1.1. Objectives:
Public Health Reviews is an English language, international journal published in France by Presses de l’Ecole des Haute Études en Santé Publique (EHESP). The objective of PHR is to provide reviews of important public health topics including teaching and research to assist in the translation of science into practice, not only in Europe but also globally. The scope of the journal places emphasis on the integration of current state of the art knowledge and issues: interdisciplinary approaches, diffusion of innovations, emerging public health issues and best practices. The topics are for a wide audience including faculty, students, health professionals, and policy makers. PHR strives to include “agenda setting” material of interest for decision makers, practitioners, and researchers. There is unrestricted free online access to the journal at URL: (www.publichealthreviews.eu).

II. Guidelines for Manuscript Submission

2.1 General:
Manuscripts are accepted on the basis that they are original works, have not been published elsewhere and are not a translation from an article published in another language.

The selection of material for publication is based on suitability of the subject for the journal, currency, compliance with medical ethical standards, and applicability across countries.

Manuscripts are subject to peer review prior to final acceptance for publication and may include suggestions for author’s revision.

2.2 Submitting the Manuscript:
The preferred format is Microsoft Word. Manuscripts in PDF format will not be accepted. Authors will be notified when the manuscript is received.
The online manuscript submission system will confirm receipt of the manuscript. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce copyright material that is not in the public domain. Authors are to provide full information about any grant or subsidy received in support of the work on which the manuscript is based.

2.3 Manuscript Selection Process:
Manuscripts are reviewed by both internal and external reviewers. The Editor in Chief is responsible for final acceptance or rejection of any submission – article, commentary, or letter to the editor.

2.4 Publishing the Accepted Article:
Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that the publisher reserves the right to suggest changes necessary for consistency, clarity and conformity with the PHR style. Authors are urged to return the manuscript with approval within the time/date specified.

2.5 Author(s) copies:
Corresponding authors will receive a complimentary copy of the printed issue in which the article appears.
2.6 Acknowledgements:
Acknowledgments of others or agencies who contribute to preparation of the manuscript are at the discretion of the author(s).
2.7 Conflicts of Interest:
Indicate whether or not there is a potential conflict of interest. A summary of any conflicts of interest will be included with the manuscript. The PHR Conflicts of Interest form is available at the journal website: URL (http://www.publichealthreviews.eu) and should be submitted with the final version of the manuscript.
2.8 Copyright:
Presses de l’EHESP, as publisher, holds the copyright for material published in PHR. The PHR Copyright Transfer Agreement is available at the journal website.


2.9 Manuscript:
Please submit the manuscript in Microsoft Word, font – 12 point, Times New Roman.

  • Articles: The manuscript including tables, illustrations and references, should not exceed 24 double-spaced pages with approximately 50 references.
  • Commentaries: Commentaries should not exceed 12 doublespaced pages, including up to 20 references.
  • Editorials: Editorials, usually commissioned, are limited to a maximum of 1500 words.
  • Letters to the Editor: The text for letters is limited to 500 words.

2.10 Titles and Author(s):
The article should have a descriptive title that is concise but informative in addition to a running title with a maximum of 35 characters.
The names and affiliations of each author should be on a separate page. The listing of authors is restricted to those directly involved in drafting the manuscript. Authors should be listed with first name, last name, degree(s) and institutional affiliation of each author as numbered footnotes. Please indicate the name, address, and email of the author responsible for correspondence.
2.11 Abstract, Key Words:
Manuscripts submitted must include an abstract; articles – up to 300 words; commentaries – a maximum of 200 words.
Please specify no more than 6 key words and MESH terms.
2.12 Body of the Manuscript:
In the main body of the text:

  • Introduction
  • Discussion
  • Recommendations
  • Summary/Conclusion

2.13 Tables:
Type each table double-spaced on a separate page. Tables should be submitted as a separate file. Mention each table by number in the text and note in the manuscript approximately where the table should appear.
2.14 Figures and Charts:
Pictorial material should be in black and white and referenced in the text; sources cited, and listed as a reference. Lettering, numbering and symbols should be clear and legible after the figure has been reduced to the width of a single column (10.5 cm). Pictorial material – boxes, figures and charts should be submitted as a separate file(s).
2.15 Abbreviations and Numbers:
The first time an abbreviation or acronym is mentioned in the text, the full term should be given in the text with the abbreviation or acronym in parentheses. Exceptions are internationally recognized agencies such as WHO, UN, UNICEF, and OECD.
2.16 Footnotes:
Designate footnotes in text in superscript Roman numbers; in tables use superscript lower-case letters.
2.17 Citing Sources:

  • Reference citations: Insert with Superscript Arabic numbers consecutively in the order in which they first appear in the text.
  • References are to be listed at the end of the manuscript.
  • Quotations: Indicate the author’s name, the title of the work, and the reference.
  • Copyrighted material: Indicate that permission has been obtained from the copyright holder for materials that are not in the public domain.

2.18 References:
Format references using the Vancouver Style (http://www.icmje.org/) or International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors site at URL: (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). Reference must be typed with double-spacing.


Sample references are as follows (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/):

  • Standard journal article (Up to six authors): Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
  • More than six authors: Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935:40-6.
  • Organization (as an author): Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40:679-86.
  • No author given: 21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002;325:184.
  • Website: Federal Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Austria: http://www.bmags.gv.at (include date posted on web page) Accessed [Date (i.e. date reference item accessed on organization website)].
  • Book: Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
  • Chapter in a book: Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p.93-113.
  • Conference proceedings: Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001, Sep. 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
  • Conference paper: Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza’s computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.
  • Newspaper article Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).
  • Unpublished material Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Forthcoming 2002.
  • Personal communication Personal communication used as a reference should be avoided, unless it provides essential information not available from a public source. Do not number this type of reference; instead cite the name of the person and date of communication in parentheses in the text.