Enhancing research quality and reporting: why the Journal of Comorbidity is now publishing study protocols

Susan M. Smith, Stewart W. Mercer, Jane Gunn, Marjan van den Akker, Martin Fortin

Abstract


The Journal of Comorbidity was launched in 2011 and has since become established as a high-quality journal that publishes open-access, peer-reviewed articles, with a focus on advancing the clinical management of patients with comorbidity/multimorbidity. To further enhance research quality and reporting of studies in this field, the journal is now offering authors the opportunity to publish a summary of their study protocols – a move designed to generate interest and raise awareness in ongoing clinical research and to enable researchers to detail their methodologies in order that replication by scientific peers is possible.

Journal of Comorbidity 2014;4(1):55−57


Keywords


protocols, study protocols, open access, comorbidity, multimorbidity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15256/joc.2014.4.46

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