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IJIC accepts new submissions on a continuous basis. Submissions should be made electronically through this website. Once submitted, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system. If you would like to submit an article for publication in IJIC, please download and read carefully the following guidelines.
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Download the Guidelines for Integrated Care Cases
Download the Guidelines for Policy papers
Download the Guidelines for Lost and Found papers
Download the Guidelines for Thesis summaries
Download the Guidelines for Book Reviews
IJIC accepts different types of manuscripts for publication.To improve the chance of acceptance of your manuscript, we recommend reading the following information when preparing your manuscript.
Previous publication and electronic preprints (eprints): IJIC does not want to publish material that has already appeared elsewhere. But we do accept some papers that have been published as abstracts or have been partially reported by the media at scientific meetings, and some that have already appeared in foreign language journals. Previous publication in electronic form, known as preprint or eprint, may also be acceptable. In all these cases authors should tell us about previous publication and supply us with copies of such previous versions. Then we can decide whether publication in IJIC will add usefully to the literature on the topic of integrated care, or whether it will just add redundant material.
Redundant publication: To protect readers and researchers from being overwhelmed by redundant material we do not want to publish papers that overlap substantially with papers published elsewhere. Whenever a paper submitted to IJIC overlaps by more than 10% with previously published work, or work submitted elsewhere, we want authors to send us copies of those papers. We will then decide if it is an acceptable degree of overlap.
If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy please contact the managing editor.
If data, structured methods or code used in the research project have been made openly available, a statement should be added to inform the reader how/where to access these files. This should include the repository location and the DOI linking to it. Read our reproducibility guide for more information on best practice and maximising the impact of your open data.
If data used in the research project has not been made available, a statement confirming this should be added, along with reasoning why.
The journal's data policy is available on the Editorial Policies page.
Quick Authors Checklist
Once you have prepared your paper for submission following the specific IJIC types of paper guideline and IJIC format and reference style, please use our Quick Authors Checklist to verify that your manuscript has fulfilled IJIC key requisites, and therefore increasing your chances for acceptance.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Starting in 2009 the International Journal of Integrated Care applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internaltional License (CC-by, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) to all articles, submitted in or after January 2009, that are published in IJIC. Authors retain ownership of the copyright for their articles, but they permit anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. After it has appeared in IJIC authors may republish their text in any way they wish (electronic or print) as long as they clearly acknowledge IJIC as its original publisher with the correct citation details and copyright notice, independent of whether the article is used in whole or in part.
Starting 2009 Utrecht the International Journal of Integrated Care applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-by) to all articles, submitted in or after January 2009, that are published in the IJIC. Under the CC-by, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
When referring to International Journal of Integrated Care either for re-publication by the author or permitted usage by third parties, the following information should be added:
Customary bibliographic citation, including author name(s), volume number and date of publication, article title, International Journal of Integrated Care (or abbreviation Int J of Integr Care), and the DOI (for instance http://doi.org/10.5334/sta.433).
Copyright notice for papers submitted in or after January 2009: "This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited "
Copyright notice for papers submitted in or before 2008:
"Readers are reminded that this work is protected by copyright. While they are free to use the ideas expressed in it, they are not allowed to copy, distribute or publish the work or part of it, in any form, printed, electronic or otherwise, except for reasonable quoting, clearly indicating the source. Readers are permitted to make copies, electronically or printed, for non-commercial use, particularly personal or classroom use."
The authors retain copyright of their article.
IJIC does not disclose or sell any personally identifiable information collected at this site to other companies or organisations.
When you enter IJIC for the first time we ask you to supply your title, name and email address. This enables us to contact you from time to time to draw your attention to information that may be of interest.
From 1 August 2015 all papers that are accepted for publication will incur an author fee of £1250 plus VAT, discounted by 10% to £1125 plus VAT for IFIC members. The increase in cost is a result of moving from the University Library Utrecht where we have enjoyed subsidised rates since the Journal was founded.
Many institutions have funds available to support open access publications by their staff, therefore we ask that you contact the relevant body to cover the APC. If you do not know about your institution’s policy on open access funding, please contact your departmental/faculty administrators and institution library, as funds may be available to you.
We remain committed to supporting publications from MSc and PhD students.
Given that many PhD students today receive a budget for open-access publishing, IJIC must announce that from the 1st January 2019 we will be requiring all articles first authored by PhD students, and submitted after that date, to pay a discounted author fee of £625 GBP plus VAT. If any PhD student does not have access to such a publication budget then, with an accompanying signed and stamped letter from their University, we will continue to publish articles from those PhD students at no cost.
We run a bursary scheme to reduce author fee costs to authors from low- and middle-income countries (please contact our Managing Editor, Susan Royer, in the first instance).
No fee will be charged on thesis summaries, book reviews, guest editorials and any other papers directly solicited from the Editorial Board.
From 1 January 2015, all Conference Supplements and Special Themed Editions will incur a nominal fee where these are developed in partnership with an external organization: €5000 for IFIC members and €7500 for non-members.
£250 - £350 plus VAT (according to article type) of the APC covers publisher processing costs at Ubiquity Press (editorial processes; platform development and maintenance; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc.). This also ensures that all of the content is fully open access.
The remaining fees primarily cover costs to the journal’s sponsor, IFIC, in covering the salary of the IJIC managing editor, to providing bursaries for publishing articles (for example, from PhD students and low- or middle-income countries where publication is provided for free); and for marketing of the Journal to ensure that articles are well publicised across IJIC’s registered readers and IFIC’s wider network. Some costs are associated with holding web-based and face-to-face meetings of the journal’s Editors. No Editors receive remuneration or gifts-in-kind for their commitment to the Journal.
For further information about Journal policies regarding author fees please contact the Managing Editor at email@example.com