Introducing “Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality, & Outcomes,” a New Medical Research Journal

Mayo Clinic is pleased to announce the launch of Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality, & Outcomes. An open-access, online medical research journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality, & Outcomes is dedicated to “building upon innovations in research, advancing the quality of medical and surgical care, and promoting optimal patient outcomes.”

Like its parent journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality, & Outcomes is sponsored by Mayo Clinic, and publishes peer-reviewed content from around the world.

Proceedings: IQO is a natural outgrowth of Mayo Clinic’s leadership role in the transformation of health care delivery,” says Editor-in-Chief Thomas Gerber, M.D., Ph.D. “Proceedings: IQO will contribute to accelerating practice transformation by identifying and sharing high-quality research, reviews, and case studies.”

The new journal covers a wider range of topics than the general/internal medicine-themed Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality, & Outcomes is multidisciplinary in scope, too, with an emphasis on areas of medicine and surgery not currently covered by its parent journal.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality, & Outcomes will charge authors a small publication fee, to defray the costs of editing, processing, producing, and hosting the content. The journal is produced by Elsevier, which also produces Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

"Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality, & Outcomes encourages submission of reports of innovations in medicine and surgery to better serve patients, evaluation of the quality of the care being delivered, and defining the outcome metrics best suited to help optimize care," says Dr. Gerber.

“In addition, we welcome original reports, reviews, speculative synthesis and perspectives representing areas of growth and development in contemporary medicine."

View Instructions for Authors. Submit papers to the editorial manager.

“We are committed to prompt and thoughtful peer review and publishing interesting content that is relevant to our readers and that reflects the core value of Mayo Clinic: ‘The needs of the patient come first,’” says Dr. Gerber. “I am honored to lead this new journal and hope to help accelerate the journey to transform health and health care for people everywhere.”

April Josselyn

April Josselyn is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.