BMC Nursing does not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field. Specific criteria for other article types can be found in the submission guidelines.
BMC Nursing considers articles on the following aspects of nursing:
- Evidence-based nursing care:
All aspects of evidence-based knowledge to inform and transform nursing practice in all settings. Please note that research on specific conditions/diseases or patient populations will be considered if there is a robust background and discussion on nurses’ involvement, implications and recommendations for nurses.
- Nursing research methods:
Topics include, but are not limited to: ethics, subject recruitment/retention, sampling, development and testing of psychometric tools, mutli-cultural testing studies, meta-analyses techniques, and protocol development.
- Nursing service delivery, utilization, and evaluation:
nursing care delivery, quality of care, health outcomes for individuals/families/caregivers/communities, program evaluation, and policy impact on practice
- Nursing administration and human resources:
workforce issues, staffing, documentation practices, innovative professional development programs, continuing nursing education, technology integration