Quality of Life Research is an international, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid communication of original research, theoretical articles and methodological reports related to the field of quality of life, in all the health sciences. The journal also offers editorials, literature, book and software reviews, correspondence and abstracts of conferences.

Quality of life has become a prominent issue in biometry, philosophy, social science, clinical medicine, health services and outcomes research. The journal's scope reflects the wide application of quality of life assessment and research in the biological and social sciences. All original work is subject to peer review for originality, scientific quality and relevance to a broad readership.

This is an official journal of the International Society of Quality of Life Research.

Why publish with us

  • We are an official journal of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), a leading society in the field of health-related quality of life research.
  • Our journal is ranked in the top quartile of the health policy and services category of the JCR Social Science Citation Index.
  • The journal promotes the rapid communication of original research, articles, and methodological reports on quality of life research and assessment in the biological and health sciences.

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Co-Editors-in-Chief
  • Richard Skolasky,
  • Jan Boehnke,
  • Claudia Rutherford
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.440 (2021)
Impact factor
4.388 (2021)
Five year impact factor
12 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
1,018,457 (2021)
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Latest issue

Volume 31

Issue 10, October 2022

Special Section: Reducing Research Waste in (Health-Related) Quality of Life Research

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  • ISOQOL

    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.

  • Calls for papers

    The editors are pleased to invite submissions to two new topical collections: Reducing research waste in (Health-Related) Quality of Life research and Methodologies and Considerations for Meaningful Change.

  • Registered Reports

    Registered Reports are a publication format in which the research question and the quality of methodology are peer-reviewed before the data are collected and analysed. Registered Reports are intended to strengthen the methodology and transparency of research papers. The editors are pleased to offer this article type for authors submitting to Quality of Life Research.

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Electronic ISSN
1573-2649
Print ISSN
0962-9343
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