Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal publishes submissions on health informatics that relate to developing countries. The submissions have to be original articles. The objective of this journal is to share and promote academic knowledge in the field. One of its aims is also to encourage writers from developing countries to contribute their writings.


Section Policies


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Research Articles

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Technical Articles

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Peer Review Process

This is a peer-reviewed journal so all submissions to the journal will undergo a process of review. However a decision is made on the article within four to six weeks and as soon as a submission has been accepted, it is published online in the current section. So there is no delay of waiting until the publishing date.

Review process:
1. Upon submission to JHIDC, one of its main editors* will examine the submission to decide if it will be considered for publication by checking whether it is in line with the vision/aims/scope of the journal and to assess whether it is ready to be sent for a formal review. [Usually within 1 week.]
2. When ready to be sent for formal review, the submission will be sent to two reviewers.
3. The review process is blinded and the review will be based on the criteria listed below. [Results expected within 5 weeks of submission.]
4. Review results are to either accept the article as it is, accept it with changes, or to not accept it.

*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 $400 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