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Call for Papers: COVID-19 and patient-reported outcomes

The Editors of the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (JPRO) encourage papers related to COVID-19 and patient-reported outcomes. 

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. 

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2023 ISOQOL Annual Conference

30 Years of ISOQOL: Quality of Life - making it relevant

18-21 October 2023 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Over the past 30 years, ISOQOL has made an important impact internationally on the use of PROs in both commercial and academic research. In addition to expanding on this legacy, this year’s conference will focus on identifying the many barriers that limit the use of PROs in day to day patient care and formulate practical solutions to overcome those barriers.

Important Dates

  • 23 January 2023: Workshop and Symposium Abstract Submissions Due
  • 3 April 2023: Oral, Brief & Poster Presentation Abstract Submissions Due
  • 1 May 2023: Scholarship Applications Due

2022 ISOQOL MWM Symposium

Measuring What Matters in Child Health: Challenges, Developments and Opportunities

There are many challenges that arise in the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in pediatric populations. These include age and developmental differences, response shift associated with developmental changes and illness trajectories, identifying the best informant(s) (the child, a parent/caregiver, healthcare professional), and understanding what concepts are important to children and at what age they can reliably self-report. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum to share and debate current conceptualizations of quality of life in children, methodological and operational challenges commonly encountered in measurement and best practice methods for addressing these.

Peer review

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. 


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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 and 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, editorials, 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. 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.

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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.

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