Focus and Scope

Aim and Scope of the Journal

The Journal of Public Health in Developing Countries (JPHDC) is a non-profit, peer-reviewed, open-access, international, scientific journal that publishes articles in all areas of public health.

The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioural, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.

JPHDC also publishes occasional special editions that concentrate on specific topics or events regarding public health.

The authors from the developing countries are particularly encouraged and welcomed to contribute in this journal.


JPHDC publishes:

  • Original research, Reviews, Technical notes, Study protocols, as well as a broad range of informal material in the form of Editorials, Correspondence, Opinion, Book reviews, and Comments on prior papers in JPHDC. 


JPHDC Subject Areas

JPHDC particularly welcomes research in the following areas (the list is neither exhaustive, nor rank-ordered):

  • General / Service Public Health
  • Epidemiology of Non-communicable and Communicable Diseases
  • Disease Prevention & Preventive Medicine
  • Public Health Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology
  • Community Health Improvement and Prevention Programmes
  • Hospital and Community Infection Prevention and Control, and Health Surveillance
  • Population Healthcare Needs Assessment
  • Health Intelligence
  • Healthcare Commissioning
  • Quality of Healthcare
  • Population Health Inequalities
  • Health Service Evaluation
  • Environmental, Chemical, and Occupational Hazards in the Community
  • Medical Screening and Early Detection
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Health Behavioural Changes and Risky Health Behaviours