Health Care Management Science publishes papers dealing with health care delivery, health care management, and health care policy. Papers should have a decision focus and make use of quantitative methods including management science, operations research, analytics, machine learning, and other emerging areas. Applied research will be considered and is of particular interest if there is evidence that it was implemented or informed a decision-making process.

Please see the journal Aims and Scope for detailed editorial objectives.

Officially cited as: Health Care Manag Sci
  • Offers rigorous scientific approaches towards solving problems in health care delivery, health care management, and health care policy
  • Papers have a strong methodological focus and uses a broad range of advanced quantitative methods
  • Decision-focused: articles should provide answers and insights for clinicians, administrators and policy makers
  • Interested in applied work that contributed to an improved decision or process

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Gregory S. Zaric
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.979 (2021)
Impact factor
3.438 (2021)
Five year impact factor
13 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
139,326 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1572-9389
Print ISSN
1386-9620
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  1. ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide
  2. ANVUR
  3. Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List
  4. BFI List
  5. Baidu
  6. CLOCKSS
  7. CNKI
  8. CNPIEC
  9. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  10. Dimensions
  11. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  12. EBSCO Business Source
  13. EBSCO CINAHL
  14. EBSCO Discovery Service
  15. EBSCO Health Policy Reference Center
  16. ECONIS
  17. EMCare
  18. EconLit
  19. Google Scholar
  20. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  21. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  22. Medline
  23. Naver
  24. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  25. Portico
  26. ProQuest ABI/INFORM
  27. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  28. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  29. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  30. SCImago
  31. SCOPUS
  32. Social Science Citation Index
  33. TD Net Discovery Service
  34. UGC-CARE List (India)
  35. WTI AG
  36. Wanfang
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