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Health Expectations

All articles accepted from 1st January 2016 (date of flip) are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Articles accepted before this date were published under the agreement as stated in the final article.

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Edited By: Carolyn Chew-Graham

Impact Factor: 3.207

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 5/75 (Health Policy & Services); 15/88 (Health Care Sciences & Services); 28/173 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1369-7625


Health Expectations promotes critical thinking and informed debate about all aspects of public participation in health care and health policy, including:

  • Patient-centred care and quality improvement

  • Patients' participation in treatment decisions

  • Public perceptions of health services

  • Citizen involvement health care policy making and priority-setting

  • Methods for monitoring and evaluating participation

  • Empowerment and consumerism

  • Patients' role in safety and quality

Health Expectations is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, review articles and critical commentaries. It includes papers which clarify concepts, develop theories, and critically analyse and evaluate specific policies and practices. The Journal provides a multi-disciplinary and international forum in which researchers from a variety of backgrounds can present their work to other researchers, policy makers, health care professionals, managers and consumer advocates.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Abstracts in Anthropology (Sage)
  • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Elite (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO Publishing)
  • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • BNI: British Nursing Index (ProQuest)
  • CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (EBSCO Publishing)
  • CSA Biological Sciences Database (ProQuest)
  • CSA Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Clinical Medicine (Thomson Reuters)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • Ecology Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Health Source Nursing/Academic (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
  • PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service (ProQuest)
  • PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts (APA)
  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset (NLM)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)