Aims and Scope

Journal of Public Health and Development (J Public Hlth Dev) is a journal published online by the ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, Thailand. As a double- blinded, peer-reviewed journal, it publishes three issues annually for local and international health personnel. All manuscripts are subject to review by at least two peer reviewers. J Public Hlth Dev covers content topics of scientific knowledge which are relevant to public health and development within the scopes of the contexts listed below.

  1. 1. Primary health care and community health,
  2. 2. Health policy and management,
  3. 3. Health promotion and education,
  4. 4. Environmental and occupational health,
  5. 5. Addiction studies and behavior and
  6. 6. Global and one health research.


Types of Articles

Original Articles

The original articles demonstrate the novel and scientific knowledge that has not been published elsewhere. These articles feature prominent, new and compelling findings that are impactful to other public health professionals and related field researchers.  The original articles should be no longer than 4,000 words (excluding abstract and references) and contain no more than 8 tables or figures. The structure of original articles should comprise Abstract (300 words maximum), Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Recommendation, Acknowledgements and References.

Review Articles

The journal welcomes manuscripts for comprehensive review and analysis on the specific related topics, for example, systematic review, meta-analysis, and integrative review. Review articles should be no longer than 5,000 words (excluding Abstract and References) and a maximum of 8 tables and/or figures. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

Short Reports

Short reports are similar to original research in that, they follow the same objectivity, format and guidelines, but are designed for small-scale research or research that is in early stages of development.  The manuscript format is the same as original articles with a maximum of 3,000 words (excluding Abstract and References) and containing a maximum of 4 tables and/or figures. The abstract should be no more than 300 words.


Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to review by at least two peer reviewers following a double-blind process. The comments and suggestions from reviewers will be conveyed to the editors, and to the corresponding author. The revised version of the manuscript with a point by point response to reviewers from the authors will be returned to the editors. Finally, the decision to accept or reject is made by the editors, based on the recommendations by the reviewers.


Publication Frequency

Three issues: 1st issue: January-April, 2nd issue: May-August, 3rd issue: September-December.



The manuscript is written in academic English. If authors are not native English speakers, the editors recommend that the manuscript should be professionally edited by a native English speaker before submission.


Free Access

All articles published in J Public Hlth Dev are Open Access. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute and search for the full text of these articles.


Publication Fee 

This journal does not charge for submission or publication.



ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand is the sole publisher of J Public Hlth Dev