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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Under full moral and legal responsibility, I/We state that the article submitted to the Editorial Board of International Journal of Health Sciences for publication is the result of original research conducted by the author/s.
  • The submission file is in .doc/.docx, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • That it does not violate copyright or the rights of any other third party.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • That sources and references are cited in accordance with the rules of scientific methodology.
  • That the manuscript has not been published under this or any other title in any other scientific journal, in print or electronic version. Nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • That you have obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the article material not owned by you, and that you have acknowledged the source.
  • That, if the manuscript is subsequently re-published or re-used in any scientific journal or other publication, in the country or abroad, it will be duly noted that it was first published in the International Journal of Health Sciences with according reference.
  • That in term of the case of a multi-authored article you have obtained authorization to enter into this Agreement on ALL CO-AUTHORS’ behalf and that they have read and agreed with the terms of this Agreement, granted you as the author for correspondence.
  • I/We will submit upon request files that describe processes, argumentation, calculations, proofs, based on quantitative analysis such as data sets, calculations, files produced by lab instruments and other supplementary files that reviewers and editors request.
  • The authors of the manuscript hold no conflict of interest that may affect the integrity of the manuscript and the validity of the findings presented in it.

Author Guidelines

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Mandatory files for submission

Cover Letter
Manuscript without Author Details
Manuscript with Author Details
Author Statement

Every author must comply with conditions demanded in the procedure of submitting an article. After the article has been approved, the author should sign and send the authors statement to the Editorial Board. Please read the SS guidelines and follow these instructions carefully. Manuscripts not adhering to the instructions will be returned for revision without review. The Chief Executive Editor reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these guidelines.

Instructions to Authors (PDF)
Sample Cover Letter (Doc)
Style Sheet Template (Doc)
Author's Statement (Doc) (PDF

Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Edition, including title page (without author names), abstract, keywords, in-text citations, pagination, headings, tables, figures, and reference list. Title page, references, tables, and figures are not included in the word count. View a short overview of notable changes from APA 6 to APA 7.

Authors are encouraged to carefully review the journal's Aims & Scope and submit work that marks a new and demonstratively significant advancement to the field. Authors are encouraged to review the criteria used to evaluate manuscripts in our double-blind peer review process.

The following information will guide authors as they make a submission in the online system. You may begin your submission and return to edit it anytime until you decide to finalize the submission by clicking on the Finish Submission button. You may wish to review the visual, step-by-step guide on Submitting an Article.

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Section. Select the Manuscript Type of the submission:

  • Peer Review Articles

Submission Requirements. Verify compliance with the Submission Preparation Checklist.

Comments for the Editor. Enter any additional comments for the Editor (optional).  You will upload a Cover Letter to the Editors (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) on the next screen.

Copyright. Agree to the journal's copyright license.

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To ensure a blind review, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors checking taking the following steps with regard to the text and the file properties: author identification has been removed from Microsoft Office documents and authors have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.

Cover Letter. Upload a Cover Letter to the Editors (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) about the alignment of the submission with the journal's Aim & Scope.

Manuscript. Upload a blind Manuscript as one document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) that includes a title page (without author names), abstract, main article text, and reference list. Documents must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and use 12-point Times New Roman font. Remove author(s) names, affiliation, country, and bio information, as well as all identifying information from the Microsoft Office document

Tables and Figures. Upload tables as one document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf), if applicable. Upload figures as individual JPG or PNG files (300 dpi resolution). Authors should limit the total number of tables and figures to a maximum of 4 and refer to APA recommendations for table and figure use. Footnotes, endnotes, and appendicies are not allowed. 

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Title and Abstract. Enter title and 100-200 words abstract.

List of Contributors. Enter author(s) information, including name, email, country, ORCID iD (optional), institution/affiliation, and a short bio statement that describes the author(s) department, rank, and research interests. Indicate which author will be the principal contact for editorial correspondence.

Keywords. Provide five keywords for the submission. Authors are encouraged to include one or more Subject Terms from the ERIC Thesaurus.  

References. Cut-and-paste all references listed in the Reference List in main document to the References textbox. References must be cited in APA style, alphabetically by author and date. All references listed in the References list must appear in text, and all references cited in the text must appear in the References list.

Funding data. Add funder name and identification and grant numbers, if applicable. 


Click the “Finish Submission” button. Authors will receive an email confirmation with a Submission Acknowledgement message and link to track the submission during the review process.

Pre-Submission Language Editing for Scholarly Manuscripts

The use of language editing services prior to submission may be valuable for some authors. If authors wish to hire a professional editor prior to submission, the journal has an arrangement with Stanley, a member of the ACES Society for Editing who specializes in language editing for scholarly manuscripts. Authors may email their pre-submission manuscript to Stanley at and mention their plans to submit to the IJHS for a discount on editing services. The use of pre-submission language editing services is optional, and the journal follows a double-blind peer review process

Manuscript Types

Research Articles

Research Articles (2,000-8,500 words) focus on quantitative and qualitative empirical research that marks a new and demonstratively significant advancement in research on international students related to the journal's Aims & Scope

NOTE: When formatting your references, please follow the APA reference style (6th Edition). Ensure that the references are strictly in the journal’s prescribed style, failing which your article will not be accepted for peer-review.  You may refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for further details. Read more or Download (PDF

Manuals For Our Open Journal Systems 

Our technical support wrote manuals for authors, editorial boards and reviewers for scientific journals according to their needs. You can find here manual for:
User registration and submission of articles to the International Journal of Health Sciences. (PDF
Reviewer registration and submission of review to the International Journal of Health Sciences. (PDF)
The procedures for Editors in communication with Reviewers and Authors in the review process of the submitted article to the International Journal of Health Sciences. (PDF)

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