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Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

Published in Association with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases

eISSN: 17581060 | ISSN: 13558196 | Current volume: 29 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
With ever increasing pressure for health services in all countries to meet rising demands, improve their quality and efficiency, and to be more accountable; the need for rigorous research and policy analysis has never been greater. The Journal of Health Services Research & Policy presents the latest scientific research, insightful overviews and reflections on underlying issues, and innovative, thought provoking contributions from leading academics and policy-makers. It provides ideas and hope for solving dilemmas that confront all countries.

What we are looking for:
  • Importance and originality of the research/policy question: what does the paper add?
  • Strengths and weaknesses of study design, data collection and data analysis: are these clearly described?
  • Implications of the findings for policy or practice: have these been drawn out and justified?
  • International context: would the paper be understood by an international audience and are the findings of international interest?
  • Accessibility and presentation: is the paper written clearly, well organised and presented?
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The journal is always interested in discussing proposals for funded supplements. Estimated costs including peer review, editing of papers, and 100 sponsor copies is around £18,000 for a 64-page supplement, published in hardcopy as well as online (for subscribers), plus open access flat fee. Interested parties should contact Christine.Rivett-Carnac@lshtm.ac.uk.

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Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 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.

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With ever increasing pressure for health services in all countries to meet rising demands, improve their quality and efficiency, and to be more accountable; the need for rigorous research and policy analysis has never been greater. The Journal of Health Services Research & Policy presents the latest scientific research, insightful overviews and reflections on underlying issues, and innovative, thought provoking contributions from leading academics and policy-makers. It provides ideas and hope for solving dilemmas that confront all countries.

What we are looking for:

  • Importance and originality of the research/policy question: what does the paper add?
  • Strengths and weaknesses of study design, data collection and data analysis: are these clearly described?
  • Implications of the findings for policy or practice: have these been drawn out and justified?
  • International context: would the paper be understood by an international audience and are the findings of international interest?
  • Accessibility and presentation: is the paper written clearly, well organised and presented?

Editors
Jacqueline Cumming Health Services Research and Policy Consultant, Wellington, New Zealand
Ellen Nolte Professor of Health Services and Systems Research, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Editorial Office
Christine Rivett-Carnac Manager, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy Editorial Office, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Associate Editors
Rob Anderson University of Exeter Medical School, UK
David Cromwell London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine & Royal College of Surgeons, UK
Steven Lewis Access Consulting Ltd, Canada
Catherine Pope Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Services, University of Oxford, UK
Christine Rivett-Carnac Dept of Health Services Research & Policy, LSHTM, UK
Editorial Advisory Board
Oscar Bernal School of Government, University of Andes, Colombia
Nick Black London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Jeffery Braithwaite Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Macquarie University, Australia
Bronwyn Croxson Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
Nigel Edwards The Nuffield Trust, London, UK
Giovanni Fattore Universita L. Bocconi, Italy
Colleen Flood Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canda, Canada
Maria Goddard Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
Peter Groenewegen NIVEL, Netherlands
Chris Ham The King's Fund, UK
Maite Irurzun-Lopez Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
John Lavis McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Canada
Jill Manthorpe Kings College London, UK
Nicholas Mays London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
J Jaime Miranda School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn Bavarian Cancer Registry, Bavarian Food and Health Safety Authority, Germany
Violet Naanyu Department of Behavioural Sciences, Moi University School of Medicine, Kenya
Evan Roberts History of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
Trevor Sheldon Queen Mary University London, UK
Justin Waring Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK
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