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NEWS 2024! JPRO Welcomes new Editor-in-Chief

The Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes is glad to announce that Elizabeth J. Unni (Touro College of Pharmacy, New York, USA) has joined the Editorial Team as Editor-in-Chief. To learn more about Dr. Unni, please visit this webpage.

Importance of peer review – request for reviewers

The Editors of Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes would like to encourage readers to sign up to become reviewers for the journal.  Please click the heading to find out more.

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement

Edited by:
Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, MBChB, Ph.D., Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research, University of Birmingham, UK

Christel McMullan, MA, Ph.D., Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research, University of Birmingham, UK

Submission Status: Open until 31 October 2024

2024 ISOQOL Annual Conference

All different together: Showcasing variety of QOL research

13–16 October 2024 - Cologne, Germany

The 2024 Annual Conference will focus on the range of research done within the QOL field. Working within the framework of applications, methods and theory, we would like to turn to topics that might be less prominent. The plenaries will cover regulatory issues in digital health services, non-PRO measures and their technological applications, and the concept of HRQL from a more philosophical perspective.

Important Dates

  • 29 January 2024: Workshop and Symposium Abstract Submissions Due
  • 8 April 2024: Oral, Brief & Poster Presentation Abstract Submissions Due
  • 17 May 2024: Scholarship Applications Due
ISOQOL Annual Conference

2024 ISOQOL MWM Symposium

Measuring What Matters in social determinants of health

16-17 July 2024, Virtual event

There is an established link between differences in social determinants of health (SDOH) and chronic disease disparities, and between chronic disease and health-related quality of life (HRQL). Far less is known about associations among SDOH, HRQL, chronic disease and health outcomes, including whether SDOH mediate the relationship between HRQL and chronic disease outcomes. This symposium proposes to highlight conceptual relationships among these concepts, stimulate research ideas including novel methodologies to analyze relationships between SDOH, and HRQL for people with chronic illness.

For more information about the symposium, click below!

Register Today!

Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes operates a double-blind peer-review system and further details are available in our peer review policy.  If you are new to peer review, you can read an overview of the peer review process and its benefits. Also, please see resources for reviewers, including training and tutorials, and information about receiving recognition for your involvement. 



We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes are included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, PubMed Central and DOAJ.

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (JPRO) is an international, open access, multi-disciplinary journal publishing original manuscripts in the field of patient-reported outcomes (PRO). JPRO will consider original research and review articles, brief communications, commentaries, and reviews of recent books and software advances relevant to the following topics:

  1. PROs in clinical trials
  2. PROs in clinical practice
  3. Patient, family, community, and public engagement
  4. Quantitative and qualitative studies on the development and application of PROs.
  5. Studies of the social and behavioural determinants of health using PRO measures.
  6. Patient-Reported Experience Measures.

The journal uses the ISOQOL Dictionary of Quality of Life and Health Outcomes Measurement definitions of PROs, PROMs and PREMs. 

In general, JPRO does not publish case reports, articles reporting study designs, pilot studies, or feasibility studies.

Aims & Scope

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About the Society

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.019
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.872

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 10
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 173

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 642,043
    Altmetric mentions: 559