Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Social Determinants of Health is a scientific peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal with the mission to disseminate information, viewpoints, and questions about social determinants of health (SDH) research and education. The journal scheduled to appear quarterly and serve as a means for scientific information exchange in the international SDH forum. The extended scope of the journal is intended to include not only social determinants of health, but also other affiliated fields and disciplines that contribute to the current knowledge and science of community medicine, social medicine, public health, health economics, health education, health policy, and epidemiology.

 

Section Policies

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Systematic Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Community Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Policy Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Peer Review

1- For paper submission, authors should refer to the journal website (http://www.journals.sbmu.ac.ir/sdh) and register themselves as an author using the "Register" link. After receiving their username and password via e-mail, the authors could use the "Submit paper" link, log in, and submit their manuscript.

2- If the received manuscript is not written according to the journal format (considering the format in sectioning, the number of words in abstract, references, etc.…) and/or the English language does not meet the required quality, the manuscript will be sent back to the corresponding author for revision and re-submission.

3- Manuscripts having the above-mentioned criteria are referred to the related section editor. If the paper fits to the specified fields of the journal and has innovation, then it will be sent to three or more national and international expert referees in that specific field, at least two of which are out of the editorial board members (preferably one from the scientifically advanced countries). The corresponding author could also suggest potential reviewers to the journal at the time of submission. However, the editorial board reserves the right to select or refuse to use the suggested potential reviewers.

4- If the nature of the work and the results necessitates deep statistical analysis, by suggestion of the Editor-in-Chief and/or referees, the manuscript is reviewed by a statistics expert as well.

5- Each reviewer suggests alteration/corrections or additional work to be done, asks questions to be answered by the author, and makes an overall opinion about the manuscript as being: acceptable as it is, acceptable after minor/major revision, or not acceptable. The reviewers’ comments are then sent to the corresponding author.

6- After receiving the modified version of the manuscript and/or author’s answers to the reviewers’ questions, it will be sent to a final reviewer. If the modifications and/or answers are not adequate, it will be sent back to the corresponding author with a specified deadline to send the final corrected version.

7- The final corrected version of the manuscript is sent back to the same final reviewer. Then, the comments and the overall opinion of the final reviewer are discussed in the journal’s editorial board, and the final decision (the acceptance letter or a letter informing the author of not accepting the manuscript) will be sent to the corresponding author.

 

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.

 

Indexing & Abstracting

"Social Determinants of Health" has the scientific-research rank of Iraninan Ministry of Health and Medical Education and now indexed/available in: 

IMEMR

Open Science Directory (EBSCO),

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ),

ISC

Google Scholar,

Publons,

Citefactor, 

Directory of Open Access Scholary Resourses (ROAD),

ResearchBib,

Scientific World Index (SCIWIN),

Science Library Index

Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI),

Iran Medex and

Magiran:

requests for indexing in Pubmed Central and ESCI has been sent.

 

Chairman

Ahmad-Reza Farsar, MD, Associate professorof Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Mofid Teaching Hhospital, Shahid Beheshti Univeersity of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

 

Editor in chief

Mohammad-Reza Sohrabi MD, MPH  M.Sc, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran.