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General Editorial Policies
Journal of Health Policy & Outcomes Research (JHPOR) is pre-reviewed, international scientific journal, publishing the work of an important contribution to the development of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research in Poland and worldwide. The journal is issued under the auspices of the Polish Society of Pharmacoeconomics. The journal is published twice a year in electronic form, optionally in the paper version.

Our review process is a double-blind peer review.


Topics of publications includes the following issues:

  • Clinical Trials (Phase 1-4)
  • Health-Related Quality of Life
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO)
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Pharmacoeconomics Analyses
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Health Policy Analysis in Poland and around the World
  • Budget Impact Analyses
  • Decision Making and Management in Health Care
  • Health Insurance
  • Telemedicine



“Ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” prevention

The editors of “Journal of Health Policy & Outcomes Research ” quarterly lead the policy of “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” prevention.

“Ghostwriting” is the case of contributing a publication without revealing one’s participation as one of the authors or without reference to their role in the acknowledgments in the publication.

“Guest authorship” (honorary authorship) is the case of insignificant contribution of the author or its complete absence and nevertheless being the author or co-author of the publication.

The editors reserve the right to reveal all aspects of scientific dishonesty, i.e. failure to comply with actions eliminating the occurrence of the aforementioned practices.

The editors require that Authors should reveal individual co-authors’ contribution to the publication (a statement of individual affiliations and contribution should be provided, i.e. the information who is the author of the concepts, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used to prepare the publication). Such statement should be sent as a .doc file to our Office via e-mail (office@jhpor.com). However, the author submitting the manuscript will chiefly be held responsible.

(The ghostwriting and guest authorship prevention procedure in Journal of Health Policy & Outcomes Research quarterly was written according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland


Open Access statement

The Journal of Health Policy and Outcomes Research is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the JHPOR’s articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges (commonly known as APCs) prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles for their own scholarly use.