Publication profile

Global Health Promotion is an official publication of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). It is a trilingual journal that publishes authoritative peer-reviewed articles and practical information for a worldwide audience of professionals interested in health promotion and health education.


Global Health Promotion publishes four regular issues a year (March, June, September, December) plus supplement issues ranging in scope and size. The journal publishes all articles and commentaries Online First. For information on publishing a Supplement, click here or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The journal aims to:

  • publish academic content and commentaries of practical importance;

  • provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination and exchange of health promotion, health education and public health theory, research findings, practice and reviews;

  • publish articles which ensure wide geographical coverage and are of general interest to an international readership; and

  • provide fair, supportive, efficient and high quality peer review and editorial handling of all submissions.

  • Original scholarly papers of up to 5,000 words, submitted to blind peer review, in any area of theory, policy or practice relevant to health promotion and all contributing disciplines.

  • Commentaries of no more than 2,000 words, which will be given editorial consideration and not peer review. Commentaries may be on any subject of general interest to the IUHPE readership.

  • Editorials, commentaries and texts of conference addresses commissioned by the Editors or IUHPE leadership.

  • Supplement issues bringing together collections of papers on particular themes, and usually edited by a Guest Editor. These issues are commissioned by the IUHPE Officers and the Editor in Chief of Global Health Promotion.


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  • Members or potential members of the IUHPE;

  • Health promotion, health education, public health, and other health related professionals;

  • Academic staff and students at research and education institutions; NGO staff involved in health programmes at the international, national and local level;

  • Government health workers at the national, regional and local level;

  • International experts involved in the promotion of global health;

  • Health/medical journalists;

  • Current and potential funders of IUHPE activities;

  • Private sector enterprises involved in health.


Currently, Global Health Promotion reaches over 2,000 members in approximately 150 countries. The journal has a global readership and is available in over 2,000 libraries worldwide.


As part of our collaboration with SAGE, the journal is involved in different initiatives to make academic journals and research more widely available in low-income countries at no or greatly reduced cost. Global Health Promotion participates in the following schemes through SAGE, giving it unprecedented global reach:

  • The Journal Donation Project, based at The New School, NY, which assists "in rebuilding major research and teaching libraries in countries that have fallen victim to political or economic deprivation". It is active in Russia and the FSU countries, Nigeria, Vietnam, Cuba and Indonesia.

  • The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). INASP provides institutions with access to SAGE Premier (all SAGE journals online). Currently 47 institutions in Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are benefiting from SAGE Premier through INASP (these institutional subscription numbers are included in the consortia subscriptions table above).

  • The UN's Research4Life initiative, which encompasses the AGORA, HINARI and OARE programmes. Although the focus of these programmes is the dissemination in developing countries of research on health, agriculture and the environment, all STM, social science and humanities disciplines are represented.


  • Hiram Arroyo (Puerto Rico)

  • William Brieger (USA)

  • Ling Chew (Singapore)

  • Patrick Cloos (Canada)

  • Paolo Contu (Italy)

  • Hope Corbin (USA)

  • Javier Gallego (Spain)

  • Mark Kittleson (USA)

  • Glenn Laverack (UK)

  • Diane Levin (Israel)

  • Erma Manoncourt (France)

  • Jeff Masuda (Canada)

  • Hugo Mercer (Argentina)

  • Larry Olsen (USA)

  • Fatouma Ouattara (Burkina Faso)

  • Sara Pérez-Gil (Mexico)

  • Awa Seck (Burkina Faso)

  • Louise Signal (New Zealand)

Ex-officio: Yuri Cartier and Marie-Claude Lamarre (IUHPE)


Global Health Promotion is indexed in the MEDLINE database and in the Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI). The journal’s current Impact Factor is 1.442.


IUHPE members receive Global Health Promotion as a benefit of membership. For information about institutional subscriptions, please visit


ISSN 1757-9759

eISSN 1757-9767

Proprietor: International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

Commenced publication: 1958 (until 1982 titled "International Journal of Health Education"- ISSN: 0020-7306; from 1982-1993 titled "Hygie"- ISSN: 0751-7149; from 1993-2008 title "Promotion & Education"- ISSN 1025 - 3823 / eISSN 1756 - 397