Open Health Data features peer-reviewed data papers describing moderated or open access health datasets with high reuse potential. We are working with a number of specialist and institutional data repositories to ensure that the associated data are professionally archived, preserved, and available either through moderated or open access. Equally importantly, the data and the papers are citable, and reuse is tracked.
Open Health Data is accepting submissions for publication!
Open Health Data features peer-reviewed data papers describing health datasets with high reuse potential. We are working with a number of specialist and institutional data repositories to ensure that the associated data are professionally anonymised, archived, preserved, and available through moderated/controlled or open access. Equally importantly, the data and the papers are citable, and reuse is tracked.
Open Health Data publishes data papers, which provide a concise description of a dataset and where to find it. A data paper is a publication that is designed to make other researchers aware of data that is of potential use to them for scientific and educational purposes. Data papers can describe deposited data from studies that have not been published elsewhere (including replication research) but also from studies that have previously been published in another journal. As such the data paper describes the methods used to create the dataset, its structure, its reuse potential, and a link to its location in a repository.
Any kind of health and medical data is acceptable. In addition, Open Health Data encourages the deposition of grey literature, such as research study protocols, data management plans, consent forms, participant guidance documents and white paper reports.
Open Health Data publishes as soon as articles are ready.
Open Health Data is indexed in Chronos, Center for Open Science, OpenAIRE, ExLibris, EBSCO Knowledge Base, academia.edu, Journal TOCs, sparrho, the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), China Academic Journals full-text database CNKI, CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, EBSCOHost, Cengage/Gale and Google Scholar.
We accept online submissions via our journal website. See our Author Guidelines for further information. Alternatively, please contact the editor for more information.
Thank you to reviewers
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the peer reviewers who gave their time and expertise during 2020 to help ensure that Open Health Data continues to publish rigorously tested research. As always, we are extremely appreciative of the efforts put in to ensure that high academic quality is maintained.
Posted on 07 Apr 2021
The Journal of Open Health Data has been granted the DOAJ seal.
"The DOAJ Seal is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing. Around 10% of journals indexed in DOAJ have been awarded the Seal."
Posted on 23 Feb 2021
Ubiquity Press calls for applications for the position of an editor-in-chief for the Journal of Open Health Data.
The Journal of Open Health Data (OPHD, https://openhealthdata.metajnl.com/) is an international, peer reviewed, open access data journal. OPHD publishes data papers, concise descriptions of any kind of health and medical datasets and where to find them. A data paper is a publication that is designed to make other researchers aware of data that is of potential use to them for scientific and educational purposes.
OPHD has been published since 2013 as the Journal of Open Public Health Data (ISSN: 2053-2407). It is indexed by the following services: Chronos, Center for Open Science, OpenAIRE, ExLibris, EBSCO Knowledge Base, academia.edu, Journal TOCs, sparrho, the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), China Academic Journals full-text database CNKI, CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, EBSCOHost, Cengage/Gale and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH. Article Processing Charges of £100 apply, if papers are accepted for publication.
The role of the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) is a gratifying and furthering experience. It allows one to build on their networks, to contribute in disseminating data and research on topics one cares about and gain wider recognition in the field. The role is voluntary. No monetary compensation is included.
The EiC holds ultimate responsibility for the journal practices and publications, including peer review, final decisions and working constructively with Ubiquity Press for the journal’s development.
Desired skills are:
• To be very active in the field (e.g. attend conferences, publish, be a member of associations and committees)
• To hold knowledge of editorial processes and apply them to a high standard
• To interact with confidence with Associate Editors, authors and reviewers
• To possess high organizational skills in order to process editorial work in a timely manner
• To maintain positive collaborations with all parties involved in the journal’s work
Ubiquity Press will provide direct support to the EiC and an online editorial system. The EiC position will be contractually agreed and can be held for a set time frame, at the end of which the EiC and the press will either renew the appointment or select a new individual.
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone. Ubiquity Press is committed to open data. Our Metajournals provide a fully open access way to discover research resources that are spread across multiple locations and usually hard to find. Our meta papers reward authors for openly archiving their research datasets, software, bioresources and reports, through citation and impact tracking. By doing so they also enable new and more efficient research, new collaborations, and use by the public (e.g. for teaching and journalism).
To apply, please, email your CV and a cover letter to the journal manager, Anastasia Sakellariadi firstname.lastname@example.org . This call will remain open until the post is filled.
Posted on 06 Jul 2020
Posted on 08 Jun 2020