Aims & Scope

Journal Mission

The Journal of Innovation in Health Sciences Education (JIHSE) is a peer-reviewed, online journal focused on transformational educational approaches, emerging instructional technologies, and outcome-focused teaching and learning innovation in health sciences education (face to face, virtual, or hybrid).

JIHSE aims to:

  • promote transformational educational approaches among health professionals,
  • illuminate outcome-driven teaching and learning innovation within health sciences education,
  • advance the application of evidence-based and technology-rich teaching approaches.

Scope of the Journal

JIHSE publishes papers on subjects aligned with its mission and goals, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Blended learning
  • Simulation education
  • Online learning
  • Immersive lab experiences
  • Teaching methods
  • Educational outcomes and assessment
  • Innovation pilots
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality
  • Telehealth
  • 3D printing
  • Experiential learning
  • Active learning
  • Interprofessional education
  • Artificial intelligence in education
  • Analytics

JIHSE will consider the following article types for publication

  • Original research reports: articles written by the researchers who performed the research described; such reports typically present original data not previously reported.
  • Systematic reviews/meta-analyses: literature reviews that use strict pre-established methodologies for identifying original research papers and/or unpublished data, and analyze the combined data from those resources.
  • Literature reviews: surveys of existing literature that seek to describe the history, predominant themes, current state, or future directions of some area of research, practice, or scholarship.
  • Case studies: descriptions of real-life individual situations or interventions within a given context.
  • Analysis: thorough discussion, exploration, and analysis of important topics in the field.
  • Guidelines and best practices: description of recommended practices in education reached by detailed examination of reported literature and/or case studies.
  • Commentaries: shorter items that discuss an issue with varying degrees of reference to the literature. Likely topics might include recent research or developments affecting health sciences education.