A leading journal in its field, and the primary source of communication across the many disciplines it serves, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law focuses on the initiation, formulation, and implementation of health policy and analyzes the relations between government and health—past, present, and future.
Publishing frequency: 6 issues a year
A leading international journal in medical sciences published by Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The focus of the journal is to publish articles in all fields of medical sciences, including medicine, dentistry, nursing and applied medical sciences that provide sufficient contribution to medical knowledge. Articles may include new experimental methods of medical importance; new results obtained experimentally; new interpretation of existing results or data pertaining to clinical problems; or epidemiological work giving substantial scientific information pertaining to medical sciences.
Publication frequency: 2 issues a year
Publishes articles of authors from India and abroad with special emphasis on original research findings that are relevant for developing country perspectives including India. The journal considers publication of articles as original article, review article, special article, short communication / brief reports, CME / Education forum, letters to editor, case reports, etc. The journal covers population based studies, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, systematic review, meta-analysis, clinic-social studies etc., related to any domain and discipline of public health, specially relevant to national priorities, including ethical and social issues. Articles aligned with national health issues and policy implications are preferred.
Full text access is free in HTML pages; however the Journal allows PDF access only to users from developing countries and paid subscribers.
Publishing frequency: Quarterly
The flagship publication and an official journal of AcademyHealth. Rated as one of the top journals in the field, HSR publishes the latest research findings, methods, and concepts regarding the financing, organization, delivery, evaluation, and outcomes of health services, and with analysis of their relationships to clinical practice, management, and policy.
Additionally, HSR provides a mechanism for linking the various disciplines engaged in health services research and for disseminating the results to those charged with improving the health of individuals and communities and setting evidence-based policy.
Areas of specific interest for manuscripts include:
Issues related to the delivery of care—for example, access to and utilization of health services; cost, cost-effectiveness, quality, and outcomes of care; practice variations, technology assessment, and health care workforce issues;
Assessments of the impact of or changes in specific policies and interventions on health care delivery—for example, Medicare and Medicaid, state health policies and regulations, payment policies, personnel licensure and certification, and antitrust enforcement;
Evaluation of national demonstration programs—particularly those focusing on disease prevention, chronic disease management, and community-based efforts to integrate services or promote health;
Examinations of changes in health services organizations, systems of care, managed care, and related developments, including comparisons of systems across nations; and
Examinations of the relative importance of biological, behavioral, social, and political factors, in addition to health care, as determinants of health outcomes.
Publishing frequency: 6 issues a year plus 2 supplements
The journal publishes authoritative articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. It publishes information of strategic importance to a broad base of professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs. The journal's editorial board has made a commitment to focus on the applications of health promotion and public health education interventions, programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to: community, health care, worksite, educational and international settings.
Additionally, the journal focuses on the development and application of public policy conducive to the promotion of health and prevention of disease. The journal includes issues related to the professional preparation and development of health educators. The journal recognizes the critical need to (1) promote linkages between researchers in the academic and private sectors with health promotion and education practitioners; and (2) address the health issues of ethnic and racial minority populations. These partnerships and collaborations are reflected in the editorial philosophy and the broad scope of published articles and contributed sections.
Health Promotion Practice will serve as a forum to explore the applications of health promotion/public health education interventions programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to: community, health care, worksite, educational and international settings. It also examines practice-related issues, including program descriptions, teaching methods, needs assessment tools and methodologies, intervention strategies, health promotion, problem-solving issues, and evaluation presentations.
Publication frequency: Bi-Monthly
Provides an inclusive forum for action-oriented dialogue among human rights practitioners. The journal endeavors to increase access to human rights knowledge in the health field by linking an expanded community of readers and contributors. It examines the impacts of health policies, programs, and practices on human rights and the effects of human rights violations on public health.
No article processing fees unless authors can utilize an institutional open access publishing grant. If authors cannot access OA grants, article processing fees are waived by HHR. If authors are able to use open access funds to cover article publishing fees, they will receive an invoice for US$2000.
Publishing frequency: 2 issues each year in June and December
The leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization. Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.
The journal reaches a broad audience that includes: government and health industry leaders; health care advocates; scholars of health, health care and health policy; and others concerned with health and health care issues in the United States and worldwide.
Health Affairs is a multidisciplinary journal covering a wide range of health issues including: access to care, health spending, quality, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug coverage and costs, physician practice, nursing trends, mental health, malpractice and health law, insurance reform, hospitals, global health, disparities in health care, and more. To view a complete list of topics, see Topic Collections.
Publishing frequency: Monthly
NEJM presents original articles and interpretive reviews of a variety of developments in the major aspects of medicine, its science, its art and practice and its position in today's society. Since 1812, NEJM has worked with the author community to publish the highest quality evidence that advances medical science and improves patient care. The NEJM has the highest ranking of any research journal and reaches millions of readers in more than 175 countries.
NEJM provides delayed free online access to its research articles (it does so six months after publication, and maintains that access dating back to 1990). This delay does not apply to readers from the least developed countries, for whom the content is available at no charge for personal use.
Publishing frequency: Weekly
An international general medical journal thatpublishes clinical papers, state-of-the-art reviews, letters, news, and any original contribution that advances or illuminates medical science or practice, or that educates or entertains the journal's readers.
When writing your article for The Lancet,remember that it is the general reader whom you are trying to reach. One way to find out if you have succeeded is to show your draft to colleagues in other specialties. If they do not understand, neither, very probably, will The Lancet's staff or readers.
Publishing frequency: Weekly