Advances in Health Care Management – Volume 20

Advances in Health Care Management (AHCM) is an annual research publication. Contributions are double-blind peer reviewed and are indexed by MEDLINE and Scopus.

AHCM began as a research annual, first publishing in 2000. As conceived by the founding editors – John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, and Grant T. Savage – the series provides a forum for leading research on healthcare management. For each annual edition, the editors seek to identify current and pressing issues in the field. The 2020 issue will focus on grand health care challenges. Submissions are currently being accepted for that issue.

AHCM publishes research on all types of health care services and health care-related organizations, so long as it focuses on questions of interest to the broad discipline of management. We invite interested scholars to contact the editor to propose themed volumes and to serve as volume editors. 

The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2020.

Call for papers

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for Volume 20 of Advances in Health Care Management, an annual research series published by Emerald Publishing Group. This volume will be an exploration of how the field of health care management contributes to our understanding of grand health care challenges. “Grand health care challenges” can include current events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, or ongoing challenges related to one or all dimensions of the quadruple aim: higher quality care at lower cost with improved patient and clinician satisfaction. These ongoing challenges are amenable to organizational and managerial solutions, and the field of health care management has many important lessons to contribute. 

For this volume, we define health care management as the planning, direction, and coordination of health services and the management of health care professionals. We are interested in the role of management from the top executive to the front-line managers. Within this management domain, we are looking for empirical studies, literature reviews, conceptual frameworks, case explorations, and discussions of policies and implications. The goal of this issue is to synthesize current information in the field, direct future research efforts, and generate actionable insights for managers and policymakers.


Accepted at on a rolling basis until Nov. 15, 2020. This website includes manuscript formatting instructions. Contact the editorial team if you have questions.

Peer review

Advances is using a peer review model leveraging the expertise of interested participants in improving the quality of research in this domain. As a result, prospective authors should expect to peer review other submissions for this edition.

Key dates

  • Nov. 15, 2020: Last day for manuscript submissions via the online portal,
  • Jan. 15, 2021:  Reviews returned to authors
  • Feb. 15, 2021: Revised final manuscripts due
  • March 15, 2021: Final decisions
  • Aug. 15, 2021: AHCM Volume 20 published by Emerald

Principal contact

Jennifer L. Hefner, MPH, PhD