About the Journal
The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) is a United States-based 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 that are experiencing health disparities (i.e. inequalities) 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.
IJMA focuses on the intersection between MCH and HIV/AIDS around the world but more especially in the low and middle-income countries (LMICs), as classified by the World Bank. Diseases or healthcare policy issues impacting populations in LMICs, also known as developing countries or the global South, are currently under-documented and underreported in existing western-based, peer-reviewed journals. IJMA therefore places a huge emphasis on the documentation and dissemination of work and new findings especially when those papers are the products of collaboration between researchers in the global North and South.
Worldwide Geographic and Subject-matter Leadership
IJMA’s editorial team comprises of 52 multi-disciplinary, global health experts, representing 21 countries from all regions of the World Health Organization reflecting a wide spectrum of the developed and developing countries. This means that each manuscript submitted to IJMA receives rigorous and fairest opportunity from experts who possess both subject-matter and geographic expertise in the subject area of the submission. Each of our reviewers understand not only the subject but the area where the work was conducted thus bringing perspective to the rigorous review process and support to authors.
IJMA’s primary focus is on the broader life-span trajectory of MCH and HIV/AIDS issues in developing countries. The journal’s Editors also 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.
Free Manuscript Submission
Manuscript submission to IJMA is free to all established and emerging scientists, researchers, and program officials from all parts of the world.
Scope and Areas of Coverage
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,
- 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.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, MPH, RN
EDITOR: Gopal K. Singh, PhD, MS, MSc
PUBLISHER: The Center for Global Health and Health Policy, 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