American Journal of Public Health: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series blog post spotlighting the American Public Health Association’s American Journal of Public Health.

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) is dedicated to the publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. The mission of the journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education. This hub connects you with current and past articles, current and past issues, global and national public health news, and podcasts.

The AJPH homepage provides a slideshow of current public health news; the cover page of the current issue; featured articles, and podcasts.

Below is a view of the homepage.


To stay updated on the most recent AJPH articles, check out the First Look under the Articles tab found in the fourth tab at the top of the page.

Below is the view selected under the fourth tab.

AJPH First Look

If you select the current issue on the right side of the home page, you can view the current issue’s published articles. The articles are organized by topic.

AJPH Current Issue

For quick searches of the entire database, locate the search box at the top right corner of the page. For advanced searches, select the magnifying glass icon to the left of the search box. The advanced search tool allows you to search by title, author, keywords, or abstract. In addition, it allows you to narrow your search by topic, journal of publication, and publication date. Notice the right side of the page gives you search tips for the advanced search tool.

AJPH search tool

Access to the American Journal of Public Health’s database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Author: Marin Dell

Texas Tech School of Law Library - Librarian, Attorney, Law Library Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, loves all things law, libraries and tech/Tech

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