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

  • 2016 Journal Impact Factor: 0.919
  • 5 year Impact Factor is 1.435
  • Ranking 123 out of 157 in the SSCI ‘Public, Environmental and Occupational Health’ category

Recent issues

July 2017: an unthemed issue which includes an article which looks current Smoke-Free legislation and guidance in the UK, a decade on from the introduction of the smoking ban. This issue also covers a range of international public health topics, including healthcare staff’s attitudes towards e-cigarettes, what the food and drink industry can do to help achieve the 5% sugars goal and the potential role for outdoor, interactive spaces as a healthcare intervention for older persons.

May 2017: a special issue on food safety and tackling obesity, focusing on the factors contributing to the global obesity crisis and the necessity of adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to confront it. Content covered includes: efforts to reduce sugar intake in Korea, impact of menu labelling on food choices, and population segmentation to reduce childhood obesity inequality. Also included is the winning entry of our Student Essay Competition.

March 2017: an unthemed issue covering a range of international public health challenges, including articles on the impact of youth health behaviours on antibiotic resistance in Goa, the nutritional quality of food sold at a Brazilian university, the merits of Tai Chi in preventing falls in older people, and a study on the impact of household income distribution on stroke prevalence in Canada.

Submit a paper

For Peer Review papers, Perspectives in Public Health uses the Scholar One Manuscript Central submission system: please upload your paper here.

If you would like to submit current topic and opinion papers, please contact the Editorial Office.

For more information on the types of paper we accept, please see our:

Author Guidelines


Interested in reviewing for the journal?

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

For more information on becoming a reviewer, please see our:

Guidelines for Reviewers