International Society for Quality of Life Research
International Society for Quality of Life Research

Quality of Life Research Journal

Quality of Life Research is an international, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid communication of original research, theoretical articles and methodological reports related to the field of quality of life in all the health sciences. The journal also publishes editorials, literature, book and software reviews, correspondence and abstracts of conferences. The journal's 5-year impact factor is 2.99.

ISOQOL members receive free online access to Quality of Life Research. Members also receive a discount on an print subscription to the journal, from 1 January to 31 December of the current year. Log in to your member profile to access your free online subscription or contact the ISOQOL office regarding a print subscription.  

Call for Papers

The Editors of Quality of Life Research are planning special issues on prominent topics in health-related quality of life research:

  • "Non-parametric Measurement for Patient Reported Outcomes"
  • "Consequences of Overdiagnosis for (Health-related) Quality of Life"

Visit this page for further information about each call and how to submit.

Quality of Life Research Co-Editors-In-Chief

Jan R. Boehnke
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
Claudia Rutherford, PhD
University of Sydney Quality of Life Office
Sydney, Australia


Quality of life has become a prominent subject in biometry, philosophy, social science, clinical medicine, health services, and outcomes research. Therefore, the journal's scope reflects the wide application of quality of life assessment 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.

Quality of Life Research welcomes scientific articles in the following categories:

  • Full-Length Original Articles (must include a structured abstract, maximum word limit of 4,000 words exclusive of abstract, tables, figures, and references)
  • Brief Communications (maximum word limit of 1,500 words, exclusive of abstract, tables, figures, and references).

For more information, please visit the journal page on the Springer website and click Instructions for Authors.

Become a QLR Peer Reviewer

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.


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