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SAGE Publishing Adds Public Health Reports to its Health Journals Portfolio

SAGE Publishing will begin publishing Public Health Reports (PHR), the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General. Published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), PHR has been a resource for the public health community since 1878.

“One of the journal’s top goals is modernization of our website and publication technology,” said Dr. Harrison C. Spencer, President and CEO, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. “We believe that the new relationship between ASPPH and SAGE Publishing will be a huge step forward for the journal.” The editor in chief of the journal is Dr. Frederic E. Shaw, a senior medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.

PHR publishes bi-monthly on major topics in public health, such as infectious diseases and immunization, tobacco control, injuries and violence, chronic disease control, public health methodology, and issues of interest to state and local health departments. The journal has departments focused on public health law and public health schools and education, and features special commentaries by the Surgeon General and executives within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Supplemental issues are published two to five times per year on special topics. Recent supplements have covered routine HIV screening in clinical settings, expanded access to hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing and care, and public health preparedness.

“The research published in Public Health Reports informs public health practitioners of global emerging issues and contributes to their impactful work,” commented Bob Howard, Vice President of Journals, SAGE Publishing. “We look forward to working with ASPPH and Public Health Reports’ esteemed editorial committee to strengthen the journal’s global reach.”

Find out more about the journal here.