The International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles in the field of integrated care on a continuous basis.
IJIC has an Impact Factor of 2.753 (2019 JCR, received in June 2020)
In 2021 the 21st International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC21) “Realising the true value of Integrated Care” will be run as a virtual conference, co-hosted with our hubs and collaborative centres IFIC Scotland, IFIC Australia, IFIC Ireland, IFIC Canada and IFIC Latin America. A huge volume of feedback was received following the ICIC20 conference which took place in September and based on those suggestions the design and access of the programme has been amended to best suit a virtual format.
The main change from ICIC20 is that the conference will run across the whole month of May limited to 2 hour sessions taking place across various time zones. On each day of the week Monday – Friday, one of our 5 hubs in Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia and Latin America will host sessions.
Presenters will once again be asked to pre-record their content, however in this conference those recordings will be made available to delegates to access in their own time and will be posted to IFIC’s Knowledge Tree after the conference to be accessed by a wider audience. During the live sessions successful authors will be asked to reduce the time of their presentation to key points and sessions will be run interactively hosted by one or two chairs who will lead a discussion with paper presenters for 90 minutes. This is much more enjoyable for the viewer and hope it encourages more engagement from the audience for presenters by using this format.
Workshops will also be designed with the virtual audience in mind and our scientific coordinator will work with workshop leaders to ensure their session is appropriately designed to make the best use of digital technology and provides the best learning experience for attendees.
For the digital poster display the number of accepted posters will be reduced (as the volume with our previous conference caused issues with loading) and will include dedicated times for digital posters walks. Again improving the experience for poster presenters and attendees.
All abstracts should be relevant to one of the 9 Pillars of Integrated Care and should include a short introduction/background summary that is understandable to the readers who do not know the full Research, Policy area, Practice or Education and Training approach and its context (this supports the Coordinator to assign the review to the appropriate reviewers).
All accepted abstracts must have at least one presenter registered before the paper is confirmed on the programme. Registration is now open and accessible via the conference homepage.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new digital presentation format or other comments please do get in touch at ICIC@abbey.ie
IFIC thanks you all for your support and hope that you will find this online edition of our conference a rewarding experience.
Posted on 16 Feb 2021
Dear IJIC community,
As this challenging and unprecedented year comes to an end, we would like to express our gratitude for your continued interest and commitment to the International Journal of Integrated Care.
Despite the move into a new virtual reality, the extra burden of managing a pandemic on top of existing activities, and the increasing strain many of us are experiencing with the continued curtailing of social contacts and activities, you have found the time to submit excellent articles to IJIC. To date, 158 manuscripts have been submitted, and 63 published this year - the highest number ever! In addition, IJIC has managed to increase its Impact Factor again, to an impressive 2.753. So, we want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to our reviewers, authors, partners and in particular to our managing editor Susan Royer.
For 2021, we have two special collections in preparation: one on people-driven care, and the other one celebrating the 20th anniversary of IJIC. Together, these will reflect the continuous evolution of integrated care as a policy, practice and inter-disciplinary research field. Concurrently, as editors-in-chief, we will pay more attention to the elements of co-design and co-production in all submissions made, and we encourage our reviewers and authors to increase their efforts in ensuring people participation in their work.
Next year will also see a redesign of our article layout, which will better reflect the needs of an online publication, and a continued improvement of our website functionality.
All these changes, the rise in the popularity of IJIC, and the continued international interest in integrated care will further increase the workload for our publisher, and therefore the production costs. And while we have managed to keep fees competitive, we need to reflect that in our publication fees. So, from February 2021 we will increase our fees as follows:
£1,500 plus VAT, discounted by 10% to £1,350 plus VAT for IFIC members.
Ph.D. students will pay a discounted author fee of £750 plus VAT.
We hope that you manage to have a joyous festive season and a great start into the New Year, and we are looking forward to connecting with you all again in 2021!
Posted on 16 Dec 2020
The Journal Impact Factors for 2019 have been released and IJIC's has once again increased, to 2.753.
In 2012, our rating was 1.299, so our impact factor has more than doubled in these 7 years. This reflects our citations increasing from 341 in 2012 to 1,245 in 2019.
The journal is now in the first quartile of journals in Health Policy and Services (17/87) and in the second quartile for Health Care Sciences & Services (32/102).
This improved Impact Factor is accompanied by increasing use of the journal, with almost 15% more readers accessing the IJIC website last year in comparison to 2018 – a total of 185,000 users in 2019.
The co- Editors in Chief would like to thank our authors, our reviewers, our editorial board, and our Managing Editor, Susan Royer, for their interest and support.
Nick Goodwin, Robin Miller & Viktoria Stein
Posted on 07 Jul 2020