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About the Journal

​​The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare is the official journal of the Joanna Briggs Institute. It is a fully refereed journal that publishes manuscripts relating to evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice. It publishes papers containing reliable evidence to assist health professionals in their evaluation and decision-making, and to inform health professionals, students and researchers of outcomes, debates and developments in evidence-based medicine and healthcare. ​

The journal provides a unique home for publication of systematic reviews (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, economic, scoping and prevalence) and implementation projects including the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence in clinical practice. Original scholarly work relating to the synthesis (translation science), transfer (distribution) and utilization (implementation science and evaluation) of evidence to inform multidisciplinary healthcare practice is considered for publication. The journal also publishes original scholarly commentary pieces relating to the generation and synthesis of evidence for practice and quality improvement, the use and evaluation of evidence in practice, and the process of conducting systematic reviews (methodology) which covers quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, economic, scoping and prevalence methods. In addition, the journal’s content includes implementation projects including the transfer and utilisation of evidence in clinical practice as well as providing a forum for the debate of issues surrounding evidence-based healthcare.

The journal ​accepts original research that uses quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods which explore the meaning, impact, cause, course, assessment, prevention, treatment and outcomes or economics of health problems relevant to clinical practice. Methodology papers that report on innovative methods of conducting and presenting primary research are also considered.

The journal 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.​

The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare is indexed by Index Medicus (MEDLINE), Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), EmBase, Database of Reviews of Effects (DARE), PsychInfo, OTseeker, Scopus, Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, and Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine.