, you must first register as an author by entering the required information and following the on-screen instructions.

After you have completed these steps, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to activate your registration and complete the process.

Once you have done so, you’ll be able to go through the submission process step by step but, if you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact: administration manager Helen Hyland at or administration assistant Sandra Lynch at