Throughout the year, our Editors may issue a Call for Papers for a special collection of articles for a themed issue or themed section of the journal. Below you’ll find links to the active Call for Papers for Value in Health Regional Issues.

Call for Papers:

Systematic Literature Reviews and Scoping Reviews

Literature reviews are an essential component for obtaining data inputs or assessing the impact of health technologies on clinical, economic, or health-related quality of life. Literature reviews may inform coverage decisions for drugs, devices, or public health interventions, and frequently are used in comprehensive health technology assessments. When conducted properly, systematic literature reviews pool all relevant data to allow a more efficient process for assessing value. Non-systematic reviews (including scoping reviews, therapeutic area reviews, rapid reviews, and gap analyses) can also support evidence-based decision making and inform health policy decisions.

Recognizing the inherent usefulness of these types of studies, the Editors of Value in Health Regional Issues are issuing an open Call for Papers for systematic literature reviews and scoping reviews on a wide array of topics that seek to inform healthcare decision making. Submissions do not need to focus solely on reviews of randomized controlled trials; they can include reviews of observational studies, economic evaluations, outcomes research studies, and preference-based assessments. Reviews can address any aspect of value in health (eg, quality of life, resource use, and cost-effectiveness), evidence relating to patient-reported outcomes, or the impact of health policies in low- and middle-income countries.

As a benefit to both authors and readers, all accepted review articles will be made freely available online without any author or reader fees and will carry ISPOR’s standard copyright license (not a CC-BY license unless authors expressly pay for gold open access).

Submissions received before March 1, 2024 will have the best chance of being published in Value in Health Regional Issues in 2024. Final decisions regarding ultimate acceptance rest solely with the Editors.

Authors should submit manuscripts through the journal’s online submission system at and be sure to identify their submissions as Literature Reviews.

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