The Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, or JPRO (jpro.springopen.com), is an international, multi-disciplinary open access journal publishing original manuscripts in the field of Patient-Reported Outcomes. The journal publishes regular articles, editorials, literature, book and software reviews, and correspondence.
JPRO publishes research and reviews ranging from:
Patient-Reported Outcomes has become a prominent subject in clinical trials; clinical practice; patient, family, community, and public engagement; qualitative studies on the development and application of PROs; and studies of the social and behavioral determinants of health using PRO measures. Therefore, the journal's scope reflects the wide application of patient-reported outcomes and research in the biological and social sciences. Manuscript submissions of original work are subjected to peer review for originality, scientific quality and relevance to a broad readership. JPRO welcomes scientific articles in a number of categories, which are further defined in the journal’s Submission Guidelines.
JPRO levies an article-processing charge of $1500 USD for research and reviews, and $750 USD for short report articles, commentaries and book reviews accepted for publication. Additional information regarding fees and funding is available on the journal’s website here.
ISOQOL members receive a discounted article-processing charge of $1050 USD for research and reviews, and $525 USD for short report articles, commentaries and book reviews accepted for publication. Log in to your member profile to retrieve the discount code to enter at submission.
Visit the JPRO Submission Guidelines page for more information on submissions.
Individuals with expertise in quality of life research and patient-reported outcomes are encouraged to become peer reviewers. To get started, register with the Editorial Manager program. If you are unfamiliar with Editorial Manager, this guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to register.