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SOMCR: JCMS Case Reports

SOMCR: JCMS Case Reports

JCMS Case Reports, a SAGE Open Medical Case Reports publication, aims to reflect the state of the art in cutaneous biology and dermatology by providing insightful case reports for clinicians, trainees, and academicians. The evolving field of dermatology is highlighted through these articles. 

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Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

SAGE is proud to publish The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ), in association with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA). CPCJ is the premiere peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, international journal dedicated to current research on etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in all areas pertaining to craniofacial anomalies. CPCJ reports on basic science and clinical research aimed at better elucidating the pathogenesis, pathology, and optimal methods of treatment of cleft and craniofacial anomalies.

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The Linacre Quarterly

The Linacre Quarterly is the oldest continuously published bioethics journal in the United States. As the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, it explores issues at the interface of medicine and religion, focusing on bioethics and also exploring medical topics which have an ethical dimension.

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American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy

The American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy is a peer reviewed, scientific publication committed to expanding knowledge and publishing the best clinical and basic research within the fields of Rhinology & Allergy. Its focus is to publish information which contributes to improved quality of care for patients with nasal and sinus disorders.

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Academic Forensic Pathology

The Official Publication of the National Association of Medical Examiners is committed to publishing high quality, timely, and relevant scholarly manuscripts of importance to the practice of forensic pathology. We define forensic pathology as the medical subspecialty wherein practitioners observe, document, and interpret the medicolegal significance of injuries and diseases in both living and deceased humans.

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Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

The Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (JPPA) is a peer-reviewed specialty journal of the National Psoriasis Foundation for its professional members and for dermatology and rheumatology specialists. The purpose of the journal is to provide the latest research and practical treatment information about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in a concise and easy-to-read format.

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Special Issues


NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy

This special issue of New Solutions focuses on understanding working conditions and workplace health and safety in carework professions and for seeking solutions to these dilemmas.

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Medical Decision Making

Medical Decision Making published a supplement on Breast Cancer Simulation Modeling. The special issue covers a range of topics, from an introduction to the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) breast cancer models and common model inputs used to estimating breast cancer survival by molecular subtype in the absence of screening and adjuvant treatment.

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Journal of Applied Gerontology

The Journal of Applied Gerontology published a special issue focusing on the perspectives from the long-term services and supports (LTSS) workforce. The diverse set of articles addresses an array of challenges, plus identifies wide-ranging successful strategies that can improve the work lives of the paid LTSS workforce and consequently benefit the older adults who rely on their care.

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American Journal of Men’s Health

Now published! Check out the latest Special Issue on Mental Health from American Journal of Men's Health. Enjoy these articles for free!

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Qualitative Health Research

Qualitative Health Research is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings. Check out the journal’s recent special issue focused on Methods.

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Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

In the era of pluralism: vaccination uptake, migrant health and child health trajectories.

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Journal of Clinical Urology

"It gives me enormous pleasure and great pride to introduce to you this current JCU issue dedicated to the comparison between EAU and UK guidelines. This collection was initially conceived over two years ago following the official adoption of the EAU guidelines by The British Association of Urological Surgeons with the aim of not just comparison but also of deciphering differences and offering a logical explanation of such differences to enable UK colleagues to make the most of what must surely be considered to be the pre-eminent urological guidelines in the world today."

—Mr Ian Pearce, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Urology

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Post Reproductive Health

The editorial team at Post Reproductive Health felt a themed issue discussing the impact of menopause on chronic conditions, and vice versa, would be of great interest and relevance not only to GPs but also to those working in secondary care. Menopause presentations, especially in primary care, are often more complex than they first appear and it can be difficult to tease apart perimenopausal symptoms from those of underlying chronic illness. This is an area currently light on research but we have managed to draw together those currently leading the way in multi-disciplinary post-reproductive health, exploring topics such as musculoskeletal pain, cardiovascular health, migraine and HIV.

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Nutrition and Health

It is our great pleasure to introduce Nutrition and Health’s readers to this Special Issue in the area of Sports and Exercise Nutrition. This edition includes nine manuscripts selected from the VI Brazilian Congress of Metabolism, Nutrition and Exercise. This biennial conference, last edition held in Londrina, Brazil (9–12 November 2016), is devoted to bringing together junior and senior researchers with broad interests in the area of exercise science and nutrition, which range from molecular physiology to epidemiology.

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Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. One Decade of Impact. One Vision Ahead. The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) was co-founded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Duke University to improve efficiency and quality in clinical trials. This supplement reflects on 10 years of working to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trials.

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British Journal of Occupational Therapy

A 2-part special issue on Neurological Conditions

Guest Edited by Marcia Finlayson, Vice Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, this two part special issue offers evidence to inform the different components of the occupational therapy process, across a range of client groups.

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Public Health Reports

The November-December 2017 issue of Public Health Reports features a series of papers highlighting the initiatives of various stakeholders across the state of Georgia to address childhood obesity in their state—an effort spearheaded by the passage of the Student Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Act of 2009.

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Food & Nutrition Bulletin

The childhood obesity epidemic is shaped by factors ranging from macro-social, economic, and health policies all the way down to private sector, community, household, and individual choices across the life course. Although public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been recognized as central to addressing the childhood obesity epidemic, few published case studies have documented attributes of successful PPPs. This Mondelez International Foundation-led initiative identifies important lessons in establishing effective PPPs focused on nutrition and physical activity to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic globally.



Health Information Management Journal

Improving and maintaining data quality is an integral part of the role of a Health Information Manager or Data Manager. Recent articles published in the Health Information Management Journal and included in this Virtual Special Issue on Improving and Maintaining Health Data Quality highlight the important role data quality has in the healthcare system in Australia and overseas. The authors of these selected articles report research from a number of countries and in different health settings. They highlight the challenges associated with variable data quality, and present possible solutions to improve data quality.

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Journal News


The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal: Call for Reviewers

300+ manuscripts are submitted to CPCJ annually. The journal is seeking experts in the fields of cleft and craniofacial care to review these articles. For more than 50 years, CPCJ has maintained the highest standards of research. It takes a team of reviewers, editors, and authors to keep this going. Become a reviewer, and help keep CPCJ’s tradition of excellence alive.

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Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine

JEBCAM is now the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine (JEBIM). JEBIM is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access, biomedical journal whose aim is to create a global platform for hypothesis-driven and evidence-based research in all fields of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine.

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British Journal of Visual Impairment

We are pleased to announce that the British Journal of Visual Impairments has been accepted in to the Emerging Sources Citation Index within the Web of Science.

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Sports Health

Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach is celebrating 10 year of publishing in 2018! Read the guest editorial in the first 2018 issue, The Evolution of Sports Health: Past, Present, and Future.

Sports Health also expects to receive its first Impact Factor in 2018.

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Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management

This issue marks the reinvention of Clinical Risk as the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management. The Journal promotes an evidence-based approach to understanding and improving patient safety, and multidisciplinary, empirical research on risk management and medico-legal issues. The Journal also acknowledges the centrality of the case study in both medical and medico-legal practice, and embraces a mixed-methods approach to addressing research questions.

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Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports (PHR), the official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and the US Public Health Service, is celebrating in 2018 its 140th anniversary. PHR is the oldest scholarly public health journal in the US and has been published since 1878.

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Top-Read Articles


Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism following Thoracolumbar Surgery: Analysis of 43,777 Patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005 to 2012 by Arjun S. Sebastian, Bradford L. Currier, Sanjeev Kakar, Emily C. Nguyen, Amy E. Wagie, Elizabeth S. Habermann, and Ahmad Nassr


Patient- and Provider-Centered Design of an Outpatient Diabetes Technology Clinic by Angela M. Cramer, Patricia Scalzo, Sarah M. Bach, and Yogish C. Kudva


State-Level Variability in Veteran Reliance on Veterans Health Administration and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations: A Geospatial Analysis by Drew A. Helmer, Mazhgan Rowneki, Xue Feng, Chin-lin Tseng, Danielle Rose, Orysya Soroka, Dennis Fried, Nisha Jani, Leonard M. Pogach, and Usha Sambamoorthi


Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Public Health Law and Practice by Jill Krueger, Nathaniel Counts, and Brigid Riley


Self-Monitoring of Fertility Hormones: A New Era for Natural Family Planning? by Leonard Blackwell, Delwyn Cooke, and Simon Brown


The Rapid Escalation of Fentanyl in Illicit Drug Evidence in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 2010-2016 by Kathleen E. Creppage, Joshua Yohannan, Karl Williams, Jeanine M. Buchanich, Thomas J. Songer, Stephen R. Wisniewski, and Anthony Fabio


Changing hearts and minds: The importance of formal education in reducing stigma associated with mental health conditions by Margaret E Hampson, Bruce D Watt, Richard E Hicks, Andrew Bode, and Elizabeth J Hampson


Measuring Abdominal Visceral Fat Thickness With Sonography: A Methodologic Approach by Mulubrhan M. Woldemariam, Kevin D. Evans, Angela N. Butwin, Rachel L. Pargeon, Kevin R. Volz, and Colleen Spees

Calls for Papers


OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

Special edition on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation

OTJR’s call for papers invites research and development projects or studies that consider the current and future role of advanced technologies in promoting occupation, participation and health. Dr. Lili Liu and Dr. Alex Mihailidis are the special guest editors for this issue. All papers are due by July 30, 2018.

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Special Collection on Medicare Advantage: Where have we been and where are we going?

INQUIRY invites your original research papers and reviews addressing the Medicare Advantage program administration and care delivery. It is important to continue to understand the quality of care and patient outcomes in the Medicare Advantage program and how recent policy changes have affected the care quality for those currently enrolled. Guest Editors include Eva DuGoff, PhD, Paul Jacobs, PhD, and Zirui Song, MD, PhD. Extended Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2018. 

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Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment

Special Collection on Current Technologies in Targeted Cancer Immunotherapies

This special collection aims to examine the most up-to-date technologies available to study both cancer immunogenicity and host immune response and welcomes research articles and reviews discussing the latest clinical and technological developments that will enhance the efficacy of targeted immunotherapies.

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Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Global Advances in Health and Medicine (Global Advances) is a peer reviewed, open access journal from the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. Global Advances publishes original research, brief reports, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, case reports and case series dealing with the full range of whole-person health and well-being, from the perspective of the individual to the community.

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Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal for social science research on alcohol and drugs, as well as other substances and behaviours, such as gambling, gaming, eating, and smoking.

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is fully funded by the Nordic Welfare Centre and has no APC charges for publishing in the journal.

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Home Health Care Management and Practice

Home Health Care Management and Practice now has a more international focus! This peer-reviewed publication compares and contrasts how different cultures approach health care at home. Submit your manuscript today!

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Journal of Correctional Health Care

The JCHC is the only national, peer-reviewed scientific journal to focus on this complex and evolving field. Targeting clinicians, allied health practitioners and administrators, it is the primary resource for information on research and developments in clinical care for chronic and infectious disease, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, health services management, quality improvement, medical records, medical-legal issues, discharge planning, staffing, cost analysis and other topics.

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Journal of Human Lactation

JHL, the top-ranked breastfeeding journal, invites papers for its May 2019 special issue on State of the Science. State of the science articles are valuable to clinicians, educators and researchers because their critical analyses provide evidence for standards of practice, establish the current level of knowledge on a topic, and highlight gaps in the evidence pointing to directions for future research. To facilitate this goal we are calling for critical literature reviews and meta-analyses, using established methodologies, about anyone of the many and varied aspects of lactation. Manuscripts due 1 February 2019.

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Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research

Special Edition in Memory of Professor Gerald Reaven

In tribute to the life and works of Professor Reaven, and his unique contribution to understanding of the link between insulin resistance, related metabolic conditions and cardiovascular disease, Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research will publish an issue in early 2019 dedicated to insulin resistance. Papers are solicited that make original contributions to this field.

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British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Special issue on low vision rehabilitation

Dr Beth Barstow, Associate Professor from University of Alabama, USA, is guest editing an issue on low vision rehabilitation, deadline 30th June 2018.

We seek contributions that advance knowledge, translate science into practice, or impact on policy or practices relevant to rehabilitation and occupational therapy worldwide. Both original research and reviews are welcomed, and practice analyses will also be considered. For more information please see the call for papers.

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Nordic Journal of Nursing Research

The Nordic Journal of Nursing Research is calling for papers on health-promoting care of older people and advance nursing practice roles - evidence of outcomes.

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Upcoming Conferences

Annual Health Law Professors Conference

This conference is intended for professionals who teach law or bioethics in schools of law, medicine, public health, health care administration, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry. ASLME’s Annual Health Law Professors Conference combines presentations by experienced health law teachers with the opportunity for discussion among conference participants. The program is designed to provide participants with updates on issues at the forefront of law and medicine and to provide them with the opportunity to share strategies, ideas, and materials.

June 7-9
Cleveland, OH, USA

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

Primarily a scientific-based programme with keynote and plenary sessions led by Dr Duncan Pentland, Paul Burstow, Chris Pointon to name just a few. This year’s Annual Conference is taking place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

June 11-13
Belfast, UK

Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) Annual Conference

As the premiere event for dermatologists in Canada, the CDA conference program offers exceptional learning and networking opportunities. Highlighting the latest scientific and clinical knowledge through plenaries, symposia, subspecialty breakouts, workshops, posters and games, the program has something for everyone!

June 20-23
Montréal, Quebec. Canada

American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

The Scientific Sessions offers researchers and health care professionals an amazing opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care. Over the course of five days, attendees will receive exclusive access to more than 2,800 original research presentations, take part in provocative and engaging exchanges with leading diabetes experts, and expand professional networks with nearly 13,000 professional attendees from around the world.

June 22-26
Orlando, FL, USA

The British Association of Urological Surgeons 2018 Conference

The conference will incorporate meetings of the Section of Academic Urology, the Section of Andrology & Genito-Urethral Surgery, the Section of Endourology, the Section of Female, Neurological & Urodynamic Urology and the Office of Education Teaching & Skills Courses

June 25-27
Liverpool, UK

British Menopause Society 28th Annual Conference

A holistic approach to menopause care: HRT and beyond.

This year’s conference programme has been designed to provide a comprehensive range of lectures and workshops to refresh and broaden your knowledge of post-reproductive health and to give you the confidence to manage the menopause in the way you feel is best.

July 5-6
London, UK

International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) Conference and Annual Meeting

Join us at the ILCA 2018 conference for TOGETHER: Changing Your Community and the World. Together we will learn (earn up to 23 Continuing Education Credits), connect with our peers, and advocate for the profession.

July 18-21
Portland, OR, USA

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers come together to share their dedication to seeing out the latest care for those affected by or at risk for diabetes.

August 17-20
Baltimore, MD, USA

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Annual Conference

The SDMS Annual Conference is designed for sonographers, students, and other healthcare providers who use sonography. The educational program provides knowledge and skills in new sonographic techniques, diagnostic accuracy, enhancements of sonographic instrumentation, and practice management strategies.

October 4-7
Orlando, FL, USA

40th Annual North American Society for Medical Decision Making Meeting

For more than four decades, SMDM members have sought to improve the health care experiences and health of people at every stage of life. As SMDM reaches middle age and looks ahead to the next 40 years and beyond, the 2018 Annual Meeting will bring together patients, families, health professionals, policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest evidence about making better decisions for better health.

October 14-17
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition

Each fall, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts—more than 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend the annual meeting—and address key issues affecting the health of all Americans.

October 20-23
Washington, DC, USA

Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting (DTM)

The goal of the Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting is to assemble technology developers and users to facilitate creation of new and cost-effective tools to help people with diabetes. The meeting will particularly emphasize original data. Scientists and clinicians will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas in both formal and informal settings, and gain insight into how to help decrease the physical and psychological burden of diabetes.

November 8-10
Bethesda, MD, USA





ACDF Graft Selection by Surgeons: Survey of AOSpine Members featuring an interview with Editor-in-Chief Karsten Wiechert and Author S. Tim Yoon.


Arts, health and wellbeing: a public health approach whose time has come

Perspectives in Public Health: Theo Stickley discusses the Arts, Health and Wellbeing special issue which focuses on the important recent contributions and developments made in the understanding and possible implementation of how various activities in the arts can improve public health.


Sleep Habits and Nighttime Texting Among Adolescents

The aim of this study was to examine sleep habits (i.e., bedtimes and rising times) and their association with nighttime text messaging in 15- to 17-year-old adolescents.


Does Medical Expansion Improve Population Health?

Authors Hui Zheng and Linda George discuss their article from the March issue of Journal of Health and Social Behavior on the impact of medical expansion on population health.


“People don’t understand what goes on in here”: A consensual qualitative research analysis of inmate-caregiver perspectives on prison-based end-of-life care

A report aimed to (a) describe a prison-based end-of-life program utilizing inmate peer caregivers, (b) identify inmate-caregiver motivations for participation, and (c) analyze the role of building trust and meaningful relationships within the correctional end-of-life care setting.


Who cares for the carers at hospital discharge at the end of life? A qualitative study of current practice in discharge planning and the potential value of using The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) Approach

The aim of this qualitative study was to explore whether and how family carers are currently supported during patient discharge at end of life; to assess perceived benefits, acceptability and feasibility of using The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) Approach in the hospital setting to support carers.