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When accountability meets power: realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights

New Content ItemSen and colleagues examine accountability strategies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (performance, legal and social) through the lens of power, so that we might better understand and assess their working. They propose a framework, consisting of four sets of questions, which aims to guide power-focused evaluations of an accountability strategy.

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Call for Papers: Interventions and policy approaches to promote equity in breastfeeding

© Tetiana Mandziuk / Getty Images / iStockProviding accessible, high-quality and equitable support for all women who want to breastfeed is a sound social investment. Fair access to programs, policies and infrastructure that promotes, protects and support breastfeeding should be seen as a social justice issue. Hence any social, economic, legal, political or biomedical factor preventing women to implement their right to breastfed should be framed as a health inequity and a social injustice.

Abstracts due by June 30th

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Aims and scope

At a time when health inequalities across the world are widespread and often increasing, International Journal for Equity in Health provides a highly visible forum where strong evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health can be found. Served by a globally recognized editorial board, the journal publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations and shapes evidence-based decisions by health policy-makers. 

International Journal for Equity in Health focuses on disseminating influential research which examines the political, policy-related, economic, social, and health systems- and services-related influences, particularly with regard to identifying and understanding the systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.

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Efrat Shadmi, University of Haifa, Israel
Leiyu Shi, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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Ana Lorena Ruano, Bergen University, Norway

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71 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
37 days to first decision for all manuscripts
141 days from submission to acceptance
26 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
2.595 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.020 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.600 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.393 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

2,460 Altmetric mentions

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