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International Journal of Health Governance

International Journal of Health Governance

ISSN: 2059-4631

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 0.62
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 0.49 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as Journal of Clinical Effectiveness and then British Journal of Clinical Governance and then Clinical Governance: An International Journal and also incorporating Clinical Performance and Quality Healthcare
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Aims and Scope

International Journal of Health Governance (IJHG) is oriented to serve those at the policy and governance levels within government, healthcare systems or healthcare organizations.  It bridges the academic, public and private sectors, presenting case studies, research papers, reviews and viewpoints to provide an understanding of health governance that is both practical and actionable for practitioners, managers and policy makers.  

Policy and governance to promote, maintain or restore health extends beyond the clinical care aspect alone. Formerly published as Clinical Governance: An International Journal, the journal’s new title reflects an expansion in coverage.  As well as including papers on clinical governance, which seeks to continuously improve and safeguard the quality of clinical services and patient care, the journal will now incorporate the broader domain of health governance, which encompasses the actions and means of organizing the promotion and protection of the health of a population. That comprehensive breadth, inclusive of public health, social determinants of health, population health systems and the full range of healthcare settings is our journal’s focus. 


"What intrigues me about your journal is the focus on governance, regulation and overall organizational structure. All too many focus on practice implementation but your focus is what makes learning organizations and sustainable change implementation.Lisa Schilling. RN MPH; Vice President, Quality and Care Delivery Effectiveness

"Congratulations on your new Editorial Advisory Board, its truly global...I don’t recall if I congratulated you on last year’s antimicrobial feature with papers from around the world - I used this in our masters courses (MPH and Masters of Health Management) elective “Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting” as we have international students so a global perspective from the one journal was a gift." MaryLouise McLaws, University of New South Wales, Australia

Emerald Literati Awards

The Emerald Literati Awards, which include the Awards for Excellence and Citations of Excellence, are now in their 23rd year and were established to celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research.

The criteria used to judge the awards are based on six areas that inform the development of our products: internationality; diversity; support for scholarly research; encouragement of applied research (impact); commitment to high quality scholarship; and a desire to ensure reader, author and customer experience is the best it can be.

The 2016 Literati award for outstanding paper in IJHG is:

Marisa Anne D'Angeli, Joe B. Baker, Douglas R. Call, Margaret A. Davis, Kelly J. Kauber, Uma Malhotra, Gregory T. Matsuura, Dale A. Moore, Chris Porter, Paul Pottinger, Virginia Stockwell, Carol Wagner, Ron Wohrle, Jonathan Yoder, Leah Hampson Yoke, Peter Rabinowitz, (2016) "Antimicrobial stewardship through a one health lens: Observations from Washington State", International Journal of Health Governance, Vol. 21 Issue: 3, pp.114-130, doi: 10.1108/IJHG-02-2016-0009

This journal is abstracted and indexed in

ABI/INFORM, American Sociological Association Publishing Options Database, British Library, Cabell's Directory of Publishing, Opportunities, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE - Excerpta medica database, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), ERIH PLUS, Health Service Abstracts, Mosby Index, Mosby Nursing Consult, ProQuest, ReadCube Discover, Scopus

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