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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.

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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)

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

Journal information

  • Nino Künzli,
  • Andrea Madarasova Geckova,
  • Olaf von dem Knesebeck
Publishing model
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Journal metrics

2.419 (2019)
Impact factor
2.828 (2019)
Five year impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision
194 days
Submission to acceptance
361,797 (2019)

Latest issue

Volume 65

Issue 8, November 2020

Special Issue: Adolescent health in Central and Eastern Europe (Pages from 1217 to 1429); Regular Papers (Pages from 1431 to 1515)

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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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