Public Health in Practice

Public Health in Practice is a gold open access journal in the field of population health, and the sister journal to Public Health. The journal accepts papers from across a broad range of public health subject areas, with a particular focus on public health in practice, emerging topics, and policy debates. 

The journal publishes a range of research study types, from study protocols through to meta-analyses, including commentaries and case reports.

The journal's core interests are

  • Research focusing on the practical basis of public health delivery  
  • Providing a foundational understanding of theoretical issues in the field 

However, robust and ethically sound articles on any public health topic are welcome.


Author Guidelines

Public Health in Practice is an online journal with papers published in one continuous, annual issue. When a paper has been accepted it will be published in this issue straight away and future papers will be added to the issue as and when they are available. You can read the author guidelines and submit your articles online.


Accessing the Journal

All journal content is free to access and read after it has been published - but, for authors, there is an article publication charge.

The Gold Open Access publication fee for this journal is £1,268 excl. tax. For shorter articles like commentaries, the fee is £425 excl. tax. Fellows of RSPH are entitled to a discount on this publication fee.

Article Publishing Charge (APC) waivers or discounts are available to those articles for which all authors are based in a country eligible for the Research4Life programme.


Editorial Board

You can find the Public Health in Practice editorial board here.