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Journal of Primary Care & Community Health


Editor-in-Chief
James E. Rohrer, PhD SAGE Publications


eISSN: 21501327 | ISSN: 21501319 | Current volume: 8 | Current issue: 3


Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
 is a peer-reviewed, open access publication dedicated to the study, 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 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.

The editor seeks research letters, case studies, pilot studies and commentaries.

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)


*Authors paying the APC will enjoy the benefits of immediate, full open access publishing and will utilize one of the Creative Commons licenses which enable them to retain copyright. An APC of $900 is payable on acceptance after peer review.

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

Submit your manuscript today at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jpc

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.

Editor-in-Chief
James E. Rohrer, PhD SAGE Publications
Policy Advisor
James Merchant, MD, MPH Iowa City, IA, USA
Associate Editors
Kurt Angstman, MD Rochester, MN, USA
Ahmed A. Arif, MBBS, PhD, CPH, FACE UNC Charlotte, USA
Mario Schootman, PhD St. Louis, MO, USA
Editorial Board
Abdulbari Bener, PhD, FFPH, FRSS Doha, State of Qatar
Jeanette M. Daly, RN, PhD Iowa City, IA, USA
Peter Hilsenrath, PhD University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, USA
Jodi Holtrop, PhD, CHES East Lansing, MI
Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD Iowa City, IA, USA
Brian Lynch, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Kenneth Nugent, MD Lubbock, TX, USA
José A. Pagán, PhD New York, NY, USA
Avinash Patwardhan, MD, MS George Mason University, USA
Michael Schirmer, MD Innsbruck, Austria
Zuzana Segev, PhD, PMHNP-BC, MA, MNS, ARNP Fort Myers, FL
Jim Warren, PhD Auckland, New Zealand
Lara Weinstein, MD, MPH Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, USA
Barbara Yawn, MD Minneapolis, MN
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  • MEDLINE
  • The Journal of Primary Care and Community Health publishes all content open access and is supported by an Article Processing Charge (APC). Authors paying the APC will enjoy the benefits of immediate, full open access publishing and will utilize one of the Creative Commons licenses which enable them to retain copyright. An APC of $900 is payable on acceptance after peer review.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
    Please read the full author guidelines for the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, then visit the Journal’s submission site: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jpc to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health will be reviewed.