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The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, established in 1995, is the flagship health periodical of the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

The mission of the Journal is to contribute to improving health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by publishing and publicising quality health research and information with emphasis on public health and the strategic health priorities of the Region. It aims to: further public health knowledge, policy, practice and education; support health policy-makers, researchers and practitioners; and enable health professionals to remain informed of developments in public health.


publishes original peer-reviewed research and reviews in all areas of public health of relevance to the Eastern Mediterranean Region

encourages, in particular, research related to the regional health priorities, namely: health systems strengthening; emergency preparedness and response; communicable diseases; noncommunicable diseases and mental health; reproductive, maternal, child health and nutrition

provides up-to-date information on public health developments with special reference to the Region.

The Journal addresses all members of the health profession, health educational institutes, as well as governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the area of public health within and outside the Region.

The EMHJ is peer-reviewed and published monthly with papers in English, Arabic and French, with abstracts of the papers also in all three languages. It is available in print and electronic format, and in keeping with the strategic objectives of WHO to make health knowledge accessible, all issues are available free online.

The EMHJ is abstracted/indexed in:

  1. Index Medicus and MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval Systems on Line)
  2. Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index and the Web of Knowledge (2016 IF: 0.663)
  3. Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR)
  4. Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
  5. CAB International
  6. Embase
  7. Scopus
  8. Lexis Nexis

It is registered on the Cochrane Collaboration master journal list.

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EMHJ receives its first impact factor, 15 June 2016