Aims and scope

Evidence-Based Nursing systematically searches a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the validity of research and relevance to best nursing practice. Content is critically appraised then the most relevant articles are summarised into a succinct expert commentary focusing on the papers key findings and implications for clinical practice.


Evidence-Based Nursing is co-owned by RCNi and BMJ.

Journal statistics 2016

Time from acceptance to online publication 15 days
Frequency Quarterly
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Scopus
Launch date 1998
Print ISSN 1367-6539
Online ISSN 1468-9618

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Rights and permissions


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Evidence-Based Nursing is available at a discounted rate to members of the Royal College of Nursing.

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BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.


The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.