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The Journal of Health and Human Experience is published by The Semper Vi Foundation, an approved 501(c)(3) public charity. It is registered with the Library of Congress. ISSN 2377-1577 (online). The Journal is a public access, free publication funded only by charitable donations. To make a charitable donation, contact: JHHEDonor@sempervifoundation.org

An interdisciplinary, academic, peer reviewed international publication, the Journal explores the fullness of holistic health within the meaning of human experience. Its explorations richly convene all possible areas within the humanities and sciences, cultural and social areas, technologies, ethics, law, social justice, and human rights. For more information, go to the website's General Information link. 

The Editorial Leadership welcomes academic and research investigations, reviews, commentaries, creative writing such as poetry/short stories, new and emerging scholar submissions, and other possibilities. The Journal makes use of a highly innovative four-stage academic review process that was created by members of the Journal leadership beginning in 2006 with their service for another publication.

Journal Print/Order Special Information

While the Journal is a free, public access, academic publication published by the Semper Vi Foundation, print copies can be purchased independently from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All funds from purchases, which cover printing and shipping costs, go directly to HJF and not the Journal itself; the Journal is solely responsible for all content. To purchase any editions, past or current, email HJF at: Design@hjf.org or call (240) 694-2633. You will need to provide the Volume and Number for the edition(s) to be purchased.


What They’re Saying About the Journal…..

“…..a comprehensive interdisciplinary publication very relevant to human nature.  Regardless of one’s expertise, there is something from which an individual can benefit.  The articles are easy to read and should be used as often as possible in academic settings and in seminars with smaller focus groups. The Journal is ideal for students in medical school and special attention should be made regarding ethics.”
Mildred Huff Ofosu, PhD
Immunogeneticist and Post-Award Research Administrator
Morgan State University
“The articles written within this journal are intellectually stimulating and very thought provoking as it relates to how we practice medicine, how we treat our fellow humans and even how we relate to pain and suffering. I am immediately reminded in each edition of the need to teach our students how to be responsive to the world around us, understanding that not everyone is on the same playing field."

Cedric M. Bright, MD, FACP
Professor & Associate Dean, Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
112th President, National Medical Association

"…..deeply reminds us on every page…..of a higher, more human moral perspective.....of a better way of seeing and being with our patients and each other. Cover to cover, each bite, of every single edition is simply inspirational. See for yourself."
Paul A. Finch, MSW, LCSW
Director, Reserve Psychological Health & Family Programs
USN Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
“An amazing variety of fascinating topics discussed in well-written articles, this journal is true to its name.”
Moni McIntyre, PhD
Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh
Retired Faculty, Duquesne University
Captain, United Sates Navy (ret)
“.....uniquely successful in highlighting the interdisciplinary and very human nature of the ongoing transformation of our nation’s health care system, especially the unprecedented changes that patients, providers, and policy experts are experiencing…..truly visionary in reflecting the complexity of 21st century healthcare.”
Pat DeLeon, PhD, MPH, JD
Former President
American Psychological Association
“Having spent 18 years working in bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics, I can only laud the efforts expended to investigate a range of issues bursting with the potential for analysis…..a fascinating, fact-filled publication waiting for your reading pleasure and profit.”
Rosemary Flanigan, CSJ, PhD. (retired)
Professor Emerita
Ethics Committee Education Program
Center for Practical Bioethics
“…..a crucial resource for our time, especially where those in need and in poor health suffer because of health disparities and systemic inequities.  The Journal presents the highest level of scholarship in the area of healthcare, but is exceptional because it exudes a profound caring dimension that focuses on the human element. “
Frederick W. Luthardt, DBE, MA
Compliance Monitoring Program
Office of Human Subjects Research
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“Humanity is known for its creativity, innovation and physical, emotional and intellectual strength. But at the same time humanity is also characterised by its vulnerability, fragility and need for care. The Journal of Health and Human Experience navigates the reader to be sensitive for the latter and guides how to deal with it.”
Prof. Laetus OK Lategan, PhD, DTh
Editor, Journal for New Generation Sciences
Central University of Technology, South Africa