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Topic Issues

HSR publishes thematic special issues and sections that reflect the journal's values of scientific integrity, methodological rigor, policy and practice relevance, and timeliness.  Many special issues are the result of papers written for a conference or a response to a thematic call for papers.

Publishing papers as a collection in a special issue or section allows organizations to disseminate information to the field without the costs associated with producing and promoting a separate publication. It also allows organizations to enjoy the benefits of HSR 's peer review process, prestige, and readership.

HSR will accept special issue proposals on an ongoing basis to review throughout the year. The submission deadlines are as follows which are followed by a review period by the journal. Feedback to the submitting organization/individual will be communicated within 3 weeks of the submission deadline.

  • March 23
  • June 22
  • September 21
  • December 21

Are you interested in publishing a special issue? Review this important information for funding organizations and guest editors.


 The Evolving U.S. Health Workforce


 Improvements in Patient Safety

 Improving the Science and Practice of Public Reporting

 Evidence Regarding the Green House Model of Nursing Home Care


 Incentives for Physicians

 Enhanced Hospital Discharge Data


 The Need for State Health Services and Policy Research

 Health Information Technology


 Simulation in Methods in Health Services Research: Applications for Policy, Management and Practice
 Integrating Mixed Methods in Health Services and Delivery System Research


 Measuring and Analyzing Health Care Disparities
 Bridging the Gap Between Research and Health Policy - Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars


 Announcing a New Feature in HSR and a Call for Papers

 Global Health Services Research

 Using State-Level Evidence to Inform National Policy: Research from the State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) Program


 Payment Reform Theme Issue

 Health Services Research in 2020

 Special Section: Reflections on the Contributions of Harold S. Luft as Health Services
    Researcher, Mentor, and Editor


 Current Research in Public Health Systems and Services Research

 Program Evaluation of the AHRQ Patient Safety Initiative


 Theme Issue: Improving Efficiency and Value in Health Care

 Evidence of Impact in State Initiatives to Improve Medicaid/SCHIP


 State-Level Health Service Delivery, Access, and Practice: Improving Research and Policy

 International Migration of Nurses

 Putting Consumers First in Long-Term Care: Findings from the Cash and Counseling
    Demonstration and Evaluation

Read more about the special issues process from HSR Editor Emeritus Harold S. Luft

To order the print edition of this issue of Health Services Research or to subscribe to a full volume of the journal, please contact Wiley-Blackwell at 1-800-835-6770 or visit  Wiley-Blackwell.

If you are interested in commissioning a special issue, please contact Robin Campbell at 312/422-2075 or rcampbell@aha.org

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