Journal of Research in Health Sciences

The Journal of Research in Health Sciences (JRHS) is the official journal of the School of Public Health; Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, which is published quarterly.

JRHS is a peer-reviewed, scientific multidisciplinary journal in the field of public health, publishing contributions from Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Occupational Health, Ergonomics & Safety, Environmental Health, Health Education, Preventive and Social Medicine.

ISSN Print: 2228-7795, Online: 2228-7809

JRHS is indexed by:




CINAHI (EBSCO Publishing):

WHO-EMRO Index Medicus:

Index Copernicus International:

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International):

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals):

ISC (Islamic World Science Citation Center):

Iranian Magazine Database:

SID (Scientific Information Database):

JRHS is also approved by the Iranian Committee on Publishing of Biomedical Journal of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

Recent publications

Acceptance Rate

Mean duration from receipt to acceptance

2010 Issue 1:


5.9 months

2010 Issue 2:


3.8 months

2011 Issue 1:


3.3 months

2011 Issue 2:


3.4 months

2012 Issue 1:


2.4 months

2012 Issue 2:


2.9 months

2013 Issue 1:


2.4 months

2013 Issue 2:


2.6 months

2014 Issue 1:


2.7 months

2014 Issue 2:


2.4 months

2014 Issue 3:


3.0 months

2014 Issue 4:


3.6 months

2015 Issue 1:


2.8 months

2015 Issue 2:


3.7 months

2015 Issue 3:


2.7 months

2015 Issue 4:


4.7 months

2016 Issue 1:


2.0 months

2016 Issue 2:


3.2 months

2016 Issue 3:


2.9 months

Vol 16, No 3 (2016): Summer

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Table of Contents

Original Articles

A Hybrid ANN-GA Model to Prediction of Bivariate Binary Responses: Application to Joint Prediction of Occurrence of Heart Block and Death in Patients with Myocardial Infarction PDF
Negin-Sadat Mirian, Morteza Sedehi, Soleiman Kheiri, Ali Ahmadi
Effect of Educational Intervention on the Fruit and Vegetables Consumption among the Students: Applying Theory of Planned Behavior PDF
Mohammad Hossein Taghdisi, Towhid Babazadeh, Fatemeh Moradi, Fariba Shariat
Comparative Analysis of Lighting Characteristics and Ultraviolet Emissions from Commercial Compact Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps PDF
Mahtab Azizi, Rostam Golmohammadi, Mohsen Aliabadi
A New Microwave Shield Preparation for Super High Frequency Range: Occupational Approach to Radiation Protection PDF
Vida Zaroushani, Ali Khavanin, Ahmad Jonidi Jafari, Seyed Bagher Mortazavi
A Structural Equation Modeling of the Relationships between Depression, Drug Abuse and Social Support with Suicidal Ideation among Soldiers in Iran in 2015 PDF
Mehdi Nosratabadi, Zohreh Halvaiepour

Short Communications

Predictors of Bone Mineral Density among Asian Indians in Northern Mississippi: A Pilot Study PDF
Vinayak K. Nahar, Kyle M. Nelson, M. Allison Ford, Manoj Sharma, Martha A. Bass, Mary A. Haskins, John C. Garner

Letter to the editor

Comment on: "Economic Burden of Thalassemia Major in Iran, 2015" PDF
Satar Rezaei, Behzad Karami Matin, Mohammad Hajizadeh

JRHS Office:

School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Fahmideh Ave. Hamadan, Islamic Republic of Iran

Postal code: 6517838695, PO box: 65175-4171

Tel: +98 81 38380292, Fax: +98 81 38380509