The International Journal of Public Health publishes scientific articles relevant to global public health, from different countries and cultures, and assembles them into issues that raise awareness and understanding of public health problems and solutions. The Journal welcomes submissions of original research, critical and relevant reviews, methodological papers, and manuscripts that emphasize theoretical content. IJPH sometimes publishes commentaries and opinions. Special issues highlight key areas of current research. The Editorial Board's mission is to provide a thoughtful forum for contemporary issues and challenges in global public health research and practice.

Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published online first within 22 days!

The International Journal of Public Health is the journal of the Swiss School of Public Health (please visit: https://ssphplus.ch/en/news/).

Bibliographic Data
First published in 1955 as "Sozial-und Präventivmedizin," renamed in 2007
1 volume per year, 6 issues / volume
Online First!
ISSN 1661-8556 (print)
ISSN 1661-8564 (online)

Click on "Journal Updates" below to see the journal's Impact Factor and Ranking Over the Years

Source: Journal Citation Reports JCR, Science Edition and Social Science Edition, Clarivate Analytics

94% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Editors-in-Chief
  • Nino Künzli,
  • Andrea Madarasova Geckova,
  • Olaf von dem Knesebeck
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.373 (2018)
Impact factor
3.219 (2018)
Five year impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision
218 days
Submission to acceptance
361,797 (2019)
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Volume 65

Issue 3, April 2020

COVID-19 pandemic – what could we learn from research?

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Journal updates

  • Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

    A team of editors and reviewers for COVID-19 submissions will take care of fast-track peer review (double blind and rigorous as usual in IJPH).

    We are aware that authors may have difficulty meeting revision deadlines due to the significant disruption caused by COVID-19. Please let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines, but we intend to be very flexible at this time.

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Electronic ISSN
1661-8564
Print ISSN
1661-8556
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  1. BIOSIS
  2. Biological Abstracts
  3. CAB Abstracts
  4. CNKI
  5. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  6. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
  7. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  8. EBSCO CINAHL
  9. EBSCO Discovery Service
  10. EBSCO Health Policy Reference Center
  11. EMCare
  12. Gale
  13. Gale Academic OneFile
  14. Google Scholar
  15. INIS Atomindex
  16. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  17. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  18. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  19. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  20. Medline
  21. Naver
  22. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  23. ProQuest Central
  24. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  25. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  26. ProQuest Medical Database
  27. ProQuest Public Health Database
  28. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  29. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  30. PsycINFO
  31. Psyndex
  32. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  33. SCImago
  34. SCOPUS
  35. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  36. Semantic Scholar
  37. Social Science Citation Index
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