Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing (IJHW) is an indexed and peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Indian Association of Health, Research, and Welfare (IAHRW). IJHW is indexed with EBSCOhost Connection Two, Academic Search Complete, The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source,  Cogito Indexing Text, Academic Search Ultimate, Academic Search Main Edition, Biomedical Index, Google Scholar Crawl Database, SocINDEX with Full Text, Sociology Source Ultimate, ProQuest, ProQuest Central, Index Copernicus International, Google Scholar, USA Library, WorldCat, J-Gate, Academic Search Premier, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Rating 4.11. IJHW is published regularly since 2010. The journal is a medium for empirical inquiry, theoretical papers, reviews, applied and policy relate articles. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of scientific excellence in the sub fields of psychology, psychiatry, education and other social and behavioral sciences.  ISSN-p-2229-5356, e-2321-3698. For more detail visit journal page on or write to us to

Editor-in-Chief: Sunil Saini, PhD, Editorial Office: 1245/4, Moh. Sainian, Hisar, Haryana, India
Phone: 9255442103
Publisher: IAHRW Publications

ISSN: 2229-5356 (print version)

ISSN: 2321-3698 (electronic version)

Frequency: Quarterly

Indexing: EBSCOhost Connection Two, Academic Search Complete, The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source,  Cogito Indexing Text, Academic Search Ultimate, Academic Search Main Edition, Biomedical Index, Google Scholar Crawl Database, SocINDEX with Full Text, Sociology Source Ultimate, ProQuest, ProQuest Central, USA Library, Index Copernicus International, WorldCat, J-Gate, Academic Search Premier, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Rating 4.11

Abha Singh, PhD, AIPS, Amity University, Noida
Akbar Husain, PhD, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Annalakshmi Naryanan, PhD, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Anuradha Sovani, PhD, Mumbai University, Mumbai
Aradhana Shukla, PhD, Kumaun University, Almora
Kiran Sahu, PhD, Meerut, Uttar Pardesh
Ravi Gunthey, PhD, TEPSE & HEPSEN, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Radhy Shyam, PhD, MD University, Rohtak
Rahul K.Tiwari, MBBS MD, IMS, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi , UP
Sangeeta Trama, PhD, Punjabi University, Patiala
Sibnath Deb, PhD, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
Sunita Malhotra, PhD, MD University, Rohtak, Haryana
Urvashi Ojha, IMS , Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
Vivek Kumar Jha, MASLP, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana
Editor-in-Chief: Sunil Saini, PhD, Editorial Office: 1245/18, Moh. Sainian, Hisar, Haryana, India
Phone: 9255442103
Publisher: IAHRW
ISSN: 2229-5356 (print version)
ISSN: 2321-3698 (electronic version)
Frequency: Quarterly
Indexing: EBSCO, ProQuest, ProQuest Central, USA Library, WorldCat, J-Gate, Academic Search Premier, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
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Author’s guidelines: Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing
Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing (IJHW) is a peer-reviewed research journal published monthly by Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare. The IJHW is indexed with EBSCO, ProQuest, J-Gate, etc. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of scientific excellence in the area of Health Sciences and sub fields including psychology, psychiatry, Medicine and other related social and behavioral sciences
IJHW is published monthly (Jan.- Dec.). Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Manuscripts should be submitted in the format outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) and should be sent via email at The papers are reviewed by professional reviewers who have specialized expertise in the respective area, and to judge the quality of the paper in a time bound and confidential manner. The paper shall be review by double blind review process.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Online Submission
Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.
The title page should include:
• The name(s) of the author(s)
• A concise and informative title
• The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
• The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Main Text
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
Tables should be as per APA format
References should be as per APA format as follows
• Journal article
Panda, T., Lamba, V., Goyal, N., Saini, S., Boora, S., Cruz. (2018). Psychometric Testing in Schools. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 8(2), 213–245.
• Article by DOI
Slifka, M. K., & Whitton, J. L. (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.1007/s001090000086
• Book
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
• Book chapter
O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.
• Online document
Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice. Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. Accessed 25 June 2007.

Copyright form
Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.
Proof reading
The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

Ethical Guidelines for the author

• Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Work should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. If articles are co-published this fact should be made clear to readers.

• Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

• Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced.

• Data, text, figures or ideas originated by other researchers should be properly acknowledged and should not be presented as if they were the authors’ own

• All sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, and other support (such as specialist statistical or writing assistance) should be disclosed.

• Authors should disclose the role of the research funder(s) or sponsor (if any) in the research design, execution, analysis, interpretation and reporting

• The research literature serves as a record not only of what has been discovered but also of who made the discovery. The authorship of research publications should therefore accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.

• In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section, the criteria for authorship and acknowledgement should be agreed at the start of the project.

• Researchers should ensure that only those individuals who meet authorship criteria (i.e. made a substantial contribution to the work) are rewarded with authorship and that deserving authors are not omitted. Institutions and journal editors should encourage practices that prevent guest, gift, and ghost authorship.

• All authors should agree to be listed and should approve the submitted and accepted versions of the publication. Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication (e.g. responding to reviewers’ comments).

• Authors should work with the editor or publisher to correct their work promptly if errors or omissions are discovered after publication.

• Authors should abide by relevant conventions, requirements, and regulations to make materials, reagents, software or datasets available to other researchers who request them. Researchers, institutions, and funders should have clear policies for handling such requests. Authors must also follow relevant journal standards. While proper acknowledgement is expected, researchers should not demand authorship as a condition for sharing materials.

• Authors should follow publishers’ requirements that work is not submitted to more than one publication for consideration at the same time.
• Authors should inform the editor if they withdraw their work from review, or choose not to respond to reviewer comments after receiving a conditional acceptance.
• Authors should respond to reviewers’ comments in a professional and timely manner.
• Appropriate approval, licensing or registration should be obtained before the research begins and details should be provided in the report (e.g. Institutional Review Board, Research Ethics Committee approval, national licensing authorities for the use of animals).
• If requested by editors, authors should supply evidence that reported research received the appropriate approval and was carried out ethically (e.g. copies of approvals, licences, participant consent forms).
• Researchers should not generally publish or share identifiable individual data collected in the course of research without specific consent from the individual (or their representative). Researchers should remember that many scholarly journals are now freely available on the internet, and should therefore be mindful of the risk of causing danger or upset to unintended readers (e.g. research participants or their families who recognise themselves from case studies, descriptions, images or pedigrees).
• The appropriate statistical analyses should be determined at the start of the study and a data analysis plan for the prespecified outcomes should be prepared and followed.
• Researchers should publish all meaningful research results that might contribute to understanding. In particular, there is an ethical responsibility to publish the findings of all clinical trials. The publication of unsuccessful studies or experiments that reject a hypothesis may help prevent others from wasting time and resources on similar projects. If findings from small studies and those that fail to reach statistically significant results can be combined to produce more useful information (e.g. by meta-analysis) then such findings should be published.
• Authors should supply research protocols to journal editors if requested (e.g. for clinical trials) so that reviewers and editors can compare the research report to the protocol to check that it was carried out as planned and that no relevant details have been omitted. Researchers should follow relevant requirements for clinical trial registration and should include the trial registration number in all publications arising from the trial.


The publisher ensures electornic bakup of the published articles and website content regularly. All published articles are also being archived in concerned database.

Publishing Schedule

IJHW is published in both online and print version in March, June, September and December. 

Editor-in-Chief: Sunil Saini, PhD, Editorial Office: 1245/18, Moh. Sainian, Hisar, Haryana, India

Phone: 9255442103, 7988885490
Publisher: IAHRW Pubications

ISSN: 2229-5356 (print version)

ISSN: 2321-3698 (electronic version)

Frequency: Quarterly

Indexing: EBSCO, ProQuest, ProQuest Central, USA Library, WorldCat, J-Gate, Academic Search Premier, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)

Peer Review

All content of the Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing is subject to peer-review. The Editor first checks and evaluates the submitted manuscript, examining its fit and quality regarding its significance, manuscript format, research quality. If it is suitable for potential pubication, the Editor directs the manuscript for Plagiarism check, and the minimum similarity acceptable is below 20% without references. After that, editor directs the manuscript to two reviewers, with both being experts in the field.  This journal employs double-blind review, wehre the author and referee remains anonymous througout the process. Referees are asked to avaluate whetehr the manuscript is original, makes a theoretical contribution to the study, methodoogy is sound, follos appropriate ethical guidelines, whether the results are clearly presented and sufficient supporting studies are given and support the conclusion. The time for evaluation is approximately one month. The Editor’s decision will be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees. Revised manuscripts might be returned to the initial referees who may then request another revision of the manuscript. After both reviewer’s feedback, the Editor decides if the manuscript will be rejected, accepted with revision needed or accepted for publication. The Editor’s decision is final. Regerees advise the Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Compaint policy

We ain to respond to and resolve all complaints quickly.  All complaints will be acknowledged within a week. For all matters related to the policies, procedures, editorial content, and actions of the editorial staff, the decision of the Editor-in-Chief shall be final. The procedure to make a complaint is easy. It can be made by writing an email to editor:

Confict of Interest Policy

Transparency and objectiity in research are essential for publication in this journal. These principles are strictily followed in our peer review process and decision of publication. Manuscript submissions are assigned to reviewers in an effort to minimize potential conflicts of interest. After papers are assigned, individual reviewers are required to inform the editor-in-chief of any conflict. 

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