UKnowledge Launches Fourth Journal:
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to shorten the turnaround time between research results and publication in a traditional journal. Frontiers is produced monthly through a collaboration of the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks Program Office and the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research. Both Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded centers are based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.
Frontiers features brief descriptions of preliminary findings from ongoing or recently completed studies and quality improvement projects that answer important questions regarding the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services; the structure, operation, and management of public health delivery systems; the application of quality improvement methods in public health settings; and the impact of these endeavors on population health. An editorial comment accompanies each article, highlighting the lessons for public health practice, policy, and future research.
Thanks to Robert Shapiro, Public Health Librarian in the Medical Center Library and Managing Editor of Frontiers, and Pat Wilson, Director of UKnowledge, for moving this initiative forward.