Journal of Comorbidity

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The Journal of Comorbidity (JOC) is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original clinical and experimental research articles on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and management of patients with comorbidity/multimorbidity.


Our vision is to be a leading global information resource to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with comorbidity/multimorbidity. 


In addition to original papers, the journal publishes treatment guidelines, policies, editorials, commentaries, protocols, and critical review articles, as well as proceedings of congresses. Preference is given to articles that advance the clinical management of patients. The Editorial Board also welcomes ideas and suggestions for special issues dedicated to unique themes.



New publisher for the Journal of Comorbidity


Effective on March 5, 2018, the Journal of Comorbidity will be published by SAGE, a leading academic and professional publisher with a wealth of experience in open-access publishing.

The decision to publish with SAGE is a key step to advancing the journal’s development, outreach, and academic impact.

Authors should continue to submit as normal, until otherwise instructed on this website. For authors with a paper currently in evaluation and peer review, you will be informed of a decision as normal, but SAGE will now publish any accepted papers.

The current back catalogue of publications will soon be hosted on SAGE’s publishing platform where they will continue to be available free of charge to all readers. 

Posted: 2018-03-05 More...

Journal of Comorbidity now indexed in PMC


The Journal of Comorbidity (JOC) is now indexed in PubMed Central (PMC), the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) full-text, journal article repository. All of the journal’s content, dating back to its launch in 2011, is now available on PMC. 

There has never been a better time to submit your work to JOC! 

Posted: 2017-11-06 More...
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Vol 8, No 1 (2018)

Table of Contents

Original Article

Katie I. Gallacher, Ross McQueenie, Barbara Nicholl, Bhuatesh D. Jani, Duncan Lee, Frances S. Mair
Tiny van Merode, Karin van de Ven, Marjan van den Akker
Huah Shin Ng, Bogda Koczwara, David Roder, Theo Niyonsenga, Agnes Vitry