How can I order The Joint Commission Journal on Patient Quality and Safety?
To order the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, call 800/746-6578, or click here
to order online.
Can I place my order through a subscription agent?
Yes, we welcome orders through agencies. For more information please call Customer Service for Periodicals at 800/746-6578 or via email at email@example.com
Who within my organization should subscribe to the Journal?
CEOs of health care organizations, quality improvement and performance improvement professionals, medical directors, nursing administrators, and medical librarians in hospitals, hospital systems, integrated delivery systems, ambulatory settings, long term care settings, and behavioral care settings, and other settings. Consultants, payers, purchasers, health policy makers, health professions educators, health services researchers, utilization review directors, risk management directors—virtually anyone with an interest in or responsibility for quality and safety.
What topics does the Journal cover?
Please read About the Journal above.
How often does the Journal publish?
How do I place an ad in the Journal?
Contact Robert Reed, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-845-1285.
What parts of the Journal are available electronically?
All articles from January 2000 to present, organized by issue, are available to current subscribers only via the Journal's home page at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jcaho/jcjqs.
How can I find past articles on a specific topic?
View past topics here. The Journal is listed on MED LINE (PUB MED) and a variety of other computerized databases. A subject (and author) index can be found in the December issue of each year.
Who writes articles for the Journal?
The Journal receives submissions, occasionally by invitation, from a quality and safety community as diverse as its readership. Articles come from a wide variety of practitioners, quality and safety specialists, administrators, consultants, and researchers, usually because of their interest in describing their own experiences with quality and safety initiatives and methods and in reporting their own perspectives. Articles are welcome from not only the United States but the entire world.
How does the Journal differ from the many other periodicals on quality of care and quality improvement?
The Journal was the first publication of its kind to offer the kind of detailed reports on quality improvement methods that professionals need if they are to be able to really learn how to apply those methods to their own settings. It publishes monthly, which allows for consistent coverage of quality and safety, and is peer reviewed, which means that papers are thoroughly screened by members of the Editorial Advisory Board and/or other experts to fulfill readers' needs for authoritative, credible, and useful information. And it covers a wide range of topics, unlike many newsletters that focus only on single topics, such as disease management or practice guidelines.
How long does it take for a paper to be accepted and published?
This varies with the topic and quality of the paper and the number of papers in the pipeline, but for most papers it takes 4-8 months to be accepted and another 6-9 months to be published. Short papers considered for a department will receive expedited treatment.
Does the Journal represent the official views of the Joint Commission or Joint Commission Resources?
Unlike Joint Commission Perspectives, "the official newsletter of The Joint Commission," the Journal is a forum for the entire quality and safety community. Articles may on occasion express views that diverge from Joint Commission policies and standards. Yet the Journal does address the mission of JCR and the Joint Commission.
Who has access to the online newsletter?
Only paid subscribers have access to the archives.
Will I receive a password?
No, you will receive a confirmation email once your order is processed with a subscription number and directions to register on www.IngentaConnect.com and claim your online access. You will also find directions on how to register here. Please note that you are the only one licensed to use this password.
How can I get a sample issue?
Call Customer Service for Periodicals at 800/746-6578 to request a free sample of the latest issue of the Journal. Or view a free sample article online here.
How can I purchase a past issue?
Call Customer Service for Periodicals at 800/746-6578 to order a past issue of the Journal or click here to purchase issues or articles via IngentaConnect.
Can I make copies of an issue or an article?
Yes, with permission. Please be aware that a fee might apply under certain circumstances.
Once my paid subscription expires will I still have access to the online newsletter? If so, for how long?
Your print and online subscriptions expire at the same time.
Can I submit articles?
Yes. See the Author Guidelines section at http://www.jcrinc.com/The-Joint-Commission-Journal-on-Quality-and-Patient-Safety/About/.
How can I find past articles on a specific topic?
See past articles by clicking here.
How can I purchase reprints?
For reprints of an article or whole issue where the number of copies desired is 100 or more, fill out the Reprints Form. For smaller quantities use the Permissions Form. Articles and whole issues are also available at IngentaConnect for individual purchase.
How can I renew my subscription?
For questions about subscribing or renewing your subscription, please contact Customer Service for Periodicals at 800/746-6578 or email@example.com.
How do I notify you of my change of address?
To change your address for your paid subscription, please contact Customer Service for Periodicals at 800/746-6578 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and have your subscriber number from your mailing label ready.