Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas.

The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

In keeping with its mission statement, the journal maintains an open-access policy so that the full contents of the journal and its archives are available online free of charge. As the flagship periodical of the WHO, the Bulletin draws on WHO experts as editorial advisers, reviewers and authors as well as on external collaborators.

The Bulletin is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: Abstracts on Hygiene, Biological Abstracts, Current Contents, Excerpta Medica, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed, Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, Pollution Abstracts, Science Citation Index, and Tropical Diseases Bulletin.

According to its 2009 impact factor, the journal ranks 7 of 122 journals in the category “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health.”

Image Caption: February 2011 cover of the journal Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Credit: Wikipedia

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