Education for Health (EfH) is the peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH), a global consortium of health professions schools and individuals committed to improving the education of the health workforce and focused on responsiveness to the needs of the communities they serve.

Education for Health is dedicated to the dissemination of work consistent with TUFH’s mission and objectives in international health. It publishes original contributions of interest to health practitioners, educators, policy makers, administrators, and learners in the health workforce that lead to improved health and wellness.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science

Journal Ethics

Education for Health is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

Peer review

Submissions are first assessed by an Editor who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. Editors will consider the peer-reviewed reports when making a decision but are not bound by the opinions or recommendations of reviewers.  Peer reviewers should adhere to COPE's Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Informed consent

For all research involving human subjects, freely-given, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. 

Corrections or retractions

The journal follows COPE’s Guidelines for Handling of Post-publication critiques.  If there is suspicion of misbehavior or fraud, the journal will carry out an investigation following these guidelines. If, after an investigation, there are valid concerns, the authors concerned will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue.  Depending on the outcome of the investigation, a correction may be published, or the article may be retracted.

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given, and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

We provide long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publicly accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from PKP and other publishers, with minimal technical effort.


If advertisements or banners are used, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.