About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Research articles concerning rural nursing and/or rural health care are invited for review. Theoretical, opinion, and evidence-based reviews are also invited for review.  Letters to the Editor are encouraged under the column section. At least one author on each manuscript must be a member of the Rural Nurse Organization (RNO).

Peer Review Process

Two reviewers are assigned to each manuscript. Reviewer scores are provided to authors.  All articles undergo blind peer review.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published twice yearly in winter and late spring.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.