Aims & Scope


The Journal of Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration (JIPC) disseminates relevant, high-quality literature in interprofessional practice, education, leadership, and clinical practice to empower health professionals, students, and educators to improve healthcare delivery and higher education practice.

The intent of JIPC is to expose readers to a diversity of settings, healthcare professions, and fields to stimulate thought and expand knowledge. While it is common practice for scholars to work within their respective academic silo, the editorial board seeks to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between the healthcare professions. Therefore, any manuscript submitted by authors from two or more health science professions will be given priority consideration for publication.

The JIPC is affiliated with the College of Health Sciences at the University of Louisiana Monroe and supports its mission to serve the public and health professionals by advancing higher education, policy, practice, and research.


The Editorial Board welcomes contributions with an explicit interprofessional focus and aim to improve awareness of the processes involved in interprofessional practice, leadership, and education. Additionally, JIPC seeks to develop further awareness of the connection between interprofessional practice and enhanced outcomes for patients, healthcare organizations and higher education. The editorial board and reviewers recognize the diversity of scholarship between health professions and will work to provide fair and rigorous scrutiny under the peer-reviewed process.

The JIPC publishes on a range of topics within the scope of health professionals in clinical and higher education practice, including:

  • Innovative Practices and Programs
  • Interprofessional Practice, Leadership, and Education
  • Teaching and Pedagogical Practices
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Program Assessment and Evaluation
  • Clinical Practices and Methods
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Interprofessional Teams and Collaboration
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Application
  • Professional Development
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Community Development and Service
  • Student Achievement
  • Healthcare Education Compliance
  • Professional Licensure and Certification

  • The JIPC publishes the following types of articles:

  • Original research articles—quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
  • Review articles—including narrative, systematic, scoping, literature reviews
  • Conceptual articles—theoretical papers, and debates on contemporary matters in health science fields, interprofessional education, leadership, ethics, and practice
  • Short papers/Brief reports—research in progress or completed, or innovations in the field, conferences attended
  • Topic synopsis—clinical and education focus, case studies, clinical programs, innovative services, practice guidelines
  • Patient-centered essays and creative writing
  • Editorials, viewpoints, commentaries