International Journal of Health Geographics operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
For a manuscript to be published, it has to be relevant to the journal's scope, scientifically sound, coherent, and not substantially duplicating other published work. All manuscripts submitted must also show some form of internationally-significant novelty beyond study locale.
Edited by Maged N Kamel Boulos, International Journal of Health Geographics is supported by an expert Editorial Board.
2017 Journal Metrics
57 days from submission to first decision
126 days from submission to acceptance
13 days from acceptance to publication
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)