The Journal of AHIMA is the official publication of the American Health Information Management Association. It delivers best practices in health information management and keeps readers current on emerging issues that affect the accuracy, timeliness, privacy, and security of patient health information.

The Journal is published 11 times a year and mails to more than 71,000 AHIMA members and subscribers.


The Journal accepts display, classified, and online advertising. Advertising opportunities on and around AHIMA’s annual convention and exhibition are also available. For information, please contact:

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Feature stories and departments that appear in the print issue of the Journal are available online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Full access to the archives is a member benefit and requires a member name and password. Practice briefs and select features are available publicly.


The Journal has won 16 editorial awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publications Editors and the American Society of Business Publications Editors since 2001.

Most recently, the Journal received:


ASHPE        Gold, Best Regular Department (Addendum)

ASBPE        Silver, Best Feature Article (Apr 2010, “Red Flags Rule in Limbo”)


ASBPE        Gold, Best Feature Article (Jan 2011, “Sorting out Advance Directives”)


ASHPE        Gold, Best Cover: Computer-Generated (April 2012); Silver, Best Opening Page/Spread: Computer Generated (Jun 2012, “ICD-10 Delay Impacts All Sectors of Healthcare”); Silver, Best Overall Use of Graphics (Aug 2012)

ASBPE        National Bronze, Best Humorous/Fun Department (Jun 2012/August 2012, Addendum)

Change of Address

Members may change their mailing address online by logging on to myAHIMA through the AHIMA Web site. To speak directly with a customer relations representative, call (800) 335-5535 or submit a customer support request.


The Journal’s circulation is audited by BPA Worldwide.

Continuing Education Quizzes

Readers may purchase the continuing education quizzes that appear in the Journal in the AHIMA online store.

Missing Issues

Members and subscribers may request missing issues by contacting customer relations at (800) 335-5535 or submitting a customer support request. Back issues are also available as digital editions beginning with the September 2010 issue.

Permissions and Reprints

Permission to reprint or post material appearing in the magazine and on this site may be requested here.


AHIMA members receive the Journal as part of their membership. Nonmembers may receive the journal through subscription.

Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts

The Journal of AHIMA accepts original, unpublished manuscripts about current issues and best practices in health information management. The Journal seeks articles that present new knowledge, are grounded in experience or applied research, and represent the diversity of new roles in the field.

Potential authors are strongly encouraged to review recent issues of the Journal and this Web site for topics of interest and tone of the publication.

To submit a manuscript for consideration:

  • Send only original manuscripts. Please do not submit manuscripts that have been published previously or are being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Remain product and vendor neutral. The Journal does not reference products, services, or vendors by name within articles.
  • Limit feature articles to 2,000 words; columns may range from 700 to 1,400 words.
  • Include all contact information, including workplace, address, phone number, and e-mail address. If the article has multiple authors, please indicate the primary contact.
  • Include complete citations for all referenced work.
  • Include a one-paragraph summary of the article.

  • E-mail a Word document of the manuscript to

Authors will be notified upon receipt of manuscript. Unsolicited manuscripts undergo blind review by the Journal’s editorial advisory board. The process takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks. When the review is completed, the author will be notified of the outcome.

Scholarly papers: Authors of academic work, including research papers, systematic or meta-analytic literature reviews, education articles, case studies, methodological and evaluation articles, and theory-building papers, are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to AHIMA’s online research journal, Perspectives in Health Information Management.

For more information on manuscript submission, contact:
Sarah Sheber
Assistant Editor
Journal of AHIMA
233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
phone: (312) 233-1121