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International Journal of Public Health

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17.12.2018 | Original Article Open Access

The decline in adolescent substance use across Europe and North America in the early twenty-first century: A result of the digital revolution?

Since the early 2000s, two impactful parallel transitions have taken place in the daily lives of adolescents across Europe and North America. First, substance (tobacco, alcohol, cannabis) use decreased substantially (De Looze et al. 2015 ; Hublet …

12.12.2018 | Hints & Kinks Open Access

Grounding evidence in experience to support people-centered health services

Evidence-informed and equity-oriented public health policy and practice require that people’s voices, especially those less heard, be central to decision-making in public health (Serrant-Green 2011 ). Stakeholder engagement is particularly urgent …

11.12.2018 | Original Article

Higher mortality in women living in high-participation areas of a population-based health check and lifestyle intervention study

The premise of population-based general health checks is that early detection of risk factors or preclinical manifestations of diseases improve the prognosis (Wilson et al. 1968 ). In several countries, ministries of health have (typically in …

10.12.2018 | Original Article

Childhood vaccination in Kenya: socioeconomic determinants and disparities among the Somali ethnic community

The Kenyan Ministry of Health’s focus in recent years on reducing childhood morbidity and mortality has had encouraging results, with under-five mortality declining 36%, from 115 per 1000 live births in 2003 to 74 per 1000 in 2008, although still …

10.12.2018 | Original Article

Trends in sleeping difficulties among European adolescents: Are these associated with physical inactivity and excessive screen time?

Adolescents, defined as young people between the age of 10 and 19 years old, have often been considered as having a low burden of disease and relatively good physical and mental health compared with other stages of the life course (Gore et al. 2011 …). Nevertheless, the period of adolescence is characterized by many changes, such as physical changes in weight, height and muscle mass, as well as changes in lifestyle behaviors (Christie and Viner

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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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