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Cover Image - Value in Health, Volume 25, Issue 12

Value in Health is an international, indexed journal that publishes original research and health policy articles that advance the field of health economics and outcomes research to help healthcare leaders make evidence-based decisions. The Society's flagship journal, Value in Health is a monthly publication that circulates to 10,000 readers around the world.

For the past few years, Value in Health has demonstrated significant growth in the journal?s impact factor. The journal's current impact factor is 5.725 and the 5-year impact factor score is 6.932. The journal is now rated 4th of 88 journals in healthcare sciences and services, 9th of 108 journals in health policy and services, and 24th of 376 journals in economics (social science).

The journal has also witnessed more than a 70% increase in submissions over the past 5 years. As a result, the editors now find it necessary to reject many more papers without peer review, including ones that may be suitable for publication in other leading journals. In 2020, the journal's overall rejection rate was nearly 85%. Although we recognize that authors never want to hear that their papers are rejected, we also know that they value a fast response time. That said, the editors strive to return decisions on papers that are not sent out for an external peer review within 2 weeks.

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  • Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • SciSearch/SCI Expanded
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
  • Embase/Excerpta Medica
  • SciVerse
  • Scopus
  • PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics)

Companion Journal

Value in Health Regional Issues is an online, MEDLINE/Pubmed-indexed journal that publishes articles on health-related topics that impact the health systems and health policies in the following regions: 1) Asia; 2) Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa; and 3) Latin America.



ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR)—is an international, multistakeholder, nonprofit organization. The Society is the leading source for scientific conferences, peer-reviewed and MEDLINE®-indexed publications, good practices guidance, education, collaboration, and tools/resources in the HEOR field.



Impact Factor
5th of 87
Health Policy & Services
7th of 102
Health Care Sciences & Services
19th of 371

Themed Sections

Value in Health showcases commissioned themed sections presenting original research and health policy articles specifically written to highlight contemporary topics. A full listing of themed sections published to date are here.


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