Announcement : Joining of the Editor in Chief of PPD journal

Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is pleased to announce the joining of the Editor in Chief of PPD’s new journal International Journal for Population, Development and Health. Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, well-known researcher and demographer, founding site leader of Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System has joined as the Editor of Chief. He has recently retired after 37 years of a very accomplished career at Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).

The journal will be devoted to publish the high quality research on reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, poverty alleviation and women empowerment, and other areas in line with ICPD goals and SDGs, and their corresponding priorities.

The idea of the journal is covering the unique blending of programme implementation and policy issues with social sciences – demography, economics, sociology, anthropology and international relations, as well as development studies. The journal is equally interested in articles on the blend of biomedical and social sciences in addressing the challenges for development of PPD member countries. Journal is expected to present a coherent set of short papers written by different authors devoted to specific theme.

An international editorial board will be formed with subject experts drawn from member and non-member countries. Depending on the need an advisory committee will also be formed. Editor in Chief will be the in-charge of the journal.

Review: International best practices for peer reviewed journals will be followed in carrying out the review process. An article will be reviewed by three volunteer reviewers blindly. Editor in-chief will decide acceptance or rejection of articles based on reviewers’ comments.

Medium of publication and access: It will be online, open access in English language and free for the authors.

First issue is expected to be available by the end of the year and the formal launching will be held early of the next year. Detail of the editorial board and the submission instruction will be shared in a follow up announcement.

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