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

2015 Impact Factor: 0.355
2015 Ranking: 87/88 in Health Care Sciences & Services | 72/75 in Health Policy & Services
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

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eISSN: 19457243 | ISSN: 00469580 | Current volume: 53 | Current issue: 1

- Impact Factor: 0.355
- Indexing: Web of Science and Medline
- Published since 1964
- Article Processing Charge (APC) of $750 is payable upon acceptance.

Inquiry is a JCR-ranked, 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.

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
  • Speed: Avg. 30 days from submission to first decision and 4 weeks from acceptance to online publication
  • 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, 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 Board
James E. Rohrer, PhD Walden University
Kurt Angstman, MD Mayo Clinic
Thomas Buchmueller, Ph.D. Professor of Risk Management and Insurance; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan
Joel C. Cantor, Sc.D. Distinguished Professor and Director Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University
Alan B. Cohen, Sc.D. Professor of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Management
Robert E. Enck East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Judith Feder, Ph.D. Professor, Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy and Urban Institute Fellow
Peter Hilsenrath, PhD University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
John Holahan, Ph.D. Director, Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute
David H. Klein, Chairman University of Rochester
James R. Knickman, Ph.D. President and CEO New York State Health Foundation
Alan C. Monheit, PhD Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Marilyn Moon, Ph.D. Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research, Silver Spring, MD
Ross Mullner, Ph.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago
Diane Rowland, Sc.D. Executive Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation
Steve Sussman USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
Mustafa Z. Younis Professor, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
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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
    - Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/inq
    - 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.

    The APC is $750 USD and will be payable upon acceptance.

    Copyright
    Inquiry publishes manuscripts under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC BY NC 3.0), 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
    For more details on the Submission Guidelines, contact the Editor at umair.shafique@sagepub.com.