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Elsevier Selected to Publish The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

Added on September 28, 2016 in General News, Press Releases
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Elsevier Selected to Publish The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

(OAK BROOK, Ill. – September 28, 2016) Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced that Elsevier will be the new publisher of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety(JQPS), effective January 1, 2017. For the past 40 years, JQPS has self-published, serving as a key forum on the development, adaptation and/or implementation of innovative thinking, as well as on strategies, practices and issues in health care quality improvement.   

As one of the leading worldwide health sciences publishers and owner of the Lancet family of journals, Elsevier is well positioned to grow JQPS’s impact and contribution. The transition enables JQPS to strengthen support for its authors, readers and subscribers by harnessing cutting-edge publishing technologies at Elsevier, including a robust set of digital tools to simplify the submission, manuscript tracking, author communication and review processes. JQPS also plans to utilize the publisher’s global presence to increase dissemination of content to national and international health care communities, with the goal to champion the burgeoning importance of initiatives dedicated to patient safety and quality of care.

“In a competitive periodical environment, JQPSwill now be Elsevier’s premier journal in the area of health care quality improvement. In addition, we look forward to JQPS having a more interactive and discoverable online presence through a new dedicated website to help us to share information about safety and quality around the world,” said David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, editor-in-chief of JQPSand executive vice president for Health Care Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission. “JQPS has been widely read and respected because of its long history and record of publishing seminal articles. While it will continue to provide tremendous visibility to the work of its authors, it will now be on an even bigger platform.”

“Elsevier is delighted to be working with JCR,” said David Clark, senior vice president, Health and Medical Science Journals, Elsevier. “We look forward to building on JCR’s strong reputation within the U.S. health care community and to expanding the outreach, growth and impact of JQPS, not only in the U.S. but globally”.

The Joint Commission plans to work closely with JQPS to make it a key component of how it fulfills its mission to partner with health care organizations to improve patient safety and quality of care. The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations, is working to ensure JQPS is essential reading for health care professionals who are looking for ways to improve care. For more information, visit http://www.jointcommissionjournal.com/.

 

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