CFS: Int’l J Maternal & Child Health and AIDS

Call for Papers International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS

The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) invites contributions from public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and experts in maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS around the world for its inaugural issue scheduled to publish in June 2012. IJMA is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, clinical studies, evaluation studies, and policy analyses in all areas of maternal, neonatal, infant, child health, (MCH) and HIV/AIDS in developing countries. IJMA focuses on the social determinants of health and disease as well as on the disparities in the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases affecting infants, children, women, adults, and families in developing countries.Based in Washington, DC, USA, IJMA provides a platform through which researchers, as well as program and policy makers, can learn about the various factors that contribute to the health and well-being of mothers, infants, children, and adults and how the HIV/AIDS is decimating the gains in those sectors. The journal focuses on empirical findings from low and middle-income countries exploring trends and patterns at international, national, and local levels.

Research articles and rigorous meta-analyses are welcome. Ideas for review articles on MCH and HIV/AIDS in developing countries will be considered.IJMA covers, but is not limited, to the following broad topic areas:

Life expectancy, cause-specific mortality, and human development, Maternal, neonatal, infant, child, and youth mortality and morbidity, Determinants and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity, Quality of life and mental health disparities affecting MCH and HIV/AIDS populations, Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of MCH and HIV/AIDS and well-being, Disparities in health and well-being based on gender, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, Disparities in health based on social class, education, income, disability status, etc, Region and/or country specific studies, Program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, Cross-national research on MCH and HIV/AIDS issues across the world, Issues of resilience among populations impacted by HIV/AIDS, Applications of surveillance, trend, and multilevel methods in MCH and AIDS Use of novel approaches in both quantitative and qualitative research studies, Book reviews on MCH and HIV/AIDS issues and social determinants of health.

Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis however, the deadline for the inaugural issue (June 2012) is March 31, 2012. Manuscripts that do not meet the immediate deadline of a particular issue are automatically considered for the next issue. Prospective authors should carefully review the Author Instructions located on the journal’s website at http://www.mchandaids.org. For questions, email: editorinchief@mchandaids.org

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