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Call for Papers: Thematic Series “Veterans and military patient-related health outcomes”

Following publication of the first articles in this Thematic Series, Dove Medical Press is pleased to announce submissions are still open. You can read the published articles here:

When submitting your work, please use the promo code PROMT to indicate that your manuscript should be considered for the Thematic Series on “Veterans and military patient-related health outcomes”. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is December 31, 2019.

For any enquiries, please email Dawn Hesson, Journal Development Editor, at

About the Thematic Series

Modern medicine and scientific research owe a special debt to the care and well-being of service personnel who endure sometimes multiple deployments in times of war and conflict. The intense nature of violent conflict puts these populations at high risk for both acute and chronic adverse patient-related physical and mental health outcomes affecting long-term coping and functioning. The journal Editors are seeking original research and review article submissions and invite researchers to take advantage of data at their institutions and available online in patient-related mental and physical health outcomes relevant to military deployment and reintegration including, but not limited to, the following examples:

exposure to factors encountered in combat (e.g. burn pits, chemical weapons)

opioid safety

fitness and wellness

spinal cord and traumatic brain injury

quality of care from the serviceperson standpoint, including satisfaction ratings and qualitative     research on areas where veteran care needs improvement

Authors should follow the reporting guidelines on EQUATOR network appropriate for their study design. 

What is the advantage to you of publishing in Patient Related Outcome Measures?

  • It is an open access journal which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.
  • Unlike many traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.
  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. Patient Related Outcome Measures has a quicker turnaround time than this. Generally peer review is complete within 4-7 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-14 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 9 weeks for a final decision.
  • Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

To recover our editorial and production costs and continue to provide our content at no cost to readers we charge authors or their institution a publication processing fee.

PubMed Central

Patient Related Outcome Measures is indexed on PubMed Central (title abbreviation: Patient Relat Outcome Meas). All published papers in this journal are submitted to PubMed for indexing straight away.

Become a Favored Author and receive real benefits
If you haven't already joined the Dove Press Favored Author Program I would encourage you to do so. Why? To receive real benefits like fast-tracking and a personal co-ordinator for your paper, as well as a discount on the publication processing fee.
Click here to go through to the Favored Author signup page, you'll just need to supply the working title of your next paper and when you intend to submit by.

Yours sincerely
Professor Liana Castel
Patient Related Outcome Measures

Email: Editor-in-Chief