Call for Papers

 

The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH)

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, IJIH is currently accepting papers  on a rolling basis within the renewed mandate of IJIH.  **Please note that the Call for Papers for Volume 10(1) is now closed. Submissions received as of January 2014 and later, will be reviewed for consideration for Volume 10(2) anticipated to be published in late 2014. A Call for Papers for Volume 10(2) will be posted to this website in late Spring 2014.

IJIH Mandate

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. 

Accepted Submission Types

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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(2) will be accepted on a rolling basis and in the next Call for Papers in 2014.

Please refer to the Journal’s submission guidelines prior to preparing the manuscript for submission. 

More Information

Visit the Journal’s website or contact the Managing Editor at ijih@uvic.ca.

Mailing Address

International Journal of Indigenous Health
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 2Y2

 

http://www.uvic.ca/ijih

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