ISSN 2504-3137
[printed version]

ISSN: 2504-3145
[electronic version]




Basic Information

•  Complete title of the journal : PORTUGUESE JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

•  Publisher : NOVA National School of Public Health

•  Objectives of the journal :

It is the main objective of the Portuguese Journal of Public Health to contribute to the production of scientific knowledge in the area of public health in general and related disciplines, promoting its discussion and development at a national and international level.

•  Areas of interest of the journal : Public health, environmental health, occupational health, health economics, social sciences applied to health, health services management, strategies for action in health.

•  History of the journal : The journal is published since 1983 as Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública (ISSN 0870-9025 - printed version | ISSN: 2173-4135 - electronic version). In 2017 Portuguese Journal of Public Health (PJPH) became the new title.

•  Frequency: From 1983 to 1998 - quarterly. From 1999 to 2016 – twice a year + a thematic issue (facultative). From 2017 on – three times a year.

•  Abbreviated title : Port J Public Health (PJPH).

•  Other information: Edited since 1983 by the National School of Public Health, the Portuguese Journal of Public Health (RPSP), then of quarterly regularity, started to have semester regularity and to be accompanied, from 1999, with a thematic number, subordinated to different subjects of interest to the health field: Climate and Health, Primary Health Care, Health Economics, New Health Management Models, Evaluation of Hospital Performance, Occupational Health, Hospital Administration, Quality in Health, Contracting in Health Services, Patient Safety, etc. Since 2017 it is published three times a year.


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There is no regularity in the journal sponsorship. The institutions that finance the publication of the journal vary in function of the different issues published.


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