Why you should write for RCNi

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RCNi produces 11 leading nursing journals supporting nursing students and registered nurses to deliver the best possible patient care.

RCNi journals

We welcome submissions across a variety of subjects from experienced and new authors on clinical topics, original research, literature reviews, service innovation or continuing professional development. We welcome shorter opinion articles too. Here we look at the benefits of writing for us.

Author support

Our experienced editorial and administration teams ensure that your article is handled professionally from time of acceptance to time of publication. The editors and production staff work closely with you to maximise the impact of your article. If you have never had a paper published before, don’t worry – writing for one of our publications is not as difficult as it may seem and you will receive guidance and support. We have created a number of useful, downloadable resources and examples that will help to guide you through the process from start to finish.

If you have never had a paper published before, don’t worry – writing for one of our publications is not as difficult as it may seem


Each of our journals is read by thousands of nursing students and registered nurses. We have more than 100,000 subscribers across all of our titles, accessing content online as well as in print. Our articles are discoverable through a range of abstracting and indexing services, which means that your article will have a real impact on nursing practice and patient care. Writing for us is one of the best and quickest ways of sharing your knowledge with the nursing community.

We can publicise your article using press releases on AlphaGalileo, a research-focused, international distribution service that delivers news to relevant audiences through its website, email updates, RSS feeds and apps. These press releases are frequently promoted on various global web-based services, thereby increasing visibility of your work.

We also deliver a range of daily and weekly emails to our entire subscriber and registered user database, an audience of more than 100,000 nurses nationwide. The alerts consist of up-to-date content from across our journals and can feature your published article. Your article will also be promoted through a range of RCNi social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Independent peer review

Our journals operate a thorough peer-review process using a panel of expert reviewers. Reviewers’ comments are fed back in a constructive way to ensure your experience with us is rewarding. This means your article has credibility with our readers and other nursing professionals.

Online submissions

You can use our online submission system to track the progress of your article through the review process. Help for new users is available from our administration department.

Further reading

Our new author hub 'Write for us' has a wealth of information to help you get started. We recommend reading:

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