Integrated Care and COVID

Guest editor(s)
Axel Kaehne,


The COVID pandemic brought profound and sudden changes to health systems across the world. This Special Issue invites papers assessing the impact of COVID on integrated care services, how the pandemic transformed our understanding of integration in health and social care as well as what its lasting consequences may be for planning, designing and delivering integrated care to patients. 

We are particularly interested in submissions dealing with new and innovative perspectives generated by the transformations of health and social care systems through health security and infection control measures, the view of integrated care from population health management, and the impact of the pandemic on the collaboration between social, community and hospital services. We welcome research papers, discussion and viewpoint papers as well as literature, systematic or rapid reviews.

If you would like to discuss your contribution to the Special Issue you can get in touch with the journal’s editor Axel Kaehne. 


List of topic areas

  • emergency health 
  • health systems 
  • health security
  • infection control
  • population health 
  • coordination
  • multiagency 
  • interprofessionalism 
  • social care 
  • home care 
  • care homes 
  • community care



Axel Kaehne,
Professor Health Services Research, Medical School, Edge Hill University, UK
[email protected]


Submissions Information 

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:
Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see:
Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to “Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 
Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.


Key deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 29 October 2022 
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 15 January 2023 
Email for submission information: [email protected]