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)
Dear IJIC community,
As this challenging and unprecedented year comes to an end, we would like to express our gratitude for your continued interest and commitment to the International Journal of Integrated Care.
Despite the move into a new virtual reality, the extra burden of managing a pandemic on top of existing activities, and the increasing strain many of us are experiencing with the continued curtailing of social contacts and activities, you have found the time to submit excellent articles to IJIC. To date, 158 manuscripts have been submitted, and 63 published this year - the highest number ever! In addition, IJIC has managed to increase its Impact Factor again, to an impressive 2.753. So, we want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to our reviewers, authors, partners and in particular to our managing editor Susan Royer.
For 2021, we have two special collections in preparation: one on people-driven care, and the other one celebrating the 20th anniversary of IJIC. Together, these will reflect the continuous evolution of integrated care as a policy, practice and inter-disciplinary research field. Concurrently, as editors-in-chief, we will pay more attention to the elements of co-design and co-production in all submissions made, and we encourage our reviewers and authors to increase their efforts in ensuring people participation in their work.
Next year will also see a redesign of our article layout, which will better reflect the needs of an online publication, and a continued improvement of our website functionality.
All these changes, the rise in the popularity of IJIC, and the continued international interest in integrated care will further increase the workload for our publisher, and therefore the production costs. And while we have managed to keep fees competitive, we need to reflect that in our publication fees. So, from February 2021 we will increase our fees as follows:
£1,500 plus VAT, discounted by 10% to £1,350 plus VAT for IFIC members.
Ph.D. students will pay a discounted author fee of £750 plus VAT.
We hope that you manage to have a joyous festive season and a great start into the New Year, and we are looking forward to connecting with you all again in 2021!
Posted on 16 Dec 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