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, Health Services Management, Preventive and Social Medicine.

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

JRHS is indexed by and abstracted 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

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


Vol 14, No 2 (2014): Spring

Cover Page

In Press

Table of Contents

Original Articles

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Methamphetamine Use among Adult Substance Abusers PDF HTML
Majid Barati, Mohammad Ahmadpanah, Alireza Soltanian
Performance Catalytic Ozonation over the Carbosieve in the Removal of Toluene from Waste Air Stream PDF HTML
Mohammad Reza Samarghandi, Seyed Alireza Babaee, Mohammad Ahmadian, Ghorban Asgari, Farshid Ghorbani Shahna, Ali Poormohammadi
Epidemiology and Trend of Cancer in Yazd, a Central Province of Iran, 2005-2009 PDF HTML
Mahmood Vakili, Azar Pirdehghan, Meisam Adimi, Mohamadreza Sadeghian, Mohsen Akhondi
Sleep Patterns and Disorders among University Students in Lebanon PDF HTML
Shafika Assaad, Christy Costanian, Georges Haddad, Fida Tannous
Content Analysis of Islamic Republic of Iran Television Food Advertising Related to Oral Health: Appeals and Performance Methods PDF HTML
Taraneh Movahhed, Safoura Seifi, Anousheh Rashed Mohassel, Mojtaba Dorri, Fateme khorakian, Zahra Mohammadzadeh
The L-selectin Phe206Leu gene polymorphism is not associated with visceral leishmaniasis PDF HTML
Khosro Sardarian, Mohammad Abasi, Ghasem Solgi, Mehrdad Hajilooi
Body Fat and Plasma Lipid Profile in Different Levels of Physical Fitness in Male Students PDF HTML
Jamshid Hossain-Alizadeh, Mohammad Taghi Goodarzi
Evaluation of Hip Fracture Risk Factors in Older Adults in the Lebanese Population PDF
Wafa Bawab, Mohamad Saad, Nour Hajjar, Samar Rachidi, Amal Al Hajje, Sanaa Awada, Pascale Salameh
The Effect of Six-Week Aerobic Training Program on Cardiovascular Fitness, Body Composition and Mental Health among Female Students PDF
Fateme Ghorbani, Rashid Heidarimoghadam, Manoochehr Karami, Kamelia Fathi, Vazgen Minasian, Mohammad Ebrahim Bahram
Socioeconomic Position as a Determinant of Maternal Healthcare Utilization: A Population-Based Study in Namibia PDF
Mamunur Rashid, Diddy Antai

Review articles

Stated Time Preferences for Health: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis of Private and Social Discount Rates PDF HTML
Alireza Mahboub-Ahari, Abolghasem Pourreza, Ali Akbari Sari, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Hassan Heydari

Brief Reports

The Association of the Transitions in Smoking Stages with Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking in the Classes and Schools: A Longitudinal Study PDF HTML
Asghar MohammadPoorasl, Saharnaz Nedjat, Ali Fakhari, Akbar Fotouhi
Modifiable Lifestyle Risk Factors and Metabolic Syndrome: Opportunities for a Web-Based Preventive Program PDF HTML
Leila Jahangiry, Davoud Shojaeizadeh, Ali Montazeri, Mahdi Najafi, Kazem Mohammad, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi

Letter to the editor

Comment on: Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis Antibody in Pregnant Women in Iran PDF HTML
Iraj Sedighi, Taravat Sadrosadat

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