How We Support Authors

  • Submit papers without special formatting
    We provide authors the “Your Paper Your Way” option, which enables them to submit a single PDF of all text, tables, figures, and references without reformatting to Journal specifications for the initial submission.
  • Average review time to first decision is 26 days
    The Journal, through its publisher Elsevier’s EVISE® system, provides efficient management of papers from submission through online posting as an Article in Press and print publication.
  • Longer word limits let you tell your full story
    Our longer and flexible word limits let you tell your full story so others can implement your work. The Journal is committed to optimal reporting of improvement articles. Descriptions of implementation strategies need to be specified with sufficient detail that readers can work to reproduce those strategies and activities and improve care at their own institutions.
  • Dedicated communication team: 9 print, 90 social media articles per issue!
    Our communications team aggressively disseminates articles, generating an average of 9 print media articles and 90 social media posts for each issue. The Journal’s publisher, Elsevier, provides corresponding authors a customized Share Link, which authors can use for their own email and social media awareness activities.
  • Acceptance Rate is 29%
    For articles with favorable assessments by our reviewers, the editors will work with authors to produce the best possible manuscript for maximum value to the Journal’s readers.