About Journal

International Journal of Hospital Research

Publisher: Iran University of Medical Sciences

Director-in-Charge: Seyed Jamaledin Tabibi

Editor-in-Chief: Mohammad Mehdi Sepehri

 Established year: 2012

Address: Tehran - Valiasr St.- above Vanak Square, Valinejad St. - Hasheminejad Kidney Center - Hospital Management Research Center)(HMRC), Postal Code: 1969714713

Tell: +982188644485

Fax: +982188644497

Email: ijhr@journals.iums.ac.ir

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  such as  the quality of health services, hospital economics, patient treatment process, health systems engineering and hospital management 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: clinical engineering and health technology assessment, electronic healthcare, operational research in hospital, health supply chain, 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, human resources recruitment and staff development, hospital economics and financial management,  communication in hospital, hospital information system,  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.