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Association between intimate partner violence and nutritional status among Indian women: a latent class analysis approach

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an unabating public health issue that has numerous negative repercussions for women’s health. Its detrimental impact on women’s nutritional outcomes has been documented in a few studies from low- and middle-income countries; however, there is a lack of granular understanding in terms of the typology of IPV experiences and their association with nutritional outcomes. This study explores the distinct classes of IPV experience among women in India and examines how these classes are associated with their nutritional outcomes.

Unhealthy food availability, prominence and promotion in a representative sample of supermarkets in Flanders (Belgium): a detailed assessment

The supermarket food environment is a key setting for potential public health interventions. This study assessed food availability, prominence and promotion in a representative sample of supermarkets in Flanders (Belgium). Despite commitments of all large supermarket chains in Flanders to promote and create healthier in-store food environments, the findings indicate that currently consumers are incentivized to buy unhealthy rather than healthy food products.


Call for papers

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.

Digital vaccine certificates at the future of public health

Physical vaccine certificates are widely accepted, whereas digital certificates have created unease but represent an opportunity to further develop digital public health. We invite research and commentaries on the current debate related to vaccine certification, certification technologies, access to vaccines and inequalities between communities, as well as proposed and in effect policies.

Health Literacy and its Impact on Health Outcomes: Current Status, Challenges, and Strategies for Improvement

Health Literacy and its Impact on Health OutcomesThis article Collection provides a profound analysis and discussion platform concerning the complex interplay between health literacy and health outcomes. We acknowledge that health literacy has increasingly been recognized as a vital factor affecting health outcomes and overall quality of life and therefore we hope to foster a robust discussion that underscores the critical role of health literacy in achieving sustainable health outcomes and, by extension, contributes to the broader goals of health equity and societal well-being.

Healthy Data

This project brings together two initiatives which aim at facilitating the access and use of health data to improve health, care and services through research and planning.

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Indexing news

We are pleased to announce that Archives of Public Health is now indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science). The journal also holds a CiteScore that ranks in the 88th percentile. 

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Aims and scope

Archives of Public Health is a broad-scope public health journal, dedicated to publishing an all-sound science in the field of public health. The journal aims to better the understanding of the health of populations. The journal contributes to public health knowledge, enhances the interaction between research, policy and practice, and stimulates public health monitoring and indicator development. The journal considers submissions on health outcomes and their determinants, with clear statements about public health and policy implications. Archives of Public Health welcomes methodological papers (e.g., on study design and bias), papers on health services research, health economics, community interventions, and epidemiological studies dealing with international comparisons, the determinants of inequality in health, and the environmental, behavioural, social, demographic and occupational correlates of health and diseases.

'Contributions to the literature' section

All 'Research' 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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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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Editors' profiles

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)

    2022 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    188 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    2,722 Altmetric mentions 


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