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Aims & Scope

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes is an open access, peer-reviewed journal considering original manuscripts on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL). Articles focus specifically on the assessment of medical and psychosocial interventions, including psychometrics, PROMs, cultural validation and impacts of interventions. Original research, study protocols and systematic reviews feature prominently. Comments and Correspondence are also welcome.

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The way forward to a renewed and improved Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Click to read about our Editors-in-Chief's long-term vision for the journal, their priorities, streamlined Aims and Scope and how the journal aims to serve such a crucial area of research.

Editorial excellence at HQLO

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Springer Nature recently awarded Health and Quality of Life Outcomes editors with 14 commendations for their excellence in editorial leadership, service to authors and their contributions to the journal. Click below to see our international, esteemed Editorial Board!

Editorial Board

We are recruiting!

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes is recruiting Associate Editors. As the growth of the journal continues, we are looking to expand our editorial team. If you have experience in health-related quality of life research and analysis, we would like to hear from you. Please follow the link below to find out more about the role and apply.

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Editor profiles

Mark Oremus, co-Editor-in-Chief

Dr Mark Oremus is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University.

Dr Oremus' primary research interests include aging and chronic disease, cognition, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. He has conducted studies on willingness-to-pay for Alzheimer’s disease medications, measuring quality-of-life in Alzheimer’s disease, and the use of outcome measurement instruments in Alzheimer’s disease drug trials. His other research interests include systematic reviews, population and public health from a life-course perspective, health policy and economics, and knowledge transfer.

Oliver Rivero-Arias, co-Editor-in-Chief

Dr Oliver Rivero-Arias is an Associate Professor at the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) at the University of Oxford. He is the Senior Health Economist at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit based in the NDPH and holds a DPhil in Public Health from the University of Oxford. His main research interests concern the use of robust and appropriate methods to measure and value costs and benefits for the conduct of economic evaluations of interventions during pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn period and early childhood. His research agenda focuses on developing best practices to measure and value health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in cost-effectiveness analysis and he currently leads a programme of work around valuing health to inform healthcare decision-making in child and adolescent populations.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.563
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.140

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 7
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 155

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,659,491
    Altmetric mentions: 929