About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene is published on a three-monthly basis and covers the field of epidemiology and community health. The Journal publishes original papers and proceedings of Symposia and/or Conferences which should be submitted in English with the exception of other languages. Papers are accepted on their originality and general interest. Ethical considerations will be taken into account.

Peer Review Process

A submission from an author will be assigned to an appropriate Associate Editor for selection of Reviewers. Two Reviewers will offer comments and suggestions to the author, which must be addressed to the satisfaction of the Associate Editor. This process may be repeated at the request of the Reviewer or Associate Editor. After acceptance, the contribution will be copy-edited and sent back to the Author for final proofreading. The Editor-in-Chief will review the paper and make a final decision for inclusion in the JPMH.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene

JPMH is open access, peer-reviewed journal which considers paper on the epidemiology and prevention of both infectious and degenerative diseases and the understanding of all aspects of public health

Reproduction or Republishing

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We thank the University of Genoa and the Italian Society of Hygiene Preventive Medicine and Public Health for the support to the Journal Preventive Medicine and Hygiene

Sources of Support

Sources of Support (unconditional grant)

Journal History

The Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene was founded 60 years ago by Professor Luigi Fernando Petrilli, former director of the Institute of Hygiene of University of Genoa (Italy). The title of the journal was Journal of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and has been published in Italian until 1988. Since 1989 the Journal is published in English and has assumed the title of Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene. On JPMH were published articles of the leading public health experts on health issues, which, in the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the 3rd millennium, the Italian society has faced, as infectious diseases (typhoid, polio, tuberculosis, diphtheria, streptococcal infections, influenza, hepatitis, AIDS, etc) hygienic conditions of housing, air pollutants, school health, road accidents, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, etc. In the journal were also published papers on hospitals, vaccines, sea pollution, health care organization and management, etc.