Public Health Reviews

Public Health Reviews (PHR) is a multi-disciplinary, global, open access journal dedicated to publishing high quality Reviews (all formats) and Policy Briefs of importance to public health.

Co-Editors in Chief: Raquel Lukas (Portugal), Kasia Czabanowska (Netherlands), Sarah Mantwill (Switzerland)

Managing Editor: Anke Berger (Switzerland)

Journal Website

SSPH+ acquired the Public Health Reviews in November 2020 through a transfer in ownership from The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).

SSPH+ and ASPHER collaborate to publish Calls and ASPHER statements. PHR is published open access by Frontiers, Lausanne since January 2021.

The Article Processing Charges (APC) for PHR comprise of the production costs of the publisher (not discounted) and the editorial costs of the owner, the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). SSPH+ discounts the editorial costs for first authors from low and middle income countries according to the research4life country classification (group A and B countries). APC (CHF)

Article type
regulargroup A
group B
Systematic Review
Mini Review
Policy Brief
*free for invited authors

The above fees and discounts are valid for articles submitted on or after February 01, 2021. APCs may be subject to periodic revision. The invoiced APC is the one valid at the time of manuscript submission.

Call for Reviews and Policy Briefs

COVID-19: Guidance from research for policy and practice

The Call is open for continuous submission from March 20, 2021 until July 30, 2022

PHR invites SSPH+ PhD students to submit Reviews and Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs are peer-reviewed short reports that summarize research evidence, present and critically assess policy options to inform decision makers who develop public health policies and programs. SSPH+ students profit from deeply discounted APCs of CHF 1'000 until 31 January 2022.
The editors welcome public health research from all disciplines. For details on the call, please see the flyer.

PHR CiteScore 2020 - top ranking!

PHR's CiteScore has increased by 36% from 5.0 to 6.8 compared to 2019. The journal ranks 1 out of 33 in the Scopus subject category Community and Home Care. Within Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health it ranks 40 out of 526 (percentile 95).