Public Health Research & Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal with a strong focus on the connection between research, policy and practice.
Published quarterly, the journal features 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 guided by an expert Editorial Board, chaired by Editor-in-Chief Professor Don Nutbeam, a world-renowned and widely published expert in public health.
The journal’s high-quality content and growing impact are demonstrated by:
PHRP also has a strong presence internationally, being ranked in the top 60 of nearly 300 health policy journals globally, and in the top 25% of more than 600 journals in the public health, environmental and occupational health field in the Scimago Journal Rankings.
The journal’s website attracts more than 40,000 page views per month, and almost 3500 readers in Australia and internationally receive regular news updates from the journal.
The journal has been published for nearly a decade by the Sax Institute, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that improves health and wellbeing by driving better use of evidence in policies, programs and services. It draws from a long and distinguished history, having been published by the NSW Ministry of Health for nearly a quarter of a century under its previous title The NSW Public Health Bulletin.
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.