Created on Thursday, 20 Sep 2018.
A new international open access journal for social care research has launched, supported by the NIHR School for Social Care Research.
The open access journal has been commissioned from the International Long-term Care Policy Network (ILPN) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Professor Martin Knapp, Director of the School for Social Care Research, said:
“It is very exciting to see this new journal emerging. The aim is not only to get high-quality research evidence on adult social care out into the public domain, but to do so in a way that puts no restrictions at all on access.”
The first articles in JLTC include findings from three NIHR-funded studies - one on the economics of unpaid caring, another on whether age matters in the social care workforce, and the third on priorities for long-term care resource allocation in England.
Submissions to JLTC are currently free, and further details can be found on the website. All articles are published online as open access on the journal’s website to encourage maximum impact for all work.