Inter­na­tional Journal of Public Health

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IJPH transitions to open access! A new platform for submissions opens on 2nd July 2020. Submit online!
Please find details about the transition and APC below.

Editors-in-Chief: Nino Künzli (Switz­erland), Andrea Madarasova Geckova (Slovakia and The Netherlands) and Olaf von dem Knesebeck (Germany)

IJPH transitions to Gold OPEN ACCESS on 1st of January 2021

From 2021, IJPH will change from the current subscription model to Gold Open Access (OA), published by Frontiers, Switzerland. Please read here about the changes, and what stays the same.

Please note: For the peer review of articles submitted prior to 2nd July 2020, the previous website is still available during 2020. We will complete the peer review in 2020 and publish accepted articles in the December issue latest.

From 2nd July 2020 until 31 December 2020 our new publisher Frontiers offers a temporary platform for new submissions to IJPH. Submissions to this temporary platform - if accepted - can be published in January 2021 at the earliest. Please kindly consider this delay if your submission deals with COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2. Submit online to IJPH

Article Processing Charges (APC)
For submissions from 2nd July 2020 until 31st December 2020, authors will benefit from a reduced APC as follows:

  • Original Articles - 2'000 CHF
  • Review - 2000 CHF
  • Hints & Kinks - CHF 1200
  • Letter to the Editor - Free
  • Young Researcher Editorials – Free
  • Editorials and Commentaries - Free (invited)

The preliminary platform will be open until 31st December 2020. From 1st of January 2021 onwards the final platform will be available. The APC for submissions from 1st January 2021 will be announced in October 2020.

For questions, please contact the IJPH Managing Editor (

Aims and Scopes of IJPH

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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IJPH becomes hundred

In 2021, IJPH will celebrate its 100th birthday. Follow its journey!