Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal Health in the Field is a quarterly scientific research publication, published by School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. This journal publishes original research articles and review papers on all aspects of health science, engineering and management. A broad outline of journals scope includes:                                                                           

• Public Health

• Environmental Health 

• Occupational Health and Hygiene

• Health Services Management

• Health Education and Promotion

• Health Economics

• Food and Safety Hygiene

• Public Health Epidemiology 


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original/Research Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief Report


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Case Report

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Letter to Editor

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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review and editorial approval. Articles will be sent to at least three reviewers.

The JHF uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

 The reviewers are masked as to the identity of the authors and their affiliation. Authors are usually notified within 1 months about the acceptability of their manuscript. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise within the topic area of the submission, and their purpose is to assist the authors and the journal by providing a critical review of the manuscript. On receiving reviewers comments, authors are requested to send the revised article, and a copy of their reply to the reviewers, including the comment and explaining the replies to questions and changes made to the revised version. Communication regarding a specific manuscript will take place between the journal and the designated corresponding author only.


Open Access Policy

The journal of "Health in the Field" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License



Ethical Considerations

"Journal of Health in the Field" follows the guidelines of "Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)".  Ethical considerations must be addressed in the material and methods. Clinical trial must be signed and recorded in Iranian clinical trial Centre (IRCT) and other international clinical trial registered databases approved by WHO. If the work involves the use of human subjects, should be conducted in accordance with the Code Of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki). 

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain or personal rivalry). All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations. If you have no competing interests please state 'I/We have no competing interest'.


"Journal of Health in the Field" is strongly committed to ethical publication practices and to avoiding plagiarism. The authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere. We accept all terms and conditions of COPE about plagiarism. A manuscript is sent for peer review after it is processed through a text-matching software.

Plagiarism Screening: Papers submitted to JHF will be screened for plagiarism using iThenticate plagiarism detection tool