Focus and Scope
The Journal of Health Research (J Health Res) is a peer-reviewed, open-access bi-monthly journal published six times per year by the College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. J Health Res is dedicated to publishing valid research from different areas of public health, including determinants of illness, benefits of health-related interventions, quality of life, health systems and services development, environmental health, and alternative and traditional medicines. We especially welcome manuscripts on public health related themes, e.g., public health interventions, diseases that impose especially heavy burdens on populations, and new and relevant research, to which valid and accepted scientific methodology has been applied.
Peer Review Process
Plagiarism and duplication: If we receive evidence that a manuscript has been plagiarized more than 30%, the manuscript will be immediately rejected.
Peer review process: All manuscripts will be reviewed for potential publication with the understanding that they are original contributions, have not been published previously and are not under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere. All authors must comply with this policy. All submitted manuscripts, for both the regular bimonthly issues and supplements, are subject to review by the editor and a panel of at least two independent peer-reviewers whose names are not normally disclosed to authors, and vice-versa (double-blind peer review policy).
The comments and suggestions (acceptance/rejection/revisions to manuscript) received from reviewers will be conveyed to the corresponding author. Authors are generally requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process may be repeated until reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Decisions regarding publication are based on scientific importance and interest, relevance, soundness of methodology, and adherence to scientific and ethical standards. Peer review process normally takes no longer than 4 months.
J Health Res is a bimonthly journal, published six times per year.
From time to time, J Health Res also publishes supplements of material such as conference proceedings and research manuscripts.
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.