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Health Economics, Policy and Law

LSE Health & Social Care academics, Adam Oliver, Elias Mossialos and Martin Knapp, in collaboration with Gregg Bloche (Georgetown University), William Hsiao (Harvard School of Public Health), Thomas Rice (UCLA), Bo Rothstein (Gottenburg University) and Wynand van de Ven (Erasmus University Rotterdam), have been instrumental in establishing a new quarterly journal, Health Economics, Policy and Law, published by Cambridge University Press since 2006.

International trends highlight the confluence of economics, politics and legal considerations in the health policy process. Health Economics, Policy and Law serves as a forum for scholarship on health policy issues from these perspectives, and is of use to academics, policy makers and health care managers and professionals. Health Economics, Policy and Law is international in scope, publishes both theoretical and applied work, and contains articles on all aspects of health policy. Considerable emphasis is placed on rigorous conceptual development and analysis, and on the presentation of empirical evidence that is relevant to the policy process.

The definition of health policy is broad, and includes factors that affect health but that transcend health care, and factors that only indirectly affect health, such as legal and economic considerations in medical research. Articles on social care issues will also be considered. The most important output of Health Economics, Policy and Law are original research articles, although the editors also encourage readers to propose subjects for editorials, review articles and debate essays.

Call for papers

Health Economics, Policy and Law invites high quality contributions in health economics, political science and/or law, within its general aims and scope. The recommended text-length of articles is 6,000-8,000 words for original research articles, 2,000 words for guest editorials, 5,000 words for review articles, and 3,000 words for debate essays. All articles should be written in English, and should follow the instructions for contributors, which can be found on the Cambridge journals website. 

All contributions and general correspondence should be sent to:

Anna Maresso, Managing Editor
LSE Health and Social Care London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE UK

Email hepl@lse.ac.uk 

For specific comments on the appropriateness of an idea or a manuscript, contact Adam Oliver at a.j.oliver@lse.ac.uk or Elias Mossialos at e.a.mossialos@lse.ac.uk