The Journal of Healthcare Information
Management (JHIM) is the quarterly
peer-reviewed digital journal published
by HIMSS, and is devoted to healthcare
information and management systems.
Our circulation is about 30,000.
Our primary audience includes
healthcare professionals in hospitals,
corporate healthcare systems, clinical
practice groups, vendor organizations,
healthcare consulting firms and
Abstract proposals must include a
single-spaced abstract (no more than
250 words) and a complete list of
authors and contact information.
Send abstracts to
JHIM seeks articles in the
n Market analysis: Articles defining
the state of the field, or its various
components, and identifying information
and management system needs.
n Technology overview: Articles
surveying and defining the key
enabling technologies and/or business
methodologies for the industry or its
components, formulas for budgeting
and/or needs assessment.
n Case studies: Articles explaining
who, what, when, how and why of a
problem or challenge, and how it was
solved or solution proposal. These
include consumer-focused case studies.
“Marketing” articles are unacceptable.
Products names area allotted a
single mention. We strongly suggest
that articles be co-authored by the
provider and vendor.
n Pilot studies and university
studies: Articles should follow
the general format for a scientific
article: Introduction, methods,
results and comments.
n Reviews: In-depth reviews or surveys
of a book or resource to further readers’
understanding of the field.
Send articles to
n Articles: 3,000-5,000 words
n Columns: 1,000-1,500 words
Single-spaced, single-column format,
with ragged right body text.
n Opening page will include title and
bylines. Articles MUST include the
abstract and six to 10 keywords.
n DO NOT include headers or footers in
article. Do not include page breaks
n Footnotes and references should NOT
be formatted. To indicate a footnote
within the body of text use a standard
unformatted number inside brackets.
(Exp. ). Use AMA style for references.
n Major headings should be in CAPITAL
LETTERS, flush left within the column.
n DO NOT include any graphics,
illustrations, figures or tables in the
body of the article. All graphics must be
submitted in separate documents.
n Author biographies are limited to
30 words and should appear at the
end of text.
n Caption text for each figure and graph
MUST appear at the end of the article.
n Articles are limited to three figures,
graphs and charts.
n Do not create graphics (tables,
figures, charts, graphs, illustrations) in a
word processing program.
n Graphics MAY NOT be included within
the text of an article. They must be
submitted in native file formats.
n Graphic files must be a minimum
resolution of 300 dpi and submitted
in native file formats. Vector-EPS
extensions are strongly preferred.
Tables should be as Microsoft Excel
documents. PowerPoint presentations,
PDF and Web-based (.gif) extensions are
n Assign a title and/or figure number to
each graphic in the extension. DO NOT
include title within body of graphic.
n Label x and y axis of every graph.
n Distinguish bars or pie chart sections
by pattern, not color.
Style and Presentation:
n Use standard spelling, style,
reference, and grammar guides such as
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, the
American Medical Association Manual
of Style and The Elements of Style.
n Use active sentences and be specific.
Back up generalities with examples.
n All articles will be copy edited and,
where necessary, rewritten. The process
by which authors may review and
approve changes is defined in the
letter of agreement.
Writer’s Guidelines Journal of Healthcare Information Management