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Journal of Health Management

Journal of Health Management

S D Gupta Indian Institute of Health Management Research, India
Associate Editor
P R Sodani Indian Institute of Health Management Research, India

eISSN: 09730729 | ISSN: 09720634 | Current volume: 21 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

While there are several journals in the field of management and some in the field of health (including evaluation, policy, and social sciences), there is no journal focusing exclusively on health management and policy. Although most journals address scholars, there is a dearth of journals which are scholarly in their depth but address reflective practitioners as well as other concerned persons. The Journal of Health Management proposes to fill this gap. The Journal of Health Management is designed as a forum for exploring major issues of health policy and health management (including population and family welfare) in developing countries with a view to assisting the better implementation of desired changes. It caters to the needs of health policy-makers, health managers, reflective practitioners and action-oriented researchers. A refereed publication, the Journal of Health Management carries carry articles and other material which are based primarily on first-hand experience and empirical research and those which reflect the latest thinking. The journal seeks contributions from multiple perspectives and various disciplines and will be jargon-free, as far as possible.

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

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The Journal of Health Management is a quarterly, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary publication that publishes articles on research in health policy, health management, health systems and program strategies and related areas.

It is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact in the areas of health management, health policy research and planning, strategies, health systems management research, health care innovation and program interventions and related matters. It offers policy makers, academics, governmental and non-governmental organizations, development partners and the health care professionals, an international forum that combines cutting edge research based evidence for policy and program strategies in health care. In addition to publishing original articles the journal encourages submission of abstracts and book reviews pertinent to the health sector development.

Though the focus of the journal is to stimulate debates on improving management of health care and share knowledge for betterment of health of the people in developing countries, the journal also publishes relevant research work from the developed nations for learning lessons in developing countries. Manuscripts are welcomed in this journal with a broader spectrum as long as they advance knowledge and understanding of health sector giving it an eclectic global flavour.

The Journal of Health Management serves a unique and an excellent platform for people interested in developing and contributing knowledge in management research in the health sector in a scientific and a logical manner for sharing and dissemination with a global and regional perspective.

Editorial Advisory Board
Eliwo Mandjale Akoto Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS), Kenya
Bouchra Assarag Institut National D'Administration Sanitaire (INAS), Morocco
Erica Burman The University of Manchester, UK
José Luis Castro International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, France
Chanin Chareonkul Mahidol University, Thailand
Joao E Coin de Carvalho University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dulitha N Fernando University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Patricia Hernandez World Health Organisation, Switzerland
Shereen Hussein King's College London, UK
CIA Jianhua National Population and Family Planning Communication (NPFPC), China
Manasi Kumar University College of London, UK
Pedro Orduñez-Garcia Pan American Health Organisation, USA
K Srinath Reddy President, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
Ashwani Saith International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Göran Tomson Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Félix Vélez Fernández Varela Consejo National de Poblacion (CONAPO), Mexico
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    1.  Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Journal of Health Management, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), 1 Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur - 302 011, India, Phone: +91-141-3924700-30, Fax: +91-141-3924738. E-mail:
    2.  Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal address and E-mail address with their manuscript. In case there are two or more authors, then the corresponding author’s name and address details must be specified clearly.
    3.  Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
    4. All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (preferably A4) and double-spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and five–six key words.
    5. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    6. British spellings be used throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.
    7. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
    8. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use international number system (i.e., thousands, millions, billions, etc.).
    9. When referring to a century use words, e.g., ‘twentieth century’ and when reference is being made to a decade use numbers, e.g., ‘1980s’.
    10. Tables and figures to be indicated by number (e.g., see Table 1), not by placement (e.g. see Table below). Short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures are preferred. The units of measurement should be stated and the sources should be cited at the foot of the table. Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of article.
    11.  All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately.
    12. A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.

      Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

      Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

      Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

      Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).

      Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.

    13. Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

      In text citations:

      One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..’.

      One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..

      One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].

      Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).

      Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).

      Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).
      If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

      Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)

      Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)

      Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).


      Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

      Edited Books:
      Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.

      Translated books:
      Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

      Book chapters:
      Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

      Journal articles:
      Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]

      Newsletter article, no author:
      Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from
      [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]

      Newspaper article:
      Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

      In-press article:
      Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from

      Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
      Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.

      Special issue or section in a journal:
      Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1-17.

    14. Book reviews should contain the name of the author/editor of the book reviewed, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.

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