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The Journal of Public Health invites submission of papers on any aspect of public health research and practice.

We welcome papers on the theory and practice of the whole spectrum of public health across the domains of health improvement, health protection and service improvement, with a particular focus on the translation of science into action.

Papers on the role of public health ethics and law are welcome. We aim to promote the highest standards of public health practice internationally through the timely communication of current, best scientific evidence.

Our main criteria for grading manuscripts are scientific originality and impact, as well as relevance to public health practice


YearImpact FactorSsi: Public, Environmental & Occupational HealthSi: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
20142.03938 out of 14562 out of 162
20132.29625 out of 13653 out of 160
20121.99327 out of 13660 out of 158
20112.06333 out of 13156 out of 157
20101.87829 out of 11460 out of 140
20091.23056 out of 9582 out of 122
20081.10949 out of 7679 out of 105
20071.23838 out of 7066 out of 100
20061.52727 out of 6656 out of 98

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index and Social Citation Index by ISI.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

Journal of Public Health is covered by several major indexing services including:

Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
CAB Abstracts
Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Science Citation Index®
Tropical Diseases Bulletin