Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information

Full Journal Title

Health in Emergencies & Disasters Quarterly (HDQ)

ISSN 2345-4210
Journal Disciplines

Health in disaster and emergency:

Risk Assessment and Management in Health Organizations, Evaluation of disaster Programs and Projects in health system, Disaster management and health information technology, Hospital preparedness, Prehospital emergency management system

Language English
Start Year Autumn 2015
Frequency Quarterly   
Type of Material Serial (Periodical)
Owner Organization
University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
In Collaboration with: 1. International Research Academy BIONET - IBF - Research Network.
2. DPFA Academy of Work and Health in Leipzig.
Editor-in-Chief Hamid Reza Khankeh, PhD
 Publisher Negah Institute for Scientific Communication
In Cooperation with Negah Scientific Publisher


Refereed Double-blind Peer Review
Type of Access Open Access (OA)
Full text available format PDF
Type of License CC-BY-NC
Plagiarism Detection Software iThenticate
Publication costs 20,000,000 Rials
Principles of Publishing Ethics COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practices: Member of COPE
Document Identifier Type DOI
Aim & Scopes HDQ covers all topics related to different aspects of health in emergencies and disasters (i.e. health care services/organizations, civil engineering, geology/geometry, policy making, socio-cultural considerations, ethical issues, political emergencies, economic crises, climate change, etc) from international researchers in form of original and review papers as well as short communication, case study and field reports, editorial, commentary, policy brief and book review.

About the Journal

Health in Emergencies and Disasters is a quarterly open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes in collaboration of Health in Emergencies and Disasters Research Center of University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences ( since 2013.

HDQ identified as a journal that
  • is unique in the Middle East region especially the Persian Gulf region regarding the complex emergencies and disasters.
  • works as a scientific media for all disciplines to share related knowledge and experiences.
  • attempts to improve disaster prevention, mitigation, resiliency, response and rehabilitation policies and practices
  • adopts a world-wide geographical view
  • provides a variety of academic papers, case reports and field studies
  • intends to promote knowledge and practice beside interchange of ideas between academicians, policy-makers and practitioners.

HDQ provides a forum for associations, institutions, research and service centers, foundations, companies, and individuals concerned with emergencies and disasters to share perspectives, concerns, ideas, and information that will foster cooperative efforts to improve health aspects in emergencies and disasters.

Submission process All manuscripts should be submitted through Online Submission portal in the journal website. The correspondence author should take all responsibilities for the article during submission and peer review process.
Publication and peer review processes

After editorial assessment all submissions will be sent for the journals double-blind peer review, unless they are either irrelevant to the scope of journal or below the journal standards. They will generally be reviewed by two experts (blindly) with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests. In addition to their comments for the authors, reviewers are asked whether the writing is of acceptable quality. Where possible, the final decision is made on the basis that the peer reviewers are in accordance with one another, or that at least there is no strong disagreement. In cases where there is strong disagreement either among peer reviewers or between the authors and peer reviewers, advice is sought from a member of the journal Editorial Board. The journal allows a maximum of two revisions for any manuscript.
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The journal was accredited as a scientific and research journal by "journal accredittation commission"of HBI. to see this license please click here

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