Information for Authors

Public Health Action (PHA) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that actively encourages, communicates and reports new knowledge, dialogue and controversy in health systems and services for poor and vulnerable people.

PHA welcomes the submission of articles on operational research, including policy, practice, systems, quality assurance/quality improvement, economics, equity, ethics and access to services.

PHA will consider all manuscripts containing original research and commissions authoritative reviews on issues related to operational research on the quality, accessibility and equity of health services for the poor, provided they are not concurrently submitted to, or previously published, in other journals.

Manuscripts should conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, and must be submitted via the Manuscript Central online tracking system

Before submission, authors should download the following forms to ensure that they have complied with requirements:

Once the submission process is complete and the article has been checked, the corresponding author will receive a request to log on again to submit an electronic copyright form directly on the website. In the event of acceptance, all authors will be required to submit a form online. 

If you experience difficulties of any kind, please don't hesitate to e-mail the PHA Editorial Office.

PHA is an open access journal, in electronic format only. It can be viewed at: