Journal of Health Care Risk Management: For Authors

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The Journal of Health Care Risk Management is a quarterly publication of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. 

Purpose: The purpose of the Journal is to publish original research, trends, and new developments in the field of health care risk management, with the ultimate goal of advancing safe and trusted patient-centered health care delivery and promoting proactive and innovative management of organization-wide risk.

Topic Areas: The main areas of focus covered by The Journal of Health Care Risk Management include:

  • Patient safety
  • Risk financing/insurance, 
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Health care risk management and leadership
  • Health information management
  • Organizational staffing
  • Emergency management
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Crisis management
  • Medication safety
  • Risk management information systems

Journal reach: The Journal of Health Care Risk Management is distributed to over 5,000 members of ASHRM and can be accessed digitally at educational institutions around the world. 

Submission guidelines: We encourage authors to submit either a (1) complete article or (2) a brief abstract with an outline for the Journal. Manuscripts should be submitted through Wiley’s Submission Portal and should:

  • Be original work, not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere
  • Include an abstract and brief author bios
  • Present new information or add a new viewpoint to existing literature
  • Be research- or process-based
  • Ideally be between 3,500 and 7,000 words in length

Review/Publication process: All manuscripts undergo a thorough review process, and the Editorial Review Board does not guarantee that a submission will be published. Following submission:

  • Editorial Review Board will assess the submission and determine suitability for the Journal
  • Author will be advised of the Board’s decision and asked to submit an entire manuscript, if not previously submitted
  • Editorial Review Board will review the submission further and may offer suggestions to help the authors focus on the needs and interests of the readers
  • Author may be asked to revise the manuscript before final publication


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For more information, review our detailed submission guidelines below. Questions and correspondence can be addressed to: 

Benedict Hane
Lead Specialist, ASHRM Content Development and Publications
American Society for Health Care Risk Management
155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606

Tel: (312) 422-3833


Helpful Resources:

Submission Guidelines & Author Checklist

Journal Article Example