Journal of Public Health Policy (J PUBLIC HEALTH POL)

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Journal description

The Journal of Public Health Policy will continue its 25 year tradition: an accessible source of scholarly articles on the epidemiologic and social foundations of public health policy, rigorously edited, and progressive.

Current impact factor: 1.78

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.775
2013 Impact Factor 1.75
2012 Impact Factor 1.478
2011 Impact Factor 2.113
2010 Impact Factor 1.635
2009 Impact Factor 1.326
2008 Impact Factor 1.22
2007 Impact Factor 1.436
2006 Impact Factor 1.405
2005 Impact Factor 0.93
2004 Impact Factor 0.513
2003 Impact Factor 0.314
2002 Impact Factor 0.765
2001 Impact Factor 0.683
2000 Impact Factor 0.674
1999 Impact Factor 0.805
1998 Impact Factor 0.45

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.33
Cited half-life 5.50
Immediacy index 1.17
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.95
Website Journal of Public Health Policy website
Other titles Journal of public health policy (Online)
ISSN 0197-5897
OCLC 55053767
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Post-print
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    • 18 months embargo
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    • Pre-print on personal and employers websites, a free public pre-print server
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  • Classification

Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Public Health Policy 11/2015; 36(4):502-513. DOI:10.1057/jphp.2015.33
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    ABSTRACT: Skin cancers are becoming more prevalent even though many can be prevented. Women are more knowledgeable than men about skin cancer, yet they are more likely to sunbathe deliberately and to use artificial tanning equipment. The purpose of this article is to examine messages that women receive about the benefits of a tan. Particularly, we focused on how the indoor UV tanning industry represents the value of a tan to women. We subjected five issues of Smart Tan Canada to thematic analysis. We examined language in advertisements and articles that promote an artificial tan to women. Four themes emerged: Be Beautiful and Sexy; Look Young; Feel Better; and Science, Health, and Nature. These themes are especially effective in a culture that routinely objectifies women and places a high degree of value on their appearance. We suggest that appearance-based interventions, media literacy training, and legislation could counteract the messages in the themes.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 09/2015; DOI:10.1057/jphp.2015.24

  • Journal of Public Health Policy 02/2015; 36(2). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2015.4
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    ABSTRACT: New Zealand is implementing a policy of pre-announced 10 per cent annual increases in tobacco excise for 7 years (from 2010 to 2016). Internationally, little is known about smokers' receptiveness to persistent step-increases in tobacco excise. This article reports on data collected in 2013 (600 interviews in total). The New Zealand Smoking Monitor is a fortnightly survey of smokers and recent quitters; respondents are maintained on a panel and interviewed up to six times. We found that, one-quarter of respondents supported continuing with a 10 per cent annual increase. Eight in ten were aware that a pack of cigarettes will cost US$16.50 in 3 years, and six in ten believed knowing the future cost of cigarettes gave them a strong reason to stop smoking now. While most respondents did not want the annual excise increase to continue, how they perceived the impact of persistent excise increases suggests this policy has the potential to increase quit attempts.Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 19 February 2015; doi:10.1057/jphp.2015.1.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 02/2015; 36(2). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2015.1

  • Journal of Public Health Policy 02/2015; 36(2). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2015.2
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    ABSTRACT: To gather insight on how Health in All Policies (HiAP) is applied in practice, we carried out a case study on transport policies intended to stimulate a shift from car use to bicycling. We reviewed 3 years (2010, 2011, and 2012) of national budgets and policy documents in the Netherlands, followed by two focus group sessions and a second round of document analysis. We found to our surprise, given the country's history of bicycle promotion, that no HiAP approaches for bicycle promotion remain in place in national transport policies. The Netherlands may face serious challenges in the near future for facilitating bicycle use. Inclusion of health goals requires that the health sector work towards acquiring a better understanding of core values in other sector's policies.Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 5 February 2015; doi:10.1057/jphp.2014.55.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 02/2015; 36(2). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.55
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    ABSTRACT: Pesticide poisoning is a major public health issue especially in low-income countries. WHO figures show about 3 million pesticide poisonings occurring worldwide annually. A recent systematic review estimated that 360 000 fatalities result from self-poisoning with pesticides, accounting for approximately 30 per cent of all suicides worldwide. We analyzed the German cause-of-death registry with respect to pesticide-specific ICD codes. We present crude and age-standardized mortality rates plus the percentage of all suicides that are intentional pesticide poisonings. From 1980 to 2010 the number of fatal pesticide poisoning in Germany dropped from 506 to 39. The crude mortality rate decreased from 6.5 per 1 million inhabitants in 1980 to 0.5 in 2010. Reduced availability of toxic pesticides in Germany played the biggest role in the decline of fatal pesticide poisoning. We worry that declines in pesticide poisonings in industrialized countries are not matched in developing countries.Journal of Public Health Policy adavnce online publication, 22 January 2015; doi:10.1057/jphp.2014.56.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 01/2015; 36(2). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.56
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    Journal of Public Health Policy 12/2014; 36(1). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.51
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    ABSTRACT: During the past decade, tobacco leaf production has shifted from high-income countries to developing countries, particularly those in Africa. Most African governments promote tobacco farming as a way to alleviate poverty. The economic benefit of tobacco farming has been used by the tobacco industry to block tobacco control policies. The tobacco industry is active in promoting the alleged positive aspects of tobacco farming and in 'protecting' farmers from what they portray as unfair tobacco control regulations that reduce demand. Tobacco farming has many negative consequences for the health and well-being of farmers, as well as for the environment and the long-term well-being of the countries concerned. We provide an overview of tobacco farming issues in Africa. Encompassing multi-dimensional issues of economic development, there is far more to it than tobacco control questions.Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 27 November 2014; doi:10.1057/jphp.2014.47.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 11/2014; 36(1). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.47
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    ABSTRACT: The Ebola epidemic exemplifies the importance of social determinants of health: poverty and illiteracy, among others.Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 27 November 2014; doi:10.1057/jphp.2014.50.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 11/2014; 36(1). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.50
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    ABSTRACT: Over the past decade, India's economic growth has been remarkable - yet almost half of India's children under 5 remain stunted. The National Food Security Bill is the country's response to this critical situation. Studies reveal that Indian children are chronically undernourished, not only because of lack of food but also because of recurring gastrointestinal infections. The stunting problem revolves more around lack of sanitation than food insecurity. Despite acknowledging that malnutrition is 'complex and multidimensional', government action has consisted largely of nutritional interventions and subsidized food. Although improvements in sanitation would be the most effective way to reduce excessively high levels of chronic undernutrition and stunting, a review of policy formulation and implementation reveals deficits and disconnects with available scientific evidence. It is time to change these mistaken assumptions and focus on improving access and use of safe sanitation facilities to achieve India's nutritional goals.Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 27 November 2014; doi:10.1057/jphp.2014.45.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 11/2014; 36(1). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.45
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    Journal of Public Health Policy 11/2014; 35(4). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.34
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    ABSTRACT: State anti-bullying laws have been enacted across the United States to address bullying both by and of youths. Although these statutes can provide critical protection to youth, there is debate about whether such laws should enumerate protected classes of youth. Weight-based bullying is an increasingly prevalent form of harassment and it has been overlooked in policy initiatives. Enumeration in existing laws might help protect overweight victims. As no research has examined this issue, we conducted a national survey of American adults (N=1155) to assess public opinion about enactment of anti-bullying laws that vary according to whether or not they enumerate distinguishing characteristics. Our results demonstrated substantial public agreement (ranging from 2/3 to 3/4 of participants) with enactment of state and federal anti-bullying laws that enumerate distinguishing characteristics, including physical appearance and weight, which are currently absent in most statutes. Our evidence can inform policy and legal approaches to protect youth effectively from bullying.Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 13 November 2014; doi:10.1057/jphp.2014.46.
    Journal of Public Health Policy 11/2014; 36(1). DOI:10.1057/jphp.2014.46