Journal of Health Systems and Policies (JHESP) is an international, open access, peer-review journal. It aims to publish researches, review and implementations of health systems, health policies, and medical sciences.
The journal is published 2 times a year (June, December). Original research results, applications, implementations, scientific reviews, and short communication notes on health care systems, health policies, and medical sciences are considered for publication.
We assure 45 days of the peer review process, accepted papers are immediately published online first and published on the regular issue. All process of publishing is free of charge.
The publication rights of the manuscripts sent to the JHESP are transferred to the journal. These manuscripts may not be published, reproduced, or used in any other publication without permission from the journal management.
The journal is the publication organ of İstanbul Medipol University Health Systems and Policies Application and Research Center.
Manuscripts do not have page limitations but should be kept to a minimum length. Authors should write in clear, concise English, employing an editing service if necessary.
All text (including the title page, abstract, all sections of the body of the paper, figure captions, scheme or chart titles, and footnotes and references) and tables should be in one file. Graphics may be included with the text or uploaded as separate files.
The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format with use page size A4. 2.5 cm margins should be left at the edges of the page and the page numbers should be placed in the upper right corner of the page. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font. It is best to use the fonts “Times New Roman”. This applies to figures, schemes, and tables as well as text.
Article Title: Times New Roman 16 point, Bold font, 2 nk
Author Information: Times New Roman 12 point, Bold font, 2 nk
Text Font Size: Times New Roman 12 point, 2 nk
Footnote Font Size: Times New Roman 12 point, 1 nk
Table and Figure font size: Times New Roman 10-12 point
Table and Figure Naming: Times New Roman 10 point
The responsibility for all aspects of manuscript preparation rests with
the authors. Extensive changes or rewriting of the manuscript will not be
undertaken by the Editors.
Manuscripts that do not adhere to the guidelines may be returned to authors for correction.
The manuscript has not been previously published, or still should not be sent to another journal for consideration.
Title Page: The title of the manuscript should reflect the purposes and findings of the work in order to provide maximum information in a computerized title search.
Authors' Names and Affiliations: The authors' full first names, middle initials, last names, and affiliations with addresses at the time of work completion should be listed.
Abstract and keywords. Articles of all types must have an abstract. The maximum length of the Abstract should be 400 words, organized in a the findings-oriented format in which the most important results and conclusions are summarized.
After the abstract, a section of Keywords has to be given. Keywords should be at least 3, maximum 5.
Within the scope of “Ethics Committee Approval” , ethics committee approval must be obtained for studies requiring an ethics committee decision, this approval must be specified and documented in the method section of the article (name of the committee, date and number). Otherwise, your articles will not be evaluated.
Original Research articles should include the following:
o Include pertinent information in the order listed immediately before the references.
o Corresponding Author Information: Provide telephone numbers and email addresses for each of the designated corresponding authors.
o Present/Current Author Addresses: Provide information for authors whose affiliations or addresses have changed.
o Author Contributions: Include statements such as "These authors contributed equally."
o Acknowledgment: Authors may acknowledge the conflict of interest, people, organizations, financial supporters in this section.
References and Notes
Citing in the Text. For citations in the text, use the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication (e.g. for a single author (Aydin, 2018) / for two authors (Aydin and Ozen, 2018) / for three or more authors (Aydin et al., 2018)
References: The reference list should be included at the end of the main text. A paper which has been accepted for publication but which has not appeared may be cited in the reference list with the abbreviated name of the journal followed by the words "in press". See Reference Style below.
Citation in text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Reference management software: Articles to be sent to our journal must be prepared in the reference software program (Mendeley, EndNote). Mendeley Desktop users can easily download this magazine's reference style by clicking the link below: https://csl.mendeley.com/styles/546013121/JHESP manuscript is being prepared, then it will be possible to select this style using Mendeley plugins for Microsoft Word.
Reference style: In the text, references should be quoted as the name of the first author and year in chronological order. Multiple authors are indicated by "et al.", except when there are only two authors, in which case both names are written. For example, The pattern of the pathology instead represents a synaptically connected network of neurons (Braak and Brain, 1991; Morris, 1997). This hypothesis was recently proposed by Nagy et al. (1997).
Tables: Tables must be concise and as simple as possible. The title of each table should clearly indicate the nature of the contents and should be placed above the table.
Figures: All figures should be clear, easily legible. Legends should contain sufficient detail to permit figure interpretation without reference to the text. The title should be placed under the figure.
Tables and Figures should be included in the main text and written in parentheses with the number at the end of the relevant sentence in the text. For example .... (Table 1:) or ... (Figure 1:) If an abbreviation and/or symbol is used on the figure and table, it should be explained with 10 font size under the table or figure.
For review articles, these sections are not required: Methodology,
Results, Discussion, and Conclusions.
Commentaries: Present the author’s viewpoint on the interpretation, analysis, or methods used in a particular study. The related article should be clearly stated. Text format is free, abstract is not required. The maximum word count is 1000 with a maximum of 5 references. Contact details of the responsible author should be provided.
Submitting the Manuscript
Communication and log in to Author’s Module All submissions to JHESP should be made by using Online Article Acceptance and Evaluation system on the journal web page.
Registration to System It is required to register into the Online Article Acceptance and Evaluation system (Journal Park) for the first time while entering by clicking “Create Account” button on the registration screen and the fill the opening form with real information. Some of the information required in the form is absolutely necessary and the registration will not work if these fields are not completely filled.
The authors are expected to return to the entry screen and log on with their username and password for the submission. Please use only English characters while determining your username and password.
If you already registered into the journal park system and forget your password, you should click on the “Forgot My Password” button, and your username and password will be mailed to your e-mail in a short while.
Adding Article This process consists of several different steps beginning with the loading of the article into the system. Browse button is used to reach the article file, under the Upload tab. After finding the article you may click to Choose File and the file will be attached.
Submitted works are subject to a preliminary examination by the journal editors in terms of form and content. Studies deemed appropriate for publication in the journal in terms of form and content after preliminary examination are sent to at least two referees. The journal has a blind review system. The names of the referees evaluating the article are not communicated to the authors and the author information is not shared with the referees. If one of the referees gives a positive opinion and a negative opinion, the study is sent to a third referee. Studies deemed appropriate by at least two referees are published in the journal. The Editorial Board is authorized to suggest necessary corrections and changes during the preparation of the manuscripts sent to the journal in line with the comments and suggestions of the referees, or to reject the manuscript at any stage.
Articles that are positive as a result of the referee evaluation are taken into the "English Language Control" process. In the language check, some arrangements may be requested from the author.
After passing the necessary correction stages in the referee evaluation process, the accepted article is sent to the publishing house to prepare the page layout. The proof of the manuscripts whose page layout is completed is sent to the relevant (correspondence) author for final printing approval. Manuscripts that pass these stages are published online and in print, after the approval of the author, by giving the page number and then giving the DOI code to be included in the journal period in the appropriate number.
You may use the Microsoft Word template to prepare your manuscript.
All expenses of the journal are covered by Istanbul Medipol University. JHESP; does not charge for submission, processing, publishing, or any other process. All process of publishing is free of charge.