Guidelines

INTRODUCTION:

Health Strategies Reform is a healthcare information platform that gives access to research-based articles to the Public. Health Strategies Reform is also a RESEARCH Publication company that grants Healthcare Students (Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD students), Healthcare Researchers, and Healthcare Practitioners/Providers, Policy Makers, Professionals, Administrators and Consultants the opportunity to publish their articles on our platform. Health Strategies Reform is open to new idea, and innovation; through our vision of becoming a leading Healthcare Information Platform for the application of health-related research, we will apply the knowledge into health reform practices to shape the future face of the profession.

Our objective is to support healthcare practitioners in maximizing patient care by associating the practice into knowledge.

To support the public by granting them access to unlimited healthcare information

To support the youth and the next generation in sharing their healthcare innovation to the world.

Health Strategies Reform’s overall research theme compromises of innovation, leadership, revolution, and evaluation of Health Reform in the society. We encourage submission related to the design, conduct and assessment of GENERAL Healthcare research.

Please Note: “You do not need to a be a member of any Healthcare Association of any country to submit a paper”.

Health Strategies Reform respects and abides by the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts for authors prepared by the “International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (see www.icmje.org/).

TYPES OF CONTENT:

Original Research Paper:

These articles are expected to show original results/findings that are significant to our goal of advancing the Health Reform by disseminating research and associating healthcare practices to knowledge. Respective authors are REQUIRED to provide a CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE and/or ETHICS BOARD approval upon submission of their manuscript. Health Strategies Reform welcomes small studies, pilot projects, and larger research studies. Original papers should have a minimum of 2000 words (excluding abstract, figures, tables, and references). Please contact Health Strategies Reform prior to submitting longer papers.

Instructions for Randomized Controlled Trials or Systematic Reviews, and Meta 2 Analysis:

Includes a structured abstract of (Max 250words) consisting of

Background (rationale of conducing the study)

Methodology (who or what was studied, the intervention, and how the study was performed)

Results (main findings)

Interpretations or Discussion of Result and Conclusions.

Clinical Review:

A longer research article for submission should not exceed 3000 words in a clinical or practical topic of a broad interest. Please we suggest that you include an abstract with your submission.

Policy Reviews:

Health Strategies Review recommends shorter research articles with a maximum of 1500 words and longer 3000 words with references for articles relevant to health policies affecting the profession or role of Health Reform.

Research/Practice Brief:

This is a brief article of about 2000 words and a maximum of 2 tables or figures that shows reports of novel findings relevant to Health Reform. These articles do not require extensive description of the methods or results. The finding could be preliminary, or hypothesis based. Also, these articles may include extended follow-ups or planned subgroup analysis of an already published work.

Research in Progress:

A brief article (1500 words with no more than 2 tables or figures) description of the design, or problems with design of health-related research projects. We are most interest in the design (flowchart if appropriate), unique methodology or special challenges in conducting the study. If this is an ongoing project, a brief statement of the project’s status is required.

Clinical Brief:

A short update in any clinical topic area- therapeutic category, drug, disease or research is welcomed for submission.

Case Reports:

These articles (2000 words) specifically explain novel or appealing occurrences that may have potential instructive for healthcare practitioners. There are several types of case reports which includes “unusual correlation between a disease and symptoms”, “unexpected observations during treatment”, “adverse effects and unique approaches to treatment”, “adverse health effect due to childhood trauma (such as violence, intentional and unintentional injuries etc.)”.

Case reports must be structured with Introduction, Description of Case, Discussion and Conclusion. Your manuscript is required to clearly state the reasons for your interest in the case, and what brought your attention to the case. Do not fail to include the type of database (e.g. patient’s current and past medical history) you used or what instrument used in data collection, a clearly written literature review available on the subject of interest, and the important lessons to be learned. Care should be taken in collecting personal data of the target population; remember the ethical code in data collection (protection of privacy). Informed consent ought to be disseminated before collecting the data (photos, personal information, or any other identifiable information). We encourage that you submit a Case Report Consent Form along with your manuscript, available upon request.

 

 

Commentaries:

These are short articles (1500 words) of opinion pieces relating to several subjects including education, policy, and politics. We encourage commentaries on previous articles that are published by Health Strategies Reform. We may also solicit commentaries to follow-up with articles that will be published in a future issue.

Letters to the Editors:

Health Strategies Reform welcomes readers’ opinions and feedback about our articles.

Other Categories:

Health Strategies Reform welcomes innovations and different ideas on Healthcare education, healthcare reform policy, patient education, and health promotion.

Submitting Your Paper:

Submitted manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are not under consideration by another publisher and have not been accepted or published elsewhere.

 

The title page should include the authors’ names, degrees, positions, affiliations and the complete contact details of the corresponding author.

 

All Research and Clinical full-length submissions (not briefs) should include a list of bullet points labelled “Healthcare Reform.” These points should describe how the knowledge obtained from your paper can be applied to practice in order to enhance the healthcare system. They should be structured to address the following:

What was known about this topic?

 

What does this study add?

 

What are the implications for pharmacy practice?

 

References should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. The basic

features of the Vancouver reference style are as follows:

 

Each source should have only one reference number, used throughout the text.

 

References cited only in tables or legends should be numbered in accordance with

the sequence established by the first citation in the text of the particular table or

illustration.

 

Avoid citing unpublished observations or personal communications.

 

Authors are responsible for verifying sources.

 

Websites may be cited as references. The complete URL and the date accessed must

be provided.

 

Reference example: Dolovich L, Gagnon A, McAiney CA, et al. Initial pharmacist experience with the Ontario-based MedsCheck program. Can Pharm J (Ott) 2008;141:339-46.

 

How your submission is handled:

All submissions are subject to peer review.

 

Our peer review process includes an initial assessment by the editor-in-chief and the

executive editor, who manage the process in a confidential file.

 

Manuscripts to be considered for publication are “blinded” (author names are withheld from reviewers) and distributed for comment to at least 2 experts reviewers.

 

Reviewed manuscripts will be returned to the author with a decision of acceptance, a request for minor revision, a request for major revision or a rejection, usually within 8-12 weeks.

 

Manuscripts returned to the author with a request for revision will not be granted acceptance until Health Strategies Reform is fully satisfied with the amendments.

 

Manuscripts that are accepted and deemed ready for publication are then forwarded to the Health Strategies Reform editors for editing and formatting.

 

The author is sent the edited manuscript for approval and is notified of the date of scheduled publication.

 

Disclosures:

Include the following disclosures:

 

Role:

A brief descriptor of the role of each author named (e.g., initiated the project; responsible for design and methodology; supervised project and reviewed final draft; wrote final draft).

 

Financial Acknowledgements:

 

Acknowledgement of all funding sources of the paper (see also “Conflict of interest statement” below).

 

Industry Sponsorship:

Please note we do not accept review articles that have been sponsored by industry.

Standard Report Format

Introduction 

Literature review

Purpose of the stud

Brief description of the study

Who did the study, where and when 

Methodology:

Study design 

Sampling method

Data collection method

Data analysis method

Results:

Presentation, interpretation, relate to relevant conceptual framework.

Discuss methodological difficulties affecting your result

Conclusion:

Key findings

Logical next step

Implication of findings

Recommendations:

Relate to policy or practice

Acknowledgement

References

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