Focus and Scope
Al-Sihah: The Public Health Science Journal focuses to attract, reviewing, and publishing high-quality original research that contributes to advancing public health science and improving health quality worldwide.
This journal is committed to tackling the most pressing issues across all aspects of public health in emerging and developing countries, particularly in Asia and Africa (see International Monetary Fund). We have a strong commitment to publishing original research articles that explore the topic from a broad array of academic disciplines, methodologies, and public health perspectives.
Al-Sihah: The Public Health Science receives manuscript encompassing a broad range of research scope in public health sciences such as:
- Epidemiology research. This includes observation, surveillance, hypothesis‐testing analytic research methods, and experiments. Distribution refers to analysis according to the time, place, and classes of persons affected. Determinants are the physical, biological, social, cultural, and behavioral factors influencing health. Furthermore, health‐related states or events include diseases and injuries, causes of death, behavior such as the use of tobacco, reactions to preventive or therapeutic regimens, as well as provision and use of health services.
- Public health nutrition. Subject areas include vitamins and minerals, dietary recommendation, obesity, and weight control, appetite, food intake, nutritional status, nutritional neurosciences, eating disorders, nutritional toxicities, immunology, food and nutrition policies and programs, overnutrition, malnutrition, macronutrients, micronutrients, prenatal nutrition, and antioxidants.
- Health promotion and behavior. The core service elements related to health promotion are prevention of disease, injury, and illness, health education, anticipatory guidance, and parenting skill development, support that builds confidence, and is reassuring for mothers, fathers, and carers, as well as community capacity building.
- Environmental health. Encompasses air quality, biosafety, disaster preparedness and response, climate change and its effects on health, and food safety, including in agriculture, transportation, food processing, wholesale and retail distribution, and sale, health housing, liquid waste disposal, such as city wastewater treatment plants and on-site wastewater disposals systems, namely septic tank systems and chemical toilets, medical waste management and disposal, safe drinking water, solid waste management, toxic chemical exposure whether in consumer products, housing, workplaces, air, water or soil, Vector control, including the control of mosquitoes, rodents, flies, cockroaches, and other animals that may transmit pathogens.
- Health administration and policy. Subject areas include health service effectiveness, management, and re-design, evaluation of public health programs or interventions, public health governance and quality, audit of medical and other healthcare services, public health law and ethics, public health policy and comparisons, capacity in public health systems, implementation laws, and regulations that secure public health and safety, as well as community/organizational health issues.
- Occupational health and safety. The key elements include protecting the safety of employees, contractors, students, and visitors, accidents and occupational hazards; regulations and standards of occupational safety, noise pollution control, industrial hygiene, radiological health, and nutrition worker, protection from illness resulting from the materials, processes, or procedures used in the workplace, hazardous materials management.