SAGE Publishing, a leading independent academic publisher of journals, books, and digital media, today announced that it is to begin publishing Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ), the official peer-reviewed research journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA).
Beginning publication with SAGE from spring 2016, HIMJ will provide a forum for dissemination of original investigations and reviews covering a broad range of topics related to the management and communication of health information. This includes: clinical and administrative health information systems at international, national, hospital and health practice levels; electronic health records; privacy and confidentiality; health classifications and terminologies; health systems, funding and resources management; consumer health informatics; public and population health information management; information technology implementation and evaluation and health information management education.
Joanne Callen, HIMJ Editor-in-Chief, commented:
“We are thrilled that SAGE Publishing will be the new home for HIMJ. With their dedication to disseminating knowledge and scholarship on a global scale and commitment to effectively supporting the development of both emerging and established fields, we found a close alignment with our publishing mission. We are confident that the journal, under SAGE and in partnership with the HIMAA, will continue to grow and reach a wider global market.”
Richard Lawrance, HIMAA CEO, further remarked:
“This publishing partnership with SAGE is the beginning of a new chapter in HIMJ’s history; one which we are sure will prove to be an exciting development and opportunity for the HIMAA and its members. SAGE, a publisher with both global reach and standing, will ensure that the HIMJ is both widely available and easily assessable internationally and we look forward to working together to drive usage of the journal and ultimately increase its impact within the research field.”
SAGE Publishing’s Editorial Director Karen Phillips, additionally commented:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the HIMAA, an organization at the very forefront of health information management in Australia. Providing a platform for national and international contributors to advance the knowledgebase of health information management, HIMJ will be an invaluable addition to our health information and care lists. We look forward to working with the both the HIMAA and the HIMJ editors to broaden the reach, impact and engagement with the key research that is published in HIMJ.”