As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
Regional variation of premature mortality in Ontario, Canada: a spatial analysis
Premature mortality is a meaningful indicator of both population health and health system performance, which varies by geography in Ontario. This study used the Local Health Integration Network sub-regions to conduct a spatial analysis of premature mortality, adjusting for key population-level demographic and behavioural characteristics.Read more
What are the economic, health and population effects of palm cooking oil consumption?
Palm oil is associated with non-communicable disease, but neither the economic or disease burdens have been assessed previously. This novel palm oil-focussed disease burden assessment employs a fully integrated health, macroeconomic and demographic Computable General Equilibrium Model for Thailand.Read more
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Aims and scope
Population Health Metrics aims to advance the science of population health assessment, and welcomes papers relating to concepts, methods, ethics, applications, and summary measures of population health.
The journal provides a unique platform for population health researchers to share their findings with the global community. We seek research that addresses the communication of population health measures and policy implications to stakeholders; this includes papers related to burden estimation and risk assessment, and research addressing population health across the full range of development.
Dr Jonathan Samet, Editor-in-Chief
Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS, a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, is Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, an MD from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. His current research focuses on the health risks of inhaled pollutants—particles and ozone in outdoor air and indoor pollutants including secondhand smoke and radon. He has also investigated the occurrence and causes of cancer and respiratory diseases, emphasizing the risks of active and passive smoking. For several decades, he has been involved in global health, focusing on tobacco control, air pollution, and chronic disease prevention.
Annual Journal Metrics
299 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
212 days to first decision for all manuscripts
452 days from submission to acceptance
19 days from acceptance to publication
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