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.
The editorial team is responsible for the management of the journal. The Editor is the best contact point for authors, peer reviewers and readers, and oversees the journal’s content and production.
The journal’s editorial board comprises some of Australia’s best-known and leading experts in the field of public health. The board offers guidance on the direction of the journal. Seven board members are also journal Associate Editors, who choose reviewers and make recommendations on papers in their areas of expertise.
The journal has a number of editorial policies covering important areas such as authorship, conflict of interest, peer review, dissemination, corrections and retractions, appeals and complaints, and copyright. We ask authors and peer reviewers to familiarise themselves with our policies when submitting to, or reviewing for, the journal.
Our scope, bibliographic information, how we screen for plagiarism, and information about our indexing and archiving practices is available on this page. Further details on the types of articles we publish and guidelines for manuscript submission and peer review can be found in our Author and Peer Reviewer sections.