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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. 4 No. 1 (2024)

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: 2024, Volume 4 (Issue 1): 3, DOI#.

Publication Timeline: From submission to publication, manuscripts in RDHS take on average less than 35-45 days. Timelines may vary based on reviewer promptness and the time needed for authors to address revisions. 


Training, Nutrition, and Sports Supplement Strategies of an Elite Female Masters Cyclist: A Case Study

Jose Antonio, Jose Rojas, Jason Curtis, Cassandra Evans, Flavia Pereira
Abstract 127 | PDF Downloads 124

Risk of Disordered Eating, Exercise Dependence, Body Dissatisfaction, and Fueling Habits in Masters Trail Runners

Alyssum M. Reno-Smith, Dr. Kelly L. Pritchett, Keely A. Henninger
Abstract 207 | PDF Downloads 233

Impact of Firefighting Equipment on Aerobic Performance in the Forestry Step Test in New Firefighter Cadets: A Pilot Study

Ryan Conners, Robert Cochrum, Cristina Northcutt, Haley Radden, Dakota Powell, MaryAnn Wiethop
Abstract 108 | PDF Downloads 64

Qualitative Description of the Exertional Symptoms of Participants with Persistent Symptoms of Lyme Disease during a Low Intensity Resistance Training Intervention

Charlie McMillin, PhD, Dr. Bridget Melton, CSCS*D, TSAC-F*D, EP-C, Nicholas Murray, PhD, Chris D'Adamo, PhD
Abstract 130 | PDF Downloads 57

Health Science Approaches for Fall and Injury Prevention

Sara Harper
Abstract 103 | PDF Downloads 50
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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.