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2018 was an exciting year for BMC Health Services Research, which published a wide range of interesting articles. Read the Editor's Pick 2018 blog to find a few of the Editor’s favorite articles published over the last year.
BMC Health Services Research and all of BMC is proud to be supporting International Women's Day 2019. We invite you to read our blog post about the theme of #BalanceforBetter and to browse our journals to read about recent research in gender equality, women's health, and women's rights.
We are now recruiting Associate Editors for our Editorial Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of health services research.
Publishing is an important part of sharing the outcomes of research, but the publication process and requirements may sometimes feel like a closed book. Health Systems Global (HSG) and BioMed Central, publisher of BMC Health Services Research which is affiliated with HSG, have partnered to deliver a series of five webinars to open up the peer review and publication processes. Aimed at researchers at a variety of career stages, the series covers how to prepare an article and choose the right journal, what happens during peer review, publishing models and open access, research and publication ethics and how to be a peer reviewer.
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- Maria Zalm, BioMed Central, UK
- Joseph Minus, BioMed Central, UK
- Onyebuchi A Arah, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Dina Balabanova, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Stefano Bonacina, Karolinska Institutet
- Kostuv Dalal, Örebro University
- Howard Degenholtz, University of Pittsburgh
- Hengjin Dong, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
- Michael Donnelly, Queen's University Belfast
- Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Laval University
- David Hotchkiss, Tulane University
- Holly Lanham, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
- Evelina Pappa, Hellenic Open University
- Milena Pavlova, Maastricht University
- Antoni Plasencia, ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health
- Fabrizio Tediosi, University of Basel
- Kaspar Wyss, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Dina Balabanova, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Health Systems and Policy in the Department of Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
David Hotchkiss is Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Milena Pavlova's research focuses on the financing of the health care sector, including health insurance, formal and informal patient payments, as well as stated preference approaches, such as willingness-to-pay methods and discrete choice experiments.
Kaspar Wyss is a Public Health Specialist, Professor and Head of Department of the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
BMC Series blog
Exploration of disinvestment in the local healthcare setting
Edited by: Dr Milena Pavlova
Collection published: 4 May 2017
The Many Meanings of 'Quality' in Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst
Collection published: 23 April 2015
Medical tourism - concepts, ethics and practices
Edited by: Dr Tulsi Patel and Prof Silke Schicktanz
Collection published: 20 August 2013
2017 Journal Metrics
1.843 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.548- 5-year Impact Factor
1.195 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.151 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
Social Media Impact
5982 Altmetric mentions