Pan American Journal of Public Health

The Pan American Journal of Public Health (Spanish: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública) is a peer-reviewed open-access public health journal covering research and case studies on issues of public health significance, mainly in areas related to national and local health systems, to improve the health of the peoples of the Americas.[1] The journal is published monthly by the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Articles are published in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Pan American Journal of Public Health
DisciplinePublic health
LanguageEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish
Publication details
Former name(s)
Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization
0.539 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Pan Am. J. Public Health
ISSN1020-4989 (print)
1680-5348 (web)
OCLC no.36421075

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in PubMed, SciELO, Web of Science, Social Sciences Citation Index, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, EMBASE, Global Health, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases, and Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 0.539.[2]


The journal was established in 1997. It was preceded by the Boletín Panamericano de Sanidad, established in 1922, and the Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana and its English-language counterpart, Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization, launched in 1966.

Since July 2009, the journal is published exclusively in an electronic format, with full text of all published issues available online via SciELO.[3]

See also

Other publications of the World Health Organization:


  1. Pan American Health Organization. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health (RPSP/PAJPH). Archived 2011-03-15 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 20 July 2011.
  2. "Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
  3. SciELO Public Health Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine.
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