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The Journal of Integrated Care facilitates the dissemination of research and practice relevant information about the integration of health, social care and other community services to the benefit of service users, patients and health care providers.

ISSN: 1476-9018
eISSN: 1476-9018

Aims and scope

Journal of Integrated Care (JICA) publishes accessible, readable, challenging and current papers covering:

  • International policy and practice 
  • The relationship between policy and practice (including ‘central/local’ and ‘bottom up/top down’ perspectives)
  • Outcomes and evaluation of practice, performance, quality and efficiency
  • Change management, quality improvement and early implementation lessons 
  • Adult and children’s services and their interface 
  • Organizational/workforce development 
  • Multidisciplinary/interagency approaches and partnership between allied health professions, social work and social care
  • The concerns of service users and carers

JICA is vital reading for academics, researchers, managers and practitioners responsible for commissioning, planning and providing care services, as well as academics studying or evaluating integrated care solutions, care coordination and partnership work.

We welcome new writers and provide advice and support in preparing papers for publication. Papers are normally subject to double blind peer review, but we also encourage open reviewing where appropriate.

Mission Statement:

The Journal of Integrated Care provides leading research and practice insights in the field of integrated care. The journal has an international reputation and an editorial board that reflects its global reach. It offers a supportive and responsive environment for authors from all professional backgrounds to publish rigorous studies and discussion papers at the cutting edge of research, practice and thinking in integrated care. Our peer reviewers are committed to a timely response giving clear and constructive feedback.

This journal is aligned with our healthier lives goal

We understand the importance of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
Find out about our healthier lives goal