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Aims & Scope

Health Equity is the leading peer-reviewed open access journal that meets the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among underserved and vulnerable populations with the goal of providing optimal outcomes and ultimately health equity for all. With coverage ranging from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness, the Journal serves as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve these populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels.

Health Equity  is an Open Access journal, with an Article Processing Charge (APC) of $1450.00 USD. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. will donate 5% of your APC fee to the charity of your choice from the following five charities: UNICEF, National Medical Association, The Humane Society International, Nature Conservancy, and Doctors without Borders.

All articles in the Journal are rapidly reviewed and published online within 4 weeks of acceptance, and publish under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license to ensure broad dissemination and participation.

Audience: Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers; policy makers at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels; psychologists and social workers; educators; and researchers; among others.


Benefits of publishing in Health Equity:

  • High visibility, immediate and unrestricted online access to published articles
  • Rigorous and rapid peer review
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Highly indexed – citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
  • Targeted email marketing

Health Equity is published in collaboration with the Institute for Professional Education.

Health Equity is grateful for support from W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI)
  • Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

Society Affiliations

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