Mainly about writing for publication in nursing and health covering writing methods, publishing standards, publication ethics and recent developments in the academic publishing industry.

Erlend Clouston, literary executor of Nan Shepherd's estate speaks on BBC Radio 4 Open Country Saturday 30 December 2017

Seagulls and cathedral bells

Some haiku with sound effects

The Journey of the Magi

A poem by TS Eliot

Generic Christmas Song

From The Now Show 15 December 2017 BBC Radio 4 Comedy

Watson, R. (2017), Predatory publishers: Time for action. Nurs Open, 4: 186. doi:10.1002/nop2.104

Watson, R. (2017), Beall's list of predatory open access journals: RIP. Nurs Open, 4: 60. doi:10.1002/nop2.78

Watson, R. (2017), What is the elevator pitch for open access?. Nurs Open, 4: 4–5. doi:10.1002/nop2.74

Watson, R. (2016), What are Altmetrics and why would anyone be interested?. Nurs Open, 3: 124. doi:10.1002/nop2.55

Beyond open access

Watson, R. (2016), Beyond open access. Nurs Open, 3: 64–65. doi:10.1002/nop2.46


Watson, R. (2015), Hijackers on the open access highway. Nurs Open, 2: 95–96. doi:10.1002/nop2.36