IntroductionNurse Researcher (NR) is an international, peer reviewed journal that seeks to inform and advise novice and experienced researchers in nursing and health care. The journal publishes high quality papers on research methodology and topical issues related to research. The editor, Dr Leslie Gelling, welcomes the submission of potential papers. In addition to full papers, submissions can include conference and seminar reports, book reviews, letters or commentaries. If you are unsure of the suitability of your paper for publication in NR, please contact the editor (email@example.com). Please read the following instructions carefully for details of how manuscripts should be presented and submitted. The main reason for the delay in accepting papers for publication is authors not adhering to the journal's requirements.