5 Facts you can learn about the European Journal of Public Health – The Review

The European Journal of Public Health is an opportunity for European Public Health Researchers to showcase their research and ensure that it reaches out to the wider community. MAPHM as a full member of the European Public Health Association is regularly updated with the latest issues and today we would like to invite you to review the latest issues of the journal

1) What’s the Journal all about?

The European Journal of Public Health is described as being “a multidisciplinary journal in the field of public health, publishing contributions from social medicine, epidemiology, health services research, management, ethics and law, health economics, social sciences, and environmental health.” and it even focuses on creating a community “for discussion and debate of current international public health issues with a focus on the European region.”

The Journal is also a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics and their editor-in-chief is the highly experienced Peter Alleback from Karolinska Institutet, one of the world’s foremost medical universities.

2) How about the Impact Factor?

We’re delighted and proud to note that throughout the past decade, the journal has gradually increased its reputation and relevance among the Public Health Community and we’re hopeful that in the next 5 years we will note an even further increase and interest as the burden of chronic disease increases worldwide

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Impact Factor Ranking from 2006 to 2016 – European Journal of Public Health – See the interactive graph here

Another interesting table that we’ve noted was the change in ranking across the different journals which are exhibited in the following table, where the journal has had a significant improvement specifically with journals related Public, Environmental and Occupational Health.

Year SI: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health SSI: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
2003 45 out of 89 15 out of 56
2004 58 out of 93 26 out of 59
2005 63 out of 99 30 out of 63
2006 59 out of 98 31 out of 66
2007 38 out of 100 15 out of 70
2008 38 out of 105 15 out of 76
2009 41 out of 122 16 out of 95
2010 45 out of 140 22 out of 114
2011 33 out of 157 10 out of 131
2012 38 out of 158 18 out of 136
2013 49 out of 160 23 out of 136
2014 44 out of 162 20 out of 145
2015 38 out of 172 18 out of 153
2016  54 out of 176  28 out of 157 

The information above was taken from the About Page of the Journal which acquired this data from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index(SI) and Social Science Citation Index(SSCI) by ISI.

3) How do I submit my Publication to the EJPH?

The full set of instructions is available here. Furthermore, if you submit an abstract to the upcoming European Public Health Conference and get accepted, then you will have a publication with the EJPH. We would be very happy to see our MAPHM Members and Public Health Professionals submitting their publication in such a prestigious journal.

4) How can I read the journal?

You can either acquire access directly, look up the journal entries on your University Database(University of Malta students should have full access through HyDI) or else if you have MAPHM membership you can reach out to our Secretary General who will start the process for you to have access to the Journal.

5) BONUS: What else do they do?

  • E-Collections – these are curated by EUPHA section Presidents, these themed e-collections gather together papers published in European Journal of Public Health providing an evidence-base for each topic. Each collection also includes an extended introduction.
  • Editor’s Choice – The editor gets to choose their favourite articles – check out the latest list here
  • Supplements – The Journal Team which works very closely with the European Public Health Association issues a number of supplements, usually linked to the specific conferences. In fact the latest supplement from the 10th European Public Health Conference which took place in Stockholm is available here

Would you like to learn more about the Journal? Are you interested in learning more about the Association? Reach out to us through our Social Media Channels or Website. Feel free to share this amongst your colleagues or friends.


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