The International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC)

The International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC) is a leading international peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The journal focuses on research, policy and implementation in health care quality worldwide, and welcomes submissions on a range of topics, including:

  • Health services research
  • Health care evaluation
  • Health care policy
  • Health economics
  • Quality improvement in health care
  • Management
  • Clinical research focused on the quality and safety of care.

The journal reaches a global audience, including researchers, clinical care professionals, quality assurance professionals, policy makers, managers, politicians, educators and students of health-related disciplines.
The Editor in Chief is Professor Aziz Sheikh.

ISQua Members receive free online access to the Journal as part of their Membership.


IJQHC Communications

ISQua and OUP are delighted to announce that we will be publishing a new Journal in early 2021 called IJQHC Communications. As well as being a cascade journal from the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC), this new journal will focus on quality improvement in the health care system research protocols and the patient journey. In the first years two editions will be published, with the intention of increasing frequency as the flow of published articles increases.

IJQHC Communications will make activities and research related to quality and safety in health care available to a worldwide readership. The journal publishes papers in all disciplines related to the quality and safety of health care, including health services research, health care evaluation, technology assessment, health economics, utilisation review, cost containment and nursing care research, as well as clinical research related to the quality of care. In addition to receiving content cascaded from the parent journal, IJQHC Communications will also publish de novo content of its own.

The journal is truly interdisciplinary and will include contributions from representatives of all health professions such as doctors, nurses, quality assurance professionals, managers, politicians, social workers and therapists, as well as researchers from health-related backgrounds.

The journal also contains news of ISQua, including announcements of forthcoming courses, symposia and congresses.

The Editor-in-Chief is Emma Sacks PhD
Articles published in IJQHC Communications will be Open Access. 

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