Journals are an excellent source of current developments, research and information in a particular subject area. QUT Library subscribes to a large number of print and electronic journals. Some recommended journals include:
BMJ Quality & SafetyBMJ Quality & Safety provides a rich mix of news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians, healthcare managers and policy makers. It encourages the science of improvement, debate, and new thinking on improving the quality of healthcare. The journal is led by a patient-focused editorial team with a view towards helping all team members improve their knowledge with the overall goal of improving patient care. The journal integrates the academic and clinical aspects of quality and safety in healthcare by encouraging academics to create evidence and knowledge valued by clinicians and clinicians to value using evidence and knowledge to improve quality.
Health PolicyHealth Policy is intended to be a vehicle for the exploration and discussion of health policy issues and is aimed in particular at enhancing communication between health policy researchers, legislators, decision-makers, and professionals concerned with developing, implementing, and analysing health policy. The journal encourages the submission of original, empirically based, comparative and/or global studies. To achieve the journal objectives, authors are encouraged to write in a non-technical style, which is understandable to health policy practitioners and specialists from other disciplines.
Health Policy and PlanningHealth Policy and Planning blends such individual specialities as epidemiology, health and development economics, management and social policy, planning and social anthropology into a lively academic mix that constantly stimulates and keeps readers abreast of international health care, focusing on issues of particular relevance to low and middle income countries.
Health Services ResearchHealth Services Research (HSR) provides those engaged in research, public policy formulation, and health services management with the latest findings, methods, and thinking on important policy and practice issues. An outlet for the publication of the latest and best research on financing, organization, delivery, and outcomes of health services, HSR allows practitioners and students alike to exchange ideas that will help to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Implementation ScienceImplementation Science is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that aims to publish research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in both clinical and policy contexts. Biomedical research constantly produces new findings - but often these are not routinely translated into health care practice. Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of clinical research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice, and hence to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care. It includes the study of influences on healthcare professional and organisational behaviour.
Medical Care Research and ReviewMedical Care Research and Review provides essential information about the field of health services to researchers, policy makers, managers, and practitioners. MCR&R publishes peer-reviewed articles synthesizing empirical and theoretical research on health services, examining such issues as organization, financing, health care reform, quality of care, and patient-provider relationships. The journal seeks three kinds of manuscripts: review articles that synthesize previous research in several disciplines and therewith provide guidance to others conducting empirical research as well as to policy makers, managers, and/or practitioners; methodologically rigorous empirical research that provides a significant contribution to previous knowledge.
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC Health Services Research is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of health services research, including delivery of care, management of health services, assessment of healthcare needs, measurement of outcomes, allocation of healthcare resources, evaluation of different health markets and health services organizations, international comparative analysis of health systems, health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations
Health Care Management ReviewHealth Care Management Review (HCMR) disseminates state-of-the-art knowledge about management, leadership, and administration of health care systems, organizations, and agencies. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, articles present completed research relevant to health care management, leadership, and administration, as well report on rigorous evaluations of health care management innovations, or provide a synthesis of prior research that results in evidence-based health care management practice recommendations. Articles are theory-driven and translate findings into implications and recommendations for health care administrators, researchers, and faculty.
Health Care Management ScienceHealth Care Management Science (HCMS) is an interdisciplinary journal which promotes systems thinking and provides a single forum for researchers and practitioners of health care services and management to exchange ideas and elucidate important developments. The aim is to disseminate knowledge rapidly across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Examples of applicable interdisciplinary areas include: productivity analysis and operations analysis in health care, health information systems, health care financial management, strategic management in health care, managed care, and systems dynamics. The two criteria for inclusion are: a rigorous scientific approach towards a health care problem; and a concern with the policy implications of the work.
Scimago (SJR) Journal List
The SJR list can be used to locate the most highly cited journals within certain subject areas: