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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.

Veterinary Nursing Journal

Table of Contents for Veterinary Nursing Journal. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

Visit Journal Articles


  • 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


Submission guidelines

Ready to submit your article or want to find out more?

Click on the links below to read the Aims & Scope of the journal, Instructions for Authors, and to Submit your article.

Aims & Scope Instructions for Authors Submit Now

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