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.

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

Journal metrics

2.673 (2018)
Impact factor
3.181 (2018)
Five year impact factor
14 days
Submission to first decision
122 days
Submission to acceptance
107,289 (2019)
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1178-1661
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1178-1653
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