International Maritime Health is the international multidisciplinary journal devoted to research and practice in the field of maritime medicine, travel and tropical medicine, hyperbaric and underwater medicine sea-rescue, port hygienic and sanitary problems. Official qarterly of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, issued since 1949.
The journal is published four times a year (the first issue not later than March 31, the second issue not later than June 30, the third issue not later than September 30, the fourth issue not later than December 31st).
Owner: International Maritime Health Foundation
Editor-In-Chief: Maria Jeżewska
Pubishing house: Via Medica
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH 1999-2009
From 1999, a cooperation between IMHA and the IMTM on the publishing of the IMH was established. The Journal was now solely in the English language, with an international editorial board with members from 31 countries.
At the general meeting of IMHA during the sixth ISMH in Manila in 2001, it became clear, however, that there still was mistrust between environments of maritime medicine in Western and Eastern Europe. Following disputes at the GM the cooperation broke down.
For the next years, until 2007, IMH was again published by the IMTM, without the cooperation with IMHA. The lack of their ‘own’ endorsed scientific journal led to a loss of members in IMHA, and they sought possible solutions to this. At the same time, the IMH sought new partners.
In the period 2007-2009, discussions of a tripartite solution were held, between the IMH, IMHA and the NCMM. A tripartite agreement on the publishing of the scientific Journal International Maritime Health was signed during the International Congress of Maritime, Tropical and Travel Medicine in Gdynia, June 2009.
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH 2009-2018
Based on the agreement from 2009, a relation to Via Medica as a professional publisher was established. The journal got a new design, and is now published as an open source journal, although printed in paper for subscribers, or sent as a pdf on the time of publication to pdf-subscribers.
IMH IS INDEXED IN
Safety and health at work
ILO CIS bulletin
Polish medical bibliography
DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journal
Since 2016 all articles are submitted to IMH online.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: MARIA JEŻEWSKA
IMH SECRETARY: Leszek Mayer
Phone: +48 58 69 98 691
Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine
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