Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
Includes scientific research from a wide variety of disciplines, both qualitative and quantitative, and rigorous policy analysis. Provides a unique opportunity to explore the ideas, policies and decisions shaping health services throughout the world. Edited and peer-reviewed by experts in the field and with a high academic standard and multidisciplinary approach, readers will gain a greater understanding of the current issues in healthcare policy and research. The journal's strong international editorial advisory board also ensures that readers obtain a truly global and insightful perspective.
Publishing frequency: Quarterly
Launched in 1995, the journal publishes fully refereed papers and aims to advance the theory, methodology and practice of evaluation. Articles that bridge theory and practice, whether through generalizable and exemplary cases or theoretical and methodological innovation, are favored.The journal’s objectives include:
- Integrating theory and practice in evaluation
- Intellectual openness and excellence
- Building bridges across the different traditions of the global evaluation community
- Identifying synergies across different disciplinary and policy domains
- Reinforcing evaluative thinking across professional, scholarly and institutional settings
Evaluation publishes cutting-edge articles, revisits and advances professional and scholarly debates and engages with the world of evaluation practice. Based in Europe, the journal cooperates closely with the European Evaluation Society but remains an independent voice, committed to encouraging dialogue between different evaluation traditions worldwide.
The journal is interdisciplinary drawing for example on political science, sociology, psychology, economics, anthropology and the philosophy of science. Over the last 20 years evaluation has become integral to many public-policy, regulatory and civil-society institutions. The journal welcomes innovative submissions from interconnected fields such as policy analysis, social work, technology development, education and auditing.
The journal also publishes Special Issues on topics that will help advance thinking and practice in evaluation.
Publishing frequency: Quarterly
Evaluation and Program Planning
Provides articles based on the principle that the techniques and methods of evaluation and planning transcend the boundaries of specific fields and that relevant contributions to these areas come from people representing many different positions, intellectual traditions, and interests. In order to further the development of evaluation and planning, the journal publishes articles from the private and public sectors in a wide range of areas: organizational development and behavior, training, planning, human resource development, health and mental, social services, mental retardation, corrections, substance abuse, and education. The primary goals of the journal are to assist evaluators and planners to improve the practice of their professions, to develop their skills and to improve their knowledge base.
Publishing frequency: Bi-monthly
International Journal of Health Sciences
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
International Journal of Health Research and Innovation
IJHRI is a referred journal devoted to the publication of original research papers and reviews articles in all aspects of the Health Research and Innovation.
The topics of the IJHRI include:
1. Technology Integration: This theme encompasses research into the development and subsequent integration of appropriate technologies into the clinical practice setting to enhance work flow and processes of care.
2. Data, Information, and Knowledge Flow: This theme includes research into methods for enhancing the flow of health data and information from source to user, and also improving its synchronization and prioritization.
3. Communication and Interaction: This theme encompasses research into the essential process of communication among players in the world health care arena, with attention to the complexity of this process, and the development of processes and tools that enhance communication.
4. Organizational and Regulatory Factors: This theme includes research into the organizational and regulatory factors that influence quality of care and patient safety.
Publishing frequency: 2 issues a year
Publishes research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organisational or policy contexts. As well as hosting papers describing the effectiveness of implementation interventions, Implementation Science provides a unique home for articles describing intervention development, evaluations of the process by which effects are achieved, economic evaluations of implementation, and the role of theory relevant to implementation research.
The journal is also interested in publishing articles that present novel methods (particularly those that have a theoretical basis) for studying implementation processes and interventions and articles that address methodologically robust study of the de-implementation of ineffective clinical and organisational practices.
Publishing frequency: Irregular
Health Services Research
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
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
The official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health.
Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse. Papers also address educational initiatives aimed at improving the ability of health professionals to provide effective clinical prevention and public health services.
Papers on health services research pertinent to prevention and public health are also published. The journal also publishes official policy statements from the two co-sponsoring organizations, review articles, media reviews, and editorials. Finally, the journal periodically publishes supplements and special theme issues devoted to areas of current interest to the prevention community.
Publishing frequency: Monthly plus Supplements
African Health Sciences
This free, internationally refereed journal publishes original articles on research, clinical practice, public health, policy, planning, implementation and evaluation, in the health and related sciences relevant to Africa and the tropics. African Health Sciences acknowledges support provided by the African Health Journals Partnership Project that is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (through the National Library of Medicine and the Fogarty International Center) and facilitated by the Council of Science Editors.
African Health Sciences encourages authors to now submit their papers online to the following website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mums-ahs
Publishing frequency: Quarterly