About the Journal
The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, global health, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, clinical studies, evaluation studies, policy analyses, and commentaries/opinions in all areas of maternal, infant, child health, (MCH) and HIV/AIDS in low and middle-income countries, and in populations experiencing health disparities around the world. The journal focuses on the social determinants of health and disease as well as on the disparities in the burden of communicable, non-communicable, and neglected tropical diseases affecting infants, children, women, adults, and families across the life span in developing countries and around the world.
One of the central remits of the journal is to focus on the intersection between MCH and HIV/AIDS issues around the world but more especially in the low and middle-income countries (LMICs), as classified by the World Bank. Diseases impacting populations in LMICs, also known as developing countries or the global South, are currently under-documented and underreported in existing peer-reviewed journals. IJMA therefore places a huge emphasis on the documentation and dissemination of work and new findings for neglected tropical diseases, especially when those papers are the products of collaboration between researchers in the global North and South.
IJMA’s primary focus is on the broader life-span trajectory of MCH and HIV/AIDS issues in developing countries. The journal’s Editors recognize that there are widening socioeconomic and health inequalities in populations in developed countries; therefore, IJMA welcomes high-quality papers, opinion articles, and commentaries from scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other professionals working with health disparity populations and issues in the developed countries of the world. This includes cross-national studies that compare health and social inequalities between and within racial or different social and economic groups, as well as within or between developing and developed countries.
The journal covers, but is not limited to, the following global health subject areas:
- Life expectancy, cause-specific mortality, and human development,
- Maternal, infant, child, and youth mortality and morbidity in developing countries,
- Determinants and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity and sedentary behaviors, including smoking, alcohol,
substance use, violence and injury,
- Quality of life and mental health disparities affecting MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
- Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of MCH and HIV/AIDS and well-being
- Disparities in health and well-being based on gender, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, social class, education, income,
disability status, etc.,
- Region and/or country specific studies,
- Family health, including changing dynamics of modern families,
- Human sexuality and human development,
- Neglected tropical diseases,
- Use of science, technology and innovation to address national and global health issues
- Technological innovations to address family health, MCH and HIV/AIDS,
- Cross-national research on MCH and HIV/AIDS issues across the world,
- Issues of resilience among populations impacted by HIV/AIDS,
- Linkages between research results and national public policy formulation process,
- Applications of surveillance, trend, and multilevel methods, and use of novel approaches in both quantitative and qualitative research studies,
- Book reviews on (national or cross-national) MCH and HIV/AIDS issues and social determinants of health.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, MPH, RN
EDITOR: Gopal K. Singh, PhD, MS, MSc
NON-PROFIT PUBLISHER: Global Health and Education Projects, Inc., Washington, DC, USA
FREQUENCY: Continuous –accepted papers are published on a rolling basis
ISSN: 2161-864X (Online)
ISSN: 2161-8674 (Print)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2012