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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to more than one publication for consideration at the same (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. The manuscript is cleaned from any information that can identify the author. The PROPERTIES of the manuscript has been checked to make sure that no author name is detailed there.
  • The separate title page includes a statement of whether (financial and non-financial) conflicting interests exist, an acknowledgement (optional), a "who-did-what-note" (if considered relevant), and information about ethics committee approval (if applicable).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text is double spaced, and use font Times New Roman of size 11 or 12 pt. The sections in the manuscript should be numbered (1, 1.1 etc.). Tables and figures are placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables and figures are numbered and referred to using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3 etc.) , not Roman numerals (I, II, III etc.).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which follow below.
  • All manuscripts should use the NJHE manuscript template after acceptance.
    The NJHE manuscript template can be downloaded via this link. A guide to the NJHE manuscript template can be downloaded via this link.

Author Guidelines

Title page

All submissions should include a separate title page.

The title page should include the title of the paper, the names of all authors and their affiliations. Please also indicate who the corresponding author is, and add contact details to this person.

Please also include a statement of whether conflicting interests exist or not, an acknowledgement (optional) and a "who-did-what-note" (if considered relevant). This information will be included at the end of the article in the final version, if accepted for publication.

Finally, for research using individual level data including but not limited to health and other sensitive data, information about whether the research has been approved by an ethics committee should be reported including any reference number to the decision. If no, justify briefly why not.

In the submission process, upload the title page as Title page.



The first page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper, up to six key words, appropriate JEL classification codes, and an abstract of a maximum of 300 words. The abstract should be written without sub-headings.

Note that no author names or acknowledgement, or other details that clearly reveal who the author(s) is (are) should be included in the manuscript document. Please make sure that your document is cleaned from any information that can identify the author. Before submission, please check the PROPERTIES of your manuscript and make sure that no author name is detailed there. These instructions are all to create a blind review process.

Manuscripts of Article and Commentary types should not exceed 5000 words of body text. Research notes should not exceed 2000 words of body text. The text should be double spaced, typed in Times New Roman of size 11 pt. The sections in the manuscript should be numbered (1, 1.1 etc.). Place tables and figures at the end of the manuscript, and indicate the place at which a table or figure is to be inserted clearly in the manuscript. Tables and figures should be numbered and referred to using Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2 etc.).

The submission file should be in Microsoft Word document file format.

The references should follow the Harvard format (i.e. author-date of the type Hansen, 2006; Smith and Petersen, 2009), and a full reference list at the end of the manuscript. In the text, name up to two authors. If the reference has three authors or more, name the first author and use et al. In the reference list, the title of the journal or book should be in italics.

Please note that there exists several variants of the Harvard reference format. Authors need to verify that the reference list is submitted in the format of the Nordic Journal of Health Economics as shown in published papers. Standard reference managing programmes may use other variants of the Harvard format as default. 

Examples of NJHE reference list format:

Baltagi, B. H. (2008). Econometric analysis of panel data (4th ed). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Kuczmarski, R. J. (2007). What is obesity? Definitions matter. In S. Kumanyika and R. Brownson (Eds.), Handbook of obesity prevention: A resource for health professionals (pp. 25–44). New York: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.

Mooney, G., Tinghög, G. and Kalkan, A. (2012). The Need for a New Paradigm in Scandinavian Health Economics. Nordic Journal of Health Economics, 1(2), 119-133.


In the submission process, upload the manuscript as Article text.


Web appendices/Supplementary files

Appendices with extra material shall be submitted as Supplementary material. These may be included online as web appendices only.



The journal language is English.

All submissions should be made online. New users should first create an account. To create an account, please click here. To submit a manuscript, please click here and log in to start the submission process.

Submission are free of charge. There is no publication fee.

Submissions of economic evaluations should follow the Consolidated health economic evaluation reporting standards (CHEERS) (see e.g. Husereau, D.,  Drummond, M., Petrou, S., Carswell, C., Moher, D., Greenberg, D., Augustovski, F., Briggs, A. H., Mauskopf, J. and Loder, E. (2013). Value in Health Online: Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) Statement. Value in Health, 16(2), e1-e5).



Manuscripts submitted to the Nordic Journal of Health Economics should consist of original work and not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Prior versions of the research published in institutional working paper series are not considered as duplicate publication. The editorial office check manuscripts for potential plagiarism in the review process. NJHE’s publication ethics and malpractice policy builds on COPE’s (Committee on publication ethics) international standards for authors and editors. The full statements can be found here.

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