Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy is officially indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Published: 2024-04-19

On April 18, 2024, a confirmation letter reached the editorial office of Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy (JHMHP) (Figure 1) that the journal had been selected for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, Web of Science™ Core Collection. Articles published in JHMHP after 2022, beginning with Vol 6(1), will be included in Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Figure 1. The letter from Web of Science.

The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) is a citation index produced since 2015 by Thomson Reuters and now by Clarivate. According to the publisher, the index includes "peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields" (1). Journals in ESCI have passed an initial editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in products such as SCIE, SSCI, and AHCI (1). All ESCI journals are indexed according to the same data standards, including cover-to-cover indexing, cited reference indexing, subject category assignment, and indexing all authors and addresses (1).

Launched in July 2017, The Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy (J Hosp Manag Health Policy; JHMHP; online ISSN 2523-2533) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed online journal for dissemination of hospital management and health policy research, including but not limited to hospital leadership and management, health organization and organizational behaviour in hospital, healthcare services, healthcare quality and patient safety, health facilities management, hospital accreditation, patient and employee satisfaction, pain management, inpatient and out-patient management, health insurance, health policy, and healthcare informatics etc (Figure 2). 

Figure 2. The cover of the journal JHMHP.

JHMHP is the Official Publication of the Hospital Management Institute, Fudan University (China). JHMHP is indexed and covered by Scopus, and has digital preservation on Portico. 

JHMHP has formed an internationalized editorial board, including 52 incumbent Editorial Board Members from 9 countries (Figure 3).

Figure 3. Geographic Distribution of Incumbent Editorial Board Members.

JHMHP has published 242 articles as of December 31st, 2023, including 114 Original Articles, 36 Review Articles, 22 Editorial Commentaries, etc (Figure 4, 5). With an internationalized editorial board as a strong base, JHMHP further gains support from authors and reviewers from all over the world. It is with their joint efforts that high-quality publications are guaranteed. Corresponding authors are mainly from USA, China, UK, Canada, Australia, and Italy (Figure 6).

 Figure 4. Number of Published Articles (result by years)

 Figure 5. Diverse Types of Articles Published.

 Figure 6. Geographical Distribution of All Corresponding Authors.

Apart from regular publications, JHMHP also launched the Special Series project, which features a number of articles on certain topics. JHMHP has published 6 outstanding special series (Table 1), which can be found at:

Table 1. JHMHP special series

To acknowledge the reviewers for their outstanding contributions to the peer review process, we highlighted some of them with a brief interview of their thoughts and insights as a reviewer from 2023 (Figure 7). Apart from the reviewers, we interviewed some of our outstanding authors who have been making immense efforts in their research fields (Figure 8).

 Figure 7. Interviews in 2023: outstanding reviewers.

 Figure 8. Interviews in 2023: outstanding authors.

We can’t achieve this without the continuous support and contributions of JHMHP’s editorial board members, guest editors, authors, reviewers, and readers. We here would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the contributors. We will keep striving to publish high-quality articles and bring JHMHP to the forefront.


1. "ESCI Fact Sheet" (PDF). Clarivate.

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