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Monday, 13 April 2015

International journal of evidence-based healthcare goes social

Good healthcare for patients depends on drawing on the best available evidence to make decisions.

The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare is a fully refereed journal that aims to make the evidence available to health professionals. It publishes papers containing reliable evidence to assist health professionals in their decision-making and to inform health professionals, students and researchers of outcomes, debates and developments in evidence-based healthcare.

And now the journal has launched on Facebook and Twitter to make it even easier for practitioners, students and researchers to stay informed.

Managing editor of the journal, Helen Chambers, said going social was an invitation to people to engage with the journal at a more personal level.

“Rather than rely on people coming to look at the journal, we wanted to start a conversation in spaces they spend a fair bit of time in,” she said.

“Facebook presence offers the opportunity to engage readers in the activity of the journal, and to raise the profile of the papers presented within the issues.”

The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare is a fully refereed journal published quarterly. The journal is divided into several sections that may, or may not be present in each quarterly issue. These are: Evidence Synthesis (translation), Evidence Transfer (dissemination), Evidence Utilisation (implementation and evaluation), Commentary and Letters to the Editor. It welcomes submissions from all authors seeking to publish in the above areas. The journal also publishes research conducted by the Joanna Briggs Institute and its international collaborating centres, affiliated centres and groups.

Editor in Chief, Dr Hanan Khalil, and Managing Editor, Helen Chambers, are both based at the School of Rural Health MUDRIH http://www.med.monash.edu.au/srh/mudrih

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