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International Journal of Public Health

International Journal of Public Health

Editors-in-Chief: Th. Kohlmann; N. Künzli; A. Madarasova Geckova

ISSN: 1661-8556 (print version)
ISSN: 1661-8564 (electronic version)

Journal no. 38

Editorial News & Young Researcher Editorials

Call for Papers 

Special Issue: Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People – Focus Africa

Edited by Sonja Merten and Peter Waiswa
The International Journal of Public Health invites for peer review high-quality articles in the area of young people’s sexual and reproductive health with a particular focus on health challenges of young people in Africa.
Due Dates:
Pre-decision e-mail request: 31 January 2019
Online submission of full manuscripts (after invitation): 31 May 2019

Young Researcher Editorials 

Young researcher editorials (YREs) are editorials on topical discussions in public health written by PhD students from across the world (until 12 months after completion of the PhD). YREs convey a single, clear message. They have a short and catchy title, are 800 words long, and have up to ten (maximum) references. Doctoral students of Swiss School of Public Health will review YREs. After acceptance, all YREs receive free professional copyediting funded by the Swiss School of Public Health.
- Raise novel issues in public health
- Discuss recent publications or themes addressed in IJPH or elsewhere
- Debate public health science and related policies
- Promote discussions about science careers in public health and related challenges
- Place public health challenges in a broader context
- Address matters of global or multi-regional relevance
YRE is a capacity-building project for PhD students, offered by the Swiss School of Public Health+.
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Guideline "Young Researcher Editorials".
Recently published YRE

Knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange 

The Editors-in-Chief welcome submission to the section Knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange

Most cited articles 

Thanks to the reviewers 2018 

The Editors express their thanks to the reviewers for the time they committed and the valuable input they provided.

Ottawa Statement (2016) 

IJPH has endorsed the new Ottawa Statement that promotes population health intervention research.
Click for the full Ottawa Statement (PDF file)
Source: Di Ruggiero E, Potvin L, Allegrante JP, Dawson A, Verweij M, De Leeuw E, et al. Ottawa Statement from the Sparking Solutions Summit on Population Health Intervention Research. Can J Public Health 2016;107(6):e492–e493. Copyright © 2016 Canadian Public Health Association. Reprinted with permission.

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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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