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Journal of Primary Care & Community Health

eISSN: 21501327 | ISSN: 21501319 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

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Journal of Primary Care & Community Health (JPC) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focusses on the study, practice, impact and outcomes of primary care services and community health programs. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

The APC for this journal is currently to 2500 USD.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.

This journal changed its publication mode from subscription to open access in 2016.






Journal of Primary Care and Community Health publishes peer-reviewed evidence about the practice, impact and outcomes of primary care services and community health programs. Evidence in the form of hypothesis-testing studies is presented, either in the form of pilot projects or larger intervention projects. The aims of providing a forum for these projects are to facilitate exchange of new information and approaches to assessing performance and to bridge the gap between medicine and public health at the grass-roots level, where primary care and community work hand in hand.

Papers address the following topics:
• Accessibility of services and programs to vulnerable groups
• Delivery of screening tests
• Compliance with medications
• Unplanned return visits, referral to specialists or avoidable hospital admissions
• Informatics in primary care
• Over-use of primary care or community health services
• Client or patient satisfaction
• Change in knowledge, attitudes or intended behavior
• Change of a lifestyle change program
• Cost per client of community health interventions compared to alternatives. Targeted behaviors
might be unprotected sexual activity, abuse of drugs or alcohol, over-eating, physical activity, obesity,
smoking or other health risks.
• Change in morbidity, such as reduced infection rates, reduced rates of low birth weight deliveries,
reduced prematurity, and reduced infant mortality
• Change in self-rated health, disability and/or frequent mental distress (FMD)

Why submit your research to JPC?

  • We encourages submissions that involve retrospective multivariate analysis of electronic medical records.
  • Studies of one medical care system are welcome, as well as population based studies.
  • Rigorous systematic reviews are of interest to our readers.
  • Quasi-experimental studies of community health programs also are encouraged.

The audience is primary care providers and community health professionals who study their own patients for the purpose of promoting health and preventing disease. Physicians, allied health professionals, community health educators, and epidemiologists who study health behavior and health outcomes will find the content relevant and useful to their daily activities.

Kurt Angstman, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Senior Associate Editor
Gregory M. Garrison, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Meghan Theofiles, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Founding Editor
James E. Rohrer, PhD Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Associate Editors
Ahmed A. Arif, MBBS, PhD, CPH, FACE University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA
Mario Schootman, PhD SSM Health, St. Louis, MO, USA
Editorial Board
Jayasree Basu, PhD US Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Abdulbari Bener, PhD, FFPH, FRSS Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey
Antonio Chuh, MD The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Jeanette M. Daly, RN, PhD University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Claudia Der-Martirosian, PhD U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, USA
Yusuf Cetin Doganer, MD University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
Michael L. Grover, D.O. Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Jodi Holtrop, PhD, CHES University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Brian Lynch, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Meghna Mansukhani, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Christina Marini, MPH NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY USA
Daniel Nagel, RN, PhD University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Kenneth Nugent, MD Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
José A. Pagán, PhD New York University, New York, NY, USA
Patrick Palmieri, DHSc, DPhil (Hon), EdS, MBA, MSN, PGDip(Oxon), ACNP, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ, FACHE, FISQu Norbert Wiener Private University, Lima, Peru
Shailendra Prasad, MD, MPH University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Kathleen Rice, PhD McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Robert Rick PhD, MPH, PE Minnesota State, Takoda Institute, Minneapolis
Michael Schirmer, MD Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Zuzana Segev Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers, Fl, USA
Yogarabindranath Swarna Nantha Monash University Clinical School, Malaysia
Jim Warren, PhD University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Lara Weinstein, MD, MPH Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Barbara Yawn, MD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
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