About Journal


IJHR’s commitment to TWO week processing time

In keeping with valuable feedback from our authors, the IJHR editorial process has been radically restructured.
We now guarantee initial response encompassing the basic accept / reject decree within 14 work days from receipt of a structurally compatible manuscript. In return we sincerely request our contributors to aid us by strict commitment to responding to reviewer comments within 2 weeks.

Scope and Focus

International Journal of Hospital Research 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.


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, clinical 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.

IJHR accepts manuscripts in form of Research Article, Review, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Case Study, Opinion and Hypothesis, Open Debate, Short Reports, Technical Advance, Meeting Report, Book Review.