About the Journal

The British Journal of Nursing Studies (BJNS) is an international peer-reviewed, Open Access journal published by y Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development. It aims to provide a valuable platform for researchers, scientists, and experts to share leading and innovative research. It is led by a team of distinguished Editors from various regions across to globe and dozens of expert reviewers that thoroughly inspect all submissions. Articles are published in an open-access format and archived for indefinite access. The journal uses the continuous publication model allowing articles to be published online as soon as they are ready, resulting in a more efficient publication process.

Focus and Scope

The British Journal of Nursing Studies publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, academic exchanges, conceptual framework, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews in the field of nursing and health.

Publication Frequency

One of the benefits of Open Access publishing is that articles can be published within days of having been accepted rather than having to wait for open space in an upcoming issue of the journal. That is the model the journal employs. Once an article is accepted for publication, the files will be typeset. There will then be an opportunity to proof the final PDF before the publication is released. This process should take between one and two weeks.

Articles published in the journal will be added to the current volume and only one volume will be published per year. There are no separate issues of the journal within this volume, however, article collections can be collated and displayed separately from the open volume, allowing conference proceedings, themed series etc to be published in a clearly identifiable way.

Types of Contributions

Authors should consider their chosen article type carefully; the journal accepts the following types of contributions: research articles, review articles and book reviews.


Open Access Policy

This is an open-access journal, i.e. all articles are immediately and permanently free to read, download, copy & distribute. The journal is published under the CC BY 4.0 user license which defines the permitted 3rd-party reuse of its articles. 

Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the British Journal of Nursing Studies.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

The British Journal of Nursing Studies has an article processing charge of $100.

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgements concerning a primary interest have the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest. Any agreements with study sponsors (for-profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyse or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs. A declaration of interest for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.

Archiving

This journal utilizes  CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS  archiving systems to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. The journal is indexed by Google Scholar and available for harvesting via OAI-PMH. If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing editor@al-kindipublishers.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Publication data

All papers within the journal are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) at the time of publication, providing a more persistent identifier to the article and helping to track citations.

Plagiarism Screening

All accepted articles are screened using plagiarism checking software.

Advertisement Policy 

The journal does not currently host adverts on the website.