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


Vol 15, No 3 (2015): Summer

Cover Page

In Press

Table of Contents

Original Articles

Predictors of Physical Activity among Adolescent Girl Students Based on the Social Cognitive Theory PDF
Monasadat Ardestani, Shamsaddin Niknami, Alireza Hidarnia, Ebrahim Hajizadeh
The Assessment of Chemical Quality of Drinking Water in Hamadan Province, West of Iran PDF
Mostafa Leili, Afsaneh Naghibi, HoseinAli Norouzi, Mahdi Khodabakhshi
Decomposing of Socioeconomic Inequality in Mental Health: A Cross-Sectional Study into Female-Headed Households PDF
Yousef Veisani, Ali Delpisheh
Estimating Economic Burden of Cancer Deaths Attributable to Smoking in Iran in 2012 PDF
Satar Rezaei, Ali Akbari Sari, Mohammad Arab, Reza Majdzadeh, Asghar Mohammadpoorasl

Short Communications

Comparison of Smoking and Khat Chewing Habits between Medical and Non-Medical Female Students at UST, Sana'a, Yemen PDF
Mohammed Abdullah Kubas, Majed Wadi

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