Focus and Scope

The Journal of Health and Caring Sciences (JHCS) is an OPEN-ACCESS, international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, official health and caring science publication of the San Beda University. Founded by the College of Nursing and the College of Medicine in 2018, it is published bi-annually in print and online. It welcomes submission in various formats, including but not limited to original completed research studies, systematic reviews, case studies, book reviews, commentaries, letter to the editor and innovative research proposals which explores timely and emerging topics on human health, wellness and caring science.


The JHCS does not charge any Article Processing Fees.


Peer Review Process

Once the article has been submitted, initial screening will be done by the Secretariat to determine if all the required documents were submitted and if it conforms to the scope and citation style of the journal. If the submitted article passes the initial screening, it will be forwarded for peer review. The JHCS strictly followed a double-blind peer review process in evaluating the suitability of the article for publication. 


Publication Frequency

The articles submitted in JHCS will be published on this website as soon as the review, copyediting, and approval of the galley proofs are completed. The articles are compiled at the end of May and November and is published in print and online as an issue. 


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.