Only two days to #EAPC2020 … The 11th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care which, for the first time ever, will take place online with interactive online sessions 7 to 9 October 2020 with on-demand content available now available.
Ahead of the congress, we’re delighted to give some highlights of what’s in store at #EAPC2020. Today, Dr Charles F von Gunten, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Journal of Palliative Medicine’, welcomes you to his session on Friday, 9 October when he will announce the winner of the journal’s ‘Best European Scientific Paper’. He also unveils ‘Palliative Medicine Reports’, the journal’s new open-access sister journal.
The EAPC and Journal of Palliative Medicine are again collaborating to offer a prize of 1,000 Euros for the best scientific paper by European authors published in 2019. The prize will be formally announced at the EAPC World Research Congress Online Friday, 9 October 2020 during the plenary. Thirty-six papers accepted for publication in 2019 are eligible for the prize – nearly double the number eligible in 2018. The winner has been chosen by a committee comprising the EAPC and Journal of Palliative Medicine. While we will leave that a secret until the meeting, I can tell you that the winning paper has already enjoyed more than 1,000 downloads as of the end of September 2020 – and the number is continuing to grow!
Palliative Medicine Reports – a new sister journal to Journal of Palliative Medicine.
In January 2020, we launched Palliative Medicine Reports, an online only, open-access sister journal. There are at least two reasons for this. First, the rising quality of more than 700 manuscripts submitted to Journal of Palliative Medicine annually vastly exceeds the space available in this scientific journal that is published both in print and online. Second, the number of funders and governments who require authors to publish open access, especially in Europe, is growing. To submit manuscripts, go to https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/palliative-medicine-reports/656/for-authors. There will be an Article Processing Charge, but our publisher is waiving this fee for a short period of time as we launch the journal.
Journal of Palliative Medicine (JPM)
The number of full-text downloads in 2019 was 362,046 – a 30% year-over-year increase. The number of abstract-only views was 619,107 – a 20% year-over-year increase. JPM enjoys more than 7,000 followers, a 40% year-over-year increase, on Twitter. The most recent impact factor is 2.477. The journal is divided into sections where Letters (500 words) report observations and opinions, Brief Reports (1,500 words) give information about preliminary work, and Research Reports (3,000 words) represent well-designed studies and investigations. In this Issue provides a one-page summary of key contents. The most read section of the journal continues to be the Personal Reflections section, which presents the engagement of clinicians with the work.
Palliative Medicine Reports and Journal of Palliative Medicine are indexed by Medline and several other indexing services. They are made available through HINARI to developing countries. The companion biweekly eNewsletter, Briefings, made available to subscribers, delivers the latest breaking news and information to keep clinicians and healthcare providers continuously updated via e-mail.
Professional associations that have established a formal relationship with JPM include (in alphabetical order): The Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Australia & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM), Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP), Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), and the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine (JSPM).
I look forward to meeting you at 9 am CET on Friday 9 October.
Links – and a special offer for EAPC members!
- Journal of Palliative Medicine website.
- EAPC members are eligible for a substantial discount on the personal online subscription to Journal of Palliative Medicine. More information here.
- Follow Journal of Palliative Medicine on Twitter @PalliativeMed_j
- Read more posts about the 11th EAPC World Research Congress Online here.
It’s not too late to register… Join Dr Charles F von Gunten and palliative care specialists from across the world at the 11th World Research Congress Online of the European Association for Palliative Care. Interactive online sessions take place on 7 to 9 October 2020 and masses of on-demand content is now available until 31 January 2021.
A blend of Pre-recorded On-demand Sessions, Live Presentations, Live Panels hosted by international experts, Children’s Seminar, Meet the Expert, Poster Sessions and EAPC Group Meetings, will bring you all the latest research from the world’s top researchers in palliative and end-of-life care. CME accreditation will be available. Meet some of our plenary speakers on the EAPC YouTube channel. Find out more, view/download the live interactive programme and browse the book of abstracts here. Register here.
Important message: Registered delegates can now enter the congress platform to view on-demand content: more than 700 presentations and posters, exhibitions and more to be added! All available to view until 31 January 2021.To access the congress platform, click here: https://online.eapcnet.eu and login. If you registered for the congress but did not receive login details, please click here https://online.eapcnet.eu/login/forgot_password.php Type the email address you registered with in lowercase to generate an automated email from the site.