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 and all members can access current and past issues online.

 


Journal ranking

  • 2020 Impact Factor: 4.940
  • 2020 5-year Impact Factor: 4.405
  • Ranking 17 out of 176 journals in the ‘Public, Environmental and Occupational Health’ category

 

 


Policy and Campaigns Articles

In each issue of Perspectives, the RSPH Policy and Campaigns team write an article about a pressing public health issue. Here, you can read their articles and find out more about our policy work to protect and improve the public's health.


 

Call for papers for special issue – Food Safety

 
We will be publishing a Special Food Safety issue with guest editors Dr Lisa Ackerley and Dr Hazel Gowland. We are looking for around five or six front matter articles (current topics and opinion, feature or in practice) and four peer-reviewed articles.
 
This issue will seek to represent this complex topic by considering themes that include: allergens, food fraud, hygiene and microbiological and chemical safety.
 
All the information on how to submit an article is provided in the document below. Full papers should be submitted online by 3 June 2022.
 

Call for papers for special issue –​ Spatial planning for improved health and wellbeing

 
We will be publishing a special issue focused on spatial planning for improved health and wellbeing. The Guest Editor for this issue is Michael Chang, a chartered city planner and public health professional with more than 10 years of experience of policy development, guidance creation and stakeholder collaboration.
 
We will be welcoming submissions based on practical case study examples which demonstrate transferrable learning and scaling up of applications in different contexts, and can provide useful foresight to what actions can be taken now to secure a healthier and more equitable future places and communities.
 
All the information on how to submit an article is provided in the document below. Full papers should be submitted online by 23 September 2022.
 

Call for papers for special issue – Recovery outside of mental health services: what can public health contribute?

 
For this Special Issue, we are interested to hear about practice and research that focuses on increasing wellbeing as it relates to mental health, and which is not necessarily situated in statutory mental health services. This issue will be edited by Guest Editor Dr Stefan Rennick-Egglestone and Senior Deputy Editor Dr Theo Stickley.
 
All the information on how to submit an article is provided in the document below. Full papers should be submitted online by 23 September 2022.
 

 

Recent issues

May 2022: an issue that includes papers on paramedics and health promotion, the ethical challenges to implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine and the implications of the two-child limit for benefits in the Supreme Court for public health.

March 2022: a special issue on Arts and Health, with papers covering music therapy for dementia, art tables at drop-in centres for asylum seekers and refugees and the contribution of culture trusts to culture and health. 

January 2022: an issue that includes papers on improving access to oral healthcare for people experiencing homelessness, ending weight-related stigma and addressing the under-representation of ethnic minority groups in COVID-19 vaccine trials.

 

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

Please note, authors may enquire about the relevance of their topic or abstract, but we do not offer pre-submission reviews. Please only contact the Editorial Office, not the editors directly.

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.