Focus and Scope

Health, Interprofessional Practice and Education is the only open access, peer-reviewed interprofessional healthcare journal independently published by a health professions university. The journal’s academic home, leadership, and scope are driven by a commitment to ensuring that the best evidence to inform interprofessional practice and pedagogy is openly available to all clinicians and educators.

HIPE seeks to publish original research (both quantitative and qualitative), reviews and educational materials that directly address the practical challenges and opportunities of interprofessional care and education. Work published in Health, Interprofessional Practice and Education should have immediate practical application for clinicians and educators who value interprofessional teamwork, evidence-based practice and culturally competent care. Articles that indicate methods of navigating interdisciplinary conflicts/disagreements (e.g. scope of practice issues) in the service of high quality patient care are of particular interest.

The editors recognize that the value of evidence is largely determined by its accessibility, both in format and presentation. As such, Health, Interprofessional Practice and Education encourages applied research and writing that focuses on implications of findings for practice.

Articles that address only one profession’s work may be submitted if the content of the work is such that it provides insight into that profession (or into a disease/condition) that would be valuable within the context of interprofessional practice or education.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Journal Archiving

The journal focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability. HIPE is currently indexed in Google Scholar. In addition, all Pacific University Libraries’ journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises Portico’s archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

Annotation and post-publication comment

The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.

The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.

The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.


Health, Interprofessional Practice & Education is wholly supported by Pacific University. The journal does not accept or publish advertisements or commercially sponsored publications.

Journal History

This journal was previously published as Health and Interprofessional Practice (ISSN: 2159-1253, Vol 1 – 3(3)). HIPE was founded in 2011. From Volume 3, Issue 4 (2019) the journal is published under the title Health, Interprofessional Practice & Education (ISSN: 2641-1148).