Depiction of Health is quarterly peer-reviewed platinum open access journal that publishes articles in all areas related to health system management. The journal simultaneously publishes full-text in Persian and informative abstracts in English.


1.Health Care System Management

   - Quality of Health Care Delivery

   -  Justice in Health

   - Community Involvement and Intersectoral Collaboration in Health Care System

  2. Epidemiology and the Burden of Diseases in Health Care System / Prevention of Diseases

  3. Environmental / Occupational Health

  4. Health Information & Library

  - Health Litracy

  5. Health Economics & Policy Making

Digital Archiving
As an open access journal, Depiction of Health aims to deposit the published articles in national, and international digital archives to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

Platinum Open Access

There are no submission fees and the article processing charges are waived for all authors submitting their paper to the Depiction of Health, the open access publication of which is subsidized by Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Department of Vice Chancellor for Research. Please see our open access and copyright policy for more information.

Open Access Agreement

Depiction of Health is an open access journal. All contents of journal is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, provided that the original source is properly cited. Please see our open access and copyright policy for more information.

Copyright and licensing

Articles are published in Depiction of Health as an open access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC-BY-NC 4.0). Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted, provided the original work is properly cited. The authors of the articles that appear in the Depiction of Health retain the copyright to their work. Depiction of Health provides immediate open access to the articles.

Peer-review Process:
The manuscripts submitted to the journal of DOH are sent to the reviewers only if they are in the scope of the journal topics. All manuscripts are first internally peer reviewed by the editorial board to decide whether the manuscript is in accordance with the journal’s scope and has met publication ethics criteria and if so, it has an adequate standard to be sent for external review. Approved papers will be sent to three external peer-reviewers. If the comments from two reviewers differ markedly, the editor may ask for further comments from reviewers. Authors are notified about the editor’s decision to accept or revision as soon as possible. The process about accepting or rejecting the article takes 1 months and the process time from the date of submission to publishing is 4 months. Upon the acceptance of the manuscript, it is reviewed by English editor for language errors. This journal uses double-blind review. (Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process). 
Depiction of Health journal follows "rapid publication" policy:
Peer review in: 4(week)
Acceptance to publication in: At least 4(Month)

The manuscripts which have gone under review process and referred to the author but the journal office has not received a correction based on reviewers’ comments (or a request to renew the period to submit the correction) within two to three weeks, and in case of no response by the author to the correspondence, the manuscript will be removed from review and publishing process and it is necessary to re-submit the manuscript if the author intends to publish it.

Plagiarism Policy:

Authors are assumed that they are aware of publication ethics, specifically with regard to authorship, dual submission, plagiarism, figure manipulation, competing interests and compliance with standards of research ethics. In cases of suspected misconduct, COPE standards and practices will be followed and advice from the COPE forum will be ascertained.

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the submission may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we reserve the right to issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate. We reserve the right to inform authors' institutions about plagiarism detected either before or after publication. COPE flowcharts are followed if plagiarism was detected. 

What to do if you suspect plagiarism (a) Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript

What to do if you suspect plagiarism (b) Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript

 Depiction of Health is published by Tabriz University of Medical Sciences .