Journal of Medicine and Health

Journal of Medicine and Health
The Journal of Medicine and Health is an official peer-reviewed journal published every half year by Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare. Authors are welcome to submit original works related to clinical and basic medicine, public health, health policy, nursing, and hospital administration. The Editorial Board requires authors to comply with the current Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals (URMs), which are compiled by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Aims & Scope
The Journal of Medicine and Health (J Med Health) is the official journal of Ministry of Health and Welfare, Executive Yuan, ROC (Taiwan). Its intended readers are all public health practitioners and researchers and those who manage medical /health services and education. It will also be of interest to anyone involved in the provision of public health programs, the care of populations or communities and those who contribute to medical science, quality improvement or health policy, and medical /health education in any way. J Med Health is a peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of subjects in medical science, technical evolution, quality improvement and health promotion. J Med Health is a broad ranging, interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal related to health and the medical sciences. The journal publishes original articles, review articles, brief communications and cases reports. The editors welcome the submission of contributions from all over the world.
Editorial Policy
Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. Once this is done, the manuscript is sent to an appropriate Editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. If the Editor finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.

If the Editor finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they will assign the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 external reviewers for peer-review. The peer-review process is single blinded; that is, the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal.

The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:
• Publish Unaltered
• Consider after Minor Changes
• Consider after Major Changes
• Reject: The reported study is flawed or not sufficiently novel