International Journal of Health Research

The International Journal of Health Research is an open access international journal devoted to the promotion of health sciences and related disciplines (including medicine, pharmacy, nursing, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, and related engineering fields). It seeks particularly (but not exclusively) to encourage multidisciplinary research and collaboration among scientists, the industry and the healthcare professionals. It also provides an international forum for the communication and evaluation of data, methods and findings in health sciences and related disciplines.

The journal publishes original research papers, reviews, commentaries and case reports on current topics of special interest and relevance. All manuscripts are subjected to rapid peer review and only those of high quality (not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere) are published without delay.

All author are required to submit and monitor the status of their manuscripts online using our manuscript management software.

Manuscript Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Health Research are initially reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief who determines whether the manuscript meets the requirements of the journal and is worth sending out for thorough review. If so, it is then assigned to three reviewers (using the Journal Manager software), who may include any member of the Editorial Board and/or other experts in relevant fields, as selected by the Editor-in-Chief for review in a double blind process. This peer review process is designed to assure that International Journal of Health Research publishes only original, accurate, and timely articles and essays that contribute to knowledge in the Health discipline.

Reviewers are asked to assess submissions based on depth of original research, accuracy, appropriate documentation, readability, and suitability of content. Questions addressed include:

  • Is the subject within the scope of the journal?
  • Is the rationale for this work well stated?
  • Are the objectives clearly stated?
  • Were sound methods used?
  • Are assumptions described and their reasonableness supported or rejected?
  • Are limitations and uncertainties in the data and analyses given?
  • Were alternative hypotheses and interpretations adequately considered?
  • Are the results presented in an objective, unbiased fashion?
  • Were the objectives of the study met?
  • Are the conclusions supported by the data?
  • Is the organization of the article logic?
  • Is the writing clear, concise and precise?

Reviewers make one of four recommendations: acceptance, provisional acceptance with revision, provisional non-acceptance, or rejection. Reviewers are asked to include comments explaining the recommendation. Approximately 50 percent of submitted manuscripts are accepted for publication.

Authors should expect to know the results of the manuscript peer review within two to four weeks or shorter period from the date of submission. Authors receive the reviewers’ comments and may often be asked to revise their manuscripts in line with the reviewers’ and/or editor’s suggestions. If the revised article is accepted for publication, the editor then determines the journal issue in which it will appear. Accepted articles frequently appears in the next issue of the journal or within three months.



Professor PJC Nwosu, MBBS, FMCS, FWACS, FACS, MNIM, LLB (Nigeria), PhD (USA)
College of Medicine, Madonna University Teaching Hospital, Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria E-mail:

Associate Editors

  • Professor Larry Holmes, Jr. (PhD, DrPH, BCPH, MACE), Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Wilmington, DE, US and Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.
  • Dr Ramesh Putheti (PhD), Research Scientist, Actavis Pharmaceuticals, 10065 Red Run Blvd, Owings Mills Blvd, Maryland, USA 21030.
  • Dr Ganesh V Samant (BSPharm, PhD), Department of Paediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA
  • Dr Latifat Ibisomi, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nageen Hussain, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dr Intan-Hakimah Ismail, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Professor Carnice C Asonye (OD, PhD), Department of Optometry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Dr John Arute (PharmD), Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Madonna University, Elele Campus, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Dr GA Ayoola (PhD), Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dr (Mrs) Echendu D Adinma (MBBS, MPH, FMCPH, FWACP), Department of Community Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Dr Preye O Fiebai (MBBS, FWACP), Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Dr Vicki Drury (BA, Ed; PHIthSc; MS, Clin Nursing; RN, RMHN; PhD), Curtin University, Australia
  • Professor AN Misra, Department of Biosciences & Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, Fakir Mohan University, Vyasa ViharBalsore-756019, India.
  • Dr Sunil A Agnihotri (BPharm, MPharm, PhD), Frontage Laboratories Inc, Exton, PA 19341, USA

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