Licensing

ISSN: 2372-5060 (Print Version)

ISSN: 2372-5079 (Electronic Version)

Frequency: Many issues per year

Nature: Print and Online

Submission E-mail: via online submission platform

Language of Publication: English

Scope

Health Sciences Investigations Journal (HSIJ) is a peer reviewed, Open Access platform for communication of research results and policy issues in the health sciences and related disciplines. It publishes manuscripts from basic and clinical health sciences including medicine, biomedicine, nursing, physical therapy, medical laboratory science, environmental health, and medical imaging and radiologic technologies. Articles from all disciplines of allied health are considered for publication. The Journal is dedicated to serving scientists wishing to contribute to global health. The HSIJ publishes in English as Regular articles, systematic/regular review papers, case reports, brief communications and letters to the editor. The journal also publishes interviews on global opinion leaders and policy makers on health matters of global relevance.

We welcome original contributions that have not been published and are not under consideration publication elsewhere. Papers accepted for publication are double-blind refereed to ensure academic integrity. 

Submissions

They are no associated publication charges. We invite you to submit manuscripts via the online submission platform (please refer to guideline for authors) at hsijournal.org.gh. The HIS Journal also welcome comments in response to research papers published, or news items and interviews featured. Such comments may be posted on our website social media posts. A selection of these comments will be published in a comments section of the following issue. We look forward to hearing from you.

Online first publications: We provide online first publications (E-Publication FirstTM). All accepted papers are published online immediately after completion of the necessary publishing steps. The HSI Journal hosts online PDF and HTML version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted so that readers can freely access or cite the article. All published articles are subsequently compiled in final printed editions that are produced in Volumes and Issues in the course of the reference year. 

Digital Object Identifier (DOI®number): Each paper published in the Health Sciences Journal is assigned a DOI®number, which appears alongside the citation reference for that article. The DOI is is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.

Subscriptions: Subscriptions for HIS Journal printed content may be requested by volume or issues and includes postage charges (air speeded outside Ghana). Subscriptions must be prepaid at the rate appropriate to the location of the subscriber. Announcement of any change in rates for subscription will be made at least four weeks in advance of the issue date of the first issue to which such rates will be applicable. Please refer to Contacts for detail addressing to HSJ and request for printed HSJ editions. Institutional print rate is USD 1000.00 per copy (Rate excludes freight for international subscribers). Orders must be may be directed to the Editor-in-Chief, HSI Journal Office at infor. Telephone, +233-302-0543065223//0548394763//0244156175//0244110902.

 

Standards

The Journal adheres to publication standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE; www.icmje.org), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org/), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME; www.wame.org).

Publisher’s Office

All content are published by University of Ghana Press on behalf of the College of Health Sciences, for Health Sciences Journal. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: hsij.org.gh. The Publisher’s Admistrative Office maintains all subscription records of HSI Journal.   The HSI Jounral Publisher Administrative Office building is located at the University of Ghana College of Health Sciences, 2nd Floor, Office 23, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Telephone, +233-302-687975.

Copyright

The copyright to article is transferred to the College of Health Science, University of Ghana. Effective if and when the article is accepted for publication, authors shall be requested by the Editor-in Chief to sign a copyright transfer. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature. All rights reserved. No part of publications in HSJ may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the copyright holder.

Permissions

Any reproduction from this journal, apart from for the purpose of reviewing, private research, or ‘’fair dealing’’ must have the permission of the copyright holder. Request for copyright permissions must be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief via hsj@gh.org. In all cases, acknowledgement of the journal must be made.

Publication Ethics

It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that they comply with HSI Journal copyright policies, including plagiarism which protect the rights of authors, editors, reviewers and publishers alike to uphold the reputation of publications.

Advertising

Proposals or requests should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief via hsj@org.gh.

Photocopying

Permission is granted by the copyright holders for libraries to make copies of articles for research purposes.

Disclaimer

Opinions and statements expressed in publications pertains to that of authors alone, and not of the editors, reviewers or HSJ.