De Gruyter is proud to present its new Open Access journal Diagnosis, which responds to reawakened interest in medical diagnosis. The journal is edited by two internationally distinguished physicians: Dr. Mark L. Graber of St James, New York, and Dr. Mario Plebani of Padua, Italy.
"We've been witnessing a renaissance in diagnosis, as there is ever-greater awareness of the consequences that diagnostic errors can have for patient safety," says Dr. Mario Plebani. "Our new journal provides a needed discussion forum for all groups involved in medical diagnosis and its consequences, including patients, primary care providers, health organizations, insurance companies, educators and researchers." Dr Graber adds: “Our goal is to advance the science behind the diagnostic process, and improve diagnosis in practice.”
Diagnosis publishes peer-reviewed, English-language articles on the following subjects: Factors that promote diagnostic quality and safety; known and unknown causes of diagnostic error; diagnostic innovations; 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 imaging that improve diagnostic capability; and local, national, and international initiatives to reduce diagnostic error.
"We're extremely pleased to have a new journal in our catalog that addresses an issue at the center of heated discussion worldwide," says Dr. Till Meinert, Senior Editorial Director of Medicine & Life Sciences at De Gruyter. "Thanks to Open Access publication, the journal is sure to reach interested parties quickly, and make a notable contribution to the professional dialogue.”