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Aims and scope

Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition brings together research on all aspects of issues related to population, nutrition, and health. The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including global health, maternal and child health, nutrition, common illnesses, and determinants of population health.

The journal considers all aspects of global health, and includes but is not limited to, the following sections:

  • Health economics
  • Health systems
  • Infectious diseases
  • Maternal, newborn, and child health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Reproductive health and family planning
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We are recruiting Section Editors

New Content ItemJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition is recruiting Section Editors. As the growth of the journal continues, we are looking to expand our editorial team. If you are a global health researcher with a focus on low- and middle- income countries, we would like to hear from you.

Please follow the link below to find out more about the role and apply.

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Featured Article Collections

Article collection: Micronutrients in child health, their dietary adequacy in developing countries

Edited by:
Dr. Santhia Ireen, Ph.D., BRAC University, Bangladesh

Submission Status: Open until 31 December 2024

Article collection: Non-Communicable Diseases, Challenges and Solution

Mahfuzar Rahman: Pure Earth, Bangladesh
Amin Nakhostin-Ansari: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Orsolya Varga: University of Debrecen, Hungary
Mojtaba Keikha: Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major obstacle globally to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We welcome any work within the overall theme, including systematic or narrative reviews, original research, and unique clinical cases.

Submission Status: Open until 31 May 2024

Cross-Journal Collection: Elimination of infectious diseases of poverty as a key contribution to achieving the SDGs

New Content Item (1) © United Nations, Sustainable Development GoalsJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition is taking part in a new cross-journal collection that aims to demonstrate the validity of communicable disease elimination as a key contributor to achieving Universal Health Coverage and the SDGs.

The following journals are also part of this collection: Conflict and Health, Global Health Research and Policy, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, Malaria Journal, and Parasites & Vectors.

For more information please see here.

Cross-journal collection: World AIDS Day

New Content ItemDecember 1st marks World AIDS Day, a globally recognized occasion dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those we have lost. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition has joined AIDS Research and Therapy, Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Reproductive HealthRetrovirology, Virology Journalin a collection focused on exploring the effects and consequences of long-term HIV infection, advances in treatment, epidemiological studies and global health, and more.

For more information please see here.

Cross-journal collection: Enhancing access to and uptake of contraception in low-and middle-income countries

New Content ItemContraception and Reproductive Medicine, Reproductive Health, and Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition welcome papers focusing on contraception in low and middle-income countries to celebrate World Contraception Day. This cross-journal collection aims to curate multidisciplinary papers focusing on LMICs that explore and promote improving access to contraception, particularly amongst adolescents with a particular focus on health policy and systems that can promote contraception uptake.

This collection is ongoing and new manuscripts will be added upon acceptance. Learn more.



Swapan K. Roy, PhD, Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation, Bangladesh

Orsolya Varga, PhD, University of Debrecen, Hungary

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Archival content

Previous issues of Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition can be found here.

Read our Editor Q&As

Celebrating World Food Day 2023

Prof SK Roy, Editor-in-Chief

Prof Sandra López Arana, Section Editor

Celebrating International Women's Day 2024

Prof Orsolya Varga, Editor-in-Chief

Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Citation Impact
1.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.922 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
0.549 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

2023 Speed
10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
137 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
1,017 Altmetric mentions

More about our metrics

Celebrating International Women's Day 2024

Read our Q&A with Editor-in-Chief Dr Orsolya Varga on women in STEM and how we can inspire a new generation.