Journal History

IJHS in brief


Resource information
Title proper: International Journal of Health Sciences (IJHS). ISSN 2550-696X (Online) ISSN 2550-6978 (Print)
Abbreviated key-title: Int. J. of Health Sci.
Original alphabet of title: Extended roman
Subject: UDC : 37
Subject: Education
Publisher: Portoviejo: Universidad Técnica de Manabí
Dates of publication: 2017- 9999
Frequency: Three times a year
Type of resource: Periodical
Language: English
Country: Ecuador
Medium: Online
Indexed by: CROSSREF
Indexed by: ROAD

Record information
Type of record: Confirmed
Last modification date: 19/06/2018
ISSN Center responsible of the record: ISSN National Centre for Ecuador
Record creation date: 23/06/2017
Original ISSN Centre: ISSN National Centre for Ecuador

IJHS began publication in 2017. A decision was made to streamline IJHS to meet the need for specialized journals in areas of study aligned with the interdisciplinary strengths of the university. The revamped IJHS is now an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of original papers. It serves as a forum for practical approaches to improving quality in issues pertaining to health science as well as scientific research, particularly in Av. Urbina y Che Guevara, APARTADO: 82, Universidad Tecnica de Manabi (Ecuador/South America).

Copyright History

Open Access (OA) in the IJHS work is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The number of freely accessible articles and, in particular, digital collections in the IJHS is steadily increasing. However, when it comes to OA for monographs and edited volumes, there is still room for improvement. Besides publications, sources, especially in digitized form, are of great importance in the IJHS. The publication platform for IJHS is Open Journal System since 2017 to present.

Since its inception in 2017 IJHS’s aim was to follow open access principles, to ensure that no charges be levied upon readers or educational institutions by royalty or copyright fee collection agencies, or by database vendors, for reader access to IJHS’s online, free to the Internet articles.

In November 2019 the IJHS Management Committee changed the copyright statement to take effect from the first issue of Volume 4.

Prior to Volume 4, the following was the copyright statement:

Copyright in individual articles contained in IJHS was vested in each of the authors in respect of his or her contributions. Copyright in IJHS is vested in Publisher: Portoviejo: Universidad Técnica de Manabí. No part of IJHS (other than single copies for private study purposes) may be reprinted or reproduced without permission from the publishers, except that authors (or an author's employer at the time of publication) may make multiple printed copies and public website or institutional repository copies of their own articles (subject to identifying each copy as an article which was published originally in IJHS).

This key part of this statement indicates that IJHS does not compel authors to transfer copyright to IJHS, although copyright in the compilation of articles in each issue and volume belongs to IJHS. The phrase "Copyright... is vested in each of the authors..." should be interpreted to include cases in which an author's employer is the copyright owner.

However, IJHS’s Management Committee reserved the right to approve requests for the making of copies for non-profit educational purposes. Authors should note that requests for copyright permission are infrequent, owing to IJHS’s policy of open access. Any copies that are made, either in print or on a website, whether by the authors or by other persons, must be identified as having been published in IJHS

Open Access License at IJHS

IJHS’s Management Committee reserved the right to make agreements with the publishers of database products and indexing and abstracting journals to include IJHS content and to receive electronic copies of IJHS content for these purposes. These agreements do not affect the authors' retention of copyright or the open access status of IJHS content. Therefore, we change the copyright on Volume 4 onward is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Before Volume 4 the open-access license at IJHS was under (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).