Publications in the NIHR Journals Library are the research findings from the participating NIHR research programmes. Speculative article submissions are not considered.
Authors must adhere to the NIHR Journals Library Information for Authors when preparing their final reports for submission. We expect all publications to follow our publications ethics policy and all authors to be aware of our policies. We advise that you use the Editorial Criteria Checklist as a guide when preparing your report to ensure that it meets all submission requirements.
Authors of reports for the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) programme should ensure that they read the PGfAR guidance first.
In order that the external review process is carried out efficiently, the editorial office starts identifying potential external reviewers 10 – 12 weeks in advance of the final report being delivered. To aid this process, authors are asked to suggest potential reviewers for consideration. Authors should also regularly update their programme on the date they plan to submit their final report so that reviewers can be accurately assigned a date for the review.