About the Journal

Focus and Scope


To disseminate knowledge regarding healthcare management and related fields which will be of interest to healthcare professionals, students, and teachers, stimulating creative and unpublished contributions of academic and research work.


  • Encourage increased production of knowledge regarding the management of healthcare systems by the academic and professional communities thereof; 
  • Serve as an appropriate channel to disseminate new conceptual, methodological and management knowledge regarding healthcare systems; 
  • Promote the dissemination of knowledge in a manner that fosters new studies and new theoretical and empirical formulations in the field of healthcare systemmanagement.


The focus of the journal is essentially structured around the theme of healthcare management. This includes, comprehensively, research involving healthcare systems in Brazil and around the world; operational processes of healthcare organizations; development and performance of leadership and culture in healthcare organizations; management of competences, strategy, healthcare costs, information technology, and the incorporation of technology.

This research includes not only the specific fields mentioned but also the interconnections between said fields. To this end, the journal seeks to publish research that aligns with specific areas of healthcare administration such as logistics management, healthcare as a business, Healthcare Assessment Metrics, and sustainability, among others.

Target Audience

The target audience of IJHMReview is a broad range of researchers, teachers, students, business people, consultants, and other highly qualified professionals who work with the management of healthcare systems in public sector, private sector, and non-governmental organizations, both nationally and internationally.

Peer Review Process

The evaluation process for articles submitted to IJHMReview involves two sequential steps: desk review and evaluation by the reviewers.

In the desk review, the editors meet and review the articles which were submitted, without any identification of the authors, in order to assess their relevance to the scope of the journal and their potential to contribute significant knowledge in the field of healthcare management. When necessary, the editors will also involve some member of the scientific committee in this process. This evaluation occurs monthly at the editors' meeting and the authors are notified of the decision within sixty days from the date of submission.

Thus, the authors are briefed on the real possibilities of publishing their work in IJHMReview and the evaluation process which their research is undergoing.

The articles approved by the desk review are forwarded to two members of the review panel for evaluation using the Double Blind Review system, provided the reviewers chosen are willing and able to evaluate the articles.

The reviewers are teachers and researchers associated with master’s or doctorate level postgraduate programs of national or foreign institutes of higher education.

The articles are evaluated according to the relevance of the topic studied to healthcare management, the writing and format of the text, the logical sequence of the literature review with the use of appropriate references, the suitability of methodological procedures, the depth and consistency of the analyses, the delineation of the conclusions, and the relevance of the contributions.

This stage of the evaluation process can last up to three months, and at the end of the evaluation process the authors are immediately informed of the editors’ decision.

When reviewers request adjustments to the article, the authors will be granted, at the discretion of the editor, a period of between thirty and sixty days to incorporate the suggestions and corrections required.

After the requested adjustments have been made and verified by the reviewers and editors, the articles are checked for spelling, grammar, and compliance with the standards adopted by the journal and the final editing of the document is performed.

The conclusion of this process does not imply the immediate publication of the article, and it is up to the editors, in accordance with the editorial policies, to draw up the table of contents and to decide on the appropriate time for the publication of the article.

About the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is made up of academic representatives from different educational and research institutions. Its members work preferentially, but not exclusively, in the field of healthcare research. The work of the Editorial Board is not necessarily carried out in a collective manner. There is no provision for regular meetings to address an agenda of issues. There is no formal involvement of members of the Editorial Board with the entity legally responsible for the publication of the journal. Each member participates in the work of the journal in a more individual manner, through the coordination of the Scientific Committee or the Editor. In fact, each member acts as advisor to the Scientific Committee and the Editor interpreting and suggesting improvements to the Editorial Policy, promoting the journal, and providing counsel regarding strategic issues concerning IJHMReview involvement in the academic and professional milieu. The Editorial Board does not supervise or interfere in the editorial process, and is not involved in the process for choosing the articles which will be published. The members contribute regarding relevant issues such as the consistency of editorial policy and publications and the quality thereof as well as the ethical issues pertaining to editorial management. Each member also assumes the role of "ombudsperson" of the scientific community active in their area, guaranteeing the academic credibility and the deportment expected of a scientific journal. 

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is an interinstitutional collegiate body, composed of representatives of those research groups that most directly support the activities of the journal.

Its actions are undertaken in a collegiate manner, producing consensual and democratic decisions.

The overarching mission of the group is to ensure the credibility of the editorial procedures adopted and to guarantee the journal's scientific responsibility.

The Scientific Committee appoints the Scientific Editor who becomes its natural member. Furthermore, its responsibilities are scientific in nature with the intention of ensuring that the mission of the journal is accomplished.

This committee must be permanently active in compliance with the general definitions of the editorial policy of the journal as well as with the editorial procedures envisaged, particularly with regard to ensuring the consistency and quality of publications. Special issues and other scientific contributions should be discussed and defined by this body.

It is the responsibility of the Scientific Committee to discuss and develop regulations governing various matters such as: standards and formatting of articles; criteria for evaluation and acceptance of texts for publication; acceptance of new research groups to participate in the committee; approval of the budget; accreditation of reviewers; definition of policies regarding circulation and subscriptions; among other matters.

The Scientific Committee will not interfere with the editorial operation of JIGS, which is the sole responsibility of the Editor and the editorial operations team. 

Scientific Editor

The Scientific Editor is the person responsible for the establishment of the Editorial Policy, for editorial management, and the supervision of the Editorial Secretariat, which operates the entire workflow with the assistance of the Open Journal System (OJS).

The Editor has a specific role in the prior selection of articles sent to the journal and in the distribution of articles among the reviewers which will evaluate them.

If the articles meet the established quality standards they will be published. Additionally, the Editor should take an active role in the work of the Scientific Committee and in the articulation of the activities of the Editorial Board. A flowchart of the activities involved in the editing of scientific publications is set out in the OJS website in the menu item "About/About the Electronic Publishing System for Magazines".