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International Journal of Health Professions

The journal of Verein zur Förderung der Wissenschaft in den Gesundheitsberufen
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The International Journal of Health Professions (IJHP) is an academic journal with principle focus on interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration of health professionals in research, practice and education. IJHP calls for original articles on health professions and health care issues with an interdisciplinary/ interprofessional perspective in the areas of:

  • patient's perspective and participation, user involvement in interprofessional health care
  • decision making science and evidence in health care
  • studies of interprofessional collaboration in practice; problem-based and case-based collaboration; error management and culture of constructive criticism in interprofessional collaboration
  • interfaces in sequential collaboration (patient pathways, treatment chain)
  • cooperation and innovation in integrated health care, managed care, case management, e-health
  • interdisciplinary clinical studies, assessments, outcomes
  • health promotion and functioning in daily life from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Innovation in interdisciplinary research methods
  • health policy, health economics with reference to interdisciplinary/ interprofessional topics
  • higher education didactics and educational topics

The IJHP publishes research studies, reviews, theoretical and methodological foundations and analyses.


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Plagiarism Policy

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Peer Review

Submitted manuscripts go through a two-step process:

Firstly, the editorial board will decide whether the manuscript fulfils the substantive and formal criteria for the further review process. The decision is based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance: the content conforms to the scope and goals of the IJHP
  • Originality/topicality: the content is sufficiently important and topical to merit publication in the IJHP
  • Formal correctness: the formal criteria are met.
  • Ethical Guidelines: national and international ethical standards for studies with human subjects are fulfilled (where applicable).

When the criteria are not met, the manuscript will be rejected without peer review. The authors have the opportunity to resubmit the manuscript after rigorous revision.

When the criteria are met, the manuscript is assigned to a responsible editor who will organize a double blind peer review process. Two reviewers receive the manuscript with a cover sheet excluding the names and affiliated institutions of the authors. No further measures to anonymize the document are carried out. The authors do not know the names of the reviewers.

Once all reviews have been received and considered by the responsible editor, the corresponding author receives an e-mail with the decision. The following decisions are possible:

  • Accepted without revision
  • Accepted , minor or major revision required
  • Rejected

Article Processing Charges APCs, publication fees

The IJHP does not charge any fees for submitting, editing, or publishing articles. The Verein zur Förderung der Wissenschaft in den Gesundheitsberufen VFWG (Association for the Promotion of Science in the Health Professions VFWG) thus promotes scientific publication activity in the academic health professions (esp. in German-speaking countries).

Inglés, Alemán
Calendario de la edición:
Volume Open
Temas de la revista:
Medicine, Clinical Medicine, other