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 service researchers, managers, policymakers, providers and students to:
Promote translation of health services research into improved practice and policy.
Expand understanding of financing, organization, delivery and outcomes of health services.
To be the preferred outlet for:
Dissemination of the findings of original investigations that expand knowledge and understanding of the broad field of health care
Analysis of the implications of these findings for U.S. clinical practice, management and policy.
To publish thoughtful, timely and rigorously conducted state-of-the-art health services research that enhances understanding of the financing, organization, delivery and outcomes of health services and that is relevant to U.S. health care policy and practice.
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.
Editor in Chief: Austin Frakt, PhD
Sr. Managing Editor: Chris Tachibana, PhD
Affiliations: Official journal of AcademyHealth
Impact Factor: 3.734