Human Resources for Health operates an open peer-review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the peer-review reports. In addition, if the article is published, the named reports are published online alongside the article as part of a 'pre-publication history'.
Submitted manuscripts are generally reviewed by three external experts. The Editor-in-Chief works with the Associate Editors to make the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
All articles published in Human Resources for Health have a maximum word limit of 4,000 words regardless of article type, which excludes text in tables, figures and additional files. Authors are encouraged to avoid repeating unnecessarily information in the main article if it is present in any tables or figures.
Annual Journal Metrics
133 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
83 days to first decision for all manuscripts
265 days from submission to acceptance
22 days from acceptance to publication
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