About us

Public Health Research & Practice is an open-access, quarterly, online journal with a strong focus on the connection between research, policy and practice.

It publishes innovative, high-quality papers that inform public health policy and practice, paying particular attention to innovations, data and perspectives from policy and practice.

The journal is published by the Sax Institute, a national leader in promoting the use of research evidence in health policy. Formerly known as The NSW Public Health Bulletin, the journal has a long history. It was published by the NSW Ministry of Health for nearly a quarter of a century.

Responsibility for its publication transferred to the Sax Institute in 2014. The journal continues to be supported by the NSW Ministry of Health and receives guidance from an expert editorial board.

Why publish in Public Health Research & Practice

  • High visibility. Our open-access policy means Public Health Research & Practice articles are freely available online for people to access and disseminate without subscription or registration barriers. We engage with our readers via our website, newsletter and strong social media presence. See our latest work on Twitter.
  • Free for authors. We don’t charge author fees for submission or publication of articles.
  • Influential audience. 35% of our regular audience is made up of policy makers working for state and federal governments. Our point of difference is our strong commitment to connecting public health decision makers and practitioners with research that is meaningful to their work.
  • Fast publication. We maintain a rigorous peer-review process, but we work to an efficient publication schedule. Shortly after being accepted, full, edited articles are published online early so that authors don’t have to wait until articles are allocated to an issue before they are published.
  • Promotion and media coverage. Our dedicated communications team vigorously promotes each issue of the journal, attracting regular interest from the mainstream media.