ISSN 1025-9848 printed version
ISSN 2071-9736 online version



Basic Information

Health SA Gesondheid – Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences is an open access, peer–reviewed interdisciplinary and interprofessional scholarly journal that aims to promote communication, collaboration and teamwork between professions and disciplines within the health sciences to address problems that cross and affect disciplinary boundaries.

The journal publishes original articles on issues related to public health, including implications for practical applications and service delivery that are of concern and relevance to Africa and other developing countries. It facilitates the gathering and critical testing of insights and viewpoints on knowledge from different disciplines involved in health service delivery.

The journal offers the breadth of outlook required to promote health science education, research and professional practice.

The journal with its interdisciplinary scope attracts interest from a wide audience of scientists and health professionals working in the areas of health care management, health care economics, policy making, nursing, psychology, sociology, ethics and education.

Unique features distinguishing this journal

The journal has a strong regional focus (South Africa) with abstracts published in English. It offers a nurturing environment for young and novice researchers to showcase their work whilst upholding the standards of health science education, research and professional practice.

The journal explores issues and posits solutions to current challenges existing in health care from an interdisciplinary perspective within Africa and other developing countries, including but not limited to:

  • improvement of health safety and service delivery
  • management and measurement of health services
  • evaluation and assessment of health care needs
  • prevention of ill health and health–affecting behaviours
  • promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • health security, economics, policy and regulations.
Publication frequency
The journal publishes at least one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end–of–year compilation. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed.

The journal is published on behalf of the University of Johannesburg.


Indexing Sources

  • DHET SA List
  • SciELO SA
  • African Index Medicus
  • African Journals Online (AJOL)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EBSCO Host
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • Google Scholar
  • ProQuest
  • Hinari



The author(s) retain copyright on work published by AOSIS unless specified otherwise.

Licensing and publication rights

Author(s) of work published by AOSIS are required to grant AOSIS the unlimited rights to publish the definitive work in any format, language and medium, for any lawful purpose. AOSIS requires journal authors to publish their work in open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.

The authors retain the non–exclusive right to do anything they wish with the published article(s), provided attribution is given to the applicable journal with details of the original publication, as set out in the official citation of the article published in the journal. The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors’ or their institution’s websites or in institutional repositories.

Previously published work may have been published under a different licence. We advise the community that if they would like to reuse the work to consult the applicable licence at article level.


Peer Review

The journal has a double–blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor–in–Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor.


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