About the Journal

The Journal of Men’s Health (JOMH) is a peer-reviewed publication covering all aspects of men’s health across the lifespan. As the official journal the International Society of Men’s Health (ISMH) the Journal publishes cutting-edge advances in a wide range of diseases and conditions, including diagnostic procedures, therapeutic management strategies, and innovative clinical research in gender-based biology to ensure optimal patient care. The Journal addresses disparities in health and life expectancy between men and women; increased risk factors such as smoking, alcohol abuse, and obesity; higher prevalence of diseases such as heart disease and cancer; and health care in underserved and minority populations.

Publication Frequency

Each calendar year will have one volume. JOMH publishes articles as soon as the final copy-edited version is approved by the authors rather than waiting for a collection of articles for a specific issue. Also, each article is published in its respective category (editorial, review, original or commentary). As a result, the page numbers in the 'Table of Contents' displayed for each issue will reflect this rather than numerical order.

Author Processing Charges

Like most Open Access titles, the JOMH applies an Article Processing Charge (APC), only after the manuscript has been accepted by the editor. The author will be sent an invoice for the Article Processing Charge.

The APC for the Journal of Men’s Health is US $1,100. Articles will go through a thorough peer review process, benefit from high quality editing, and will be posted on-line for greater exposure, within 60 days of acceptance. Articles are archived on the journal web site and through Portico. An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish.  Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver.  See UN country list for full details. Authors living in countries not considered "least developed" who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at admin@codonpublication.com.

The following questions and answers may help you to make an informed decision about the publishing fee.

What procedures have you implemented to ensure that the person who submits an article is aware of the publishing fee BEFORE completing the submission?

During the submission process, the person who submits the article has to tick a mandatory box confirming that he or she is aware of the publishing fee. This statement can be viewed under the ‘Submission Preparation Checklist’ .

Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?

The person who submits the article is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via the institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript. The invoice will be issued to the person who is identified as the author for correspondence in the manuscript.

When do I pay the publishing fee?

The publishing fee is payable after the editorial acceptance of an article. Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the submitting author and the author for correspondence will be notified that payment is due.

How do I pay the publishing fee?

There will be two options for payment: via direct bank transfer or PayPal. The instructions for payment will be included in the invoice. No taxes are included in this charge. For any tax-related issues, please follow the regulations of your country.

Do I have to pay if my article is rejected?
No.

If I withdraw my article, do I have to pay?

Authors can withdraw their article at any stage. If a decision to withdraw is made by the author BEFORE the editorial acceptance of the article, then the authors do not have to pay. If a decision to withdraw is made by the author AFTER the editorial acceptance of an article, then the full fee of USD 1100 must be paid.

 Why do I have to pay a publishing fee?

All articles published in JOMH are open access and freely available online under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). This means anyone, anywhere in the world who has access to internet can read your article without any restriction. The typical costs associated with publication of articles could be grouped under three categories: technology, article processing and post publication activities.

Technology: Online presence requires a publication platform, hosting, necessary security features and email services.

Article processing: Receiving articles, preliminary check of manuscript to ensure adherence to guidelines, plagiarism check, communicating between authors/editors/reviewers, organizing peer review, receiving revised manuscripts, copyediting, implementing corrections by authors, type setting, layout editing, proof reading, graphic design, assigning doi to articles, reference checking, assigning doi to references, indexing.

Post publication activities: Conversion of articles to suitable format to submit in different indexing agencies, permanent preservation using Portico and other service providers, article promotion, marketing and continued online presence.    

Do you have a publishing fee waiver policy?

Yes. We do have a waiver policy for articles from Low-income economies and Lower-middle- income economies.

Low-income economies (100% fee waiver): If an article is contributed by authors from countries listed as low-income economies by the World Bank, we offer complete fee waiver upon producing proof from their institutions that all authors reside in that country, and that the research was done in that country or another lower-middle income economies. The list of countries is given below:

Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea (Dem. People's Rep), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Lower-middle- income economies (50% fee waiver): If an article is contributed by authors from countries listed as lower-middle-income economies by the World Bank, we offer 50% fee waiver upon producing proof from their institutions that all authors reside in that country, and that the research was done in that country or another lower-middle income economies. The list of countries is given below:

Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo (Rep), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep), El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesothom, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen (Rep), Zambia.

Ownership and management: 

Journal of Men’s Health is published under the banner of Codon Publications, a privately-owned company. The administrative aspects of the journal are done through the coordinated effort of personnel located in Australia, Canada and Singapore. Infrastructure for publication and technical support for online presence are provided by Open Journal Systems Company, Arizona, USA. Post-acceptance processing of articles is delegated to various companies. Permanent preservation of published articles is done via Portico and LOCKSS. Services for doi and plagiarism check are provided by Crossref.

 

Open Access

 
Open Access publishing has gone through significant changes and challenges over the years.  Some journals and publishers have created a grey area of publishing that can only be cleared and risen above by publishers with integrity and a desire to provide authors with a highly viewed forum to publish their articles.
 

 

Best Practice Policies

DPG has enlisted the help of a Publishing Advisory Board to help us develop, monitor, and maintain best practice policies and procedures when it comes to our Open Access publishing program. DPG is a fee-based Open Access publisher and authors pay an APC (Article Processing Charge) for articles that are accepted for publication (after a rigorous peer review process). These fees differ from journal to journal. Please see individual titles for actual price.
 

 
Quality Content
The Editor-in-Chief of the respective journal first reviews all articles submitted to it to ensure the content is suitable for the journal. Once reviewed, the Editor elects to either move the article through to the peer review process or reject articles, based on quality and the editorial contribution the article provides the journal.  Once the Editor feel an article meets the publishing criteria of the Journal, the article will move on for peer review.  All peer review is double blind. Reviewers can elect to reject the article, accept the article with changes, or accept the article as is.  Reviewer comments are shared with the author and once the author has made any suggested changes to the article, the Editor gives final approval for publication. At this point the author is then charged the APC.  Please see peer review process for more details.​
 

 
Archiving Through Portico
Codon Publications is proud to partner with Portico, a digital preservation service, to ensure all articles published are archived for future use. 

 

 
Criteria for Publishing
JOMH publish original research, select review articles, case-reports, conference abstracts, letters-to-the editor, book reviews, and special supplemental issues. All content must be accepted by the Editor-in-Chief and is subject to plagiarism-checking and the peer review process.
 

 
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Copyright

All articles published in JOMH are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Copyright of articles published in JOMH is retained by the author. The author grants JOMH the rights to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. The author grants JOMH exclusive commercial rights to the article. The author grants any non-commercial third party the rights to use the article freely provided original author(s) and citation details are cited.
 

 
Peer Review and 
Editorial Control
​An initial in-house quality control check deals with issues such as competing interests, financial disclosures, plagiarism, etc. Submissions may be returned to authors for queries, and will not be seen by our Editorial Board or peer reviewers until they pass this quality control check.

After the quality control check, the Editor of the journal reviews the article, and decides if the article is accepted for review or rejected.  In some cases, where an article is submitted in English, by an author not fluent in English, the article may be sent back with the recommendations to have the article edited for English, and resubmitted.

Once an article has been accepted, it will be sent to a selected editorial board member, based on experience and expertise.  The Editorial Board member will then either act as one of two peer reviewers, or will select two peer reviewers to review the article.  Reviews are double blind.

Questions, comments, and suggestions from peer reviewers will be submitted to the Editor for consideration, after which the article and peer review remarks will be sent to the author.

Once the peer reviewer, Editorial Board member, and Editor are satisfied with the author's changes, the article will be published.

It is our goal to have accepted articles published within 45 days, depending on the level of response from the authors.

Articles are published in both a web version and PDF format.