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Evaluation & the Health Professions

2016 Impact Factor: 1.306
2016 Ranking: 67/90 in Health Care Sciences & Services | 52/77 in Health Policy & Services
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor
Steve Sussman USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California


eISSN: 15523918 | ISSN: 01632787 | Current volume: 40 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
Evaluation & the Health Professions provides health-related professionals with state-of-the-art methodological, measurement, and statistical tools for conceptualizing the etiology of health promotion and problems, and developing, implementing, and evaluating health programs, teaching and training services, and products that pertain to a myriad of health dimensions. It is designed to provide a forum for keeping health professionals abreast of the latest technological advances in evaluation research methods through practitioner friendly articles, as well as provide the results of important evaluations. Further, the Journal is designed to provide a forum for debate of timely evaluation issues in health research and evaluation.

Multidisciplinary Perspective

For well over 30 years, Evaluation & the Health Professions has offered a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the conduct of rigorous original research that focuses on the results of evaluation studies. It is increasingly recognized as the premiere methodological resource in the health professions as well as a source for innovative outcome evaluations that potentially affect patients’ quality of life. Articles often influence, not only the design of health care research and evaluations, but also the delivery of health care programs themselves.

Translational Research Focus

Most recently Evaluation & the Health Professions has dedicated itself to issues related to translation research, which is defined as (1) the process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory to the development of trials in humans and (2) enhancing the adoption of these results into health care practices and products that potentially improve health within the community. The journal considers this arena a natural extension of the evaluation process itself and intends to become a leading outlet for articles addressing important issues in this recently adopted major NIH Roadmap Initiative

Current and Comprehensive

Recent articles discussing topics of vital importance to researchers and evaluators:
  • A multi-method intervention to improve adherence to clinical practice guidelines
  • Evaluating the relevance and external validity of translational research
  • Acupuncture as an expectancy effect
  • Relationship between resident workload and inpatient satisfaction
  • Assessment of physicians’ clinical skills
  • Determining the statistical significance of HRQOL changes in individual patients
  • History of research synthesis
  • Development of the Cochrane centralized register of controlled clinical trials
State-of-the-Art Special Issues

Evaluation & the Health Professions averages at least one special issue per year with invited articles by the leading researchers and thinkers in the most pressing research and methodological arenas. Recent examples include:
  • Evaluation in Clinical and Translational Science, Part 2
    (Paul E. Mazmanian, Editor - March, 2014)
  • Evaluation in Clinical and Translational Science, Part 1
    (Paul E. Mazmanian, Editor - December, 2013)
  • Surveying Clinicians
    (Jonathan B. VanGeest and Timothy P. Johnson, Editor - September, 2013)
  • Qualitative Research and Evidence-based Practices
    (Steve Sussman, Editor - September, 2011) 
  • Special Populations
    (Steve Sussman, Editor - December, 2010)
  • Professional Competence-Related Concerns
    (Steve Sussman, Editor - September, 2010)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medical Research: Issues and Opportunities
    (R. Barker Bausell, Editor - December, 2009)
  • International Translation of Health Behavior Research Innovations
    (Steve Sussman, Editor - June and September, 2008)
  • Translation Issues in Prevention and Treatment Research
    (Steve Sussman, Editor - March, June, and September, 2006)
  • Methodological Issues Related to QOL Measurement
    (David Cella, Editor - March 2005)
  • Power Analysis
    (R. Barker Bausell, Editor - September, 2003)
  • Recent Advances in Placebo Research
    (R. Barker Bausell, Editor - December, 2002)
  • The Cochrane Collaboration: Preparing, Maintaining, and Promoting the Accessibility of Systematic Reviews of Health Care Interventions
    (Mike Clarke, Editor - March, 2002)
  • Recent Methodological Advances in the Conduct of Meta-Analysis
    (R. Barker Bausell, Editor - June and September, 2001)

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

Evaluation & the Health Professions is a peer-reviewed journal that provides health-related professionals with state-of-the-art methodological, measurement, and statistical tools for conceptualizing the etiology of health promotion and problems, and developing, implementing, and evaluating health programs, teaching and training services, and products that pertain to a myriad of health dimensions. It is designed to provide a forum for keeping health professionals abreast of the latest technological advances in evaluation research methods through practitioner friendly articles, as well as provide the results of important evaluations. Further, the Journal is designed to provide a forum for debate of timely evaluation issues in health research and evaluation.

Editor
Steve Sussman USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
Founding Editors
Editorial Board
Mark A. Albanese National Conference of Bar Examiners and University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Jon-Patrick Allen University of Southern California, USA
Sophia Chan University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Brian Colwell Texas A&M School of Public Health, USA
James H. Derzon Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, USA
Susan T. Ennett University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Angela Fan National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Matthew S. Fritz University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Shirley M. Glynn VA West Los Angeles and University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Lawrence W. Green University of California, San Francisco, USA
P. Cristian Gugiu The Ohio State University, USA
Ilene B. Harris University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ronald A. Harris University of San Francisco, USA
Timothy P. Johnson University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mimi M. Kim Sheps Center at the UNC - Chapel Hill, USA
Carol Koprowski University of Southern California, USA
Ariel Linden Linden Consulting and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA
Jocelyn Lockyer University of Calgary, Canada
Maria Isabel G. Loureiro New University of Lisbon, Portugal
David P. MacKinnon Arizona State University, USA
Paul E. Mazmanian Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
John J. Norcini Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, USA
Pallav Pokhrel University of Hawaii Cancer Center, USA
W. James Popham University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mark R. Raymond National Board of Medical Examiners
Rob Sanson-Fisher University of Newcastle, UK
Larry Scheier Lars Research Institute, USA
Kimberly Swygert National Board of Medical Examiners
Jonathan B. Vangeest Kent State University, Center for Public Policy and Health, USA
Frances M. Weaver Hines VA Hospital and Loyola University, Maywood, USA
David L. Weimer University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Thomas A. Wills Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, USA
Yan Zhang Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Evaluation & the Health Professions

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Download the manuscript submission guidelines for Evaluation & the Health Professions here.

    Manuscripts not adhering to APA style may be returned until reformatted. Click here to review APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style. 

    Please read the guidelines then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eahp to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Evaluation & the Health Professions will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Evaluation & the Health Professions editorial office as follows:

    Steve Sussman, Ph.D., FAAHB, FAPA
    Email: ssussma@usc.edu

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