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About the journal

The International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC) is a leading international peer-reviewed scholarly journal addressing research, policy, and implementation related to the quality of health care and health outcomes for populations and patients worldwide. The journal is truly interdisciplinary, welcoming original contributions in the disciplines of health services research, health care evaluation, policy, health economics, quality improvement, management, and clinical research focused on the quality and safety of care. The journal reaches a global audience including researchers, clinical care professionals, quality assurance professionals, policymakers, managers, educators, and students of health-related disciplines.

This peer-reviewed journal is truly interdisciplinary and includes 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 the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), including announcements of forthcoming courses, symposia, and congresses.

Impact factor and ranking

Year Impact Factor SI: Health Care Sciences & Services SSI: Health Policy & Services
2013 1.584 49 out of 85 39 out of 70
2012 1.793 35 out of 82 26 out of 67
2011 1.958 33 out of 76 21 out of 62
2010 2.064 24 out of 71 17 out of 56
2009 1.881 29 out of 69 18 out of 49
2008 1.561 30 out of 62 19 out of 41
2007 1.326 32 out of 57 20 out of 40
2006 1.444 26 out of 56 17 out of 39
2005   25 out of 52 16 out of 39
2004   30 out of 52 20 out of 38
2003   28 out of 53 19 out of 38

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index by ISI.