UKAHN encourages original contributions relating to nursing history from academic and non-academic, experienced and new writers, based in the UK and internationally. Material submitted to the Bulletin should fall into one of the following sections and should adhere to the relevant maximum word limit:

  • Research Articles – 8,000 words (including references)
  • Reports on work in progress – 2500 words (including references)
  • Then and Now – literature reviews, reminiscences etc 3,000 words (including references)
  • Short Biographies – 1000 words (including references) Longer biographies can be submitted as research articles.
  • Book reviews –1000 words
  • Personal interest (such as nursing memorials, badges, etc) – 1000 words
  • Reports on events – 750 words
  • Calls for abstracts – 200 words

Material is only accepted on the basis that it has not been previously published, is not being offered elsewhere and that it is the original work of the contributor. The editorial team reserve the right to make minor amendments to contributions: material requiring major changes may be returned to the author for resubmission.

Authors are not required to assign copyright in their contributions to the UK Association for the History of Nursing, but instead are granting UKAHN an exclusive license to publish. Requests to re-publish material previously published in the Bulletin will normally be granted if full acknowledgements are made. Authors should discuss this the Editor if relevant before submission. Illustrations are welcome, but it is the contributors’ responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce material, including any illustrations or graphics, if necessary, and to ensure that the proper acknowledgements are made in their articles. 

Before submitting an article please make sure you have read the Style Guide for Authors. Articles which do not adhere to these guidelines (on house style, word count or referencing) will be returned to the author for amendment before being sent out for peer-review.