The International Journal of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and AIDS (IJMA) is a U.S-based multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, global health, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, methodology articles, field studies or field reports, policy papers, and commentaries in all areas of maternal and child health (MCH) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
IJMA is the only open-access journal that focuses on the social determinants of health and disease and disparities in communicable, non-communicable diseases burden affecting the MCH and HIV/AIDS populations including infants, children, women, men/fathers, and families across the life span.
IJMA provides a global forum for the rapid publication of papers that advance the science, policy and practice of maternal and child health, and further interdisciplinary knowledge of prevention, management and care of HIV/AIDS in different populations. The journal provides a forum for disseminating work on those at risk of, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including infants, children, women, fathers, families, and communities.
Diseases or health care issues impacting populations in the developing world (the global South), are currently under-documented and underreported in existing western-based, peer-reviewed journals. IJMA addresses this decades-old gap by prioritizing papers that document and disseminate MCH and HIV/AIDS research, policy and practice from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa, Asia, and South America. Authors of promising submissions from LMICs receive free manuscript development mentorship through IJMA’s Peer Mentoring Program.
IJMA is committed to the rapid dissemination of high-quality papers. The journal aims to provide authors with rapid feedback as soon as possible. Depending on the quality of original submission, number of revisions recommended, journal’s interest, and author-responsiveness, our goal is to publish accepted papers expeditiously.