Human Resources for Health
|Human Resources for Health|
|Former name(s)||Human Resources Development Journal|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||Hum. Resour. Health|
|Edited by||Mario Roberto Dal Poz|
Human Resources for Health is a peer-reviewed, open-access, public health journal publishing original research and case studies on issues of information, planning, production, management, and governance of the health workforce, and their links with health care delivery and health outcomes, particularly as related to global health.
According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 1.83, ranking it 2nd out of 24 journals in the category "industrial relations and labor", and 24th out of 62 in the category "health policy and services".
The journal publishes interdisciplinary research in areas such as economic, statistical, political and policy analysis of health human resources - covering the medical, nursing, dentistry, allied health professional, health services management, and related workforces.
The journal occasionally publishes themed collections. In 2007, the journal issued a call for papers jointly with 17 other public health journals under the theme "Towards a scaling-up of training and education for health workers". Twenty-two articles were published in Human Resources for Health on this special theme between July 2008 and November 2009.
History of the journal 
The Human Resources for Health journal first started publishing, in electronic format only, in April 2003. It was preceded by the Human Resources Development Journal, an independent journal published in print format between 1997 and 2001 by the Health Manpower Development Institute of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand.
See also 
Other publications of the World Health Organization:
- Bulletin of the World Health Organization
- Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
- Pan American Journal of Public Health
- World Health Report
Other publications of BioMed Central:
- Human Resources for Health, Homepage, accessed 16 March 2011.
- "Web of Science". 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- Shaw D. Final call for papers: "Towards a scaling-up of training and education for health workers." Human Resources for Health, 2007; 5:22 http://www.human-resources-health.com/content/5/1/22
- Human Resources for Health collection: Towards a scaling-up of training and education for health workers, accessed 21 March 2011.
- World Health Organization: Human Resources Development Journal http://www.who.int/hrh/hrdj/en/index.html, accessed 17 March 2011.