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International Journal of Health Services

2016 Impact Factor: 1.135
2016 Ranking: 76/90 in Health Care Sciences & Services | 60/77 in Health Policy & Services
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor
Vicente Navarro, MD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA


eISSN: 15414469 | ISSN: 00207314 | Current volume: 47 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
The International Journal of Health Services contains articles on health and social policy, political economy and sociology, history and philosophy, ethics and law in the areas of health and well-being. The Journal provides analysis of developments in the health and social sectors of every area of the world, including relevant scholarly articles, position papers, and stimulating debates about the most controversial issues of the day. It is of interest to health professionals and social scientists interested in the many different facets of health, disease, and health care.

The International Journal of Health Services (JOH) is a peer-reviewed journal that contains articles on health and social policy, political economy and sociology, history and philosophy, ethics and law in the areas of health and well-being. The Journal provides analysis of developments in the health and social sectors of every area of the world, including relevant scholarly articles, position papers, and stimulating debates about the most controversial issues of the day. It is of interest to health professionals and social scientists interested in the many different facets of health, disease, and health care.

Editor-in-Chief
Vicente Navarro, MD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Associate Editors
David Himmelstein Harvard Medical School, USA
Carles Muntaner University of Toronto and Center for Addictions and Mental Health, Canada
Steffie Woolhandler Harvard Medical School, USA
Copy Editor
Managing Editor
Editorial Board
Joan Benach Johns Hopkins University, USA
Patrick Bond University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Carme Borrell Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Spain
Bo Burström Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Manuel Castells University of California, Berkeley, USA
Robert Chernomas University of Manitoba, Canada
H.-U. Deppe Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany
Finn Diderichsen Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Lesley Doyal University of Bristol, UK
Ray H. Elling University of Connecticut, USA
Samuel Epstein University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Steve Iliffe University College London, UK
Walter Korpi Swedish Institute for Social Research, Sweden
Nancy Krieger Harvard University, USA
Asa Cristina Laurell Metropolitan University, Mexico
Joel Lexchin York University, Toronto, Canada
Karen Messing Quebec, Canada
Joakim Palme Swedish Institute for Social Research, Sweden
Frances Fox Piven City University of New York, USA
David Stuckler Oxford University, UK
Leif Svanstrom Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Goran Therborn University of Gothenberg, Sweden
Howard Waitzkin University of New Mexico, USA
Margaret Whitehead University of Liverpool, UK
Editorial Consultants
Joan Benach Johns Hopkins University, USA
Howard Berliner New School University, USA
Anne-Emanuelle Birn University of Toronto, Canada
Haejoo Chung, RPh, MSc PhD Korea University, Korea
Hesio Cordeiro University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Göran Dahlgren University of Liverpool, UK
Abram deSwaan Netherlands Graduate School of Social Science, Netherlands
Lisa Dubay Johns Hopkins University, USA
Stephen Gloyd University of Washington, USA
Christer Hogstedt Sweden
Meredith Minkler University of California, Berkeley, USA
Edwin Ng Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Canada
Masahiko Ohira Okayama University Medical School, Japan
Liu Pei-Long Ministry of Public Health, China
Antoni Plasencia Departament de Salut Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain
Jack Salmon University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Claudio Schuftan  
Alex Scott-Samuel University of Liverpool, UK
Leiyu Shi Johns Hopkins University, USA
Alicia Stolkiner University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alexander Telyukov Institute for Economic Studies, Russia
Gianni Tognoni Institute of Research in Pharmacology, Italy
K. Gunnar Wennstrom National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
Richard G. Wilkinson University of Sussex, UK
Erik Wulff Hannover Medical School, Germany
Wei Zhang Renmin University of China, China
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    Manuscript Submission Guidelines for the International Journal of Health Services

    To submit a manuscript to JOH, follow this link to SAGE Track.

    For full manuscript submission guidelines, click here.

    The International Journal of Health Services follows the editorial style of the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, 10th edition.

    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.

    1. Types of articles considered

    Original research, research reviews, policy analyses and reports. The overall length of each of these should not exceed 8500 words, including all elements (abstract, text, references, tables, footnotes).

    2. Editorial policies

     

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The International Journal of Health Services operates a blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but, at the discretion of the Editorial Board, our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

    All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible. Authors should expect to have reviewer’s comments within approximately 6 weeks.

    Authors are requested to suggest the names, affiliations and contact information of up to six individuals who may be suitable to serve as referees, but the Editors are under no obligation to use all or any of these individuals as reviewers.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,

    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,

    (iii) Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.

    Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgments

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    Please supply your acknowledgements section separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), International Journal of Health Services additionally requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgments page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of International Journal of Health Services to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading ‘Conflict of interests’. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: ‘None declared’. Alternatively, you may wish to state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Declaration of Conflicting Interests provided in the article.

    For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    For the full manuscript submission guidelines, click here.
     

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