"I would like to take this opportunity to pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation to Fiona Sim and Phil Mackie, Joint Editors-in-Chief of the journal Public Health".

"After nearly 20 years as joint Editors-in-Chief Phil and Fiona will be standing down from the journal. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to the growth and development of this flagship public health journal. During their time at the helm, Fiona and Phil have made a huge contribution to the reputation of the journal both nationally and internationally. The journal has developed at a rate that we would not have thought possible in 2000. Submissions have increased from 60 to over 1,400 individual submissions now submitted each year, which is real testament to the hard work of Fiona and Phil and their team on the Editorial Board. I was delighted that the RSPH had the opportunity to recognise their work at our recent Health & Wellbeing Awards by presenting them both with an ‘outstanding achievement’ award for the journal Public Health".

"Under their leadership the journal has not only increased in size and frequency but it has attracted significant pieces of research which are still relevant several years on – for example the Andy Haines paper on climate change and human health which is still one of our most highly cited papers (Haines A, Kovats R.S. , Campbell-Lendrum D, Corvalan C.  Climate change and human health: Impacts, vulnerability and public health. Public Health 2006;120: 585-596)".

"As a result of this increased interest and subsequent growth in reputation, the journal Public Health can now boast that it receives nearly three quarters of a million downloads a year from academics and professionals working in public health. A truly amazing achievement – very well done to Phil and Fiona"!

"As the journal continues to play its part in shaping the public health landscape the Royal Society for Public Health welcomes its new Editors-in-Chief Joanne Morling and Andrew Lee".