Journal of Health Management (JoHM) (e-ISSN: 2948-5126) is an open-access, single blind peer-reviewed journal produced biannually by the Institute for Health Management (IHM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) since 2006. The journal aims to publish articles and research in healthcare service delivery, health policy, hospital management and other related topics. JoHM provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to share their research with administrators, academicians, clinicians and scientists nationwide. The journal is available for free on the IHM website and at MyJurnal at operated by the Ministry of Higher Education. There is no publication fee.

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This is the statement of ethics for Journal of Health Management. This statement was adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers the code of ethics for the chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors.


  • Have the responsibility of ensuring only new and original work is submitted.
  • Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  • Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to  other journals simultaneously.
  • Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
  • Must inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  • Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work.


  • Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
  • Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
  • Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally.
  • Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief Editor for further action.
  • Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
  • Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
  • Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission are at the discretion of the Chief Editor.


  • Actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.
  • Act as ambassadors for the journal.
  • Continuously support and promote the journal.
  • Find potential reviewer for review process.
  • Review any work assigned to them.


  • Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
  • Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  • Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
  • Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/increase the image and visibility of the journal.
  • Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  • Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.


Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarised, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere.  Appropriate softwares may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.


Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.


A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. 


Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper.  All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.


Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.


Sending the revised manuscript for proofreading is recommended prior to resubmission. Authors are also highly required to attach proofread service letter in the system, if needed.


Authors are required to submit manuscript with similarity index less than 30%.



The views expressed in the articles are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute for Health Management.

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The Journal of Health Management is the official journal of the Institute for Health Management, Ministry of Health Malaysia. The Journal contains articles and research work on all aspects of hospital and health management-related topics. The Journal is distributed free to selected managers within the Ministry of Health, medical libraries, and principal authors of published articles. Others who are interested to know more, please email to or call +603-3362 7400