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

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

2016 5-Year Impact Factor: 0.737
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Executive Editor
Umair Shafique, MSc SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA

eISSN: 19457243 | ISSN: 00469580 | Current volume: 54 | Current issue: 1

- JCR-ranked and SCI-indexed
- Indexing: Web of Science and Medline
- Published since 1964
- Article Processing Charge (APC) is payable upon acceptance.

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.

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

Visit the Aims and Scope page for details on article types, and topics of particular interest.

Manuscript Submission

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

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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

Click here to see a selection of the latest papers published in INQUIRY

Manuscript Submission

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
Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. Professor of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Management, 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
Section Editor: Healthcare in China
Xi Pan, PhD Texas State University, USA
Editorial Review Board
Mona Al-Amin Suffolk University Boston, USA
Padmaja Ayyagari University of South Florida, USA
Derek Brown Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Kyle Caswell The Urban Institute, USA
Lenisa Chang, Ph.D University of Cincinnati, USA
Laurie Coots RTI International, USA
Julie Darnell Loyola University Chicago, USA
Robert Doyle, Ph.D California State University, Northridge, USA
Victoria Fan University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Andrew Friedson, Ph.D University of Colarado, Denver, USA
Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, Ph.D Northeastern Illinois University, USA
Russell Kabir, Ph.D Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Hao Li, PhD, MBA Wuhan University, China
Daniel Maeng Geisinger Institute, USA
James H. Marton Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, USA
Neil Meredith West Texas A&M University, USA
Priscilla Novak, MPH Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
Xan Nowakowski, Ph.D, MPH FSU College of Medicine, USA
Barbara Orban USF College of Public Health, USA
Dennis Palkon, Ph.D, MPH Florida Atlantic University, USA
Xi Pan, PhD Texas State University, USA
Avinash Patwardhan, MD, MS George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Alexis Pozen CUNY School of Public Health, USA
Troy Quast University of South Florida College of Public Health, USA
Momotazur Rahman, Ph.D Brown University, USA
Lorilei Richardson, PhDc, MS Veterans Affairs, USA
Bisakha Sen University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Jason Shafrin Precision Health Economics, LLC
Lu Shi Clemson University, USA
Carol Strong National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Erin Trish University of Southern California, USA
Yu Tsung-Hsien National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences
Christopher Wise, Ph.D, MHSA Health Alliance Plan (HAP), USA
Anna Wong The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Brad Wright University of Iowa College of Public Health, USA
Aaron Yelowitz University of Kentucky, USA
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  • Inquiry recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

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

    Manuscript Submission
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    - Please read the Submission Guidelines (PDF) before submitting 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 Inquiry will be reviewed.

    Article Types
    Inquiry publishes original research papers, reviews, commentaries, policy briefs, case studies, editorials, and comments to published papers.

    Article Processing Charge
    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    Beginning February 1st, 2018, the APC for Inquiry will be $950. This APC will apply to any accepted articles with original submission dates of February 1st, 2018 or after. Accepted articles with original submission dates before February 1st, 2018 will be assessed the APC of $750.

    Inquiry publishes manuscripts under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC BY NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author's request.

    Visit the SAGE's OA licenses page for more information.

    Additional Information
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