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Editor-in-Chief: Graber, Mark L. / Plebani, Mario

Ed. by Argy, Nicolas / Epner, Paul L. / Lippi, Giuseppe / McDonald, Kathryn / Singh, MD, Hardeep

Editorial Board Member: Crock, Carmel / Croskerry, Pat / Dhaliwal, Gurpreet / Ely, John / Giannitsis, Evangelos / Katus, Hugo A. / Laposata, Michael / Lyratzopoulos, Yoryos / Maude, Jason / Newman-Toker, David / Singhal, Geeta / Sittig, Dean F. / Sonntag, Oswald / Zwaan, Laura

Your Benefits

  • Versatile platform to exchange research and ideas in improving diagnosis
  • Cutting-edge and authoritative contributions
  • Academic and clinical aspects of quality and safety in healthcare combination
  • Ahead of print publication
  • International readership and global reach

Aims and Scope

Diagnosis aims at answering the question how diagnosis determines the quality of medical care. It focuses on how diagnosis can be advanced, how it is taught, and how and why it can fail, leading to diagnostic errors. The journal welcomes both fundamental and applied works, improvement initiatives, opinions, and debates to encourage new thinking on improving this critical aspect of healthcare quality. 

  • Factors that promote diagnostic quality and safety
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Diagnostic errors in medicine
  • The factors that contribute to diagnostic error: human factors, cognitive issues, and system-related breakdowns
  • Improving the value of diagnosis – eliminating waste and unnecessary testing
  • How culture and removing blame promote awareness of diagnostic errors
  • Training and education related to clinical reasoning and diagnostic skills
  • Advances in laboratory testing and imagine that improve diagnostic capability
  • Local, national and international initiatives to reduce diagnostic error
  • Article formats
    Research Articles, Reviews, Opinion Papers, Editorials, Guidelines and Recommendations, Case Reports

Type of Publication:
academics, physicians, educators, healthcare managers and leaders, patients, the diagnostic industry, and policy makers

Instructions for Authors

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/diagnosis and you will be guided through the whole submission and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us

Submission process

  • Submission of your manuscript via our submission management tool following the Information for Authors
  • Single-blind peer review process
  • A decision on your paper is aspired within 2-4 weeks
  • Accepted articles are published online ahead of print approx. 4 weeks after acceptance
  • Provision will be made for the application procedure at PubMed as well as the ISI Web of Knowledge as soon as possible

Please note

  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at the Publication Ethics Statement of DX and our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy)
  • Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
  • For more detailed information please contact the Diagnosis Editorial Office diagnosis.editorial@degruyter.com.

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Diagnosis is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Meta (formerly Sciencescape)
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Mark L. Graber, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), Plymouth, MA
Mario Plebani, University Hospital, Padova, Italy

Associate Editors
Nicolas Argy, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Paul L. Epner, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), Evanston, IL
Giuseppe Lippi, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy
Kathryn McDonald, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Hardeep Singh, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX

Editorial Board
Carmel Crock, Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia
Pat Croskerry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
John Ely, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Evangelos Giannitsis, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Hugo A. Katus, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Michael Laposata, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Yoryos Lyratzopoulos, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jason Maude, Isabel Healthcare, Surrey, United Kingdom
David Newman-Toker, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Geetha Singahl, Houston, Texas Children's Hospital, TX
Dean F. Sittig, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Oswald Sonntag, Munich, Germany
Laura Zwaan, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Editorial Office
Heike Jahnke, Journal Editor
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin
Tel. +49-30-26005-220
Fax: +49-30-26005-325
E-mail: diagnosis.editorial@degruyter.com

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