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Featured research: Smoking dependence and anxio-depressive disorders

Smokers with comorbid anxio-depressive disorders are more prone to progress to a more severe level of dependence. They have also been found to experience more severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms than smokers without anxio-depressive disorders. This study looks to determine the relationship between tobacco dependence and anxio-depressive disorders as well as assessing their impact on the withdrawal.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association (JEPHA) aims to advance the field of public health by publishing research that seeks solutions to the challenges encountered by managers within the health system. It publishes research in the full spectrum of public health and community medicine fields including epidemiology, health management, statistics, occupational and environmental health, family health and tropical health. Research that has a greater impact on public health such as studies reporting on the development of effective interventions, program evaluation, and innovative types of research such as pragmatic clinical trials will be given priority. The journal is particularly interested in receiving submissions that address emerging health problems and submissions focusing on Egyptian strategic health priorities.

JEPHA welcomes research articles, review articles, short reports, and letters to the editor. We welcome research from both regional and international faculty and scholars.

Journal news

Journal newsWe are pleased to announce the launch of the Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association (JEPHA) with SpringerOpen. JEPHA, the official publication of the Egyptian Public Health Association, is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles in the field of public health. Research published in the journal focuses on Egyptian strategic health priorities and targets public health decision makers. For more information please see our About page.

About the society

New Content ItemThe Egyptian Public Health Association (EPHA) was established in 1926 in Cairo as a not-for-profit NGO. The Association Council consists of eminent public health professors and community leaders. It is the owner of the Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association (JEPHA). 

EPHA’s mission is to actively contribute to public health research and public policy in Egypt. The Association helps to raise awareness, amongst of the scientific community and the public, of problems encountered in all aspects of public health, in particular those related to the environment. EPHA uses a variety of methods to raise awareness, including publishing research (for example in JEPHA), advocacy, and by delivering seminars, conferences and campaigns.

About the Editor

New Content ItemDr Hanan Zakaria Shatat, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Hanan is a Professor at the High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt. She is a medical doctor who holds a PhD in Tropical Health and a diploma in Microbiology. She has supervised more than 50 master and doctorate theses and has published between 50 and 60 peer-reviewed articles. Dr Hanan has been involved in a variety of projects, including a national cluster household survey to assess vaccination coverage in Egypt and an intervention program for strengthening tuberculosis control. She has served as the Vice-Dean of Post-graduate Studies and Research at the High Institute of Public Health. Currently, she lectures post-graduate students on endemic diseases in Egypt, vector-borne diseases, health surveys and research methodology. Her research interests include viral hepatitis, schistosomiasis and tuberculosis.

  • Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association​​​​​​​ is the official journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed

    80 days from submission to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    39 days from submission to first decision for all manuscripts
    165 days from submission to acceptance
    38 days from acceptance to publication

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