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.

To access the online version of the journal, click here.



  • 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.


  • Linda Cambon, Université de Bordeaux

  • Shu-Ti Chiou, Health and Sustainable Development Foundation. School of Medicine, Yang-Ming University

  • Diane Levin-Zamir, Department of Health Education and Promotion, Clalit Health Services, Israel. School of Public Health, University of Haifa

  • Hugo Mercer, Universidad Nacional de San Martín

  • Larry Olsen, Logan University

  • Mihi Ratima, Taumata Associates

  • N'koué Emmanuel Sambieni, Université de Parakou


Evelyne De Leeuw, Health Promotion International.


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