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Editor's Choice: Advancing the concept of global oral health to strengthen actions for planetary health and One Health

Advancing the concept of global oral health can help tackle the triple planetary crises of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. A model for oral and planetary health places more explicit focus on understanding the state of the Earth’s systems, changing environment in relation to planetary health boundaries and their impact on human well-being. This can facilitate a planet-centric critical thinking for equity in global oral health that contributes to UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Featured video: an introduction to the ‘COVID-19 and inequality’ supplement

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Call For Papers: Inequalities in Dementia: Insights from Lower-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries

Call for Papers: IHMENAInternational Journal for Equity in Health is calling for submissions to our Collection Inequalities in Dementia: Insights from Lower-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries.

This Collection focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and care in dementia across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high-income countries and aims to bring together the latest evidence on research in the field, either by focusing on individual countries or cross-country comparisons.

Call For Papers: Health inequalities in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

Call for Papers: IHMENAInternational Journal for Equity in Health is calling for submissions that will shed further light onto some of the inequities in health that exist across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

This collection is looking for theoretical, review, and empirical submissions that critically study health system inequality through an interdisciplinary perspective, or focuses on inequalities from the perspective of epidemiology, health economics, health policy, or that applies social science disciplines and methods.


Blogs from International Journal for Equity in Health

Meet the Editor: Dr Ana Lorena Ruano

New Content ItemThis International Women’s Day, we talked with the new Editor-in-Chief of the 'International Journal for Equity in Health' and discussed her work and visions of the field.
Published Mar 08, 2023

Who we are as 'scholars' matters.

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In my recent IJEH article "Five ways health 'scholars' are complicit in upholding inequities, and how to stop", I argue that who we are and what we do in these spaces matter. As a new IJEH editorial team member, I'm excited to share more about myself & my motivations in this invited blog post!
Published Jun 13, 2023

The importance of measuring experiences of water insecurity

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One of the most pressing consequences of climate change is the water crisis; indeed water is at the center of the climate crisis. Water issues are increasing in magnitude and severity worldwide, and affects health and wellbeing in far-reaching ways. Even though water is a human right addressed in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, “Clean Water and Sanitation for All”, we are still struggling to fully grasp the impact of the water crisis on peoples´ daily lives.
Published Aug 28, 2023

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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Ana Lorena Ruano, PhD, University of Bergen, Norway

Daniel Maceira, PhD, National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pablo Gaitán-Rossi, PhD, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico

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Notes from the Field

The journal encourages the submission of Notes from the Field. These should describe pragmatic or creative solutions to research under difficult conditions or that describe and analyse the work that practitioners carry out and that may not rely as solidly on methodology as a research article. They should contribute to policy debates and describe the lessons and challenges learned during the fieldwork or data collection. The articles must present a clearly articulated problem and aim to share experiences which benefit researchers, practitioners, and/or policymakers. Authors can choose the article type that is most appropriate for their work.

Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Citation Impact
4.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
5.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.572 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
1.313 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

2023 Speed
11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
136 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
2,892 Altmetric mentions  

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