New online-only journal focuses on policy and practice

A new online-only open access journal focussed on high-quality peer reviewed research meaningful to those working in public health, was recently launched by the Institute.

Public Health Research & Practice, is targeted at public health decision makers and practitioners, as well as those whose work encompasses aspects of public health. Its point of difference is its strong commitment to connecting public health decision makers and practitioners with research that has direct relevance to their work.

In its first issue Public Health Research & Practice looks at systems thinking in chronic disease prevention and how we can look systemically at PHRP_LOGO_JPG_RGB
environmental and societal problems that harm our health and cause lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

The journal aims to publish high-quality papers with a special focus on innovations, data and perspectives from policy and practice. It represents a new direction for the NSW Public Health Bulletin, published for nearly a quarter of a century by the NSW Ministry of Health. The journal remains supported by the Ministry and will build on the Bulletin’s strong history with sharpened focus on papers that describe cutting-edge research and public health programs. A full archive of Public Health Bulletin articles is available on the journal’s new website.

The journal is guided by an expert editorial board, chaired by Editor-in-Chief and Sax Institute CEO Professor Sally Redman.

Readers can subscribe to receive free quarterly e-alerts when the journal is published, make suggestions about themes or topics for future issues, submit manuscripts and follow the journal on Twitter @phrpjournal.