International Journal of Health Policy and Management (IJHPM) is a monthly open access, peer-reviewed journal which serves as an international and interdisciplinary setting for the dissemination of health policy and management research. It brings together individual specialties from different fields, notably health management/policy/economics, epidemiology, social/public policy, and philosophy into a dynamic academic mix.
IJHPM is intended to enhance communication among health system researchers, policy and decision makers, legislators, practitioners, educators, administrators, students, and other types of allied health professionals in the research and healthcare delivery systems. IJHPM publishes high quality editorials, perspectives, review articles, original research articles (both empirical and theoretical), policy briefs, commentaries, correspondences, hypotheses, and letters to editor. Geographical coverage including coverage of the poorest countries and low- and middle- income countries is of utmost importance in IJHPM.
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IJHPM prevailing criteria for articles include the originality, high academic quality, and genuine interest to a wide international audience. The journal editorial team encourages the authors to pay close attention to the factors that will increase the likelihood of acceptance. Manuscripts that fall short of setting out the international debates and policy lessons are more likely to be rejected or returned to the authors for redrafting prior to being reviewed. Researchers who write about a specific health problem, intervention, or service should discuss the relevance of the analysis for the broader health system. Those evaluating health policies or health system performance should draw on relevant bodies of theory in their analysis; otherwise justify why they have not done so, instead of just presenting a narrative based on empirical data.
IJHPM supports the Open Access initiative. Abstracts and full texts (PDF format) of all articles published by IJHPM are freely accessible to everyone immediately upon publication. Reusing and publishing IJHPM published articles is permitted by following Creative Commons user license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Users are free to copy and redistribute the IJHPM published articles in any medium or format under the Creative commons license terms and conditions.
IJHPM encourages materials of general interest to an international readership. It serves as an important resource for academic scholars, researchers, health professionals and healthcare providers, practitioners, administrators, health industry leaders, legislators, policy analysts, healthcare insurance, healthcare managers and planners, policy and decision makers, and public at both national and international levels. The originality of IJHPM is its attention to public as a major audience. Public is targeted via adding the section of implications for public to each original article and preparing the video-casts. IJHPM has made an attempt to inform public of these initiatives via diverse social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Researchgate, and Academia.
Elements of the IJHPM logo exemplify concepts such as global heath, knowledge management, and future studies. It communicates a complex message with just a simple design linking well to the meaning behind the name.
Apple symbolizes health and beauty. The light blue colour is also associated with health and healing. The apple is surrounded by a circle, which exemplifies the globe. These together could imply the global health. You will find a path through the apple originating from the circle; this indicates strategies toward health. The narrowing path also symbolizes future studies in health. There is a book underneath the apple and circle; this conveys knowledge and evidence. You will find blazes of knowledge surrounding the entire complex, which demonstrates that global health is underpinned and surrounded by knowledge and evidence. This could also imply evidence-based policy making/decision making and also evidence-based practice/medicine.