Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (JHPN), a peer-reviewed publication of icddr,b, is published 4 times a year.

icddr,b became the focal point of world's medical communities for developing oral rehydration therapy (ORT) which saves millions of lives each year. The Centre is an independent, international, non-profit organization for research, education, training, clinical services, and information dissemination. Located in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, it is the only truly international health research institution based in a developing country. The Centre?s research activities now encompass a wide range of protocols with emphasis on child health, reproductive health, nutrition, infectious diseases and vaccine sciences, health and family-planning systems, population sciences, poverty and health, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, and social and beahvioural sciences.

As one of the scientific publications of the Centre, the quarterly Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (incorporating the Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research) publishes articles of authors from any part of the globe, but has a special interest in publishing original research of relevance to developing countries. It publishes original research articles, review articles, short communications, and letters on new findings.

The JHPN is published in English 4 times (March, June, September, December) a year. No separate supplements are published. It is indexed/abstracted by the major international indexing systems, including the PubMed/MEDLINE, Index Medicus, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Google Scholar, Research Alert, SCI Expanded, SCI JCR, POPLINE, Elsevier, Bibliograhic databases (Scopus, Embase, EMBiology and Emcare), Bioline International, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CAB Health, and many others.

The Journal is available through in our publication section of this site.

Mission
The mission of the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition is to provide a forum for rapidly publishing new findings on issues pertinent to maternal, child and family health and related issues of population and nutrition. Issues of fertility, child spacing, maternal and child nutrition, and specific common illnesses are integrally related to overall health status, and papers that deal with these interactions are especially welcome.

Editorial policies
The JHPN has adopted the following editorial policies:

  • Speedy publication: The Journal puts emphasis on speedy publication. Most articles are published within four months of acceptance.
  • Developing-country relevance: While an absolute rule against articles primarily dealing with industrialized countries is not precluded, preference is given to those articles dealing with issues of developing countries, e.g. Family health, not "child health." In an attempt to improve health of children, many programmes dealt primarily with issues of child survival. The Journal does not have this bias, but deals with all age-groups and all stages of life.
  • Editorial assistance: Papers that are well written and presented in the style of journal eligible for a fast track review. The manuscripts that are poorly written are returned without further examination. However, technical editing for grammatical haws and inconsistency in style elements is done on the accepted papers. We strongly encourage authors to obtain help with English writing if it is not their first language and to pay careful attention to the "Information for Contributors" which is found at the end of each issue and at the journal website.
  • Science, not "lessons learned": Public-health professionals sometimes report lessons they have learned from their experience. Often these are important lessons, and these may be reported in working papers and monographs. While these may be valuable, they may also be biased, and the data may not be sufficiently robust to insure reliability. The Journal prefers to select articles that were well-designed and substantiated by adequate data.
  • Cross-cutting. While the section headings (Emerging Infections, Health Systems, Immunization, Nutrition, Population, Reproductive and Neonatal Health, Water and Sanitation, and Gender Health and Human Rights) suggest narrowly-focused articles, the Journal favours manuscripts that show relationships between the different sections and those relating to broad aspects of health.

Sections
To facilitate the rapid publication of high-quality articles, the Journal has several section editors who review manuscripts in their area of expertise. These sections include the following: Emerging Diseases, Health Systems, Immunization, Nutrition, Population, Reproductive and Neonatal Health, Water and Sanitation, Gender Health and Human Rights, Social Determinants of Health, and Chronic Diseases. For further information/queries, please contact:

Sirajul Islam Molla
Managing Editor
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000
Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212 
Bangladesh
E-mail: jhpn@icddrb.org or sim@icddrb.org
Telephone: 880-2- 8822467 
PABX: 880-2-8860523-32

 

 

Section Policies

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Open Access Policy

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Invitation for Submission of Manuscripts

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to inform you that the icddr,b has been publishing a peer-reviewed bimonthly journal titled "Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition" (JHPN) beginning the June 2000 issue. JHPN incorporates the Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research (JDDR).

The mission of this trimonthly (4 issues per year) journal is to provide a forum for publishing new findings on issues pertinent to maternal, child and family health and related issues of population and nutrition. Issues of fertility, child spacing, maternal and child nutrition, and specific common illnesses are integrally related to overall health status, and papers which deal with these interactions are especially welcome. The Journal has also a special interest in publishing original research of relevance to developing countries.

To facilitate the rapid publication of high-quality articles, the Journal has several section editors who review manuscripts in their area of expertise. These sections include the following: Emerging infections, Health Systems, Immunization, Nutrition, Population, Reproductive and Neonatal Health, Water and Sanitation, Gender Health and Human Rights, and Social Determinants of Health.

The Journal has adopted the following editorial policies:

  • The Journal has emphasis on speedy publication. Most articles are published within four months of acceptance.
  • While an absolute rule against articles primarily dealing with industrialized countries is not precluded, preference is given to those articles dealing with issues of developing countries.
  • Papers that are well-written and presented in the style of journal are eligible for a fast track review. We strongly encourage authors to obtain help with English writing if it is not their first language, and to pay careful attention to the "Information for Contributors" which is found at the end of each issue and at the journal website.
  • Public-health professionals sometimes report lessons they have learned from their experience. Often these are important lessons and may be reported in working papers and monographs. While these may be valuable, they may also be biased, and the data may not be sufficiently robust to insure reliability. The Journal, therefore, prefers to consider those articles that describe well-designed studies and are substantiated by adequate data.
  • While the section headings (Emerging infections, Health Systems, Immunization, Nutrition, Population, Reproductive and Neonatal Health, Water and Sanitation, Gender Health and Human Rights, and Social Determinants of Health) suggest narrowly focused articles, the Journal favours manuscripts that show relationships between the different sections and those relating to broad aspects of health.

Original research articles, review articles, short reports, and letters dealing with the above subjects are considered for publication in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. The Journal also publishes case studies. In principle, an original research article should not exceed (6,500 words, including all illustrations and references. Review articles should not generally exceed 8,500 words), including illustrations and references. Short reports also should not exceed 2,500 words, including all references and illustrations. Letters should be brief and to the point.

I am inviting you to submit papers for publication in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. Manuscripts, alongwith a cover letter, should be sent to the Editorial office in Dhaka in electronic format to: jhpn@icddrb.org. An acknowledgement will be returned indicating that it has been received. A print copy of the manuscript sent by mail should be forwarded to: Managing Editor, Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, GPO Box 128 (Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

I am also requesting you to encourage your colleagues and friends to submit their papers for publication in the JHPN. Please share this letter with them.

While preparing manuscripts, please follow the Vancouver Style (Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals prepared by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, which is available at http://www.icmje.org. The JHPN's "Information for Contributors" can also be read and/or downloaded from the website (http://www.icddrb.org/jhpn).

The Journal is available through the Internet (http://www.icddrb.org/jhpn) to increase the access of readers to the papers published in it. It is indexed by the major international indexing systems, including the Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Research Alert, SCI Expanded, SCI JCR, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, POPLINE, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases (Scopus, Embase, EMBiology and EmCare), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Bioline International, CAB Health, etc.

I hope you will consider the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition when submitting your manuscripts for publication.

Thank you. Warm regards.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. John D. Clemens
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
and Executive Director
icddr,b
GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000
(4, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212 )
Bangladesh
Telephone: +(8802) 886 0523 [10 lines PABX]
Fax: +(8802) 8819133, 882 3116, 882 6050
E-mail: jhpn@icddrb.org  or jclemens@icddrb.org  
URL:   http://www.icddrb.org

 

International Editorial Advisory Board

Saifuddin Ahmed, USA

H.H. Akhter, Bangladesh

H. Alamgir, Canada

M.J. Albert
, Australia

T. Azim, Bangladesh

K.M.S. Aziz, Bangladesh

M. Badrud Duza, Bangladesh

R. Bairagi, Bangladesh

A.H. Baqui, Bangladesh

Barkat-e-Khuda, Bangladesh

Stan Becker, USA

S.K. Bhattacharya, India

Z.A. Bhutta, Pakistan

R.E. Black, USA

R. Brugha

J.C. Caldwell, Australia

A.M.R. Chowdhury, Bangladesh

J. Cleland, UK

J.D. Clemens, USA

A. Collins

Rita R. Colwell, USA

V. Curtis 

R.E. Eeckels, Belgium

R.I. Glass, USA

W.B. Greenough III, USA

K. Gyr, Switzerland

D. Habte, Ethiopia

A. Hall, UK

J.R. Hamilton, Canada

F.J. Henry, Guyana

J.R. Holmgren, Sweden

M.S. Islam, Bangladesh

M.E. Jacobs, South Africa

A.K. Azad Khan, Bangladesh

Atiqur Khan, Bangladesh

J.Z.J. Killewo, Tanzania

C.F. Lanata, Peru

P. McDonald, Australia

D. Mahalanabis, India

A. Mercer, UK 

W.H. Mosley, USA

K. Mulholland, Australia

G.B. Nair, India

T. Pang, Malaysia

H.B. Perry, USA

L.A. Persson, Sweden

N.F. Pierce, USA

G.H. Rabbani, Bangladesh

Mahfuzar Rahman, Bangladesh

D.A. Sack, USA

R.B. Sack, USA

P.J. Sansonetti, France

J. Simon, USA

A.H. Smith, USA

P.K. Streatfield, Australia

M.J. Struelens, Belgium

A.-M. Svennerholm, Sweden

Y. Takeda, Japan 

A.M. Tomkins, UK

W. van Lerberghe, Belgium

J.P. Vaughan, UK

L. von Seidlein, Korea

S.P. Voravuthikunchai, Thailand

Y. Wagatsuma, Japan

 

 

 

 

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