The Journal

Rural and Remote Health is a not-for-profit, open-access, online-only, peer-reviewed academic publication. It aims to further rural and remote health education, research and practice. The primary purpose of the Journal is to publish and so provide an international knowledge-base of peer-reviewed material from rural health practitioners (medical, nursing and allied health professionals and health workers), educators, researchers and policy makers.

The core business of the Journal is to:

  • Support rural health by disseminating rural health information in published peer-reviewed articles and other information.
  • Advantage our system to become self-supporting/independent.
  • Raise the profile of rural and remote health academics.

The Journal is committed to the accessibility of scholarly information, operates ethically (with regard to humans and animals, authorship and conflicts of interest) and upholds the integrity of scientific enquiry and publication. The authors, reviewers, honorary editorial positions and staff form the human content of the Journal and are treated fairly and with respect. All editorial, review and governance positions are honorary.

All material except some invited articles (editorials and commentaries), regularly published non-research material or news items and standing matter is reviewed by authors’ academic peers.
The journal does not accept paid third-party advertising.

Bibliographic information

Rural and Remote Health is indexed by AMI, APAFT, APAIS, APAIS-Health, ATSIROM, CABI, CINAHL, Current Contents, DOAJ, EBSCOhost, EMBASE, Informit (Health Collection), ProQuest, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Sherpa Romeo and Web of Science (SSCI, SCIE). The Journal is also recognised by the Australian Government's ERA.

ISSN: 1445-6354

Number of issues per year: 4

Impact factor: 2.733

RRH Governance

A/Prof Bronwyn Fields – Regional Editor

Bronwyn Fields is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at California State University Sacramento in Sacramento, California, USA. Dr. Fields' research interests include the health workforce, nurse recruitment and retention in rural areas, health disparities and international health and development. As a nurse and midwife, she has worked extensively in Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific, including consulting for the World Health Organization, Asian Development Bank, AusAID and other international organizations on health workforce development. More recently, Bronwyn has lived and worked in rural Northern California. She joined the Rural and Remote Health North America section as a Regional Editor in 2016.

Prof Rebecca Schiff – Regional Editor

Dr. Rebecca Schiff is Dean of the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences and Professor of Health Sciences at University of Northern British Columbia. Rebecca has a long history of working closely with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities to investigate and research health issues and solutions, with a particular focus on social determinants of health and intersections between health and sustainability. She is grateful to live and work in the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh.

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International Conference on Rural Nursing and Healthcare (ICRNH 2023), 17–18 July 2023, Berlin, Germany
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2023 Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (CLIC) Conference, 19–24 September 2023, Spokane, Washington, USA
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12th EURIPA Rural Health Forum, 19–21 October 2023, Călimănești-Căciulata, Romania
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The Network: Towards Unity For Health (TUFH 2023), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 23–26 October 2023
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