The International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles in the field of integrated care on a continuous basis.
IJIC has an Impact Factor of 2.753 (2019 JCR, received in June 2020)
The Journal Impact Factors for 2019 have been released and IJIC's has once again increased, to 2.753.
In 2012, our rating was 1.299, so our impact factor has more than doubled in these 7 years. This reflects our citations increasing from 341 in 2012 to 1,245 in 2019.
The journal is now in the first quartile of journals in Health Policy and Services (17/87) and in the second quartile for Health Care Sciences & Services (32/102).
This improved Impact Factor is accompanied by increasing use of the journal, with almost 15% more readers accessing the IJIC website last year in comparison to 2018 – a total of 185,000 users in 2019.
The co- Editors in Chief would like to thank our authors, our reviewers, our editorial board, and our Managing Editor, Susan Royer, for their interest and support.
Nick Goodwin, Robin Miller & Viktoria Stein
Posted on 07 Jul 2020
Call for submissions of an Expression of Interest for an IJIC 20th Anniversary Special Collection on “Progress with integrated care across the globe: national overviews and shared learning for the future”
In 2011, IJIC produced a special collection of articles (https://www.ijic.org/49/volume/11/issue/5/) which reviewed integrated care developments in a number of countries. Ten years on, there has been collective progress across the world in recognising the importance of integrated care and integrated care is becoming a reality for more people. Each country has taken its own approach which provides opportunity for learning about what has been successful and what could have been implemented better. There is also a need for those who are less familiar with policy and practice of integrated care to have access to an informed and critical overview of developments.
Topic and format
IJIC is therefore seeking policy papers (https://www.ijic.org/about/submissions/) for a 20th Anniversary Special Collection. These should focus on “whole system developments” in the last decade within a country or region, and cover the following themes:
These papers should look at integrated care in the round – i.e. acute/primary, health/social care and mental/physical health. The focus should not be on one specific disease management programme or population within a local context, but give a good understanding of the whole system scale (-up) of integrated care efforts.
As a first step, we ask for submissions of an Expression of Interest with an Abstract outlining the policy paper and the themes above to IJIC’s managing editor, Susan Royer. The editors-in-chief will review all submissions and select those, which will be invited to submit a full policy paper. The submission process will then follow the regular IJIC online process. The papers will be peer reviewed by the editorial board of IJIC. Publication of the Special Collection is planned to coincide with ICIC21.
Dates and fees
We are looking forward to a wide variety and truly global collection of papers and experiences to push integrated care learning to the next level!
Posted on 04 Jun 2020
Dear authors, reviewers and colleagues,
We hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy in these difficult times. Our thoughts go out to all of you, especially all the health, care and support workers who are at the forefront of this battle and to all affected by this disease, in one way or another.
Many countries are battling to get the disease under control, and we appreciate the added burden this brings personally and to systems.
This global crisis reinforces our conviction that health, care and wellbeing are major global issues and that trusted relationships, systems resilience and effective, evidence-based and integrated decision making are highly needed.
We are committed to continue to publish high-quality research, policy and practice on integrated care through the International Journal of Integrated Care. Now, more than ever, are decisionmakers and professionals in need of guidance on how to shape resilient, coordinated and effective systems. Therefore, the Journal stays fully operational and we are lucky to have an excellent team working in the background, who support us in these efforts. However, we also realise that for many of you, publishing and reviewing articles for IJIC in the coming months will not be a priority and we fully understand that. Please concentrate on what is most important at the moment, and we are looking forward to your future contributions.
We wanted to let you know that we, the editors-in-chief, are all working from home and are willing and available to work closely with you, though virtually for now, as always.
If you have any questions or need support, please let us know.
We wish you and your beloved ones all the best in these challenging times.
Nick Goodwin, Robin Miller, Viktoria Stein
Posted on 30 Mar 2020