Veterinary Nursing Journal
Top Tips for Writing an Article
Submit an article to Veterinary Nursing Journal
Veterinary Nursing Journal is the official peer-reviewed journal of the British Veterinary Nursing Association. The articles included in the journal provide VNs access to practical and research-based clinical information. We invite students, qualified and advanced veterinary nurses, and vets to add to this growing body of research by publishing in the journal.
Benefits of publishing include:
- Sharing and advancing knowledge within the profession.
- Reviewing the evidence base as a reflective practitioner.
- Counts as CPD time.
- Builds on your qualification.
- Can further your career.
Types of article in VNJ
Features: Advice, information, interviews, discussion pieces, surveys, careers and more (max 1500 words).
Clinical and Research: Clinical trials, best practice, reviews and overviews of existing research and practice i.e. clinical article, clinical audit and case studies (max 2000 words).
Inspiration: A method, a result, a case, an undergraduate project.
- Read the formatting information and guidelines in the instructions for authors
- Check spelling and grammar
- Ask a colleague to read your article
- Use clear and direct language
- Consult a range of up-to-date references
- Use reputable sources
- Include relevant diagrams, charts and photos – check the instructions for authors for information on image quality and resolution
- Include an abstract (100 word summary of your article)
- Get informed consent from all parties featured in your article
- Overlook the title
- Rush the abstract
- Embellish or be ambiguous
- Leave acronyms unexplained
- Forget to clear any copyright (check the instructions for authors for details)
- Miss out attachments (figures, tables)
- Forget confidentiality and privacy