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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

Submission Status: Open until 09 February 2024

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

Submission Status: Open until 13 December 2023

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

Submission Status: Open until 31 July 2023

Spirituality in palliative care

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

Submission Status: Open until 31 May 2023

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    3.113 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.917 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.562 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.960 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 

    70 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    90 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    1,706,145 Downloads (2022)
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