Can J Public Health

Special Announcement

As of 1 January 2018, Springer became the publisher for the Canadian Journal of Public Health. While the journal has been self-published by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) since 1910, this new collaboration will allow for streamlined publication processes and for the journal to disseminate its content to a wider international audience.

Accessing Can J Public Health Online

Current Issues (2018-)
Current issues of the Journal are available on the Springer website.

Back Issues (1997-2017)
Open access to back issues of the journal is available on this site.

CJPH Archive (1910-2012)
An archive of Journal articles is available through JSTOR (fees may apply).

NEW Manuscript Submissions

All new manuscripts must be submitted online via the Springer website. Please note that you will need to create a new account if you do not already have a Springer account.


CALL FOR PAPERS: Why public health matters today:

Exploring the health, social, economic, political and other value of population and public health

The Canadian Journal of Public Health invites submissions to a special section on Why public health matters today that explore, and provide evidence for, the value of public health to Canada today. We encourage a range of contributions, including: health, social, economic and political analyses; rigorous commentaries containing cogent/robust analysis; research informed by a range of theoretical perspectives; work that explores the value of public health for various communities; and research conducted at local, regional, provincial and national levels. We also welcome international studies that would be relevant to Canada, as we believe Canada has much to learn from other countries.

  • Deadline for full manuscript submissions: 15 June 2018
  • Anticipated publication: Early 2019

Please consult the complete call for papers for details.


The Canadian Journal of Public Health is dedicated to fostering excellence in public health research, scholarship, policy and practice. The aim of the Journal is to advance public health research and practice in Canada and around the world, thus contributing to the improvement of the health of populations and the reduction of health inequalities.

CJPH publishes original research and scholarly articles submitted in either English or French that are relevant to population and public health.

CJPH is an independent, peer‐reviewed journal published by the Canadian Public Health Association.

ISSN 1920-7476 (Online)

Impact Factor for CJPH
Impact factor of 1.343 in 2016 (Thompson ISI); 5-year impact factor of 1.794.

Delayed Open Access
The contents of the Canadian Journal of Public Health become available in an open access format 6 months after an issue is published. CPHA members and CJPH subscribers have immediate access to published articles; non-members/non-subscribers can purchase published articles or issues from this site.