New Journal Announcement - Qualitative Health Communication


New Journal Announcement - Qualitative Health Communication
Communication is a fundamental component of health. Effective health communication is critical for patient safety and quality of care and has important societal implications. Communication permeates health care, from diagnosis to treatment, from medical education to patient education, from social media to patient narratives, from the doctor's office to the public sphere; spanning a vast interdisciplinary field of research.

 The number of interdisciplinary studies employing qualitative methods to investigate health communication has been steadily increasing, but the number of journals to disseminate findings is low, and there is no journal dedicated exclusively to publishing qualitative health communication research.

 Qualitative Health Communication (QHC) aims to fill this gap making research and pedagogical, methodological and theoretical perspectives on qualitative health communication broadly accessible.

 With the first issue to be published online in January 2022, QHC is a new peer-reviewed, Open Access scientific online journal dedicated to qualitative studies in and of health communication. There are no submission or publication fees. The journal will have two issues per year publishing original articles, reviews and book reviews.  

Our first issue to be published will be by invitation only, but we welcome your submission via the journal website for future issues. Detailed author guidelines can also be found under About -> Submissions. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries – our e-mail is


Inaugural editorial team
Dr Matilde Nisbeth Brøgger, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Senior Editors:
Dr Maria Dahm, Institute for Communication in Health Care, Australian National University, Australia.
Dr Jane Ege Møller, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dr Maja Klausen, Department for Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

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