Published six times a year plus two special supplements, Health Services Research (HSR ) is HRET's flagship publication and an official journal of AcademyHealth. Rated as one of the top journals in the field, HSR publishes outstanding articles reporting the findings of original investigations that expand understanding of the wide-ranging field of health care and help improve the health of individuals and communities.
To be the preferred forum for health services researchers, managers, policymakers, providers, and students to:
Expand the knowledge and understanding of financing, organization, delivery, and
outcomes of health services
Help improve the health of individuals and communities
To enhance knowledge and understanding of the financing, organization, delivery, and outcomes of health services through publication of thoughtful, timely, rigorously conducted, state-of-the-art research and thinking.
Policy and practice relevance
Clarity of expression
Clarity of thought
HSR is a leader in the field, ranked among the top journals in the Institute for Scientific Information/Thomson Scientific's "Health Care Sciences and Services" category of the Science Index, and in the "Health Policy and Services" category of the Social Sciences Index. HSR has now won five Emerald Golden Page Awards.
Co-editors: Jacqueline S. Zinn, Ph.D. and Patrick S. Romano, M.D.
Affiliations: Official journal of AcademyHealth
Impact Factor: 2.491
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