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Health Services Management Research

Health Services Management Research

Published in Association with European Health Management Association
Theory, Evidence and Implications

eISSN: 17581044 | ISSN: 09514848 | Current volume: 37 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Health Services Management Research (HSMR) is an authoritative international peer-reviewed journal which publishes theoretically and empirically rigorous research on questions of enduring interest to health-care organizations and systems throughout the world. Examining the real issues confronting health services management, it provides an independent view and cutting edge evidence-based research to guide policy-making and management decision-making. HSMR aims to be a forum serving an international community of academics and researchers on the one hand and healthcare managers, executives, policymakers and clinicians and all health professionals on the other. HSMR wants to make a substantial contribution to both research and managerial practice, with particular emphasis placed on publishing studies which offer actionable findings and on promoting knowledge mobilisation toward theoretical advances.

All papers are expected to be of interest and relevance to an international audience. HSMR aims at enhance communication between academics and practitioners concerned with developing, implementing, and analysing health management issues, reforms and innovations primarily in European health systems and in all countries with developed health systems. Papers can report research undertaken in a single country, but they need to locate and explain their findings in an international context, and in international literature. HSMR also promotes invited or commissioned papers, as well as the submission of a collection of papers that could develop into a “special section” or in special issues. Candidacy as guest editor for special issues are welcome.

To achieve the journal's objectives, authors are encouraged to write in a style understandable to health managers and practitioners from other disciplines and in other countries.

Health Services Management Research (HSMR) has been accepted into the ESCI.

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

The journal encourages the submission of short, full-length, comparative and review articles from different backgrounds (health management, organizational psychology and sociology, applied economics, and others) and which address:

· Original primary research using qualitative or quantitative methods;

· Theoretical or methodological developments, papers that present developments in theories, concepts or models in health services management research, or developments in research methods applied to health services.

· Evidence syntheses, that present the results of secondary research – reviews of the existing research evidence conducted rigorously using recognised and accepted methods for review including (but not limited to) Cochrane systematic reviews, and realist or metanarrative reviews.

· Theory-to-pratice papers, that present the results of implementation of theoretical advances in managerial practices. They can report case studies, incidents, histories, interviews and all other forms of research that help to investigate heath management practices of organizations and systems, and their impacts and lessons.

· Perspectives papers, that aim at highlighting, framing and discussing emerging health management issues in the agenda of organizations and systems.

· Ph.D breakthroughs, that show rigorous and innovative methodological approaches and new research questions of interest for the academics and practitioners community.

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Health Services Management Research (HSMR) is an authoritative international peer-reviewed journal which publishes theoretically and empirically rigorous research on questions of enduring interest to health-care organizations and systems throughout the world. Examining the real issues confronting health services management, it provides an independent view and cutting edge evidence-based research to guide policy-making and management decision-making. HSMR aims to be a forum serving an international community of academics and researchers on the one hand and healthcare managers, executives, policymakers and clinicians and all health professionals on the other. HSMR wants to make a substantial contribution to both research and managerial practice, with particular emphasis placed on publishing studies which offer actionable findings and on promoting knowledge mobilisation toward theoretical advances.

All papers are expected to be of interest and relevance to an international audience. HSMR aims at enhance communication between academics and practitioners concerned with developing, implementing, and analysing health management issues, reforms and innovations primarily in European health systems and in all countries with developed health systems. Papers can report research undertaken in a single country, but they need to locate and explain their findings in an international context, and in international literature. HSMR also promotes invited or commissioned papers, as well as the submission of a collection of papers that could develop into a “special section” or in special issues. Candidacy as guest editor for special issues are welcome.

To achieve the journal's objectives, authors are encouraged to write in a style understandable to health managers and practitioners from other disciplines and in other countries.

Health Services Management Research (HSMR) has been accepted into the ESCI.

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

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Editor-in-Chief
Federico Lega University of Milan, Italy
Editorial Administrators and Associate Editors
Francesca Ferre Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa, Italy
Marta Marsilio University of Milan, Italy
Rocco Palumbo University degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Anna Prenestini University of Milan, Italy
Prof. Fabrizia Sarto University of Naples, Italy
Associate Editor
Nicola Belle Sant'Anna Scuola Univeritaria Superiore Pisa, Italy
Sandra Buttigieg University of Malta, Malta
Stefano Calciolari USI Lugano, Switzerland
Corrado Cuccurullo SUN University Naples, Italy
Jonila Gabrani University of Tirana and Institute of Public Health of Albania, Albania
Silvia Gardini Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy
James Gillespie University of Sydney, Australia
Robert Hernandez University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Timothy Hoff Northeastern University, USA
Alexandre Lourenço Coimbra Hospital and University Centre
Daniele Mascia Luiss University “Guido Carli”, Rome, Italy
Pamela Mazzocato Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Federica Morandi Catholic Univeristy of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Guido Noto University of Messina, Italy
Robin Nunkoo University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Nathan Charles Proudlove University of Manchester, UK
Marco G. Rizzo Catholic University Milan, Italy
Andrea Bonomi Savignon University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Deepa Sethi Professor at IIM Kozhikode
Emidia Vagnoni University of Ferrara, Italy
Milena Vainieri Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa, Italy
Gianluca Veronesi University of Bristol, UK
Claudia Guerrazzi Young Belmont University, USA
Editorial Board
Prof Mats Brommels Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Prof Reinhard Busse Faculty of Economics and Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Prof Graeme Currie Warwick Business School, UK
Tom D’aunno New York University, USA
Prof Huw Davies Department of Management, University of St Andrews, UK
Prof Ewan Ferlie King’s College London, UK
Prof Naomi Fulop Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, UK
Stephen J. O’Connor University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Dr Trish Reay Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Canada
Founding Editor
Peter Spurgeon Warwick Business School, UK
Former Editor
Kieran Walshe University of Manchester, UK
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