Aim & Scope

Indian Journal of Community Health (IJCH) is an open access, peer reviewed journal which is published quarterly by the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) - a body of 5000 plus public health professionals & academicians. The Journal is indexed with internationally reputed indexing agencies and publishes Editorial commentaries, CMEs, Viewpoints, Original articles, Review articles, Case studies, Book reviews, “Letters to editor” etc., dealing with priority public health issues. It invites quality research articles covering areas such as epidemiology, public health (administration, policy, planning & implementation), medical educational technology, nutrition, maternal & child health, communicable/ non communicable diseases, environmental / occupational health, health equity and equality, etc. with special emphasis on original research findings that are relevant for developing country perspectives including India.

The journal has a very transparent and robust system for reviewing articles with the help of editorial board / reviewers which include eminent scholars from India & abroad. It also publishes articles from other developing and developed nations, with an ultimate aim to contribute to the knowledge & practice of Public Health.

IJCH provides an avenue to medical scientists for publication of original research work so as to facilitate use of research for public health action. The scope of the Journal is broad. Original research articles are invited on public health, primary health care, epidemiology, health administration, health systems, health economics, health promotion, public health nutrition, communicable and non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, occupational and environmental health, social and preventive medicine and social science which have potential to promote evidence-based public health action. The Journal also include editorial, commentaries, perspectives, state of the art reviews, research briefs, policy and practice, reports from the field, public health classics, letters to the editor and book reviews.