Journal of Correctional Health Care

The Journal of Correctional Health Care is the only national, peer-reviewed scientific journal to address correctional health care topics.

Published quarterly under the direction of editor John R. Miles, MPA, JCHC features original research, case studies, best practices, literature reviews and more to keep correctional health care professionals informed of important trends and developments. Topics addressed include clinical care, health services and support, personnel and staffing, ethical issues, medical records, quality improvement, risk management and medical-legal issues.

Call for Papers: Please see Publishing Opportunities for potential topics of interest. Find author guidelines and submission instructions at the JCHC website.

Call for Reviewers: If you would like to lend your expertise to help ensure that articles are of the highest quality, consider becoming a peer reviewer.

Article Abstracts: All abstracts dating to Volume 1 are available at the JCHC archive.

For information on advertising in the Journal of Correctional Health Care, email [email protected] or see the Media and Resource Guide.

Now published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

JCHC joins the company’s strong portfolio of mission-driven journals such as Health Equity, Transgender Health, LGBT Health, and AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

“Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is dedicated to supporting the health care of underserved populations through our publications,” says Bob Vrooman, Publisher, New Business Development at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. “Journal of Correctional Health Care provides critically important education for health care providers to the incarcerated population, which is more important than ever during the COVID crisis. We could not be more excited about our new partnership with NCCHC.”

Indexed/Abstracted in:

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  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Social Sciences Citation Index®
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Scopus
  • CINAHL® database
  • PsycINFO
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
  • Global Health
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • SafetyLit