The dissemination of well-designed quality improvement/patient safety (QI/PS) interventions advances scientific knowledge and patient care. Publications in quality improvement require an integration of existing knowledge to support a diversity of theories, strategies, and contexts.1 There are excellent guidelines available to standardize reporting quality improvement interventions2, 3 and critically assess the validity of the contributions.1
Promotion guidelines at professional schools require scholarship productivity. While the forms of scholarship productivity vary between graduate and postgraduate schools, publishing original work in high profile peer-review venues remains a cornerstone of academic achievement. As an example, chairs of medicine viewed QI/PS work favorably for promotion, especially when scholarly productivity is demonstrated.4 However, identifying suitable journal venues and audiences is sometimes challenging.
In this report, we update a list of peer-reviewed journal venues for quality improvement indexed in Medline.5 We hope the list will facilitate the dissemination of QI/PS work: The message is “publish your QI/PS work.” We acknowledge that the list is incomplete and other forms of scholarship of dissemination are available.
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge the work of fellows and faculty of the national Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars (VAQS) program (www.vaqs.org).6 VAQS is a two-year, inter-professional postdoctoral fellowship that trains leaders and scholars in healthcare improvement. Current fellows are from professions that include medicine, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, social work, physical therapy, behavioral health, and dentistry.