Public Health Action (PHA) is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal that communicates and reports new knowledge across all relevant areas of operational research including: infection control, nutrition, TB, HIV, vaccines, smoking, COVID-19, microbial resistance and disease outbreaks.
We have recently expanded the scope of PHA to provide broad coverage of relevant areas of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. This includes the impact of climate change, universal health coverage, the need for equality, improving access to education and training and good nutrition for health and wellbeing.
Public Health Action (PHA) is owned and published by The Union.
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- Frequency: Online issues published quarterly
- Publishing model: Open access e-ISSN: 2220-8372
- Creative commons: all Open Access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY Attribution License, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- Indexing and abstracting: PHA is fully searchable on PubMed, Web of Science and Google Scholar and indexed by Directory of Open Access Journals (https://doaj.org/toc/2220-8372); the Emerging Sources Citation Index; the Global Health and CAB Abstracts databases; and Elsevier EMBASE.
- Freely available as full-text articles (back to Volume 1, Number 1) on PubMed Central.
- Article level metrics are available for all published content.
- PHA is deposited with CLOCKSS and LOCKSS
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