IJIC is pleased to announce the appointment this January of Dr Viktoria Stein and Dr Robin Miller who will work alongside Dr Nick Goodwin as joint Editors-in-Chief of the Journal. In making these appointments the Journal aims to help streamline the editorial process for authors, ensure consistency in decision-making regarding the relevance and quality of submitted articles, and free-up the time of our editorial board to undertake reviews in areas of their special interest. The new Editorial team is committed to working with Ubiquity Press to improve the authors and reviewers experience of working with us, including looking to have a more user-friendly and modern automated review process system. We would also value our authors and readers to put their names forward to us to act as reviewers of our articles. As the popularity of the Journal continues to grow and our submissions rise we are committed to keeping our submission to publication times as short as possible whilst maintaining the high standard that we have set in the quality of articles we accept. Finally, please do write or get in touch with us – we always value the feedback that we receive!
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It is with great sadness to learn that one of IJIC’s founding Editors, Dr Ingrid Mur-Veeman, passed away on 31 March 2016. Ingrid worked as an associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Maastricht University from 1 February 1982 until her retirement on 21 August 2010, first as a member of the Department of Policy Science and later as a member of the Department of Health Organisation, Policy and Economics.
Ingrid was part of a group of enthusiastic employees who paved the way for the Policy, Management and Evaluation of Healthcare track. Ingrid became one of the founding Editors of the International Journal of Integrated Care in 2000 and was central to its early development. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Ingrid published with her colleagues a range of articles and books related to her pioneering work on integrated care, for example: in comparing English and Dutch approaches to interagency working ; examining networks of care [2,3] and the implementation of shared care strategies ; as well as comparing integrated care policies across Europe [5,6]. She was also a great friend and supporter of the scientific conferences of the International Network of Integrated Care that paved the way for the subsequent Foundation we know today.
In her association with IJIC and IFIC we will remember Ingrid with great respect and fondness as a charming and outgoing person. With Ingrid's passing, we have lost a founding mother of our Journal and Foundation and we send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
On behalf of all of IJIC Editors, past and present
1. Mur-Veeman I et al (1999) Development of integrated care in England and the Netherlands, Health Policy , Volume 65 , Issue 3 , 227 - 241
2. Raak A van, Mur-Veeman I, Paulus A. Understanding the feasibility of integrated care: a rival viewpoint on the influence of actions and the institutional context. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 1999;14:235–48
3. Raak A van, Paulus A, Merode F van, Mur-Veeman I. Integrated care management: applying control theory to networks. Journal of Management in Medicine 1999;13(6):390–404.
4. Eijkelberg IMJG, Spreeuwenberg C, Mur-Veeman IM, Wolffenbuttel BHR. From shared care to disease management: key-influencing factors. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2001;1(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.22
5. A. van Raak, I.M. Mur-Veeman, B. Hardy, M. Steenbergen, A. Paulus (Eds.) Integrated care in Europe. Description and comparison of integrated care in six European countries. Elseviers Gezondheidszorg, Maarssen; 2003.
6. Mur-Veeman I, van Raak A, Paulus A (2008) Comparing integrated care policy in Europe: does policy matter? Health Policy. Feb;85(2):172-83. Epub 2007 Sep 4.
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