American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. J. Public Health
Discipline Public health
Language English
Edited by Alfredo Morabia
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1541-0048 (print)
1541-0048 (web)
LCCN 86655185
OCLC no. 01642844

The American Journal of Public Health 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.


The journal contains the following departments:

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] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the 2014 impact factor is 4.552, ranking it 5th out of 145 titles in the category "Public, Environmental and Occupational Health" of the Social Sciences Edition and 13th out of 162 in the same category in the Science Edition.

Abstracting and indexing

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


  1. "About American Journal of Public Health". American Journal of Public Health. American Public Health Association. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  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

External links

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