Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Population, Health and Development addresses population, health and development issues in the global environment. The journal's coverage of this field is comprehensive including qualitative and quantitative studies, analytical articles, literature review, and traditional and contemporary studies. 

The subject of the paper is characterized by a global and multidisciplinary focus in population and health concerns, that range from issue in population and development, to global health issues. 


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Once you've submitted your paper to a journal, it'll then be sent out for assessment by independent experts in the field in order to evaluate manuscript's quality and suitability for publication. 

All papers will be subject to anonymous single-blind peer-review and will be evaluated according to the Journal's Focus and Scope.

Editorial teams work very hard to progress papers through peer review as quickly as possible. However, it’s important to be aware that this part of the process can take some time. The review process will take approximately 4 weeks for the editor to make final publication decision. 

Editors have various options when it comes to making a decision on an article. The following are the most common decisions made:

  • Accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the article in its original form.
  • Accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the article once the author has made some small corrections.
  • Accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance): the journal will publish the article if the authors make changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors.
  • Revise and resubmit (conditional rejection): the journal will reconsider the article in another round of decision making once the authors have made major changes.
  • Reject the paper (outright rejection): the journal won’t publish the article or reconsider it.

If you need an update on the status of your paper, please get in touch with the editor.


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.



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