The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is a publication of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) and encourages article and contributions from researchers, academics, health managers, health practitioners and students on topics that reflect on health management policy and practice and that focus on implications for management, policy and practice in these contexts.

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. The target audience is professionals with an interest in health and aged care services, research, management and policy development.

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 seeks 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.

The APJHM aims to be relevant to all who have an interest in health and aged care management, policy, financing, strategic directions, research, evaluation, health and aged care reforms, innovations and outcomes. It brings theory, practice and research together.

It particularly encourages articles from across the Asia Pacific region, is published in English but also supports to the extent possible those authors and reviewers where English may be a second language. It is also respectful of the cultures of countries across the Asia Pacific within which our readership, reviewers and authors substantially reside.

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. All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed retaining the quality hallmarks of the academic publishing process that authors would experience in publishing in any traditional journal. Authors are allowed use of published articles for personal use, subject to appropriate recognition of the publication in the Journal. 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.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice:

Publication malpractice is not acceptable to the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM). The Editor and editorial staff work to ensure that the journal supports and reflects ethical practice. This responsibility is shared with every author, reviewer, publisher and institution and in our guidelines for publication. We appreciate your support and adherence to our policies and practices in ensuring a Journal of the highest standard.

Ethical problems that we are likely to encounter are described by Elsevier to include ‘plagiarism, results included not being original to the purported author, allegations about authorship of contributions and double submission’ and are further defined at Publishing Ethics Resource Kit for editors

To strengthen the importance of ethical behaviours and conduct of the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM)  the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors has been adopted. The details of those guidelines can be accessed at COPE website . This document addresses the Code of Conduct in an extensive manner and provides best practice guidelines which are aspirational for all of us involved in the creation and publication of the journal.

Therefore, the Editor and staff wish to work with our colleagues, the authors, reviewers and relevant organisations to maintain adherence to the code of conduct and work together in respecting and developing the best practices espoused in the COPE guidelines.


The editor is directly available to answer concerns and address uncertainty in respect to matters of publication ethics and matters of malpractice directly at  

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

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