Call for reviewers and editors

JOC is inviting members of the scientific community to become involved as authors, reviewers and associate editors. JOC is a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal that will publish original clinical and experimental research articles on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and management of comorbidity across all disciplines of medicine.

 

JOC brings together diverse areas of medicine in order to optimise the management of patients with comorbidity. Papers from all disciplines of medicine are welcome. The journal encourages articles that report findings of clinical significance on a specific primary condition, such as heart failure, depression, retinopathy, haemophilia, psoriasis, Alzheimer’s disease, bladder cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, etc., together with coexisting conditions.

 

The editors of JOC invite the submission of articles in any area of comorbidity and are receptive to a wide range of methodologies: clinical, research, experimental, epidemiological, editorials and reviews will be considered. The editors also welcome ideas and suggestions for special issues dedicated to a unique theme.

 

If you are interested in submitting a paper for publication, please use the online service provided here

 

JOC recognises the value of the peer reviewer in not only impacting the quality of the individual papers but also in contributing to the credibility and reputation of the journal. JOC is committed to the timely publication of all credible and scientifically sound work. The selection of expert reviewers is therefore critical to ensure a timely and productive peer-review process.

 

Minimum requirements for reviewers include:

·          A higher degree (e.g. PhD)

·          A faculty position at a hospital/university/college/school system, or graduate student in science/medicine

·          At least 2 peer-reviewed journal publications

·          The ability to be objective, fair and insightful in evaluating papers

·          Willingness to turn reviews around quickly (within 10 working days)

·          Basic computer skills (e.g. word processing)

·          E-mail and internet access.

 

JOC operates a double-blind peer-review process to maintain anonymity among authors and reviewers. All reviews will be completed electronically.

 

Minimum requirements for associate editors include:

·          A higher degree (e.g. PhD)

·          A faculty position at a hospital/university/college/school system, or graduate student in science/medicine

·          At least 2 peer-reviewed journal publications addressing comorbidity

·          A high level of interest and expertise in a primary therapy area

·          An ability to be objective, fair and insightful in evaluating papers and the therapy area as a whole

·          Willingness to screen submitted manuscripts in a timely fashion to determine suitability for peer-review

·          Basic computer skills (e.g. word processing)

·          E-mail and internet access.

 

If you are interested in participating as a reviewer or associate editor, please complete the form below and e-mail it, along with any accompanying documents, to editorial@jcomorbidity.com. This will allow us to better assess your areas of interest and expertise in matching you with submitted manuscripts. Members of the Editorial Board will be listed on the journal website each year.

 

If you have a colleague who may enjoy serving on our volunteer Editorial Review Board, please feel free to forward this information and/or our website address.

 

Application for reviewers and associate editors of the Journal of Comorbidity 

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