About the Journal

Aims and Scope:

The International Journal of Public Health Asia Pacific (IJPHAP) publishes scientific articles relevant to global public health from different countries. It assembles them into issues that raise awareness and understanding of public health problems and their solutions.
The Journal welcomes submissions of original research, methodological papers, and manuscripts that emphasize theoretical content. The scope of IJPHAP is broad which covers Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Promotion, Health literacy, Health Behavior, Nutrition, Health Service System, Public Health Administration, Geo-informatics, AI for Health, Data Sciences as well as other relevant Health Sciences or Medical Health issues.

Peer Review Process:

International Journal of Public Health Asia Pacific (IJPHAP) is a member of Turnitin through Khon Kaen University Library. IJPHAP uses Plagiarism Detection Software Turnitin to screen for plagiarism before publication. Authors should present their papers honestly without fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or inappropriate data manipulation.

All manuscripts submitted to IJPHAP are subject to double-blind peer reviews (obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers who are experts in the field). Therefore, author information should not be in the manuscript. Once a manuscript is submitted, the Editor assigns it to one of the editorial board members who will be in charge of the review process. Each manuscript is reviewed by normally three reviewers and each reviewer is given 21 days to complete. Upon completion of the review, the editorial board member makes an editorial recommendation to the Editor, and the Editor renders a decision to the author. Papers will be made available on the journal Web site as soon as authors complete all corrections and typesetting. In addition,  reviewers should have no conflict of interest, and they should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles will be treated confidentially.

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest exists when as author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influences (bias) his or her actions (such relationship are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). Therefore, it is the discretion of editorial committee of IJPHAP to resolve any conflict of interest between the author(s) and reviewers.

Editors may choose not to consider an article for publication if they feel that the research is biased by the sponsors funding the research project.

Publication Timeline

IJPHAP stickily compliance with the publication timeline shown below in managing editorial workflow:

  • First editorial review, by an editor at least, with consequent rejection or peer review assignment between 1-3 days;
  • First round of peer review within 3 weeks after the assignment to the reviewers;
  • Communication to the author within 3-4 weeks after submission;
  • Author's modifications of the paper within 1-2 weeks after editor’s request;
  • Last editorial decision within 2 weeks after modifications received.

Types of articles: Editorials and  Original Articles

Language: English

Publication Frequency: 3 Issues Per Year (January-April, May-August, September- December)

Publisher: Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University

License Agreement for Publishing: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0