About the Journal

Research Directs in Health Sciences (ISSN: 2768 - 492X) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal encourages authors to submit research in the health sciences, epidemiology, physical activity, health disparities and other health-related lines of inquiry.

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Research Directs provides authors the opportunity to submit their dissertation or thesis for peer-review in an open access journal. Currently, The APC is currently waived for dissertation or thesis manuscripts, until early 2022. 

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Current Issue

Vol. 1 No. 1 (2021): Research Directs in Health Sciences

Research Directs in Health Sciences is an open access, double peer-reviewed, internationally published journal, indexed on Google Scholar to track citations, h-index and i10-index for impact. The journal is a Crossref member for digital object identifier (DOI) number assignment and citation tracking.

Research Directs: Publishes manuscripts as they are accepted. Published works are dated by year, volume (issue): manuscript number and DOI number.  Example: 2021, Volume 1 (Issue 1): 3, DOI#.

Publication Timeline: From submission to publication, manuscripts in RDHS take on average 29 days. Timelines may vary based on reviewer promptness and the time needed for authors to address revisions. 


The Knowledge and Use of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in a Sample of Physical Therapists in the United States

Noa Mills, Mariah Elder, Molly Boyce, Matteo Evdokas, Stephen Ives
Abstract 155 | PDF Downloads 52

Student Perception of Online Learning Experiences Associated with COVID-19

Rebecca Elkins, Rhyanne McDade
Abstract 232 | PDF Downloads 94

Perception of Mental Illness in the African American Church Culture

Rhyanne McDade, James Peugh, Lori Crosby
Abstract 88 | PDF Downloads 44

Exercise as an Adjunctive Treatment for Substance Use Recovery

Jenn Lape Kaiser, Dana Ripley
Abstract 55 | PDF Downloads 34

Design of an Eccentric Recumbent Ergometer to Elicit Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Sara Harper, Frederick J. Peters, Brandon S. Pollock, Keith Burns, John McDaniel , Angela L. Ridgel
Abstract 147 | PDF Downloads 42

Advancing Health Science Research and Discovery

Gabe Sanders
Abstract 79 | PDF Downloads 22
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Scientific Impact

The aim of Research Directs in Health Sciences is to publish, concise research in the health sciences to advance health and wellbeing in society. While not required, the journal encourages authors to submit "Direct Original Research," which is a compact version of an original research manuscript. Learn more about Direct Original Research

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