American Journal of Public Health

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American Journal of Public Health  
Discipline Public health
Language English
Edited by Alfredo Morabia
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly (podcasts = English / Spanish / Chinese)
ISSN 1541-0048 (print)
1541-0048 (web)
LCCN 86655185
OCLC no. 01642844

AJPH is a monthly peer-reviewed public health journal published by the American Public Health Association covering health policy and public health. The journal was established in 1911 and its stated mission is "to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education."[1] The journal occasionally publishes themed supplements. The editor-in-chief is Alfredo Morabia (@AlfredoMorabia).


The journal contains the following rubrics and sections:

  • Global News
  • Book & Media
  • Perspectives
  • Perspectives from the Social Sciences
  • Global Forum
  • Public Health Of Consequence
  • Place-based Interventions
  • Climate Change And Health Justice
  • History
  • Law & Ethics
  • Policy
  • Methods
  • Practice
  • Images of Public Health
  • Research
  • Letters

The journal has been criticized for extending its open access embargo from 2 to 10 years as of June 1, 2013.[2]


The American Journal of Public Health was voted one of the 100 most influential journals in biology and medicine over the last 100 years by the Special Libraries Association.[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Ageline, Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Service, CINAHL, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Psychological Abstracts, PsycINFO, Science Citation Index, Scopus, and Statistical Reference Index/LexisNexis.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AJPH's First Year". American Journal of Public Health. American Public Health Association. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  2. ^ Smith, Kevin L. (23 May 2013). "Of Predators and Public Health". Library Journal. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Top 100 Journals in Biology and Medicine

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