The Patient provides a venue for scientifically rigorous, timely, and relevant research to promote the development, evaluation and implementation of therapies, technologies, and innovations that will enhance the patient experience. It is an international forum for research that advances and/or applies qualitative or quantitative methods to promote the generation, synthesis, or interpretation of evidence.

The Patient offers a range of additional enhanced features designed to increase the visibility, readership and educational value of the journal’s content. Each article is accompanied by a Key Points summary, giving a time-efficient overview of the content to a wide readership. Articles may be accompanied by plain language summaries to assist readers in understanding important medical advances. The journal also provides the option to include various other types of enhanced features including slide sets, videos and animations. All enhanced features are peer reviewed to the same high standard as the article itself. Peer review is conducted using Editorial Manager®, supported by a database of international experts. This database is shared with other Adis journals.

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Editor
  • Christopher I. Carswell
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.673 (2018)
Impact factor
3.181 (2018)
Five year impact factor
18 days
Submission to first decision
17 days
Acceptance to publication
78,748 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1178-1661
Print ISSN
1178-1653
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  23. PsycINFO
  24. Reaxys
  25. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  26. SCImago
  27. SCOPUS
  28. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  29. Semantic Scholar
  30. Social Science Citation Index
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