Hello all. I am a full-time hospital RN in critical care who finished a BSCN program a year ago. I also have a very modest side career as a writer.
My favourite nursing journal (Neonatal Network) has a lot of articles which are not reports on new research, but rather literature reviews or educational overviews of specific conditions. I'm interested in doing some writing along those lines and submitting them for publication.
1. Do academic nursing journals pay for the articles they print?
2. When deciding which manuscripts to print, do they consider the writer's credentials, or judge the work on its own merits? I have no doubt that I could write an article that measures up to the literary and scientific quality of what I'm reading; but I'm not seeing any other BSCNs as authors, and I don't want to go through the work of writing an article if it won't be considered because of my educational status.