Focus and Scope

The Journal of Public Health and Development (J Pub Health Dev) publishes all aspects of public health and related fields. It is a double blinded peer-reviewed journal which publishes three issues per year for local and international health personnel. All manuscripts are subject to review by at least two peer reviewers.


Review Process

Manuscripts not adhering to the journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation within in 1 week for editing.  Submitted manuscripts adhering to the journal guideline are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Assistant Editor, who will assign them to at least 2 reviewers.   The Editorial Board prepares a decision letter according to the comments of the reviewers, which is sent to the corresponding author.  The review process will take at least 4 weeks.  The revision will be examined by the edtitors.  The decisions to accept the manuscripts are made by the reviewers and the editors.


Publication Frequency

Issues: 3 issues/year

  • January - April
  • May - August
  • September - December

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


ASEAN Institute for Health Development
Mahidol University

Journal History

Journal of Public Health and Development formerly known as Primary Health Care and Development, is a journal of health sciences published by the ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, Thailand. The journal was founded in bilingual (English and Thai) since June 1988 and published two issues per year. Initially, the annual subscription rate for the journal was 90 Baht. From its inception, a primary goal of the journal has been to propagate innovative scientific research in the field of primary health care and development in Thailand and ASEAN. At that time, Associate Profressor Dr. Krasae Chanawongse, founder of AIHD was the first editor. Generally, the journal published scientific research and articles of scholars from outside AIHD as the institute was recognized as a research funder. The journal was stopped publishing from time to time because there was not enough articles for publishing and lack of allotted budget.             

 In 2003, AIHD republished the journal and changed the title to Journal of Public Health and Development” with three issues per year and the annual subscription rate of 200 Baht. Still, the journal aimed to disseminate scientific research and articles in the field of public health development and well-being for the benefit of the health personnel at national, regional, and global levels.

The Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor Dr Jiraporn Chompikul, and her team submitted the application to the TCI in 2009.  It was evaluated by the Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre in 2012, 2013 and 2015.  It has been indexed in the TCI database  (Tier 1) since 2012.  In addition, the journal has been indexed in ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) since 2015.  In 2017, it was one of 55 Journal to be selected and invited to join the TCI-TRF-SCOPUS collaboration project which aimed to select Thai journals to be indexed in the Scopus database using a fast track.

Currently, only English articles are accepted to be published in the Journal.   The publication charge is 4,000 Baht per article (10 pages).  A charge of 500 Baht per page will be added to every page that exceed ten pages.  The journal follows academically double-blinded peer-reviewed process for all online submissions.

 List of the Editors-in-Chief 

1988 – 1989 Associate Professor Dr. Krasae Chanawongse

                      Printed Edition

1990 – 1993 Associate Professor Yaowarat Porapakkham

                      Printed Edition

1994 – 1996 Associate Professor Dr. Som-arch Wongkhomthong

                      Printed Edition

1997 – 2002 Stop publishing

2003 – 2004 Associate Professor Dr. Boonyong Kiewkankha

                      CD Edition

2005 – 2007 Assistant Professor Dr. Nate Hongkrailert


2008            Stop publishing

2009 – 2019 Associate Professor Dr. Jiraporn Chompikul
                     Printed Edition and Online
2019- Present Assistant Professor Dr. Cheerawit Rattanapan
                          Printed Edition and Online