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21.02.2020 | Original article

Social capital and health status: longitudinal race and ethnicity differences in older adults from 2006 to 2014

In the new Dictionary of Epidemiology of the International Epidemiological Association, social capital has been defined as “the resources—for example, trust, norms, and the exercise of sanctions—available to members of social groups” (Porta 2014 ).

20.02.2020 | Original article

Trends in social inequality in overweight and obesity among adolescents in Denmark 1998–2018

In many countries, overweight and obesity is now one of the most significant public health problems (Ng et al. 2014 ; Seidell and Halberstadt 2015 ). Studies over time show that trends in overweight and obesity vary across national settings …

19.02.2020 | Original article

Acute coronary syndrome and use of biomass fuel among women in rural Pakistan: a case–control study

Globally, some 40% of households cook with solid fuels (wood, charcoal, dung, crop waste and coal) in open fires or simple traditional stoves (Bonjour et al. 2013 ), exposing 3 billion people to high levels of indoor air pollution (IAP) by fine …

18.02.2020 | Original article Open Access

Violence exposure and young people’s vulnerability, mental and physical health

Exposure to violence, as a witness to domestic violence within the family or the subject of direct violence perpetrated within other relationships, is a human rights violation and a damaging global phenomenon experienced by many children and young …

17.02.2020 | Original article

European Union state of health from 1990 to 2017: time trends and its enlargements’ effects

The idea of the European Union (EU) dates back to philosophers/visionaries such as Victor Hugo, who imagined a peaceful “United States of Europe” (Fontaine 2010 ). Although its initial goal was Franco-German peace and economic development, the …

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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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Bibliographic Data
First published in 1955 as "Sozial-und Präventivmedizin," renamed in 2007
1 volume per year, 6 issues / volume
Online First!
ISSN 1661-8556 (print)
ISSN 1661-8564 (online)

IJPH Impact Factor and Ranking Over the Years


2-Year Impact Factor

JCR Science Edition Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

JCR Social Science Edition Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

5-Year Impact Factor



39 out of 162

18 out of 145




59 out of 162

35 out of 143




60 out of 161

27 out of 139




41 out of 158

19 out of 131




47 out of 142

23 out of 116



74 out of 122

48 out of 95

Source: Journal Citation Reports JCR, Science Edition and Social Science Edition, Thomson Reuters

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