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The epidemiology of drug-related hospital admissions in paediatrics – a systematic review

Authors: Sonja Eberl, Pauline Heus, Irmgard Toni, Igor Bachmat & Antje Neubert 
Published on: 04 June 2024 

Association of parent-child health parameters and lifestyle habits - the “epi-family health” longitudinal study protocol

Authors: Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, William Rodrigues Tebar, Claudiele Carla Marques da Silva, Bruna Thamyres Ciccotti Saraiva, Amanda Barbosa Santos, Ewerton Pegorelli Antunes, Enrique Gervazoni Ferreira Leite, Isabella Cristina Leoci, Victor Spiandor Beretta, Gerson Ferrari, Jorge Mota, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei & Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias 
Published on: 11 June 2024

Utilization of early supported discharge and outpatient rehabilitation services following inpatient stroke rehabilitation

Authors: Negar Razavilar, Dat T. Tran, Sean P. Dukelow & Jeff Round 
Published on: 30 May 2024 

Demographic and economic inequality of antenatal care coverage in 4 African countries with a high maternal mortality rate

Authors: Winini Belay, Amanuel Belay, Tariku Mengesha & Mizan Habtemichael 
Published on: 06 May 2024


  1. Authors: Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Adidja Amani, Valérie Djouna Dadjie, Donato Koyalta, Debora Nounkeu Carole, Fanny Nadia Dissak-Delon, Fabrice Zobel Lekeumo Cheuyem, Gilles Protais Lekelem Dongmo, Christelle Mbe Anastasie, Justine Laure Menguene Mviena, Odette Kibu, Marie Nicole Ngoufack, Magloire Biwole Sida, Catherine Juillard and Alain Chichom-Mefire

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Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is defined by the World Health Organization as a practical approach used to judge the potential health effects of a policy, programme or project on a population, particularly on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. With this Collection, Archives of Public Health aims to advance the use, dissemination and methodological rigour of HIA studies. The Collection in particular welcomes studies evaluating primary prevention policies, and studies focussing on the integration of health inequities/inequalities in the HIA framework. We welcome both applied and methodological manuscripts.

About the society

Society logoThe Belgian Association of Public Health (BAPH) is a scientific organisation of research groups and institutions, health workers and policy makers who are active in the field of public health. The aims of the association are:

  • to increase the knowledge in different domains of public health
  • and to stimulate public health research

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Archives of Public Health is recruiting Section Editors. As the growth of the journal continues, we are looking to expand our editorial team.

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Aims and scope

Archives of Public Health is a multi-speciality public health journal, dedicated to publishing sound science that has clear policy implications in the field of population health. The journal aims to better the health of populations by contributing to public health knowledge, enhancing the interaction between research, policy and practice, and stimulating population health monitoring and indicator development.
The journal particularly welcomes submissions on the following speciality topics:

  • Health information systems
  • Burden of disease methodology and applications
  • Health policy monitoring and evaluation, including health impact assessments
  • The social, structural and behavioural determinants of population health and health inequalities
  • Methodologies in population health research and knowledge translation

'Contributions to the literature' section

All papers submitted to Archives of Public Health must include a bulleted statement describing what the paper, if published, would add to the literature.

The statement should consist of three to five bullet points of no more than 100 words in total. Authors should not simply restate their findings or conclusions; the statement must contextualize the paper in the full public health literature and provide a succinct statement about what it adds. The statement will be useful in assessing priority for publication and, once having undergone peer review and acceptance with the manuscript, will be included at the beginning of the published article both in the HTML and PDF formats.

The statement should be in lay language and understandable to all readers, written for readers of moderate English literacy. The statement should be inserted immediately after the abstract within the manuscript file under the heading 'Contributions to the literature.' To view a published example, please see here

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Herman Van Oyen, Editor-in-Chief

Herman retired from his position as Scientific Director of the Directorate Epidemiology and public health at Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium. He still continues to teach Epidemiology at the University of Ghent. He first worked as a medical doctor in Haiti before going on to study public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he completed a DrPH. His key research interests include epidemiological methods, survey methodology, health inequality and summary measures of population health. He is author of more than 200 scientific publications, books and book chapters. 

Olivier Bruyère, Editor-in-Chief

Olivier is currently Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences and of Geriatric Rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences at the University of Liège in Belgium.  He is also head of the Research Unit in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics at this University.  Professor Bruyère is the Chief Executive Officer of the European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), President of the Belgian Ageing Muscle Society (BAMS), General Secretary of the Belgian Bone Club (BBC), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and is a member of the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Sciences (GREES).  He also works as expert for the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES).  His main fields of interest are prevention, rehabilitation and pharmaco-epidemiology related to geriatric or rheumatic conditions.  He is Executive Editor of “Aging Clinical and Experimental Research”, Associate Editor of “BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders” and holds positions on the editorial board of various journals.  He is author of more than 250 international scientific publications and book chapters.

Brecht Brecht Devleesschauwer, Editor-in-Chief

Brecht is head of the Service Health information at Sciensano, and is appointed as visiting professor in Risk Analysis at Ghent University. He conducts policy-driven public health research in the domain of composite measures of population health and health inequalities. As a member of the World Health Organization Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (WHO/FERG), he contributed to the estimation of the global burden of foodborne disease. Currently, he is coordinating the Belgian National Burden of Disease Study, and chairing the European Burden of Disease Network. Brecht holds PhD degrees in Public Health and Veterinary Sciences, and MSc degrees in Biostatistics and Veterinary Medicine. He is author of more than 200 international scientific publications and book chapters.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.044 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.811 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    17 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    153 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    1,398 Altmetric mentions


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