Perspectives in Public Health

Perspectives in Public Health is our bi-monthly journal, combining peer-reviewed research and reviews with practice-based current topic and opinion articles, news and views, case studies, book reviews, and updates on our latest work.

It has an Editorial Board and an International Advisory Board made up of a distinguished panel of public health experts from around the world.

Free access to Perspectives in Public Health is one of the many benefits of RSPH membership. Members and Fellows receive a hardcopy in the post, while all members can access current and past issues online.


Journal ranking

  • 2018 Impact Factor: 3.033
  • 2018 5-year Impact Factor: 2.103
  • Ranking 19 out of 162 journals in the ‘Public, Environmental and Occupational Health’ category



Workplace health call for abstracts 

We will be publishing a special issue in January 2021 called 'Did we Improve Lives by Succeeding in making Health Everyone's Business? The Guest Editor will be Dr Steve Boorman CBE, Director of Employee Health at Empactis and Chair of the Council for Work and Health.

All the information on how to submit an initial abstract is provided in the document below. Full papers should be submitted by 29 May 2020.

Workplace health call for abstracts


Recent issues

January 2020: an unthemed issue covering gambling related harms and intensive mentoring, whether childhood vaccinations should be mandatory and a literature review of interventions to reduce stress in doctors.

March 2020: an unthemed issue covering one-on-one engagement with treatment-resistant drinkers, art as a means of tackling loneliness in a rural setting, the Alcohol Health Champion approach to mobilising communities, and whether e-cigarette adverts on public transport are causing misinformation in the younger generation.

May 2020: a special issue celebrating the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, and the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This issue covers Florence Nightingale’s public health agenda, 21st century public health issues of homelessness, achieving Sustainable Development Goals, and how Nightingale’s legacy as a nurse theorist promotes healthful food systems.

Perspectives in Public Health uses the Scholar One Manuscript Central submission system: for all submissions please upload your paper here.

If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact the Editorial Office.

For more information on the types of paper we accept, please see our submission guidelines.

Interested in reviewing for the journal?

Perspectives in Public Health is always looking for new reviewers to provide reviews of peer reviewed papers. If you are interested, please contact the Editorial Office.

For more information on becoming a reviewer, please see our guidelines for review.