Health Systems publishes original articles, review articles, position papers, case studies and short responses to previously published articles. Articles submitted to Health Systems should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal.

Before submitting manuscripts authors are advised to ensure that they have conformed to the script requirements detailed below. Manuscripts which are incorrectly formatted or do not contain all the required elements may be returned to authors for correction prior to review.

Papers submitted to Health Systems are double-blind reviewed by at least two referees and are additionally assessed by both an Editor and an Area Editor of the journal. Papers which are inappropriate for the journal or deemed of insufficient quality may be rejected without review

Submitting a manuscript

Authors should submit papers electronically via the journal's online submission system.
The submission system is designed to be self-explanatory but help is available within the submission site via the 'Author Instructions' tab.
Authors should submit two files.

1. Author Information File:

  • the title of the article
  • the author(s)' names and affiliations
  • full contact details (including email, postal address and phone and fax numbers) for the corresponding author

2. Article:

  • the title of the article
  • a summary or abstract of not more than 150 words
  • 3-6 keywords
  • the article in full, including references

3. Figures and tables

Figures and tables may be uploaded either embedded in the main article file or as separate files.

Please make sure that the article file does not contain any information identifying the author(s). Submissions where the article file contains such information will be returned for correction prior to review.

Submit papers in Word (.doc, .docx), RTF or LaTeX format. PDF submissions are only permitted when accompanied by LaTeX files – see below.

Submit now

If you want to submit your manuscript online please use our submission tool:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Submit Online

Conditions of Submission

Submission of a paper for refereeing means that the author certifies that the manuscript is his/her own work and that it has not been accepted for publication (or published) by a refereed journal. Papers should not be submitted for consideration to more than more journal simultaneously.

Articles derived from conference papers which have previously been published in conference proceedings will be accepted only where there is significant expansion of or difference from the proceedings paper; authors should provide the proceedings paper along with their submission for comparison.

If authors wish to use material within their article that has been published elsewhere then they must obtain the permission of the original publisher.