Call for Papers: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, EMHJ, is inviting submission of high-quality, original papers related to public health research and practice of relevance and interest to the Region, particularly in the areas of the regional health priorities of: Health systems’ strengthening; Maternal, reproductive and child health and nutrition; Noncommunicable diseases; Communicable diseases; and Emergency preparedness and response.
Benefits of publishing in EMHJ
-- There are no fees for authors or their institutions
-- All articles considered for possible publication are peer-reviewed
-- Full text of published articles is freely accessible on the EMHJ website
-- Articles are cited in PubMed
-- EMHJ will receive an impact factor by 2016
Commitment to quality
EMHJ, the flagship monthly publication of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, has made a number of successful changes in the past year in an ongoing effort to improve in quality and relevance. Some key changes are:
-- EMHJ has re-established its focus on public health and public health research.
-- Lead time from submission to publication has been significantly reduced, particularly acceptance to publication.
-- EMHJ is covered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science; by 2016 the Journal will have an impact factor. EMHJ continues to be included in Medline/PubMed.
-- An online submission and peer review system has been introduced.
-- More rigorous criteria for acceptance have been applied to ensure papers meet acceptable standards of scientific rigor and quality.
Information on submitting a paper
Potential authors should visit the EMHJ website (www.emro.who.int/emh-journal/authors/) to review the Information for Authors for specific guidelines on the various types of manuscripts it considers and preparation of manuscripts. Manuscripts can be submitted online through the Journal's online submission system at: www.editorialmanager.com/emhj/default.asp.
Authors submitting a paper are requested to mention that the submission is in response to this Call for Papers.