Global Journal on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (JQSH) is an official publication of Global Academy for Health Sciences, edited by Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH and Khaled Al-surimi, PhD. This is a peer-reviewed, online journal that will be published quarterly beginning in 2018. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject-based repository.
Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.
Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.
CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.
Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
Global Journal on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (JQSH) aims to help health care professionals improve their healthcare practice by bringing evidence from real life examples of quality improvement projects and their outcomes. This Journal will be a searchable repository of global quality improvement evidence-based and best practice in clinical medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy practice, public health, among others.
There will be original contributions, review articles, case studies, commentary, editorials, and letters to Editors. Different topics related to health care delivery sciences including items related to all domains of quality such as safety, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, equity, and patients centered care. Manuscripts related to cost effectiveness and health economics will accepted, as well as topic related to multidisciplinary care.
Sub-topic based Supplements may be published. This allows the journal to highlight issues relevant to the Journal readers. High quality evidence based guidelines of credible professional entities will be considered for publications.