Aims and Scope
The Evidence Based Care Journal (EBCJ) is an international, peer reviewed, scientific journal that seeks
to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of patient care.
The primary aim is to promote a high standard of clinically related scholarship which advances and supports
patient care in practice. The Journal also aims to promote the international exchange of ideas and experience
that draws from the different cultures in which practice takes place. Further, EBCJ seeks to enrich insight into
clinical needs and the implications for patient care intervention and models of service delivery. Emphasis is
placed on clinical practicality of research findings and strength of study design.
EBCJ is essential reading for anyone involved in healthcare professions, whether clinicians, researchers,
educators, managers, policy makers, or students. Contributions are welcomed from other health professionals
on issues that have a direct impact on patient care.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Development of clinical research, evaluation, evidence-based practice and scientific enquiry;
Patient and family experiences of health and health care; illness and recovery;
Research to enhance patient care quality and reduce harm to patients;
The nature of patient care needs, intervention, social interaction and models of service delivery;
Exploration of organizational or systemic factors that enhance or impede the provision of effective,
high-quality patient care;
Application and dissemination of clinical knowledge and theory;
Role development and inter-disciplinary working, exploring the scope and changing boundaries clinical
Cultural comparisons and evaluations of patient care in different health sectors, social and geographical settings.