About the Journal
The Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health (RPSP/PAJPH) is the flagship technical and scientific periodical of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, which is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States of America. Established in 1922 as Boletín Panamericano de Sanidad, it subsequently became known as Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana until 1997, when it merged with its English-language counterpart, Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization (established in 1966), to form the multilingual publication that exists today. The RPSP/PAJPH contains materials in three languages--Spanish, English, and Portuguese—for the benefit of the greater community of public health professionals in the American Region.
As its title suggests, the RPSP/PAJPH is devoted to the field of public health, particularly to the presentation of original research dealing with disease trends in the Region from a population perspective. It also presents analytical and research papers on public health policy, disease prevention and control programs and strategies, issues related to human resources, public health research methodology, health systems and services, and public health practice throughout the Region. Opinion papers and letters to the editor are published on a regular basis. Submissions go through a peer review process, and materials are selected for publication in light of PAHO’s fundamental mission: to support and coordinate all efforts on the part of Member States to preserve health, fight disease, prolong life, and foster the physical, mental, and social well-being of their inhabitants.
The RPSP/PAJPH is published exclusively in electronic format effective July 2009 issue (read more...). The subscribers are located throughout the American continent and other parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
Where indexed. The RPSP/PAJPH enjoys widespread prestige and recognition. It is included, under its abbreviated Spanish title only (Rev Panam Salud Publica), in the Institute for Scientific Information’s Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences Citation Index; Index Medicus/MEDLINE/ PubMed; DIALOG; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Biological Abstracts, and many other bibliographic biomedical databases.
Submitting manuscripts. In January 2006 the journal adopted Manuscript Central, an on-line manuscript submission and peer review system by ScholarOne, in an effort to expedite peer review and production. The system can be accessed directly at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rpsp or through this website (see link on home page).
Journal access and subscriptions. There are two ways to access journal contents in full text: via this website (http://journal.paho.org) and through SciELO Salud Pública (www.scielosp.org/rpsp). You can subscribe to the electronic version of the journal for free through our homepage (http://journal.paho.org), where you can also register for monthly automatic E-mail table of contents alerts.