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Aims and scope

A leader among the field, International Journal of Health Geographics is an interdisciplinary, open access journal publishing internationally significant studies of geospatial information systems and science applications in health and healthcare. With an exceptional author satisfaction rate and a quick time to first decision, the journal caters to readers across an array of healthcare disciplines globally. 

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Maged N. Kamel Boulos is a British scientist and Chair of Digital Health at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK. 

He worked before that at Plymouth University, University of Bath and City University London. He has more than 25 years of combined clinical and informatics experience, spanning the clinical, industry and academic/research worlds (1990-2015). 

As well as his medical degree and Master’s in Clinical Dermatology, he holds a Master’s in Medical Informatics from King's College, University of London, and a PhD in Measurement & Information in Medicine (GIS) from City University London. 

Maged teaches and has >130 publications (h-index: 31) on a specialist range of medical/public health informatics and geoinformatics topics. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was co-Chair of WG IV/4 within ISPRS Commission IV, 2008-2012. He is the Founding Editor (2001) and Editor-in-Chief of the MEDLINE-indexed International Journal of Health Geographics. His research has received wide media coverage and is/has been funded by national and international bodies, including World Health Organization EMRO and EURO; European Commission; UK TSB KTP Programme; UK AHRC; and Public Health Agency of Canada (funding one of his former PhD students).


Annual Journal Metrics

57 days from submission to first decision
126 days from submission to acceptance
13 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
2.500 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.386 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.440 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.385 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

525 Mentions

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