Newswise — July 9,2014- Dr Hanan Khalil, PhD, has assumed the duties of Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, official journal of The Joanna Briggs Institute, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health. Dr Khalil is a Pharmacist Academic at the School of Rural and Indigenous Health, Monash University, Australia. The appointment was effective with the journal’s June 2014 issue.

The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare is dedicated to communicating important new studies relevant to current debates and developments in evidence-based healthcare. Papers are grouped under the categories of Evidence Synthesis (translation), Evidence Transfer (dissemination), and Evidence Utilisation (implementation and evaluation). The journal also features original commentary, articles on methodology, and letters to the editor, providing a global forum for discussion of multidisciplinary, evidence-based healthcare practice.

Dr Khalil commented, "I am looking to include works from a number of disciplines such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, and other allied health practitioners that adopt partnership models to facilitate translation of science into practice in order to inform policy making. We also seek to publish new innovative articles of high scientific rigor using the most appropriate methods to produce valid, generalizable answers on how to best implement evidence into practice."

Published quarterly online, The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare also distributes research conducted by The Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaboration of health researchers and clinical that aims to promote best practice in healthcare.

Dr Khalil has plans to introduce a section on the development of clinical practice guidelines, with the goal of informing various practice models. "By incorporating these sections, we hope to address some of the gaps in translation science by making use of the strengths of multidisciplinary collaborations at various levels for better knowledge translation across the health disciplines to improve health outcomes worldwide."

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