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.

As a hybrid journal, The Patient does not charge authors to publish using the traditional subscription-based publishing route, but does offer the option to publish accepted articles open access if authors so wish or if their funders require. This is achieved via the Springer Open Choice™ initiative. More information about this optional route to open access and the associated article processing charge can be found by clicking on the ‘How to publish with us, including Open Access’ link below.

The Patient offers a range of additional 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 who have some knowledge of, but not in-depth expertise in, the area to understand the scientific content and overall implications of the article. The journal also provides the option to include various types of digital features including animated abstracts, video abstracts, slide decks, audio slides, instructional videos, infographics, podcasts and animations. All additional 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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  • Christopher I. Carswell
Publishing model
Hybrid. How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.481 (2021)
Impact factor
3.898 (2021)
Five year impact factor
10 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
225,975 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1178-1661
Print ISSN
1178-1653
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  3. CNKI
  4. CNPIEC
  5. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO CINAHL
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. EMBASE
  10. EMCare
  11. Google Scholar
  12. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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  14. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  15. Medline
  16. Naver
  17. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  18. Portico
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  21. PsycINFO
  22. Reaxys
  23. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  24. SCImago
  25. SCOPUS
  26. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  27. Semantic Scholar
  28. Social Science Citation Index
  29. TD Net Discovery Service
  30. UGC-CARE List (India)
  31. Wanfang
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