Health Research Policy and Systems operates an open peer-review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the peer-review reports. In addition, if the article is published, the named reports are published online alongside the article as part of a 'pre-publication history'.
Publication of research articles by Health Research Policy and Systems is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
2018 Journal Metrics
119 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
70 days to first decision for all manuscripts
172 days from submission to acceptance
34 days from acceptance to publication
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