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INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing

INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing

eISSN: 19457243 | ISSN: 00469580 | Current volume: 60 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

Journal Highlights

  • Impact Factor: 2.1 (5 year)
  • Indexed In: Web of Science, PubMed/Medline, and PubMed Central
  • Published since 1964
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
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INQUIRY (INQ) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to improve health at both the public health and individual healthcare organization levels by enabling scientists, educators, healthcare practitioners, administrators, managers, and policymakers to translate their research and ideas into actionable outcomes.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submission Information

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Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently 2400 USD. 

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Why Publish Open Access with INQUIRY

  • Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
  • Rigorous Standards: Double-blind peer review policy
  • Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, and authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc
  • Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License

INQUIRY is a JCR-ranked, SCI-indexed, broad-spectrum, open access journal whose mission is to improve health at both the public health and individual healthcare organization levels by enabling scientists, educators, healthcare practitioners, administrators, managers, and policymakers to translate their research and ideas into actionable outcomes.

Article Types and Topics of Interest
INQUIRY welcomes original research, reviews, commentaries, policy briefs, case reports, and editorials with implications at the public health or health organization levels, particularly in the following areas:

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Immunology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Health Policy, Planning, and Implementation
  • Health Economics and Financing
  • Health Services Research, Administration, and Patient Care
  • Health Care Access, Quality Assurance, and Evaluation
  • Health Promotion, Communication, and Education
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Institutional Ethics
  • Biostatistics

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Manuscript Submission

Executive Editor
Umair Shafique, MSc SAGE Publishing, USA
Section Editor – Health Financing
Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Section Editor – Health Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Jay Pan, PhD Sichuan University, China
Editorial Advisory Board
Kurt Angstman, MD Mayo Clinic, USA
Thomas Buchmueller, Ph.D. Professor of Risk Management and Insurance; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan, USA
Joel C. Cantor, Sc.D. Distinguished Professor and Director Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University, USA
Judith Feder, Ph.D. Professor, Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy and Urban Institute Fellow, USA
Peter Hilsenrath, PhD University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, USA
John Holahan, Ph.D. Director, Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute, USA
David H. Klein, Chairman University of Rochester, USA
James R. Knickman, Ph.D. President and CEO New York State Health Foundation, USA
Alan C. Monheit, PhD Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
Marilyn Moon, Ph.D. Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA
James E. Rohrer, PhD Walden University, USA
Diane Rowland, Sc.D. Executive Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation, USA
Mustafa Z. Younis Professor, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
Editorial Review Board
Ariel Abeldano University of Sierra Sur. Oaxaca, Mexico 
Muhammad Abubakar University of Balochistan, Pakistan
Lola Adepoju, PhD, MPH University of Houston, USA
Mona Al-Amin Suffolk University Boston, USA
Nouf S. Alharbi King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Labiba Anam Ministry of public health and population ,Sana'a, Yemen
Padmaja Ayyagari University of South Florida, USA
Heejung Bang UC-Davis, USA
Vesna Borovnik Lesjak Zdravstveni Dom dr Adolfa Drolca Maribor, Slovenia
Patricia Brierley-Bowers Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Sean Broomhead University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Derek Brown Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Elan Burton Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Leonardo Carnut Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Kyle Caswell The Urban Institute, USA
Lenisa Chang, Ph.D University of Cincinnati, USA
Caroline Clements The University of Manchester, UK
Laurie Coots RTI International, USA
Michael R. Cousineau  
Jonas Preposi Cruz Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia
Patrick D’Haese, PhD, MBA MED-EL Austria; Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Belgium
Julie Darnell Loyola University Chicago, USA
Neeraj Dayama, MBBS, PhD, MBA Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
Melaku Desta Debre Markos University, Ethiopia
Lina Díaz-Castro National Institute for Psychiatry Ramon de la Fuente Muniz, Mexico
Rinshu Dwivedi Indian Institute of Information Technology, Tamil Nadu, India
Victoria Fan University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Maxim Gakh University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Shir Ginzburg Uconn Health, USA
Salime Goharinezhad Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Evan V. Goldstein, PhD, MPP University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Hengyu Gu The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
M. Devrim Güner TOBB Economics and Technology University, Turkey
Courtney Haun Samford University, USA
Paulo Hayashi Jr State University of Campinas, Brazil
Javad Hekmat-panah The University of Chicago Medical Center, USA
Bradley Herring Johns Hopkins University, USA
Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, Ph.D Northeastern Illinois University, USA
Hao Hu University of Macau, Macau
Daizheng huang Guangxi Medical University, China
Yen-Ming Huang National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Seyed Fahim Irandoost Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Zeynal Karaca Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
Md. Abdullah Saeed Khan National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Bangladesh
Hogene Kim National Rehabilitation Center, Korea (the Republic of)
Sung-Woo Kim Konkuk University, Korea
Kuang-Ming Kuo National United University, Taiwan
Hailun Liang Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Zhiyong Lin The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Haidong Lu Yale University School of Public Health, USA
Jay Maddock Texas A&M University College Station, USA
Daniel Maeng Geisinger Institute, USA
Sandeep Maharaj The University of the West Indies at St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Lufuno Makhado University of Venda, South Africa
Wael Mancy King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Roberto Martinez-Lacoba Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha - Campus de Albacete, Spain
James H. Marton Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, USA
Melissa McInerney Tufts University, USA
Nathaniel E. Miller, MD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Piotr Morasiewicz Opole University, Poland
Lucia Mupara University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Health Sciences,South Africa
Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Priscilla Novak, MPH Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
Xan Nowakowski, Ph.D, MPH FSU College of Medicine, USA
Wilfred Njabulo Nunu National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Claire O'Hanlon Department of Veterans Affairs, USA
Barbara Orban USF College of Public Health, USA
Wuqi Qiu Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Institute of Medical Information, China
Momotazur Rahman, Ph.D Brown University, USA
Redwanur Rahman University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
Emily Roberts Oklahoma State University, USA
muhammad nasir saleem CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry, Pakistan
Irudaya Rajan Sebastian The International Institute of Migration and Development, India
Bisakha Sen University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Manushi Sharma Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program, Thailand
Lu Shi Clemson University, USA
Ching Sin Siau Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Zesheng SUN Shanghai Normal University, China
Diana Tang Macquarie University, Australia
Han Thi Ngoc Nguyen, MD University Medical Center Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
MaryJoy Umoke Ebonyi State University Faculty of Education, Nigeria
Soumya Upadhyay University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Samuel Valdez University of California Los Angeles, USA
Maria Vargas University of Naples Federico II School of Medicine and Surgery, Italy
Claudimar Veiga Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Sharuna Verghis Monash University, Malaysia
RAA Vonk Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Netherlands
Felix Walther Universitatsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Germany
Lucy Xiaolu Wang University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Brad Wright University of South Carolina
Rixiang Xu Hangzhou Medical College, China
Wendy Yi Xu Ohio State University, USA
Qin Xuezheng Peking University, China
Aaron Yelowitz University of Kentucky, USA
Hua You School of Public Health Nanjing Medical University, China
Natalie Zambrino Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Hossein Zare, PhD, MS Johns Hopkins University, USA
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