International Journal of Primary Health Care (IJPHC) is a peer-reviewed journal with distribution in more than 200 countries and territories. The journal seeks to be the leading journal in the field of medical practice and education for all health care professionals. It aims to publish material of the highest quality reflecting leading edge research and contemporary perspectives.
The IJPHC aims to publish rigorous, accessible and entertaining material that will help healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and medical students in their daily practice, lifelong learning and career development. In addition, it seeks to be at the forefront of the international debate on health. To achieve these aims we publish original scientific studies, review and educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health. We are delighted to receive articles for publication in all of these categories - from doctors, and other healthcare professionals. We can publish only about 35% of more than 3,700 articles that we receive each year, but we aim to give quick decisions.
The IJPHC is published twice a year and has a circulation of about 950,000 worldwide in about 200 countries and territories, of which 793,000 copies of the print edition are distributed outside Britain. There are also sections to publish various work in progress, including undergraduate and postgraduate projects in different aspects of primary healthcare and education.