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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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Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022)

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: 2022, Volume 1 (Issue 1): 3, DOI#.

Publication Timeline: From submission to publication, manuscripts in RDHS take on average less than 35 days. Timelines may vary based on reviewer promptness and the time needed for authors to address revisions. 


A Qualitative Exploration of Desired mHealth App Mechanisms Related to Daily Life Influences for College Nursing Students

Scott Sittig, Caitlyn Hauff, Susan G. Williams, Rebecca J Graves, Sharon Fruh
Abstract 120 | PDF Downloads 27

Evaluation of Pairing Mobile Health with Simulation Technology to Assist Sickle Cell Caregivers

Scott Sittig, Tierney Beebe, Jessica Landry, Helen Hurst
Abstract 105 | PDF Downloads 28

The Influence of an Acute Bout of High-Intensity Interval Exercise on Heart Rate Variability Indices and Stress Index in the Absence of Cardiometabolic Diseases

Ricardo Torres, Kathleen Richardson, Catherine Lowry, Cassidy Beeson, Ahmed Ismaeel, Panagiotis Koutakis, Jeffrey Forsse
Abstract 267 | PDF Downloads 97

Identify Social Determinants of Health Related to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Decreasing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits

Maria Gjini, Nasim Khan, Gjovana Vuljaj, Adriana Stefanovski, Abbey Kaminski, Brooke Weber, Caress Dean
Abstract 520 | PDF Downloads 126

Test-Retest Reliability of the Microvascular Oxygenation Recovery Response Subsequent to Submaximal Cycling Exercise

Trent E. Cayot, Alicia M. Otto, Alex Sikora, Alexandria C. Frick, Nathanial R. Eckert, Stacey L. Gaven
Abstract 372 | PDF Downloads 109
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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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