Journal of Health Systems and Policies (JHESP) is a new, international, open access, peer-review journal, devoted to health care systems, health policies and medical sciences. We assure 45 days of peer review process, accepted papers are immediately published online first and published on regular issue. All process of publishing is free of charge.
Original research results, applications, implementations, scientific reviews and short communication notes on health care systems, health policies and medical sciences are considered for publication. Manuscripts with a suitable balance of practice and theory, pure theory or applications are accepted. A review article is expected to give in-depth information and satisfying evaluation of a topic supported with an extensive list of sources. Short communication notes are also accepted to share the first outcomes of researchers' on-going original research work. Manuscripts previously published are not acceptable.
The publication language of the journal is English.
Research Articles are definitive accounts of significant, original studies. They are expected to present important new data or provide a fresh approach to an established subject.
Reviews integrate, correlate, and evaluate results from published literature on a particular subject. They expected to report new and up to date experimental findings. They have to have a well-defined theme, are usually critical, and may present novel theoretical interpretations. Up to date experimental procedures may be included. Reviews are usually submitted at the invitation of the Editors. However, experts are welcome to contact the Editors to ensure that a topic is suitable. Approval is recommended prior to submission.
Authors should submit only original work that has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Academic theses, including those on the Web or at a college Web site, are not considered to be prior publication.
Authors need to resolve all patent and intellectual property issues. Acceptance and publication will not be delayed for pending or unresolved issues of this type. Note that Accepted manuscripts and online manuscripts are considered as published documents.
Editors, reviewers, and authors are expected to adhere to internationally accepted criteria’s for scientific publishing.
Submitting authors are reminded that consent of all co-authors must be obtained prior to submission of manuscripts. If an author is removed after submission, the submitting author must have the removed author consent to the change by e-mail or faxed letter to the assigned Editor.
Plagiarism. Manuscripts must be original with respect to concept, content, and writing. It is not appropriate for an author to reuse wording from other publications, including one's own previous publications, whether or not that publication is cited. Suspected plagiarism should be reported immediately to the editorial office. Report should specifically indicate the plagiarized material within the manuscripts. JHESP uses iThenticate or Turnitin software to screen submitted manuscripts for similarity to published material. Note that your manuscript may be screened during the submission process.
Use of Human or Animal Subjects. For research involving biological samples obtained from animals or human subjects, editors reserve the right to request additional information from authors. Studies submitted for publication approval must present evidence that the described experimental activities have undergone local institutional review assessing the safety and humane usage of study subject animals. In the case of human subjects, authors must also provide a statement that study samples were obtained through the informed consent of the donors, or in lieu of that evidence, by the authority of the institutional board that licensed the use of such material. Authors are requested to declare the identification or case number of institution approval as well as the name of the licensing committee in a statement placed in the section describing the studies’ Material and Methods.
The Journal publishes 3 issues per year.