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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.

Commentaries are commissioned only articles that summarise and critically appraise clinically relevant studies that appear in the peer reviewed literature. If you are interested in becoming a commentator for Evidence-Based Nursing please contact

Evidence-Based Nursing believes that to make the best decision on how to deal with a manuscript authors should disclose any competing interests they may have. Authors must have no relevant financial ties to industry (companies that produce drugs, devices, or tests, or other companies that have an interest in the topic of the article). See here for more information on competing interests.

Commentaries can be published online only as electronic pages to an issue, unless selected for print publication by the Editor in Chief. Authors can choose to have their article published Open Access for a fee of £1,950 (plus applicable VAT).

Submission to Evidence-Based Nursing implies that the work described has not been accepted for publication elsewhere, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and does not duplicate material already published.


Evidence-Based Nursing is willing to consider publishing supplements to regular issues. For more information on supplement proposal please see the BMJ Author Hub.