Enhancing research quality and reporting: why the Journal of Comorbidity is now publishing study protocols

The Journal of Comorbidity is an international, openaccess, peer-reviewed journal for the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and management of patients with comorbidity/multimorbidity. The journal currently publishes original clinical and experimental research articles, treatment guidelines/policies, editorials, commentaries, and critical review articles, as well as proceedings of congresses. Preference is given to articles that advance the clinical management of patients. The Editorial Board also welcomes ideas and suggestions for special issues dedicated to a unique theme. The journal provides immediate, permanent open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge