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Indian Journal of Public Health is a peer-reviewed international journal published Quarterly by the Indian Public Health Association. It is indexed / abstracted by the major international indexing systems like Index Medicus/MEDLINE, SCOPUS, PUBMED, etc. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles. The journal’s full text is available online at

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), Current Contents/Clinical Medicine , EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Web of Science

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2022): 2.219
Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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Scope of the journal

The Indian Journal of Public Health publishes articles of authors from India and abroad with special emphasis on original research findings that are relevant for developing country perspectives including India. The journal considers publication of articles as original article, review article, special article, short communication / brief reports, CME / Education forum, letters to editor, case reports, etc. The journal covers population based studies, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, systematic review, meta-analysis, clinic-social studies etc., related to any domain and discipline of public health, specially relevant to national priorities, including ethical and social issues. Articles aligned with national health issues and policy implications are preferred..

About the Association

Indian Public Health Association is a Professional organization, which is working for the interest of Public Health for more than 50 years. The then Union Health Minister Smt. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur inaugurated the association in presence of large number of national and international dignitaries of public health on 29th September 1956. The leaders of public Health, at that time, who paved the way for the success were Dr. B. C. Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Lt. Col. C.K. Lakshmanan, Director of All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Dr, K. C. K. E. Raja, Director General of Health Services, New Delhi, Dr. B. C. Dasgupta, Director of Health Services, West Bengal and Mr. T. Lakshminarayanan of Madras and many others. It now has nearly 5500 members throughout the country and abroad. Indian Journal of Public Health is the official publication of the association and is an indexed journal - circulated to 6000 members & subscribers all over the country and abroad. Indian Journal of Public health publishes special issues on important aspects of public health with the sponsorship of Govt. of West Bengal, UNICEF, Govt. of India, Care India, WHO & ICMR. These special issues are of immense academic value and have been widely circulated and accepted.

In the recent past, the association has been involved in conducting educational and research activities on important public health issues like Home Hygiene, NRHM, Hand washing, Breast Feeding (Unicef), Nutrition (Unicef), RCH (WHO), Nutrition (DST, W. Bengal) Measles elimination (Unicef), Immunization and Maternal Coverage Evaluation Survey (Unicef), HIV/AIDS Manual for Pvt. Practitioner (WBSAP&CS), Study of Adolescent Nutrition in West Bengal, An assessment of strength and weaknesses of rural health care delivery system in West Bengal, An evaluation of NGO out reach work in PPTCT programme in Andhra Pradesh across the country.

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