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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.


Discount for Health Systems Global members

New Content ItemAll Health Systems Global members receive a 20% discount on Health Economics Review Article Processing Charges (APCs). To claim the discount, please contact the Secretariat at to obtain the BMC journals' discount code.

Aims and scope

Health Economics Review is an international high-quality journal covering all fields of Health Economics. A broad range of theoretical contributions, empirical studies and analyses of health policy with a health economic focus will be considered for publication. Its scope includes macro- and microeconomics of health care financing, health insurance and reimbursement as well as health economic evaluation, health services research and health policy analysis. Further research topics are the individual and institutional aspects of health care management and the growing importance of health care in developing countries.

Micro-costing in economic analyses of surgical interventions

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Health Economics Review is the first open access journal covering all fields of health economics. The published research is immediately and permanently available online free of charge. We as the editorial team believe in the scientific value of this electronic publication model and its future success. The high-ranked international editorial board and the double-blind peer review process guarantee high-quality publications and will lead to a soon listing in the most relevant scientific databases.

Sebastian Braun, Managing Editor Leibniz University Hannover

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