About IJHR

International Journal of Hospital Research  is an editorially independent double-blinded peer reviewed online open access journal owned and published by Iran University of Medical Sciences


The Journal is a healthcare journal that publishes high-impact studies related to key aspects of hospital research. As the first Iranian journal extensively devoted to hospital issues, IJHR provides a forum for healthcare and hospital specialists to debate on contemporary challenges of hospital management and healthcare services delivery and to seek for ideas and solutions to achieve higher performance and effectiveness in healthcare settings.

International Journal of Hospital Research is ranked as a Scientific and Research Journal by the Committee of Iranian Medical Sciences Journals and is currently indexed by:

Ebsco, Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), Index Copernicus (IC), Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI)Google Scholar, Open J-Gate, Iran Medex, EMR Medex, Magiran



The Journal publishes informative and multidisciplinary advances in all aspects of hospital and healthcare organization research. Sample interested areas include: hospital leadership and management, health organization and organizational behaviour in hospital, healthcare services, healthcare quality, patient and staff safety, patient and employee satisfaction, pain management, inpatient and out-patient management, human resources recruitment and staff development, nurse management, hospital economics and financial management, operational research in hospital, communication in hospital, hospital information management, Health system engineering and health technology assessment, electronic healthcare, clinical governance, hospital marketing, hospital public relations, waste management and environmental issues, hospital design and construction, hoteling and housekeeping, hospital accreditation, hospital performance assessment and improvement, hospital business models, financing strategies for hospital infrastructure development, government affairs and policy making, global and international issues, hospital medicine, hospital infection, hospital pharmacy, evidence-based practice, best practices in clinical and operational processes and clinical outcome evaluation and management. Regarding clinical studies, while a broad spectrum of research is welcome, IJHR has a specific interest in studies examining the role of hospitalists and hospital medicine in improving quality of healthcare, patient outcome, and overall hospital performance.

The Journal is an editorially independent double-blinded peer reviewed online open access journal owned and published by Iran University of Medical Sciences

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