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Nursing history research is a vibrant and expanding discipline with an growing number of outlets for peer-reviewed publishing. Two of the main titles in Europe which focus on nursing history, The UKAHN Bulletin and The European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics (ENHE) have recently announcing calls for submissions for their upcoming issues. The cfps are reproduced below.


Would you like to get your work published in the UK’s only peer-reviewed, free-to-access, online publication, which focuses on the history of nursing? The success of The Bulletin depends on the nursing history community using it to raise awareness of the great work which is being done, so please do think seriously about making a contribution. 

We are beginning to plan the next edition of The UKAHN Bulletin, our online, peer-reviewed journal of nursing history and are inviting contributions across a range of types of material:

  • Research Articles – c8,000 words (including references)
  • Reports on work in progress – 2,500-3,000 words (including references). Can also include short articles on methods and the practice of ‘doing’ history.
  • Short Biographies – 1,000-2,000 words (including references). Longer biographies can be submitted as research articles.
  • Then and Now – literature reviews, reminiscences etc 3,000 words (including references). 
  • Book reviews –1,000 words
  • Personal interest (such as nursing memorials, badges, etc) – 1,000 words
  • Reports on events – 750 words
  • Calls for abstracts – up to 500 words

We are particularly interested to receive book reviews, reports on events and calls for abstracts for upcoming conferences, and adverts for upcoming conferences more generally. (These latter two can be posted on the UKAHN website Blog as well, especially as these items tend to be time sensitive). If you have published a book in the last year or so and would it like to get it reviewed let us know. If you can send us a copy that would be great or we can approach the publisher for a review copy (although experience suggests publishers are increasingly reluctant to do this – but we can still try.)

Also, bear in mind that because this is online publication reproduction of images is much easier (provided you have obtained necessary copyright approvals where necessary) so do think about sending images which have caught your attention, with a short discussion around them. (NB It is your responsibility to ensure all copyrights are respected and permissions to reproduce are obtained.)

The next issue of The Bulletin will be published in spring 2021 and the deadline for receipt of contributions other than research articles or work in progress material is December 2020. If you are interested in submitting a research article/work in progress piece the deadline for the next issue is earlier (31 October 2020). You can find more information about how to submit work for The Bulletin at this link:

If you would like to talk through your ideas or you have an idea for a piece which does not seem to fit into any of the categories above, you can contact the editor on who is happy to give advice etc.


The ENHE is an interdisciplinary Open Access and peer-reviewed eJournal spanning the Humanities, Nursing Science, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies. The journal is published online once a year and contains the following sections:

  1. Themed section which focuses on a topic chosen by the editorial team
  2. An open section for articles on any topic related to history of nursing and ethics.
  3. “Forum”, shorter articles which focus on current debates
  4. “Lost and Found”, also shorter articles, which present under-researched or previously unknown remarkable objects, texts, pictures or movies with relevance to nursing history and ethics and discuss their significance.

Articles for the Themed and Open sections should be up to 55,000 characters in length (including spaces and references). Articles for ‘Lost and Found’ should be 30,000 characters (including spaces and references; and those for ‘Forum’ should be c15,000 characters (including spaces and references). The EHNE is seeking contributions to all sections, and the theme for 2022 will be ‘Nursing care in times of epidemics and pandemics – historical and ethical issues’.

Deadline for abstracts: November 30th, 2020. Deadline for manuscripts: May 31st, 2021.

The COVID 19 pandemic is a challenge of historical significance. For the first time since the 1950s and 1960s, the persuasion of being an immunized society was shaken. The special issue aims on the one hand to make nurses visible as actors in the history of pandemics in European countries, and on the other hand to discuss ethical challenges for nurses in both historical and current contexts.

The aim of the special issue is to bring historical and ethical research on nursing in times of epidemics and pandemics into dialogue with each other. Historians submitting articles to the EHNE are asked to include ethical dimensions of their topic in their articles, while researchers in ethics are requested to reflect on the historical dimensions of their projects. The journal publishes research both on European History and the history of the reciprocal relationships and entanglements of European and non-European societies. The journal only publishes original contributions. The authors agree when submitting their script that their text has not already been submitted or published elsewhere. More information is available from the EHNE website: and a guide to publishing in EHNE can be found here:

Please submit your abstract (max 500 words) in English and separately a short CV by 30 November  2020 to Prof. Dr. Susanne Kreutzer: and Prof. Dr. Karen Nolte: