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Aims and scope

Integrated Healthcare Journal is a new online only Open Access journal to be launched by BMJ and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

Integrated Healthcare Journal aims to support a joined-up and connected approach for healthcare design and delivery in which health and social care professionals, service providers, patients, patient groups, and carers are brought together to collaborate in a unified and integrated approach. The mission will be to improve all aspects of care for individuals and communities orientated around a person-centred philosophy.

Fragmentation of care and care gaps arising from a lack of optimal integration translate into negative experiences and outcomes for patients and unnecessary costs for healthcare providers. This will become increasingly problematic as patients in an ageing population present with ever more complex health and social care needs.

Effective integrated healthcare is a pathway to a more effective and efficient health system truly centred on the patient. The journal will present content related to initiatives and improvement approaches leading to greater levels of integration with a strong emphasis on co-design with patients, carers and families.

Editorial Board

For information about the Integrated Healthcare Journal Editor-in-Chief Dr Paresh Dawda and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Ownership

Integrated Healthcare Journal is co-owned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society  and BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous online publication
Launch date 2019
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Google Scholar
Impact Factor N/A
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2399-5351

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the contact us page.

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors.

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Affiliations

BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator

The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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