Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Italian Journal of Public Health (IJPH) is a globally circulated international peer-reviewed journal listed in the National Library of Medicine (NLM ID: 101252625 IJPH). Founded in 2003, the IJPH is a quarterly publication for original research and theoretical or methodological papers within the area of public health. Editorials, full-length papers, short papers, reviews, letters, commentaries, and book review are reported in English language, with issues being published in March, June, September and December. The IJPH style and editorial policies conform to the “Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals”. The policies are adopted from the statements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
IJPH is currently indexed in: Scopus, Google Scholar, SCimago Journal and Country Rank, Free Medical Journals, Directory of Open Access Journals, National Library of Medicine Catalog, NewJour Electronic Journals and Newsletters, Open J-Gate, Ulrich's Periodical Directory.


The scientific topics that the IJPH covers are public health, epidemiology, health services research, food and nutrition, environmental hygiene, hospital hygiene, health services management, health economics, health policy, social sciences, mental health, public health genomics, biostatics, and medical education. IJPH was printed up to 2010 and distributed to around 2000 researchers of Public Health in and out of Europe.
Since January 2011 it has only the online version, and a renewed and enriched website with an "online first" section, internal and external links.
The Journal's editorial board members have been chosen from worldwide well-known public health experts. The IJPH endorses several Statements for reporting in scientific reporting (see XXX), and the Editors strongly encourage Authors to adhere to the principles of these Statements.

Mission
The mission of the IJPH is to disseminate scientific knowledge relating all the aspects of public health including epidemiology, health services research, food and nutrition, environmental hygiene, hospital hygiene, health services management, health economics, health policy, social sciences, mental health, public health genomics, biostatics, and medical education. The IJPH aims to encourage research and promote knowledge relating to the issues, needs and development of public health, and to promote and provide a forum for the regular exchange of views and information to promote the development and education of public health workers through the portal of the IJPH World).

Target
The Italian Journal of Public Health is directed towards all the professionals involved in public health (public health doctors, physicians, biologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, nurses, and other specialists and scientists in the field of public health). It will also be of interest to anyone involved in public health programmes, the care of populations or communities and those who contribute to public health systems in any way.

 

Section Policies

 

Peer Review Process

Every manuscript is reviewed by at least two external reviewers, who are asked to comment on full length original contributions and short reports.

Reviews are double blind, that is, the identity of the author(s) is not known to the referees and vice versa.

 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Board

Founding Editor
Prof. Walter Ricciardi

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

Editor in Chief
Prof. Stefania Boccia

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

Associate Editor
Prof. Giuseppe La Torre

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Editorial Assistant
Dr. Roberto Bucci
Dr. Antonietta Monteduro

 

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Helmut Brand University of Maastricht, the Netherlands

Dr. Josep Figueras WHO European Centre for Health Policy, Bruxelles, Belgium

Prof. John Ioannidis University of Ioannina, Greece

Prof. Cecile Janssens Dept. Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

Prof. Martin Mc Kee London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Prof. Heiko Waller University of Lüneburg, Germany

 

National Scientific Committee

Chairman

Prof. Antonio Boccia Sapienza University of Rome

Members

Prof. Pietro Crovari University of Genova
Prof. Italo Francesco Angelillo Second University of Naples
Prof. Giuseppe Costa University of Turin
Prof. Elio Guzzanti IRCCS "Oasi di Troina", Enna
Dr. Lorenzo Mantovani Federico II University of Naples
Prof. Ferdinando Romano Sapienza University of Rome
Prof. Roberta Siliquini University of Turin
Prof. Paolo Villari Sapienza University of Rome