Journal History

2013 The inaugural issue was released. Healthcare was published as a quarterly journal.
2016 Changed to publish in article number order instead of in page range order;
The journal Twitter account was established;
Healthcare was indexed in PubMed (NLM).
2017 Healthcare was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science.
2018 Healthcare announced the first edition of the Healthcare 2020 Best Paper Award.
The first International Electronic Conference on Healthcare (IECH), sponsored by Healthcare, was held on Sciforum.
2019 Healthcare was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)—Web of Science, from Vol. 5.
Launched a new position—Topic Editor
Healthcare published its 500th paper.
2020 Healthcare received its first Impact Factor (1.916).
Healthcare was indexed in Scopus.
Healthcare published its 1,000th paper.
Healthcare established the following sections:
-Chronic Care;
-Community Care;
-COVID-19 Pandemic;
-Forensic Medicine;
-Health Assessments;
-Health Policy;
-Medication Management;
-Pain Management;
-Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine;
-Prehospital Care;
-School Health.
2021 Healthcare established the following sections:
-Critical Care;
-COVID-19 Pandemic
was renamed as Coronaviruses (CoV) and COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Impact Factor increased to 2.645 in 2021.
2022 Healthcare received its first CiteScore (2021) of 2.0.
The Impact Factor increased to 3.160 in 2022.
2023 Healthcare adopted a semimonthly publication schedule.
The year 2023 marks the 10th Anniversary of Healthcare.
2024 -Forensic Medicine was discontinued.


2013–2015 Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Manu Malbrain
2015–2020 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy
2021–present Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Rahman Shiri

Section Editor-in-Chief

2020–2021 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy for the section on Coronaviruses (CoV) and COVID-19 Pandemic
2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Tin-Chih Toly Chen for the section on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Nandu Goswami for the section on Environmental Factors and Global Health
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jose M. Moran for the section on Nursing
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Roberto Verna for the section on Nutrition and Public Health
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Abdel-Latif Mohamed for the section on Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Søren Mikkelsen for the section on Prehospital Care
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Krzysztof Laudanski for the section on TeleHealth and Digital Healthcare
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. José Carmelo Adsuar for the section on Women's Health Care
2022–2023 Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Tracy Comans for the section on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Robbert Gobbens for the section on Community Care
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Dr. Marco Dettori for the section on Family Medicine
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Prof. Dr. Andre van Zundert for the section on Critical Care
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Prof. Dr. Christian Napoli for the section on Coronaviruses (CoV) and COVID-19 Pandemic
2023–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jorge Pérez-Gómez for the section on School Health
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