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:

  • DOAJ
  • EBSCOhost
  • Gale's Academic Databases
  • 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.



2014 Q3: Articles Received: 28; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 5; Published: 13; Retracted: 0

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 26; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 8; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 20; Rejected: 5; Published: 18; Retracted: 0

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

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 17; Rejected: 3; Published: 20; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 32; Accepted: 17; Rejected: 7; Published: 13; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 16; Accepted: 15; Rejected: 9; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 38; Accepted: 19; Rejected: 17; Published: 18; 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.




Publication Fees Adjustment Notice (Effective from January 1, 2014)


Effective from January 1, 2014, the publication fee will increase from 200.00USD to 300.00USD. Manuscripts submitted on or after this date will be charged the new rate of 300.00USD per article.

Manuscripts submitted in 2013 can take advantage of the old rate if paid on or before January 31, 2014. All 2013’s manuscripts unpaid by 31 January 2014 will be charged the new rate.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Posted: 2013-09-25 More...

JHA Indexed in DOAJ

Journal of Hospital Administration (JHA) has been indexed in DOAJ, which will benefit both the readers and OA journals.  
Posted: 2013-04-06

Acknowledgements to Reviewers 2012

We would like to express our gratitude to all of the reviewers of Editorial Review Board (ERB) of Journal of Hospital Administration (JHA)  
Posted: 2012-12-27 More...

[JHA] Establishment of ERB

Journal of Hospital Administration has succeeded in its establishment  work of Editorial Review Board.  
Posted: 2012-03-28 More...

JHA recruitment for Editorial Review Board

Journal of Hospital Administration is in the process of orgnazing the international Editorial Review Board.  
Posted: 2011-12-27 More...
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Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

Journal of Hospital Administration, Vol. 4, No. 1, February 2015, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Healthcare financing in Nigeria: A systematic review assessing the evidence of the impact of health insurance on primary health care delivery PDF
Ejughemre Ufuoma John, Agada-Amade Y. A, Oyibo P.G, Ugwu I. C p1
Decisive situations influencing continuous positive airway pressure initiation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome – A critical incident technique analysis from the personnel’s perspective PDF
Susanne Karlsson, Maria Elfström, Ola Sunnergren, Bengt Fridlund, Anders Broström p16
Two visions of clinical integration: perspectives from health system leaders PDF
Wenke Hwang, Joseph Andrie, Michelle LaClair, Harold Paz p36
Relieving emergency department crowding: Simulating the effects of improving patient flow over time PDF
Eric Hamrock, Kerrie Paige, Jennifer Parks, James Scheulen, Scott Levin p43


Maintaining sustainability of acute care hospitals PDF
Michael M. Costello, Daniel J. West, Bernardo Ramirez p9
Physician Burnout and Occupational Stress: An inconvenient truth with unintended consequences PDF
Michael R. Privitera, Alan H. Rosenstein, Franziska Plessow, Tara M. LoCastro p27

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Journal of Hospital Administration

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