Aims & Scope

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes (MCP:IQ&O) is an open access, digital (online) journal, sponsored by Mayo Clinic and belongs to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings family of journals. Welcoming submissions from the global community, MCP:IQ&O is focused on promoting human well-being by offering a trusted knowledge platform encompassing innovations, quality, and outcomes research across the entire spectrum of the health care ecosystem.

MCP:IQ&O publishes original research, reviews, case series, clinical content, editorials, commentaries, brief reports, special articles, and other short items.

The content of MCP:IQ&O is organized along two broad themes: Measure What Matters and Health Care Futurology.

  • Measure What Matters: Includes content related to research questions, quality improvement projects, clinical investigations, and narrative and systematic reviews by experts that crisply and pragmatically address current challenges faced by health care system stakeholders including clinicians, educators, system administrators, policy makers, industry, and global health systems.

  • Health Care Futurology: As a combination of written and audio-visual content, Health Care Futurology provides a bold and unconventional subject matter platform to health care ecosystem stakeholders. Clinicians, educators, health policy experts, advocacy groups, health-system administrators and members of the biotech, pharma, and medical device industry can meaningfully engage in discussion, dialogue, and opinion writing on challenging, controversial, and disruptive topics including past failures and lessons learned that are expected to shape future health care.

Submissions from all medical and surgical specialties are welcome as long as they are relevant to a broad audience and address the current and future challenges of the field.

Domains of special and particular interest for MCP:IQ&O include:
  • Addressing the burden of chronic diseases (for example, Lifestyle Medicine)
  • Global Health
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across the full spectrum of health care ecosystem (patients, care providers, systems, nations, and the global community)
  • Ethical and policy issues pertaining to the biotech and infotech revolution and its interface with medicine
  • Use of new methodology in clinical research
  • Bioinformatics, telehealth, and health-systems research
  • Health care economics