July 9, 2018
University of the Pacific recently launched the Pacific Journal of Health (PJH) as a new way to promote health sciences research and scholarship to the public.
A peer-reviewed online journal, the PJH will publish multiple issues per year in fields of health studied on the three campuses of the university. Areas covered will include clinical research and case reports, biomedical research, business and economics of health, education in health disciplines, music therapy, health care delivery, health policy and law and community-based research.
The publication's editor-in-chief is Dr. David Ojcius, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The editorial board also includes faculty members representing Stanford University School of Medicine; University of California, Merced; California State University, Fresno; University of Paris-Sud, France; and Chang Gung University, Taiwan.
Article submissions from throughout the higher education community are now being accepted at https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/pjh. Most manuscripts will be submitted through the initiative of the author; however, review articles and special issue content will be solicited by the editorial board.
The journal will allow open access to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted versions of published articles on any Open Archives Initiative compliant institutional/subject-based repository. Unlike most open-access journals, which often charge high publication fees, the PJH is free for both readers and authors.
The publication also has a growing social media presence at www.twitter.com/pacificjhealth to help promote health research and scholarship to the public.