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Editorial - (2010) Volume 18, Issue 6

Quality in Primary Care 2010

A Niroshan Siriwardena MMedSci PhD FRCGP*

Professor of Primary and Prehospital Health Care, School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln, UK

Corresponding Author:
A Niroshan Siriwardena
School of Health and Social Care
University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
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Quality in Primary Care continues to flourish. Last year we received 100 submissions to the journal. These were from the UK (52), Australia and New Zealand (13), Mainland Europe (15), the USA (14) and the Middle East and Asia (6).

Most articles submitted in 2010 were research papers or short reports (55). Other formats were editorials or guest editorials (9), discussion papers (9), articles on quality improvement in action (4), international exchange (3) and patient perspective (1). Wehave also had regular features such as ‘Quality digest’ (6) and ‘KnowledgeShare’ (3).

We have had two themed issues, including a special issue from Australasia on ‘Ideas, innovation and advances in Australasia’ (guest editor Moyez Jiwa) and one on the ‘UK Quality and Outcomes Framework’ (guest editor Stephen Gillam). The edition reviewing the Quality and Outcomes Framework, with some additional chapters, was published this autumn as a book.[1]

New members who have joined the editorial board this year include Laura Serrant-Green, Chris Salisbury, Nicholas Steel and Peter Wilcock. I would like to thank them and all the members of the editorial board for their valuable contributions to the journal.

For articles submitted in 2010, the average time taken for the 56 articles to be published was 169 days from submission to publication – Acknowledgements seven days, initial decision 76 days and submission to final decision 100 days. We initially reject around 70% of unsolicited papers, although some of these are published following extensive revision and resubmission. Overall, excluding commissioned articles and editorials, around 60% of papers were accepted or accepted subject to revision.

I would like to thank our Peer Reviewers who are selected because of recognised expertise in their field and who have freely contributed their time to the journal over the past year.Weare indebted to them for the speed and quality of their reviews. A full list of Peer Reviewers is included below. I would like to thank Natalie Pickles, my editorial assistant and Andrea Hargreaves, journal manager at Radcliffe for their work over the past year.

We look forward to your ongoing contribution and support and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, our readers and contributors, every success for the next year and beyond.

Reviewers in 2010

Suneth Agampodi

Farah Ahmad

Palo Almond

Lucien J Anteunis

Jane Bethea

Hugh Bochel

Kenneth Brown

Sally Brown

Isobel Cameron

Umesh Chauhan

Helen Close

Hay Derkx

Craig Dobson

Barrie Edmonds

John Flynn

Steve Gillam

Peter Groenewegen

Stella May Gwini

Tieja Hammar

Ainsley Hardy

Erno Harzheim

Catherine Hayes

Ian Holt

Michio Hongo

Kev Hopayian

Wilma Hopman

Mohammad Iqbal

Janine Janosky

Susan Janson

Lina Jaruseviciene

Peter Jensen

Moyez Jiwa

Christine Johnson

Sundaran Kada

Ros Kane

Philip Katz

Paul Kinnersley

Markos Klonizakis

Sue Levkoff

David Lewis

Paul Linsley

Christos Lionis

Pam McGrath

Joan Middlemass

Paul Milne

Gareth Morgan

Susan Nancarrow

Gopalakrishnan Netuveli

Maxine Offredy

Steven Ornstein

Garry Pearce

David Persaud

Ruth Pickering

Sarah Redsell

Joanne Reeve

Patrick Rivers

Kenneth Rockwood

Marianne Rosendal

Chris Salisbury

Franc¸ois Schellevis

Joseph Scherger

Diego Schrans

Laura Serrent-Green

Bernard Silke

Jens Søndergaard

Nigel Sparrow

Margaret Stone

Jackie Street

Hideto Takahashi

Elsbeth Taminiau-Bloem

Illtyd Thomas

Alison Tierney

Joanne Travaglia

John Unsworth

Johannes van der Wouden

Margaret Watson

Roger Webb

Steven Weisman

Peter Wilcock

Patricia Wilkie

Patricia Wilson

Mark Wolraich


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