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Cultural considerations in palliative care

Guest Editors:
Qiaohong Guo, PhD, Capital Medical University, China 
Catheryn S. Koss, JD, PhD, Sacramento State University, USA
Rebecca Jane Wright, PhD, BSc (Hons), RN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, USA

Submission Status: Open until 20 February 2025

Ethics in palliative care

Guest Editors
Mariana Dittborn, MD, MSc, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile and Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
Suzanne Metselaar, PhD, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, The Netherlands
Guy Schofield, MBBS, MA, PhD, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Imperial College London, University of Bristol, UK

Submission Status: Open until 6 January 2025

Palliative rehabilitation

Guest Editors
May Aasebø Hauken, RN, cand.polit., PhD, University of Bergen, Norway
Lise Nottelmann, MD, PhD, Aarhus University, Denmark
Line M. Oldervoll, PhD, University of Bergen, Norway
Marc Sampedro Pilegaard, OT, MSc, PhD, Gødstrup Hospital, DEFACTUM, Aarhus University, Denmark
Dorothy W. Tolchin, MD, EdM, Harvard Medical School and Mass General Brigham, USA

Submission Status: Open until 6 January 2025

Palliative care in patients with heart failure

Guest Editors:
Valentina González-Jaramillo: University Center for Palliative Care, Inselspital University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Switzerland 
Susanna Mak: University of Toronto, Canada
Rachel Wells: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, United States

Submission Status: Open until 8 August 2024

Digital health and new technologies in palliative care

Guest Editors:
Mark Taubert: Velindre University NHS Trust and Cardiff University School of Medicine, United Kingdom
Simon Tavabie: University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Submission Status: Open until 11 June 2024

Pain management in palliative care

Guest Editors:
Guillaume Economos: Hospices Civils de Lyon, France
Sebastiano Mercadante: La Maddalena Cancer Center, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 12 July 2024


Pediatric palliative care

Guest Editors:
Laure Dombrecht: End-of-Life Care Research Group, Belgium
Ana Lacerda: Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Lisbon, Portugal
Jennifer Snaman: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, United States
Joanne Wolfe: Massachusetts General Hospital, United States

Equity and diversity in palliative care

Guest Editors:
Jonathan Koffman: Hull York Medical School, United Kingdom
Christian Schulz-Quach: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
Gilla K. Shapiro: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

Palliative care in severe mental illnesses

Guest Editors:
Bárbara Antunes: 
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Eva Katharina Masel: Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Christian Schulz-Quach: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

Spirituality in palliative care

Guest Editors:
Michael Connolly University College Dublin, Ireland
Barry QuinnQueen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.518 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.907 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    40 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    187 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    1,650 Altmetric mentions 

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