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Journal of Public Health Special Issue to mark the 50th Anniversary of the UK Faculty of Public Health: A call for papers

This year we celebrate 50 years of the UK Faculty of Public Health (formerly the Faculty of Community Medicine). The UK has a proud history of public health from 19th Century pioneers such as Edwin Chadwick and John Snow to modern leaders such as Richard Doll, Michael Marmot and many others. The Faculty of Public Health has been and is an important part of the public health landscape since its inception in 1972 as the standard setting body for public health specialists, and a source of knowledge and guidance around public health, and advocacy for public health nationally and globally.

Considering the current milestone, the Journal of Public Health is planning a special issue to reflect on the work of the FPH over the past 50 years, taking into account the past, present and future of public health in the UK and beyond. We invite public health scholars, practitioners, leaders and policy makers to contribute articles, commentaries and perspective pieces on topics of interest to the broad readership of the Journal. We welcome submissions on a wide variety of topics and encourage critical viewpoints and ideas on important public health topics.

The Journal of Public Health aims to play a key role in disseminating important research findings alongside acting as a global platform for public health discourse. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving articles which discuss the state of public health as a profession, learnings from the past and articles that identify key priorities for public health leaders in a post-pandemic world.

We encourage prospective authors to contact Farhang Tahzib to discuss potential submissions. Submissions should be made through the journal’s online manuscript submission portal and should be formatted according to the author guidelines. We look forward to receiving your submissions. 

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