The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) is a U.S-based multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, global health, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, methodology articles, case reports, and commentaries in all areas of maternal and child health (MCH) and HIV/AIDS in low and middle-income countries, and around the world.
IJMA focuses on the social determinants of health and disease and disparities in communicable, non-communicable, and neglected tropical diseases burden affecting infants, children, women, adults, and families across the life span.
In addition to papers on broader MCH and HIV/AIDS issues, IJMA provides a forum for the publication of papers that highlight the intersection between MCH and HIV/AIDS around the world, especially in developing countries. Diseases or health care issues impacting populations in the developing world (the global South), are currently under-documented and underreported in existing western-based, peer-reviewed journals. IJMA, therefore, prioritizes the publication of papers that document and disseminate developing country research, particulary if those papers are products of collaboration between researchers in developed and developing countries.
In recognition of the widening socioeconomic and health inequalities in populations in developed countries, IJMA will publish papers from global health researchers, practitioners, and other professionals working with health disparity populations and issues worldwide. 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.
Scope and Areas of Coverage
IJMA's scope includes, but is not limited to, the following global MCH and HIV/AIDS issues:
- Maternal and child health (MCH) epidemiology, care, and practice,
- HIV/AIDS epidemiology, research, care and practice,
- Clinical trials and protocols in MCH and HIV/AIDS,
- Health care including nursing of MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
- Life expectancy, cause-specific mortality, and human development,
- Maternal, infant, child, and youth morbidity and mortality,
- Childhood and adolescent obesity and sedentary behaviors,
- Smoking, alcohol, substance-use, violence and injury prevention,
- Mental health in MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
- Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of MCH and HIV/AIDS,
- Health and well-being based on gender, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, social class, education, income, disability status, etc.,
- Region and/or country specific studies using different methodologies,
- Family health and wellness along the lifespan,
- Human sexuality and human development,
- Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs),
- Technological innovations in MCH and HIV/AIDS,
- Cross-national research on MCH and HIV/AIDS,
- Resilience among MCH populations and those impacted by HIV/AIDS,
- Linkages between research results and national public policy,
- Applications of surveillance, trend, and multilevel methods, and use of novel approaches in both quantitative and qualitative research studies.
Effective October 30, 2016, our Article Processing Charges (APC) increased from $105 to $500 for authors in developed countries; and from $65 to $300 for authors in developing countries.
Vol 6, No 1
Table of Contents
How Much are Ecuadorians Willing to Pay to Reduce Maternal Mortality? Results from a Pilot Study on Contingent Valuation
Maria Isabel Roldos, MPA, MA, DrPH, Phaedra Corso, PhD, Justin Ingels, PhD
Do Recommendations by Healthcare Providers, Family-members, Friends, and Individual Self-Efficacy Increase Uptake of Hepatitis B Screening? Results of a Population-Based Study of Asian Americans
Xiaoxiao Lu, MD, MPH, Hee-Soon Juon, PhD, Sunmin Lee, ScD
Evaluation of Cortez Onestep Chlamydia RapicardTM Insta Test for the Detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis in Pregnant Women at Mbare Polyclinic in Harare, Zimbabwe
Stephen Stephen, MSc, Chiwoneso Gwyneth Elizabeth Muchaneta-Kubara, PhD, Marshall Wesley Munjoma, PhD, Gibson Mandozana, PhD