Our aim

The HSI Journal is an independent, international journal intended for the publication of original articles from the global scientific community. To reach the global community, especially those in resources-limited regions, HSI Journal provides on-line Open Access publications at no cost to authors and readers.

Our Mission

The HSI journal is a peer-reviewed journal for the communication of research results and policy issues in the health sciences and related disciplines. Our mission is to increase the visibility and impact of health sciences research in Ghana and globally

Licensing

  • ID: Health Sciences Investigations (HSI) Journal
  • Electronic ISSN: 2704-4890 (ONLINE)
  • Print ISSN: 2720-7609 (PRINT)

Office address:

  • University of Ghana College of Health Sciences, Charles Easmon Building, 2nd floor, Room 21
  • P.O Box k52, Korle-Bu,Accra,Ghana.
  • Contact email: hsijournal@ug.edu.gh

Frequency of publication:

The HSI journal provides online first publications (E-Publication FirstTM).

All accepted papers are published online soon after completion of the peer-review and editorial processes. All published articles are subsequently compiled in final printed editions that are produced in two volumes in the course of the reference year.

To Advertise

To advertise or reproduce content in HSI Journal, please send an email hsijournal@ug.edu.gh or call Godfred: +233 0244110902 or Daniel: +233 024953 4022

All content is published by the University of Ghana on behalf of the College of Health Sciences, for the Health Science Investigations Journal.

All rights reserved. The HSI Journal acknowledges support provided by the University of Ghana Office for Research and Development (ORID).

Scope

Health Sciences Investigations (HSI) Journal publishes manuscripts from basic and clinical health sciences including medicine, biomedicine, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, medical laboratory science, environmental health, public health, medical imaging and radiologic technologies and other allied health disciplines. The Journal is dedicated to serving scientists wishing to contribute to knowledge on global health. All HSI Journal publications are in English. The Journal publishes original research articles, systematic reviews, case reports, brief communications and letters to the editor. The journal also publishes interviews with global opinion leaders and policy makers on health matters of global relevance. We welcome original contributions that have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers accepted for publication are double-blind refereed to ensure academic integrity

Submissions

There are no associated publication charges. We invite you to submit manuscripts via the online submission platform (please refer to guidelines for authors) at hsijournal.ug.edu.gh The HSI Journal also welcomes comments in response to research papers published, or news items and interviews related to health sciences. Such comments may be posted on our website social media posts. A selection of these comments will be published in a comments section of the subsequent issue. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

We provide online first publications (E-Publication FirstTM). All accepted papers are published online soon after completion of the necessary publishing processes. The HSI Journal hosts online PDF and HTML version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted so that readers can freely access or cite the article. Digital Object Identifier (DOI® number): Each paper published in HSI Journal is assigned a DOI® number, which appears alongside the citation reference for that article.

The DOI is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web. Subscriptions: Subscriptions for HSI Journal printed content may be requested by volumes or issues and include postage charges (freighted outside Ghana). Subscriptions must be prepaid at the rate appropriate to the location of the subscriber.

Announcement of any change in rates for subscription will be made at least four weeks in advance of the issue date of the first issue to which such rates will be applicable. Please refer to Contacts for detail addressing to HSI Journal and request for printed HSI Journal editions. Orders must be directed to the Editor-in-Chief, HSI Journal Office or call +233-020 813 5979

Standards

The Journal adheres to publication standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE; www.icmje.org), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org/), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME; www.wame.org).

Copyright

The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature. All rights reserved. No part of publications in HSI Journal may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the copyright holder. Authors retain all proprietary rights such as patent rights, in any process, procedure or article of manufacture described in the paper. The HSI Journal is Open Access with no publication charges. The copyright to each article is transferred to the HIS Journal. Authors shall be requested by the Editor-in Chief to sign a copyright transfer when their article is accepted for publication.

Permissions

Any reproduction from this journal, apart from for the purpose of reviewing, private research, or ‘’fair dealing’’ must have the permission of the copyright holder. Request for copyright permissions must be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief via hsijournal@ug.edu.gh In all cases, acknowledgement of the journal must be made.

Publication Ethics

The HSI Journal is committed to supporting standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. The HIS Journal adopts a neutral position on issues treated within its publications. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that they comply with HSI Journal publication standards and guidelines. Our publication ethics align to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines. The COPE standards protect the rights of authors, editors, reviewers and publishers alike, and seeks to uphold the reputation of Journals and