The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is a peer reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering health and aged care services. It was launched as the official journal of the Australasian College of Health Service Management in 2006. It is currently published as a collboration between ACHSM and the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE), following a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2019.

Aims and Scope

The target audience is professionals with an interest in health and aged care services, research, management and policy development. The Governance and management of APJHM is jointly shared by published agreement between ACHSM and the Society of Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE).

The mission of the APJHM is to advance understanding of the management of health and aged care service organisations within the Asia Pacific region through the publication of empirical research, theoretical and conceptual developments and analysis and discussion of current management practices.

The APJHM aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by:

  • facilitating transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices;
  • contributing to the professional development of health and aged care managers; and promoting ACHSM and the discipline to the wider community.

Open Access and no fees: 

The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is the pure gold open access journal. All articles published in the journal provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons license of CC BY-NC 4.0.  The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM)  does not charge fees to authors or readers. It has adopted a policy to publish articles when ready but aggregates the published articles into issues published three times a year. It is an electronic, online publication.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, and the journal archives are preserved by using LOCKSS-based preservation program OJS.  

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 *Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010  Online 4(2);2009 - current

* ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)