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.


In addition to original papers, the journal publishes treatment guidelines, editorials, commentaries 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 a unique theme.



Meetings: REPOSI Seminar 2014


September 24, Ca' Granda, Milan, Italy

An international seminar that addresses the challenges of multimorbidity in the aged population. 


Posted: 2014-07-29 More...

Appointment of Co-Editors-in-Chief


The Journal of Comorbidity is pleased to announce the joint appointment of five Co-Editors-in-Chief who will be responsible for overseeing the editorial content and policies of the journal.

Martin Fortin



Jane Gunn



Stewart Mercer



Susan Smith



Marjan van den Akker

Posted: 2012-02-29 More...

Call for reviewers and editors

JOC is inviting members of the scientific community to participate as reviewers and associate editors  
Posted: 2010-05-12 More...
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Vol 4, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents

Original Article

The ‘everyday work’ of living with multimorbidity in socioeconomically deprived areas of Scotland PDF
Rosaleen O'Brien, Sally Wyke, Bruce Guthrie, Graham Watt, Stewart W. Mercer 1-10
The unique experience of adults with multimorbidity: a qualitative study PDF
Cynthia Duguay, Frances Gallagher, Martin Fortin 11-21
Utilization of a cardiometabolic health nurse – a novel strategy to manage comorbid physical and mental illness PDF
Brenda Happell, Robert Stanton, David Scott 22-28
Competing risks of cancer mortality and cardiovascular events in individuals with multimorbidity PDF
Elizabeth A. Bayliss, Liza M Reifler, Chan Zeng, Deanna B McQuillan, Jennifer L Ellis, John F Steiner 29-36
Self-management interventions in patients with long-term conditions: a structured review of approaches to reporting inclusion, assessment, and outcomes in multimorbidity PDF
Cassandra Kenning, Peter A. Coventry, Peter Bower 37-45