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  • Contact
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, # 4, Shahid Yasemi St., Vali-e-Asr Ave. (opposite Khatam Ol Anbia Hospital), Tehran, Iran. Postal Code: 1995614111.
Journal of Health Administration
Tel & Fax: +98(0)21-88794300
Email: jhajournals.iums.ac.ir
  • Editorial team
Mohammadreza Maleki, PhD
Email: maleki.mriums.ac.ir
Farahnaz Saduoghi, PhD
Email: sadoughi.fiums.ac.ir

Associate Editors (A-Z)
  1. Asgar Aghaei Hashjin, PhD
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
 Email: aghaei.aiums.ac.ir
  1. Sara Emamgholipour, PhD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Email: s-emamgholipourtums.ac.ir
  1. Sirous Panahi, PhD
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Email: Panahi.siums.ac.ir
  1. Abbas Sheikhtaheri, PhD
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Email: Sheikhtaheri.aiums.ac.ir
  • Editorial board (A-Z)
  1. Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, PhD
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
 Email: gorji.hiums.ac.ir.
  1. Maryam Ahmadi, PhD
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
 Email: m_ahmadi24yahoo.com.
  1. Mojtaba Alizadeh, PhD–  Candidate
Graduate School and Faculty of Information, Kyushu University - Malaysia - Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Email: alizadeh.molu.ac.ir.
  1. Amir Ghaebi, PhD 
Faculty of Education and Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran. Email:Ghaebialzahra.ac.ir.
  1. Farhad Lotfi, PhD   
School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Email: lotfifarhadgmail.com.
  1. Mehrbakhsh Nilashi,  PhD
Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia. Email: nilashidotnethotmail.com.
  1. Bahlol Rahimi, PhD 
Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
Email: bahlol.rahimiumsu.ac.ir.
  1. Masoud Roudbari, PhD
School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Email: m-roudbaritums.ac.ir.
  1. Mahnaz Samad beik, PhD
Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Lorestan, Iran.
  1. Farhad Shokraneh, PhD  Candidate
Research Fellow, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom.
Email: Farhad.Shokranehnottingham.ac.uk.

Manuscript editor,
Rafat Bagherzadeh, PhD Candidate,
English Department, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Email: rbagheryahoo.com
Administrative assistant 
Leila Sarikhani

  • Aim and scope
Journal of Health Administration is a quarterly, open access, peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary journal aiming to publish high quality articles pertaining to health administration and related disciplines. All accepted articles will be published immediately in order to increase their visibility and possibility of citation. The journal serves a unique and an excellent platform for people who are interested in developing and contributing knowledge in management research in the health sector and would like to, scientifically and logically, share and disseminate their knowledge at regional and international levels. The journal publishes articles on health policy, health in disasters and emergencies, health information sciences including medical informatics and health information technology, health economics, medical librarianship, and other related topics. The journal supports the following types of articles:
  • Original research articles
  • Review articles
    • narrative review articles
    • systematic review/meta-analysis/meta-synthesis
  • Short communications and commentaries
  • Letters to the editor
  • Peer review process
All manuscripts are subjected to peer review which is an essential part of the quality control mechanism to makes final decisions to accept or reject papers with respect to their contents. The editor has right to reject any article at any time prior to publication or even after the acceptance of the paper if concerns arise regarding the integrity of the work.
This journal uses a blind peer-review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Suitable papers are then sent to three independent expert reviewers who assess the scientific quality of the paper on the basis of standard research reporting guidelines for different research studies; including CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The editor's decision is final.
Authors are strongly recommended to submit their revised manuscripts within one week and if the revised version is not received within two weeks, the submission will be archived.
  • Publication frequency
All accepted articles will be published for the purpose of increasing its visibility and possibility of citation. Compared to the conventional periodical publication format, in continuous publication, articles will receive a page number and are published continuously and immediately after acceptance and proof editing. Hence, the time interval between acceptance and publication is completely eliminated.
  • Open access policy
All articles published in the “Journal of Health Administration” are immediately available upon publication. There are no article processing or submission charges.
  • Archiving
Digital archiving policy is in accordance with the standards set forth by the National Library with respect to the irisweb.
  • Editorial independence
The editor-in-chief has the full authority over the content of the journal and makes the final decision regarding the publication or rejection of the articles without interference from the owner of the publication or without considering their own economic interests.
  • Indexing & abstracting
  • Reviewer guideline
Please consider the following upon receiving an invitation to review:
1. Accept the invitation by clicking on "will do the review" and send or skip the email, which are automatically sent. 
2. Read the reviewer guideline of the journal.
3. Download the manuscript and its supplementary file(s) by clicking on file names (e.g. A-10-1552-1.doc).
4. Fill the review form by clicking on its icon and saving it. Please note that the review form is only activated once you accept the review invitation. It is possible to make changes to the form at any time before submitting it to the editor.
5. Select the final recommendation from the drop down menu and submit it to the editor by clicking on “final submission” button and send the email that appears automatically to notify the section editor that you have completed the review.
  • Ethical requirements and responsibilities
For the editors
The editor makes the final decision to accept or reject papers with respect to all their contents. The editor has the right to reject articles categorized as unsuitable for publication or beyond the scope of the journal
- Reviewers' and authors' identities are kept confidential.
All submissions are confidential and they are not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff.
For authors
- Upon submission, author(s) should certify that neither the submitted manuscript nor another one with substantially similar content under their authorship has been published in any language or being considered for publication elsewhere.
- The integrity of the work as a whole should be guaranteed by author(s), from inception to published article.
- The author(s) should guarantee the availability of data in case they are needed.
- Author(s) must confirm that the manuscript meets the ethical standards for authors and coauthors, otherwise, the article will be rejected.
- Author(s) must be accountable for individuals or organizations mentioned in the acknowledgement section.
- Researches involving human subjects, human material, or human data, should include a statement that the studies were conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by an appropriate ethics committee. If exemption from formal ethics review is granted, the author should provide detailed information detailed in the manuscript (including the name of ethics committee that granted the exemption). Authors are required to have obtained ethics committee’s approval and informed patient consent for any experimental use of a novel procedure or tool.
- In case of using unpublished observations of others, all relevant permissions must be obtained by the author(s) and stated in the text. The names of original author(s) should be declared. Also, permission must be obtained to reproduce or adapt any figures or tables that have been published previously and declared in the legend/footnote.
For reviewers
- Reviewers are required to keep manuscripts and their information confidential.
- They must not use knowledge of a manuscript before its publication for their personal interests.
- The reviewers' comments should be constructive, honest, and polite.
- Reviewers should declare their conflicts of interest and decline review if a conflict exists.
 - Acknowledgements
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, should be listed in the acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged, include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. Hence, sources of financial support for the project should be acknowledged.
- If possible, please mention the appreciation of individuals and their role in the research.
          If the published article is part of a research project or thesis, this is required to be indicated as follows:
  • This article is (a part of) research project titled .........., approved by the University ..........., in year .......... with the ethical code............... which has been performed with the support of the University .....................
  • This article is (a part of) a (BA / MA / Doctor of Medicine / Ph.D., ....) thesis / dissertation conducted in (year). The code of ethics is…...This study was (financially) supported by ……University.
  • Changes to authorship
It is expected that authors consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide a definitive list of authors at the time of original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal editor. To request such a change, the editor must receive the following information from the corresponding author: (a) reason for the change in author list and (b) written consent (e-mail, letter) of all authors regarding the addition, removal or rearrangement of the names. In case of addition or removal of author(s), a written consent of the author being added or removed is essential.
Only in exceptional circumstances will the editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted; while the editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the editor will result in a corrigendum.
  • Publication ethics and malpractice statements
The journal of Health Administration conforms to the international regulations against scientific misconduct including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, etc. The journal has been an official member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) since 2015 and any cases of suspected misconduct (such as redundant publication) will be assessed during peer-review and publication process based on COPE guidelines. In addition, all pre or post-publication issues will be managed based on COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.
  • Plagiarism policy
When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly referencing, it is called a duplicate publication and sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism.
The editorial team of “Health Administration” will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software. If suspected plagiarism is found, it will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts
  • Article processing charges (APC)
There are no article processing or submission charges.
  • Authorship conflicts
At the end of the text, under the subheading "conflict of interest" all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/ registrations, and grants or other funding.

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  • Copyright notice
Papers accepted for publication become the copyright of the journal of Health Administration. However, all articles published in this journal, are open access and freely available to anyone on the journal website without any charge under creative commons license BY-NC. Based on this license, and if articles are appropriately cited, the journal grants the users the rights to:
1. have free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual access to all published articles
2. copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work
3. make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any non-commercial purpose
  • Privacy statement
All personal information will be used exclusively for the stated purposes in this journal and will not be made available for any other purposes or any other parties.
  • Journal sponsorship
Publisher: Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)
  • Journal history
The journal of Health Administration was founded in October 1997 in the School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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  • About the publishing system
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