About Journal

Full Journal Title

Journal of Health literacy

Owner Organization

Iranian Association of Health Education and Health Promotion and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences


Mohammad Vahedian-shahrodi, PhD

Editor in Chief

Nooshin Peyman, PhD




 English Full-text/ English Abstract & Bibliography







About the Journal


Journal of Health Literacy is the official peer-reviewed journal of Iranian Association of Health Education and Health Promotion and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September and December since 2016.

The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original articles and commissioned reviews on Health Literacy. Articles in the categories of Brief Communication, Case Report, and Letter to the Editor that may be of interest to researchers in Health literacy are also accepted.

Open Access Policy  
  This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Privacy Statement  
  The names and Email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Peer Review Policy  
  Journal of Health Literacy maintains the highest standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
All research articles published in journal undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:
•  All research articles are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
•  All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews provided.
Submission and publication fee  
  Journal of Health Literacy comes article submissions and does not charge a submission and publication fee.
Plagiarism and duplication  
  Journal of Health Literacy  handles the plagiarism and duplication with “Ithenticate” system.
Authors and readers rights  
  Authors and reader's rights are based on Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0.

Department of Health Education and Health Promotion,School of Public Health
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Daneshgah Street, Mashhad, Iran

Phone: +98 51 31892002

Email: hlj@mums.ac.ir