Springer to publish Canadian Journal of Public Health

Springer will be the publisher for the Canadian Journal of Public Health starting 1 January 2018. This new collaboration will allow Springer and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) to work together to streamline publication processes for the journal and disseminate peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of public health to an international audience.

The Canadian Journal of Public Health aims to advance public health research and practice in Canada and around the world. It was originally founded in 1910 as The Public Health Journal and is currently self-published by the CPHA. The journal is headed by Editor-in-Chief Louise Potvin, who is professor in the school of public health at the University of Montreal in Canada.

Topics covered within the scope of the journal include all aspects of public health and preventive medicine such as health promotion, epidemiology, and environmental health with a special focus on population health intervention research. The journal therefore contributes to improving the health of populations and reducing health inequalities.

Target readership is researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, academics, students, and professionals in the fields of public, global, and population health, as well as health promotion and equity.

Authors may submit original research articles, reviews, and correspondence in English or French and have the option of publishing open access. The journal's online manuscript submission system is now accepting new submissions here.

Bill Tucker, Editorial Director of social and behavioral sciences at Springer said: "We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the Canadian Public Health Association to publish the Canadian Journal of Public Health. The journal will be an invaluable publication in the Springer public health portfolio because it is already well established and esteemed in its field. By publishing with us, we aim to support and enhance the journal's international profile and reach."

Louise Potvin, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Public Health said: "We are excited to lead our journal into this new phase of its life cycle. This partnership with a professional publisher will help us improve our interface with authors and reviewers. Ultimately it will provide better dissemination for cutting-edge Canadian public health research."

Ian Culbert, Executive Director of the Canadian Public Health Association said: "This collaboration with Springer will help the Canadian Journal of Public Health reach its full potential as a leading contributor to the growing body of evidence and knowledge about population and public health. As the only independent Canadian journal focused exclusively on population and public health, the Canadian Journal of Public Health plays a critical role in contributing to the improvement of the health of populations and the reduction of health inequalities."


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Founded in 1910, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the independent voice for public health in Canada with links to the international community. As the only Canadian non-governmental organization focused exclusively on public health, CPHA is uniquely positioned to advise decision-makers about public health system reform and to guide initiatives to help safeguard the personal and community health of Canadians and people around the world.

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