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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focusing on Health Systems in Transition and Global Health

The South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH) is an open-access international peer-reviewed journal involving all areas of health sciences and public health. Devoted to the global health SEEJPH welcomes submissions of scientists, researchers, and practitioners from all over the world, but particularly pertinent to southern and eastern countries in transition.

The editors are especially interested in quantitative and qualitative research examining upstream determinants of population health and health services delivery. This very often implies inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral orientation involving multiple professions and people.

SEEJPH accepts - pending on fast external review within four weeks of submission - original research articles, reviews of relevant literature, short reports, case studies, commentaries, and letters to the editor. Submissions can be online or by email and are checked for plagiarism. Accepted papers are published without delay in the current issue which accumulates successively the most recent contributions.


Section Policies

Original Research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case studies

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letters to the editor

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Theses and dissertations

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts (original research articles, reviews, and short reports) are evaluated by two external reviewers, who are asked to rate the importance and relevance, originality and scientific added value of the manuscripts. The Editors make every effort to get the reviews done within 4 weeks after submission. SEEJPH employs a single-blind reviewing policy which implies that the names of the reviewers are not disclosed to the authors. The COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers are available at: COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.


Publication Frequency

For the time being this new journal is publishing 2 Volumes per year at the end of the first and of the third quarter.

Accepted contributions are published immediately in the Current Issue.


Open Access Policy

SEEJPH 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.

Benefits of Publishing Open Access

Larger audience, Free view, downloading and printing, Increased number of citations, Articles are published rapidly, Special discounts as announced.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The South Eastern European Journal of Public Health is obliged to and acts in accordance with the codes of conduct and international standards on publication ethics and publication malpractice established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and available free of charge on its website ( For details see:

SEEJPH conforms to the “Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals”, as specified by the statements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (

SEEJPH adheres to the basic principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association ( If human participants are involved, a statement of approval by an institutional review board (IRB) and the participants’ informed consent should be provided. If IRB approval was not obtained or sought, a short explanation is required.


Authors' Warranty and Consent Form



Author’s name:








Article title:



In consideration of publication of the Article in the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health, I hereby warrant and consent:


  1. that this Article is original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere;
  2.  that I have obtained permission from copyright holders to reproduce material in the Article, and that I have acknowledged the resource;
  3. that this Article contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, libelous or other unlawful nature and that, to the best of my knowledge, this Article does not infringe the rights of others;
  4. that in case of Article with many authors I have obtained copyright assignments from all co-authors in writing, and authorization to enter into this Agreement on their behalf and that all have read and agreed to the above warranties;
  5. That I and all co-authors of Article will pay the respective publication fee as specified in the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health:

– for original articles 200 EUR

– for reviews 100 EUR

– for theses/dissertations 100 EUR (short summaries are free of charge)

– for comments (incl. letters to the editors, viewpoints etc.):

if commissioned: free of charge

if unsolicited: 50 EUR


Date: ______________ 


Author: ________________________