International Journal of Health Governance

International Journal of Health Governance

ISSN: 2059-4631

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CiteScore 2016: 0.44
CiteScoreTracker 2017: 0.11 (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. 


“Honestly, I have not come across another journal that covers the topics of healthcare regulation and governance in such tremendous comprehensiveness and clarity as [IJHG] has done”
Dr Harold Tan, MOH's deputy director, Singapore, Editorial Board member for International Journal of Health Care and Quality Assurance

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

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ABI/INFORM, 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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