About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Education and Health (IJEH) is a online publication, encompassing papers resulting from original scientific research on higher education development, health education (medical and in the frontier with other health professions and disciplines), with interdisciplinary approaches on education for fostering the health research scientific field.



Peer Review Process

The International Journal of Education and Health (IJEH) applies double blind reviewing, where both the evaluator and authors remain anonymous throughout the process. Each contribution will be submitted to at least 2 (two) ad hoc reviewers. The outcomes could be: a) approval for publication as presented in the original; b) approval for publication after improvements required by the reviewer have been implemented; c) rejection. The authors will always be informed of the review outcome, and will promptly receive all reviewers' annotations.

If the authors decide to carry out the changes suggested by the reviewers, the amended text will be redirected to the same previous evaluators for a new assessment and/or to the assigned editors responsible for that submission.


Publication Frequency

Until 2021: Yearly (published in October), with articles made available online as soon as they were accepted for publication.

From 2022 on: Submissions accepted for publication by the scientific editors will be made available online as soon as they are copyedited and layout-edited. This process, for each accepted paper, takes up to four weeks. Publication of newly accepted submissions stops in December, when the publishing cycle restarts for the following year's volume.


Open Access Policy

The International Journal of Health Education does not apply article processing charges whatsoever, being a scientific vehicle with the exclusive purpose of fostering the advancement of science.

By submitting an article to this journal, the authors recognize themselves as copyright holders and authorize its free use by readers. The published content herein may be, in addition to being read, downloaded, copied, distributed and printed.

The authors retain copyrights, transferring to the International Journal of Health Education only the right of first publication.

The International Journal of Health Education adopts the Creative Commons Attribution License, by which all are free to copy and redistribute the published content in any medium or format, to remix it, to transform it and to build knowledge from the aforementioned content for any purpose, including commercial purposes. The users of the content are always required to attribute credit to the original authors.

We recommend authors to deposit the final published version of their articles in institutional repositories linking to their article in the International Journal of Health Education.

Articles submitted for assessment and evaluation in preprint repositories may be submitted to the International Journal of Health Education for peer review and they will be considered original nonetheless.


Textual Similarity Screening and Self-Archiving

In order to enforce the best practices in scientific communications and to prevent copyright infringement, submitted manuscripts are screened with the Similarity Check powered by the iThenticate software before publication.

Screened manuscripts displaying high rates of similarity in the wording of the introduction, discussion and results sections with previously published original content in scientific communication venues with ISBN or ISSN without properly referencing them will be rejected.

Deposits in institutional repositories and servers do not constitute plagiarism nor self-plagiarism. Research reports developed in academic institutions such as thesis, dissertations and monographs may and should be published as scientific papers in journals or scientific books after peer review and acceptance.


Research Integrity


Authorship Policy

This journal adopts the ICMJE recommendations for the definition of authorship roles. 

An author of an intellectual production takes public responsibility for its content. An author of a scientific report is someone who participated in the conception and planning of the research project, who created conditions for its development, who agrees with its final wording of the manuscript and who is able to defend its essence before the scientific community.

Authorship is not guaranteed by participation in data collection, research groups and laboratories, loan of materials and equipment, translation nor statistical analyses. The essence of a scientific article lies in the interpretation of the results, in the argumentation and in the conclusions that contribute to the scientific advancement.

Each author must declare their contributions to the research and report, and potential competing interests. 

The use of Large Language Models (LLMs) at any stage of the report writing must be duly justified and explained in the Methods section. LLMs, by conceptual definition, cannot constitute scientific authorship. The journal's editors will evaluate the relevance of using the respective tool.

It is prohibited to add or remove authors after the scientific evaluation of the submission has begun.

Those institutions with which the author maintains employment ties for teaching, research activities and/or clinical practice will be considered affiliations. 

For those authors who do not have an employment relationship with educational and/or research institutions, the current student relationship at the time of submission can be considered affiliation. 

Authors who do not have a student or employment relationship at the time of submission must declare themselves as independent researchers.

Laboratories, research groups and institutions in which the author is a postdoctoral fellow, visiting professor, and/or consultant will not be considered affiliations for the purposes of publication in this journal.

Authorship disputes will be resolved by the journal's editorial committee in accordance with COPE recommendations.

Policy for Submissions by Editorial Board Members: Editorial board members are welcome to submit research reports to be considered for publication after review by unbiased independent peers. However, the journal may limit the number of submissions accepted per editor per year, prioritizing (i) methodologically robust and (ii) socially useful empirical reports and (iii) maintaining low editorial endogeneity.


Versions and Retraction Policy

Suspected scientific misconducts will be assessed by the editorial board. The International Journal of Health Education will follow the COPE procedures to further investigate any misconduct allegations that may arise.

In case of retraction, the journal shall abide by the ICMJE recommendations.

Corrections of accidental errors - statistical, methodological or otherwise - whenever reported by the authors themselves will be published immediately.

In either situation, all versions will be maintained online, properly identified as recommended by the ICMJE and linked in both directions for further assessment by the readers.


Translation Policy

Papers may be submitted in English os Portuguese. In case of acceptance of the submission, the authors are responsible for the translation of the manuscript to English in its final version, including biographies, list of author contributions, paragraph about competing interests, tables, figures, graphs etc.

Authors of papers submitted in English, in case of acceptance, will be encouraged to translate their submissions to Portuguese to broaden the social impact of their papers among lusophone countries.


Archiving Policy

This journal is digitally preserved in the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) for long-term access. You may learn more about the PKP PN here.


Journal History

The International Journal of Health Education (RIES / IJHE - ISSN 2594-7907), published at the BAHIANA Journals webportal, was conceived to give international visibility to relevant regional and national scientific content in education and health in its various interfaces and manifestations.

The journal was envisioned within the scope of the Institutional Program for Professor Development (PROIDD), an initiative by BAHIANA - School of Medicine and Public Health, in Brazil).

The journal manifests one of the missions of BAHIANA: fomenting one of the pillars of professor development, the research in education. Thus, the journal aims to promote the exchange of national and international scientific production and to result in prolific collaborations fostering the development of this important domain of knowledge.

Updated April 17th, 2024