About the Journal

History and Indexing

The Thai Journal of Public Health is a peer-reviewed journal, which was founded by the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand, in 1970, under the name Journal of Public Health. It operates a double-blind peer review process. The name Thai Journal of Public Health was adopted starting from volume 49, issue number 3 (Sep-Dec 2019). The journal is currently listed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index Center (TCI) and is striving to achieve Scopus indexing by 2022. It was first registered on the TCI in 2012 and is classified under TCI Tier 1.  The journal was also invited to the Asian Citation Index (ACI) in 2016. From 2019 to 2021, 27% of publications were from authors affiliated with the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, in contrast with 73% from authors affiliated with other Mahidol University faculties or other institutions. Almost 9% of articles had authors affiliated with institutions outside of Thailand. Its Thai Journal Impact Factor has trebled in the last 5 years. The most recently available Thai Journal Impact Factor for the journal was 0.345 (2018).


Aim and Scope

The Thai Journal of Public Health is focused on all disciplines of public health:

¤ Microbiology                                                   ¤ Parasitology and entomology

¤ Biostatistics                                                     ¤ Public health administration

¤ Nutrition and dietetics                                  ¤ Food science for health

¤ Sanitary engineering                                     ¤ Occupational health and safety

¤ Public health nursing                                    ¤ Environmental health

¤ Family health                                                  ¤ Community health

¤ Epidemiology                                                  ¤ Health promotion and disease prevention

¤ Health education and behavioral sciences

All articles must be able to demonstrate that the work can benefit the general public by furthering the understanding of public health issues and by demonstrating its application to the advancement of public health. The public health implications of findings must be made clear, and the work must be of interest to public health professionals and others who are engaged in the field of public health.


Article types

We invite the submission of unpublished original research and review articles which meet the Journal Aim and Scope.


Publication Frequency

3 issues per year: Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sep-Dec, each containing 8 articles.


Submission and Fees

The full manuscript prepared on our manuscript template, author agreement form and scanned copy of the original ethical approval certificate/letter and/or animal research approval documentation (if applicable) should be submitted online to the editor via THAI JO. There are no submission or publication fees.


Open Access Policy

The copyright of all articles published in the Thai Journal of Public Health are classified under the Creative Commons License CC-BY-ND. Published articles can be freely downloaded from the journals websites and redistributed providing that the work is correctly cited, and its content can be used commercially.


Advertising and Marketing Policies

We do not accept adverts on the journal’s website or Facebook page.


Revenue Sources

The Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand, funds the operational costs of the journal.