Open Access | Global Reach | Peer-Reviewed


Our aims and scope

BMJ Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of public health, from global issues such as the impact of climate change on population health, to studies conducted in specific locations.

Underpinning the journal is BMJ’s primary purpose: to share knowledge and expertise that improve health through better evidence, better decisions and better systems. BMJ Public Health will work with the public health community, at all levels, to publish rigorous qualitative and quantitative research and analysis to drive evidence-based public health policy and practice.

Why submit to us?

BMJ Public Health welcomes submissions on a range of topics, including health policy, health systems, gender issues in health, mental and behavioural health, digital health, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, chronic diseases and disease outbreaks.

We are also interested in papers that focus on the social determination of health and well-being, including nutrition, socio-economic status, health literacy, physical activity, and the environment using a broad range of methods from the social and biomedical sciences.


4 reasons to publish with us:

Join our vision of improving health outcomes from the perspective of populations at the regional and country level
Stringent peer review and fast turnaround times, ensuring prompt publication through our continuous publication mode
Reach a global audience of researchers, practitioners and policy makers through our open access publication model
High editorial standards and author service for which BMJ is renowned

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