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Public Health Reviews publishes thematic series of high quality review articles on key topics in public health. To see our full list of article collections, such as Minority and migrant health and Contemporary issues in screening please view the collections page.


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Aims and scope

Public Health Reviews (PHR) is the official journal of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). It is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to publishing topics of current importance to public health. The scope of the journal is global, but special emphasis is placed on Europe and issues that impact and speak to public health in the European Region. 

PHR publishes thematic series of high quality review articles on key topics in public health that aim to inform public health practitioners, teachers, students and policymakers.  We present historical and contemporary reviews to emphasize new possibilities for public health, to translate research into recommendations for best practices in the real world and to promote discussion in the public health community. 

Human rights in patient care

This special article collection explores various aspects of human rights in patient care, including balancing with public health and bioethics, state responsibility in private health facilities, and implementation at the health care facility level.

Human Rights Day 2017

New Content ItemHuman Rights Day is observed annually on December 10th, commemorating the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. BMC is doing its part to #Standup4HumanRights by presenting you a selection of highly important and influential research. 

Read relevant BMC research, blogs, and submit your own research today!


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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    32 days from submission to first decision
    14 days from acceptance to publication

    361.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    2 mentions