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, statistics, analytics, economics, econometrics, machine learning, and other emerging areas. Applied research will be considered. Applied research is of particular interest if there is evidence that it was implemented or informed a decision-making process. Evidence of the value of applied research can come in the form of statistics or attestations from managers. Papers describing unsuccessful applied research projects may be considered if there are generalizable learning points addressing why the project was unsuccessful.

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
  • Decision-focused: articles should provide answers and insights for clinicians, administrators and policy makers
  • Uses a broad range of advanced quantitative methods
  • Interested in applied work that contributed to an improved decision or process

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Gregory S. Zaric
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.059 (2018)
Impact factor
2.447 (2018)
Five year impact factor
35 days
Submission to first decision
170 days
Submission to acceptance
84,330 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1572-9389
Print ISSN
1386-9620
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  1. ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide
  2. Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List
  3. CNKI
  4. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  5. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  6. EBSCO Business Source
  7. EBSCO CINAHL
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. EBSCO Health Policy Reference Center
  10. ECONIS
  11. EMCare
  12. EconLit
  13. Gale
  14. Gale Academic OneFile
  15. Google Scholar
  16. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  17. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  18. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  19. Medline
  20. Naver
  21. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  22. ProQuest ABI/INFORM
  23. ProQuest Business Premium Collection
  24. ProQuest Central
  25. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  26. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  27. ProQuest Healthcare Administration Database
  28. ProQuest Medical Database
  29. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  30. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  31. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  32. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  33. SCImago
  34. SCOPUS
  35. Social Science Citation Index
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