Contributing to HIV Nursing

HIV Nursing welcomes research papers, case reports, audit reports, literature reviews, editorial letters and other contributions relevant to healthcare professionals working in HIV. HIV Nursing also welcomes blogs for the website.

  • Have you completed a dissertation or a degree recently?
  • Do you know of any research or audit that will interest HIV nursing colleagues?
  • What changes have you instigated that really made a difference to your patients?
  • What innovations or ideas have you come across that are worth sharing?
  • Do you have something to get off your chest, or a great book you'd like others to know about?
You can contribute a full-length feature article (around 2500 words) or a shorter news/opinion piece (minimum 500 words), or send in a letter or comment. Choose whatever suits you – the Editorial Board will be very pleased to hear from you. See below for more detailed instructions for authors and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email: 

 2018 Call for Papers and copy dates
The more society as a whole, and our medical colleagues, hear about what we are doing as HIV nurses, the better it is for our patients and their families.

Instructions to Authors

1. Manuscript submission: Items for publication and other correspondence relating to the journal should be addressed to:
The Editor, Mediscript Ltd
1 Mountview Court
310 Friern Barnet Lane, London N20 0LD
T: +44 (0)20 8369 5389 E:

Articles are accepted on the understanding that they have been approved by the Editorial Board and may be subject to revision. Contributions regularly accepted are: research papers (for peer review), case studies and audit reports. In addition, submissions such as current issues/opinion pieces, editorial letters and ‘day in the life’ items are also welcome and will be considered for publication.

2. Guidance: If you would like help with any aspect of the writing process, please contact the Editorial office in the first instance with a brief description of your proposed contribution, and your query will be forwarded to the person best qualified to support you (email:

3. Manuscript format: Authors should include full affiliation, address, telephone number and email addresses. Where there is more than one author, the author to whom proofs should be sent should be indicated. For article length, please refer to commissioning letter. Manuscripts should use English spellings. Please include an abstract (not more than 150 words) to describe the content of the article. Subheadings should be used wherever possible, and abbreviations defined when first used.

4. References: HIV Nursing prefers the Vancouver style where reference citations are numbered consecutively, including tables or figure legends, as they fall in the text. Each reference should be numbered in square parentheses and listed at the end of the article in numerical order, according to the following style:

Wu AW, Rubin HR, Mathews WC et al. Functional status and well-being in a placebo controlled trial of zidovudine in early symptomatic HIV infection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 1993, 6, 452–456.

Miller D. Living with AIDS and HIV. Macmillan Press, London, 1987.

British HIV Association. Standards of Care for People Living with HIV. 2013. Available at: (accessed May 2016).  

Rodger A, Bruun T, Cambiano V et al. HIV transmission risk through condomless sex if HIV+ partner on suppressive ART: PARTNER study. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection, March 2014. Boston, MA, USA, Abstract 153LB.

5. Illustrations and tables: These should be provided wherever appropriate and be captioned. Any illustrations supplied should be of sufficiently high quality to ensure good reproduction. Colour figures are welcomed and will be used online but please note that reproduction in the printed version of the Journal is available at the author’s expense (cost available on request). Where appropriate, magnification figures or scale bars should be supplied.

Illustrations and tables must be cited in numerical order. When required, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations or tables, and to include the appropriate credit in the figure or table legend.

6. Proofs: will be sent to the author for correction of errors and approval.

7. Copyright assignment: Authors are assumed to transfer to Mediscript copyright of their words. Copying of articles should only be made following permission from Mediscript. However, requests by authors wishing to make copies of their own articles for personal use will be treated sympathetically. A personal copy of the issue in which the author’s article appears will be sent to the author on publication.

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