Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal is an excellent resource for current and latest developments in the field of Public Health Informatics (PHI). While public health is an information-intensive discipline it lags behind such fields as banking, manufacturing, transportation, and medicine, in the use of information and communication technologies in the delivery of services and resource management. There is currently no journal dedicated to the dissemination of information about best PHI practices among public health practitioners, researchers, and educators. The journal will attempt to satisfy the growing need of a PHI knowledge translation portal and knowledge resource in both developed and developing countries. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and technology reviews, the journal will also publish selected students' capstone projects, working papers by researchers, interviews and commentaries.

 

Section Policies

Original Articles

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Review Articles

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Book Review

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Technology Review

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Interviews and Commentaries

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Capstones and Working Papers

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Editorial

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Bibiliography

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Workshops and Conference Proceedings

Editors
  • John Canar
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Oral Presentations: Border Health/ Multi-jurisdictional Health

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Analytical Methods - Bayesian

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Cluster Detection

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Data Quality and Underlying Patterns in Data Streams

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Disease Surveillance Methods

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Electronic Health Records

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Influenza Surveillance Methods - Evaluation and Practice

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Influenza Surveillance Methods - Research

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Information Sharing & Partnerships

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Meaningful Use

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Novel Uses of Syndromic Data

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Social and News Media

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Surveillance during Mass Gatherings and Outbreaks

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Syndrome Development & Validation & Natural Language Processing

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: System Descriptions & Evaluations

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Oral Presentations: System Resources and Assessment

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Temporal or Spatio-temporal

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Oral Presentations: Weather, Environmental, and Vector-borne

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Panel Presentations

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Poster Presentations

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Roundtables

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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System Showcase Demonstrations

Editors
  • Edward Mensah
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Community Engagement

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Data Sharing and Collaboration Strategies Across Jurisdictions

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Surveillance Policy

(e.g., meaningful use impact, system maintenance and governance, workforce training)

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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System Evaluation and Best Practices

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Communicable Disease Surveillance Use Cases for Human, Animal, and Zoonotic Diseases

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Non-Infectious Disease Surveillance Use Cases

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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One Health

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Population Health Analysis of Patient-Centered, Health System Outcomes

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Surveillance in Low Resource Income Countries

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Methods and Science in Surveillance

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Informatics

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Policy

Editors
  • Aneesh Naavaal
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Peer Review Process

Unbiased, independent, critical assessment is an intrinsic part of all scholarly work, including scientific investigation. Peer reviewers are experts in their field who are not part of the editorial staff and thus are an important extension of the scientific process. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. Peer reviewers are asked to submit their review within four (4) weeks. Fast-tracking will be considered for some papers at the authors request. The peer review process is double-blinded.

 

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.  Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.

 

Archiving

This journal is archived in PubMedCentral.   In addition, 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...

 

Publication Frequency

OJPHI releases accepted papers online immediately after completion of peer-review and editorial processes. The journal will be published three times a year in April, August, and December.