Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to the International Healthcare Review? We recommend that you review the Editorial Policies  page for the journal's high qualiy publishing policies, as well as the Author Guidelines in the Submissions link at the top of the home page of the Journal. Authors need to Register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Please note that, IHR, founded in June 2022, will be under indexation and Abstracting Evaluation processes during 2023-2024 in the main Indexing services.

We value our Social Responsibility dimension and assume an Editorial Policy of supporting and favoring the Publishing of authors from developing countries. Please contact the editor-in-chief to know more details.

Below you will find some additional key aspects of our Editorial Policy.

Firstly, please note that the journals’ editors will not decide on order of authorship and cannot arbitrate authorship disputes. Where unresolved disputes between the authors arise, the institution(s) where the work was performed will be asked to investigate.

Please read our guide to defining authorship.

We ask First Authors to include their ORCID ID in the submission. If you do not yet have a ORCID ID, please register for one here: ORCID (

This includes details on:

Corresponding authors


Assistance from scientific, medical, technical writers or translators

Assistance with experiments and data analysis


Author name change policy

Corresponding authors

A co-author is any person who has made a significant contribution to a journal article. They also share responsibility and accountability for the results. If more than one author writes an article, you’ll choose one person to be the corresponding author. This person will handle all correspondence about the article and sign the publishing agreement on behalf of all the authors. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all the authors’ contact details are correct. You should all agree on the order in which your names will appear in the article. Please also ensure that your affiliations are correct, as explained below.


Your affiliation in the manuscript should be the institution where you conducted the research. You should also include details of any funding received from that institution, if applicable. If you have changed affiliation since completing the research, your new affiliation can be acknowledged in a note. We can’t normally make changes to affiliation after the journal accepts your article.

Assistance from scientific, medical, technical writers or translators

Contributions made by professional scientific, medical or technical writers, translators or anyone who has assisted with the manuscript content must be acknowledged and their source of funding declared. They should be included in an ‘Acknowledgments’ section with an explanation of their role, or they should be included in the author list if appropriate. Authors are advised to consult the joint position statement from American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

Assistance with experiments and data analysis

Any significant contribution to work reported should be appropriately credited according to our authorship criteria. If any parts of the work have been outsourced to professional laboratories or data analysts, this should be clearly stated within the manuscript with an explanation of their role, or they should be included in the author list if appropriate. Authors are responsible for retaining all of the original data related to their work, and should be prepared to share it with the journal editorial office if requested.


Any individuals who have contributed to the article (e.g. technical assistance,  formatting-related writing assistance, translators, scholarly discussions which significantly contributed to developing the article, etc.), but who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed by name and affiliation in an ‘Acknowledgments’ section. It is the responsibility of the authors to notify and obtain permission from those they wish to identify in this section. The process of obtaining permission should include sharing the article, so that those being identified can verify the context in which their contribution is being acknowledged.

Other Editorial Policy Principles

All authors must list all relevant affiliations to attribute where the research or scholarly work was approved and/or supported and/or conducted. For non-research articles, you must also list your current institutional affiliation. If you have moved to a different institution before the article has been published, you should list the affiliation where the work was conducted, and include a note to state your current affiliation. If you do not have a current relevant institutional affiliation you should state your independent status.

Listing authors’ names on an article is an important mechanism to give credit to those who have significantly contributed to the work. It also ensures transparency for those who are responsible for the integrity of the content.

Authors listed on an article should meet all of the following criteria:

  • Made a significant contribution to the work reported, whether that’s in the conception, study design, execution, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation, or in all these areas.
  • Have drafted or written, or substantially revised or critically reviewed the article.
  • Have agreed on the journal to which the article will be submitted.
  • Reviewed and agreed on all versions of the article before submission, during revision, the final version accepted for publication, and any significant changes introduced at the proofing stage.
  • Agree to take responsibility and be accountable for the contents of the article and to share responsibility to resolve any questions raised about the accuracy or integrity of the published work.


IHR adopts the APA style for references

To know more about the APA format style, you may check this link: Journal article references ( 

PLEASE ADD DOI to your references, as much as possible. We may ask authors to delete References that do not hvae DOI, depending on the case and the relevance of the citation for your article.  


Q? Whether the journal will acknowledge the manuscript submitted for publication?

A.: Yes, we acknowledge manuscript through email within 24 hours of the receipt.


Q? How much time the journal takes while responding any query/ e-mail?

A.: The period of our response generally varies from a minute to 24 hours, depending on the nature of query raised in the email.


Q? How much time the journal takes to review a manuscript?

A: The review period varies from one week to four weeks (Maximum two months in extraordinary circumstances) In case, you have not received any feedback from the journal, within two months of the submission of your manuscript, you may kindly raise the query about the status of your manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief.


Q? How can authors submit manuscripts to the journal?

A: Authors can submit manuscripts anytime to our journal by pressing "Submit Manuscript" button on our website or if author finds any difficulty to submit manuscript through online form then please email the Editor-in-Chief.  Please check the Guidelines for Authors. .


Q? What is the policy of the journal towards the publication of accepted manuscripts?

A: We place the manuscripts in the publication list for publication on first Accepted first published basis after completion of all the formalities by the authors concerned.


Q? Is there any fee for publishing the manuscript?

A: NO. During 2022 and 2023 all submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed and if accepted to be published, No fees apply to publishing.


Q? Are there any other fees if not fees for publishing?

A: Charges might apply for color figures or over-lengthy articles (if its over 4000 words). During 2022 and 2023 the only fee to be charged may be, if applicable, for Production, Language Revision and Editing. The PAYMENT PER ARTICLE IS OF 40 USD (FORTY DOLLARS). For some developing countries, however, this fee may not apply. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

The information on these extra costs will also be available from the journal's homepage or its Instructions for Authors. Please check the Guidelines for Authors. From January 2024, other publishing fees may apply. Contact the Editor-in-Chief for any additional information.


Q? Is the Journal published at regular Intervals?

A: Yes. The journal publishes the articles online on an ongoing basis as articles go through the blind peer review process and are accepted. Articles are also published in the two issues per year which should be available in Print edition. To access the Print Edition there is a fee (please contact the editor-in-chief about this).


Q? Can I submit my manuscript if it contains part of my PhD or Master academic thesis?

A: Yes. IRH will consider submissions containing material that has previously formed part of a PhD or other academic thesis including those that have been made publicly available according to the requirements of the institution awarding the qualification.


Q? Can I include my ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript?

A: Yes, we are using ORCID iDs in our manuscript submission systems, When submitting your manuscript, you can fetch and add your ORCID iD. To register a new or existing ORCID number, log in to the system and select 'Edit My Account' or 'Update My Information' from the menu.


Q? Can I publish my manuscript open access?

A: Yes, we offer Open Choice (open access articles published in iHR as a subscription-based journal) even if not a fully open access journal. During 2022 and 2023 all submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed and if accepted to be published, no fees apply. Charges might apply, nevertheless, for color figures or over-lengthy articles.


Q? Does IHR provide English language support?

A: Yes, through a partner company.

Please keep in mind that, for editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:

  • Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity
  • Doing the English language tutorial, which covers the common mistakes when writing in English. It is a part of our author and peer reviewer tutorials
  • Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our affiliates. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief for more details.
  • Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.
  • If your manuscript is accepted it should be checked by our copy editors for spelling and formal style before publication.


Q? What happens if my paper gets rejected? Any other options?

A: We are committed to your publishing success. Your manuscript may be rejected by IHR for reasons other than your research’s quality. It may be more suitable for another journal! Let us suggest an alternative journal for resubmitting your manuscript and any reviewer comments.


Q? What happens after my article has been accepted?

A: While the manuscript files are handed over to production for data processing and typesetting, the corresponding author will stay in touch with us. You will be asked whether you wish to:

  1. Publish your article open access (its optional)
  2. Transfer the copyright of your article (including if you don’t publish open access)
  3. Order printing of figures in color (this has a cost; we recommend you avoid color contents in your article)
  4. Order paid offprints in addition to your free (electronic) offprint (optional)


Q? How can I find out about the status of my journal manuscript?

A: In IHR, the corresponding author can track the article online. Article Tracking will guide you through the seven stages from the moment your article has been accepted until it is published. Every step is described in Guidelines for Authors and we will let you know whether action is required. When action from your side is required, this will also be announced by e-mail.


Q? Does IHR offer Online First?

A: Yes. The Online First service lets users access peer reviewed articles well before print publication. These articles are searchable and can be cited by their DOI (Digital Object Identifier). With Online First publication the time it takes for innovative evidence to reach the healthcare research community is significantly reduced.


Q? Can I still make corrections to my article after it has been published Online First?

A: No. The online publication represents the official publication of research results. As soon as an article is published online, it can be cited and is quotable. If changes are then made, confusion can easily arise with authors citing different versions of the same publication.

IHR has therefore decided that after online publication, further changes can only be made in very special cases in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyper-linked to the article. THIS SERVICE MAY HAVE A COST.


Q? How can I order offprints?

A: For IHR you will receive a free electronic offprint (PDF-format) for your article for your personal use. 


Q? Can I share my electronic offprint with others?

A: Authors have the right to disseminate their article's e-Offprint (as a printout or by email) to their co-authors and research colleagues (for personal use by such colleagues). It is not allowed to distribute the e-Offprint via a webpage. The e-Offprint is for personal use only and shall not be self-archived in electronic repositories. If you wish to self-archive your article, please use the accepted manuscript version for posting on your own personal website or social media account.

You may further deposit the accepted manuscript version in any repository, provided it is only made publicly available 12 months after official publication or later, provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication, and a link is inserted to the published article on IHR's website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: "The final publication is available at”.


Q? How can I share my full article (e.g. on social media)?

A: We want researchers to be able to share content easily and legally. We adopt the system developed globally by all the main scientific publishers, the Nature SharedIt to help you do exactly that. We also want researchers to share content easily and legally and therefore we access a content-sharing technology which means that links to view-only, full-text subscription research articles can be posted anywhere - including on social media platforms, author websites and in institutional repositories - so researchers can share research with colleagues and general audiences.. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief for further details.


Q? How can I request permission to re-use material? Published in IHR

A: To use material printed in publications from this Journal, please contact the Editor-in-Chief to get permission.


Q? Can I cite my own article in my Future articles even if published in a different Journal?

A: Yes. We recommend you do that and also that you share your article to other researchers, students and authors interested in your topic. The increased impact of your article is positive for your reputation and possibly your career.


Q? Do you promote my article after publication?

A: Yes. We are committed to publishing quality and innovative articles and we believe in the scientific interest of all the articles we publish. Our promotional activities are pro-active and aimed to gain the international attention to your article. Additional promotional activies are identified in other contents of the website. You can get in contact with the Editor-in-Chief about this.


Q? To whom should I direct any inquiries not answered in the FAQs?

A: You can direct your queries to the Editor-in-Chief: [email protected]