Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries was established to meet the perceived needs of Health Informaticians in developing countries to be able to share their research results in an affordable and easy-to-access online publication. The journal is dedicated to the publication of high quality submissions on health informatics and public health issues. The objective of this open access journal is to share and promote academic knowledge in the field. It is a quarterly international, open access, peer-reviewed, rapid publication journal, with highly competent editorial staff. The journal has an extensive pool of editorial and advisory board members who have been selected to assist with peer review based on the afore-mentioned criteria. The journal is of interest to a broad audience of Health Informaticians, public health and healthcare professionals and publishes original research, reviews, case reports, and short communications. The journal appeals to a global audience and receives submissions from all over the world.


Section Policies


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Research Articles

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Technical Articles

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Peer Review Process

The Editor-in-Chief of the journal based on the potential of the topic and its suitability in the journal, decides whether the manuscript deserves to be sent for reviewing to the related reviewers. The process of acceptance and rejection can be with or without review by the invited reviewers or members of editorial board. The Editor-in-Chief has the discretion to reject the manuscript straight off even before sending it to the reviewers for reviewing.

*Main editors are the Editor-in-Chief and the associate editors.

Review criteria:
1. Originality
2. Scientific approach/methodology
3. Significance of topic
4. Relevance to developing countries

Authors must submit a conflict of interest statement and must submit the statement of informed consent prior to publication.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published biannually (every 6 months). However, journal items that have been accepted will be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the Current section of the journal.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publishing & Access Policy

The two guiding principles of this journal are (1) the philosophy of not-for-profit and (2) the objective of supporting and aiding developing countries in publishing information on health informatics.

As of January, 2014, we have introduced a $600 USD fee only if the paper is accepted for publication. The peer review process is free. We have introduced this amount to offset some of the operating costs to provide a more efficient process. The Journal has hired a part-time administrative assistant and publication manager to work with authors.

ISSN: 1178-4407