As many of you know, Cambridge University Press will launch a new journal in 2006, called Health Economics, Policy and Law (HEPL). HEPL, as its name suggests, will serve as a forum for scholarship on health policy (including social care) issues from the perspectives of economics, political science and law, and is intended to be of use to academics, policy makers and health care managers/professionals.
HEPL will be international in scope, and will publish both theoretical and applied work. Considerable emphasis will be placed on rigorous conceptual development and analysis, and on the presentation of empirical evidence that is relevant to the health policy process
The journal will be edited by Elias Mossialos, Martin Knapp, Bill Hsiao, Tom Rice, Gregg Bloche, Bo Rothstein and me. It also has an extensive and prestigious advisory board, which I'll inform you of when the official call for papers is released.
This message is a kind of unofficial call for papers. HEPL will consider high quality contributions in health economics, political science and/or law, within its general aims and scope. The recommended text-length for original research articles is 6,000-8,000 words. All articles should be written in English, and should follow the instructions for contributors, which will be released soon.
All contributions and general correspondence should be sent to:
Anna Maresso, Managing Editor, Health Economics, Policy and Law, LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
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For specific comments on the appropriateness of an idea or a manuscript, contact me, Adam Oliver, at [log in to unmask] or Elias Mossialos at [log in to unmask] (as well as considering original research articles, we'll also consider guest editorials (2,000 words), review articles (5,000 words), and debate essays (3,000 words), but on these it is certainly advisable to contact me or Elias vis-a-vis suitability before submitting).
Adam Oliver, LSE Health and Social Care, and Dept of Social Policy at the LSE