Journal of Hospital Administration

Journal of Hospital Administration (ISSN 1927-6990 EISSN 1927-7008) is an international, open access, and peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Sciedu Press. It is devoted to publishing research papers in the fields of managing practice and research in all branches of hospital administration. JHA welcomes original articles and reviews. It is published in both online and printed versions.

JHA is included in:

  • EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • ProQuest
  • The Standard Periodical Directory

Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare quality and patient safety
  • Health economics
  • Health policy
  • Health services
  • Clinical ethics
  • Clinical risk
  • Health facilities management
  • Health data management
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Nursing management
  • Clinical department management
  • Out-patient management
  • Inpatient management
  • Health insurance
  • Hospital accreditation
  • Public Health

To facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs, JHA accepts Online submission and Email submission. All manuscripts and any supplementary material can be submitted via the journal’s Online Submission and peer-review system or email to For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given.


Original Articles, Reviews.



2015 Q3: Articles Received: 32; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 5; Published: 20; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 29; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 4; Published: 28; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 26; Accepted: 16; Rejected: 6; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 111; Accepted: 65; Rejected: 34; Published: 72; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 113; Accepted: 68; Rejected: 36; Published: 68; Retracted: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300.00 USD).

e) After publication, the corresponding author will receive the printed journal free of charge.

f) E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.




Acknowledgement to Reviewers

The editors of JHA would like to thank all of the reviewers who made excellent work and great contribution to our journal in 2014. Without the reviewers' professional kowledge, skill and great help, JHA could not achieve such high standards. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and wishes. May joy, peace, and happiness be with you and your entire family always!  
Posted: 2015-01-01
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Vol 5, No 1 (2016)

Journal of Hospital Administration, Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2016, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Impact of incentive driven medical home approach on use of preventive services use among healthcare system employees: a case study PDF
Sandra E. Brooks, Yehia H. Khalil, Allison M. Ledford, Tina M. Hembree p1
Frontier efficiency of hospitals in United Arab Emirates: An application of data envelopment analysis PDF
Ashraf Mahate, Samer Hamidi p7
A new approach to over-bedding in American healthcare: Statistical analysis and computer simulation of patient admission in aWest Virginia state psychiatric hospital PDF
Wanhong Zheng, Minqi Li, Michael Nickasch, Feng Yang, Aida Rabiee Gohar p18
Population aging and physician maldistribution: a longitudinal study in Japan PDF
Kunichika Matsumoto, Kanako Seto, Shigeru Fujita, Takefumi Kitazawa, Tomonori Hasegawa p29
Patient Centered Medical Home transformation at an academic medical center PDF
Randy Wexler, Jennifer Lehman, Mary Jo Welker p34
A case study: Applying quality improvement methods to reduce pre-operative length of stay in a resource-constrained setting in Rwanda PDF
Ssebuufu Robinson, Victor Pawelzik, Abraham Megentta, Oswald Benimana, Damascene Mazimpaka, Jules Ndoli, Augustin Sendegeya, Rex Wong p41
The impact of electronic medical record implementation on operating room efficiency PDF
Richard Frazee, Alisa Cames, Yolanda Munoz Maldonado, Timothy Bittenbinder, Harry T Papaconstantinou p48
The mission, vision and values in hospital management PDF
Amélia Rego, Beatriz Araújo, Daniel Serrão p62
Medical stewardship: Pathology evidence based ordering to reduce inappropriate test ordering in a teaching hospital PDF
Fergus William Gardiner p73


The storied mind: A meta-narrative review exploring the capacity of stories to foster humanism in health care PDF
Rachel Rose, Saugata Chakraborty, Ping Mason-Lai, Willow Brocke, Stacey A. Page, David Cawthorpe p52

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