About the Journal

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About JOHE  

About the Journal
JOHE Structure and Responsibilities

Editorial Executive Board 
JOHE’s Editorial Board 
Editorial Policy
JOHE Logo   

About the Journal
Journal of Occupational Health and Epidemiology is an open-access and free-download journal that publishes papers on a broad range of topics of interest to those working on the different aspects of occupational health and epidemiological research and practice. Professor Reza Vazirinejad founded this quarterly journal in the spring of 2012. The Journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately 4-12 weeks after acceptance. Authors will be notified of the receipt of manuscripts and editorial decisions by e-mail. Median turnaround times from submission to acceptance are 90 days (including review and author revision) for all manuscripts.

JOHE Structure and Responsibilities 
Editorial Executive Board
Editor in Chief:
Professor Reza Vazirinejad
He will be ultimately responsible for the publication and academic excellence of JOHE’s published articles. He sets the editorial direction and policies for the publication and makes sure of a timely publication of each issue with high-quality articles. Also, He is responsible for the Ethics in this journal
Chairman: Abbas Esmaeil
He is responsible for leading the Board and focusing it on strategic matters, overseeing the Group's business, and setting high governance standards.
Associate Editor: Hadis Ahmadirad
Her responsibilities include: suggesting ideas; handling technical problems; keeping the staff on schedule; answering questions from editors and authors; and undertaking correspondences related to the journal among authors, reviewers, editors, indexing bodies, online system manager, and journal office.
Production and Publishing Manager:  Tahereh Alimohammadi
She will manage the production and publication of JOHE’s articles and issues and check the pre-production quality. He will participate in page designing or technical editing by providing suggestions if necessary. 
Managing Editors: Zahra Hashemi, Hassan Ahmadinia
The managing editors' responsibilities include copy editing manuscripts, creating and maintaining JOHE’s style guide, and final technical editing.

JOHE’s Editorial Board

This part describes the membership, eligibility criteria, and responsibilities of JOHE Editorial Board members. JOHE’s Editorial Board is an important source of advice and support for JOHE’s editorial policies. JOHE’s Editorial Board is responsible for the overall performance of the journal in selecting and accepting manuscripts for publication.
The editorial board members will be appointed by the editor-in-chief and confirmed by the Editorial Board. This will be a two-year renewable mandate.
Applications will be welcomed from interested individuals who can demonstrate a minimum of five years of experience as a post-doctoral researcher, peer reviewer, and author of published peer-reviewed scholarly articles.  Applications meeting these minimum criteria will be referred to the editor-in-chief for further evaluation. The editor-in-chief may apply further criteria at his discretion. Applications must include suitable supporting documentation. Curriculum vitae will generally be sufficient. Any documentation must be in English. The managing editor will notify successful applicants. Decisions might generally take one month.
Eligibility Criteria
Key qualities sought for the position of Editorial Board members include:

  • Possessing a doctoral degree in the specific subject related closely to the journal
  • Having an established record of scholarship (at least five manuscripts published in the last five years) in Occupational Health , Epidemiology, and health and medical
  • Fluent in academic and professional English
  • Working quickly and accurately to tight deadlines
  • Holding a job at a university or academic organization with a teaching or research position
  • Serving as a reviewer for JOHE for two years and completed an adequate number of non-biased high-quality reviews
  • Demonstrating high contribution in areas needed on the Editorial Board
  • Working closely with the editor-in-chief to develop the journal’s editorial vision, processes, and practices
  • Demonstrating confidentiality and objectivity regarding the manuscripts and the review process
  • Providing expertise, advice, and assessment assistance to the editor-in-chief
  • Helping the editor-in-chief identify potential reviewers
  • Helping the editor-in-chief decide which manuscripts to publish
  • Helping the editor-in-chief identify potential journal manuscripts for submission
  • Managing a minimum of six manuscript reviews per year on time
  • Recommending suitable reviewers to the editor-in-chief to ensure a timely review process
  • Advising the editor-in-chief on matters of journal development
  • Encouraging article submissions to the journal from their network of colleagues and contacts
  • Providing occasional guest editorials or guest editing a special issue
  • Representing and promoting the journal at conferences

Please find the JOHE editorial board members list here.

Editorial Policy
JOHE supports the Open Access initiative. Abstracts and full texts (PDF format) of all articles published by JOHE are freely accessible to everyone immediately upon publication. Reusing and publishing JOHE-published articles is permitted by following the Creative Commons user license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Users can copy and redistribute the JOHE-published articles in any medium or format under the Creative Commons license terms and conditions.

JOHE encourages materials of Occupational Health and Epidemiology interest to an international readership. It serves as an important resource for academic scholars, and researchers. The public is targeted via adding the section on implications for the public to each original article cast. JOHE has attempted to inform the public of these initiatives via diverse social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Mendeley, and Academia.

Elements of the JOHE logo exemplify concepts such as global health, science, occupation, Quality of Life, Epidemiology, and future studies and It communicates a complex message with just a simple design linking well to the meaning behind the name.
J: The pen, which can be a symbol of many great ideas, shows human thinking awareness and creativity. The narrow path above it, linking to the pen, is a symbol of future achievements 
O: The pistachio, the flagship product of this region (Iran- Rafsanjan), is a symbol of happiness and an increased quality of life as well as agriculture.
H: H is a view of the copper factory, a leading industry in this region, symbolizing occupation and industrial attempts.
E: A symbol of Epidemiology which has the potential to explore health in all other dimensions


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