The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) is calling for papers to be considered for publication in the IJIH Volume 10 Issue 1.
The IJIH, formerly entitled Journal of Aboriginal Health, now re-launched by its new publisher the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) at the University of Victoria is online: http://www.uvic.ca/ijih.
To commemorate the mandate of the Journals’ inaugural publisher, the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)1 which was to produce and share high-quality information on First Nations, Métis and Inuit health, this will be an open call for papers within the renewed mandate of IJIH.
Published bi-annually by the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat in Canada, the International Journal of Indigenous Health was established to advance knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. The journal seeks to bring knowledge from diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies and epistemology.
This peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal shares innovative health research across disciplines, Indigenous communities, and countries. Integral to the journal’s mandate is the foundational body of knowledge formed by the Journal of Aboriginal Health established by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (2004) and transferred to the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (2012).
Invitation for Submissions
Submissions are invited from authors conducting research and/or based in diverse Indigenous settings, from across disciplines, about research, policy and/or practices that have contributed to understanding of Indigenous health. Submissions that contribute to the Journal’s mandate by highlighting health outcomes as a result of respectful and ethical research collaboration with Indigenous communities are encouraged. Similarly, articles that discuss the role of research in impacting Indigenous health status and that identify projects and/or interventions that have utilized Indigenous knowledge as a foundation for sustainable action on critical health issues are especially encouraged.
The International Journal of Indigenous Health welcomes the following types of submissions:
Research Articles - standard journal article format on research arising from diverse university, community or practice-based settings (maximum 5,000 words excluding references and charts).
Research Trainee Articles - standard journal article format arising from research conducted as part of an Undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, clinical, and/or research training program (maximum 3,500 words excluding references and charts).
Community-based Articles - standard journal article format on a promising practice(s) that arise from a community-based project or program. For instance, an intervention, program or activity that has an impact on health status as demonstrated through research, evaluation or other systematic review (maximum 3,500 words excluding references and charts).
Complete manuscripts that meet the submission guidelines, are in their final version, are ready for peer review, and are intended to be considered for inclusion in Volume 10(1) are due by December 15, 2013.
Submissions are accepted at any time however if they are received after this date they will be considered for a subsequent publication. Please refer to the Journal’s submission guidelines prior to preparing the manuscript for submission.
For more information, please visit the Journal’s website or contact:
International Journal of Indigenous Health
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 2Y2
1 NAHO was a national not-for-profit organization created in 2000, dedicated to the improvement of health through increased access to high-quality knowledge, for the well-being of Aboriginal individuals, families and communities. NAHO was unique and first of its kind as the only national Aboriginal-controlled organization in Canada comprised of three population-specific Centres for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. NAHO closed its doors in 2012 but their resources and information about the organization will remain online until 2017.
Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat
Centre for Aboriginal Health
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada