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About the Journal

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development is a double -blind peer reviewed international journal. The frequency would be quaterly from 2021. It deals with all aspects of Public Health including Community Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, Occupational Health, Environmental Hazards, Clinical Research, and Public Health Laws and covers all medical specialties concerned with research and development for the masses. The journal strongly encourages reports of research carried out within Indian continent and South East Asia.

The journal has been assigned International Standards Serial Number (ISSN)Print ISSN: 0976-0245, Online ISSN: 0976-5506. The journal is also indexed with Google Scholar, Scilit, CINAHL,Emcare,EBSCOhost (USA),Embase and many other international databases.It is also brought to notice that the journal is being indexed / abstracted with many international databases.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Scope of the Journal
  • Epidemiology: Study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in populations.
  • Health Promotion and Education: Strategies and interventions aimed at improving health behaviors and promoting wellness.
  • Disease Prevention: Research and practices focused on preventing the occurrence or progression of diseases.
  • Health Policy and Management: Examination of policies, systems, and management approaches that impact public health.
  • Global Health: Issues and initiatives that have a global impact on health, addressing health disparities, and promoting health equity worldwide.
  • Environmental Health: Exploration of the relationships between human health and the environment, including exposure to pollutants and the impact of climate change.
  • Social Determinants of Health: Understanding how social, economic, and environmental factors influence health outcomes.
  • Health Equity: Efforts to reduce health disparities and ensure that all individuals have the opportunity to attain their highest level of health.
  • Infectious Disease Control: Strategies for the prevention, detection, and management of infectious diseases.
  • Non-Communicable Diseases: Epidemiology, prevention and health promotion, risk factors and determinants, health policies, social determinants, healthcare systems and management, surveillance and monitoring, impact on mental health, interventions, environmental influences and innovative technologies in NCD management.
  • Occupational Health: Consideration of health and safety issues in the workplace.

Aims of the Journal

The editorial board recognizes the critical need for increased research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and oral cancer, infectious diseases, preventive medicine, and the social determinants of public health in developing nations. We are dedicated to fostering research in these crucial areas, with a special focus on regions including Asia, the SAARC countries, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Our commitment aims to bridge the research gap and promote a healthier future for these communities

IJPHRD serves as a platform for the dissemination of research, information, and perspectives related to public health. The aims of IJPHRD are multifaceted and include:

  1. Knowledge Dissemination: To disseminate new and relevant knowledge, research findings, and advancements in the field of public health. This may include original research articles, reviews, and commentaries.
  2. Promotion of Evidence-Based Practice: To promote the use of evidence-based practices in public health interventions, policies, and programs. This involves sharing research that can inform and guide public health decision-making.
  3. Educational Outreach: To contribute to the education of professionals, researchers, policymakers, and the general public in the area of public health. Journals may publish articles that are accessible to a broad audience, fostering a better understanding of public health issues.
  4. Policy Influence:To influence public health policy by providing evidence and insights that can inform the development and implementation of effective public health policies and interventions.
  5. Global Health Equity: To address global health challenges and promote equity in health outcomes. Journals may focus on research that explores health disparities, social determinants of health, and interventions to improve health equity.
  6. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: To foster interdisciplinary collaboration by publishing research that spans various disciplines within public health, including epidemiology, health policy, environmental health, infectious diseases, and more.
  7. Peer Review and Quality Assurance: To uphold the standards of scientific research by subjecting submitted manuscripts to a rigorous peer-review process. This ensures the quality, validity, and reliability of published information.
  8. Professional Development: To contribute to the professional development of researchers,practitioners, and students in the field of public health by providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences.
  9. Professional Development: To contribute to the professional development of researchers,practitioners, and students in the field of public health by providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences.
  10. Community Engagement: To engage with the public and community stakeholders, promoting awareness and understanding of public health issues, and facilitating community-based participatory research.
  • Researchers and Academics: Scholars and researchers in the field of public health seeking to share and access the latest research findings.
  • Practitioners: Public health professionals, healthcare practitioners, and policymakers looking for evidence-based practices and information to inform their work.
  • Students: Students pursuing degrees in public health, medicine, nursing, and related fields,seeking knowledge and insights to support their studies.
  • Policy Makers: Individuals involved in the development and implementation of public health policies at local, national, and international levels.
  • Advocates and Activists: Those working to address health disparities, promote health equity, and advocate for public health initiatives.
  • Global Health Organizations: Entities involved in global health initiatives, including NGOs,international organizations, and governmental agencies.

Important Information

Manuscript Submission fee - There is no fee for manuscript submission. Manuscript can be submitted any time. Submission is always open
Manuscript Processing Charges- We charge for manuscript processing from authors. Authors must pay charges only if the article is accepted for publication. The charges are per article. If some author does not want to pay, he can withdraw his article.

The charges are as follows
1. India and SAARC countries- Indian Rupees 5000/
2. Rest of world - US $ 200

Rebate / waiver policy - Editor can give rebate/ wave off charges depending on author’s status like student, no funding from any source, research from developing countries or research of exceptional status. Please write to Editor giving justification for rebate. Editor‘s decision is final and binding.

Digital archiving Policy- the issues of the journal are archived into PKP PN (Public Knowledge Project), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS

Review Policy for articles- The journal follows double blind peer review policy for all articles. Once the article is received, it is forwarded to our two reviewers after removing names of authors and their affiliations. Authors are also not informed names of reviewers. Reviewers send their comments in due course of time and these comments/ queries are forwarded to authors to make corrections or offer explanations. Once the reviewers are satisfied with corrections in manuscripts or explanations given by authors, authors are conveyed the decision of acceptance of article. If author/s refuses to make corrections as suggested by reviewers, manuscript is rejected for publication.

Plagiarism checking policy- The journal has zero tolerance policy for plagiarism. We regularly use software Dupli checker for detection of plagiarism.

Licensing Policy Articles in Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development journal are Open Access articles which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work and source is properly cited.

5. Copyright Policy Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:- -Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication.
-Authors continue to retain publishing rights to the article without restrictions.

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