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Health Services Academy

Health Services Academy – Promoting Public Health 

Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation


Journals comprises for Pakistan Journal of Public Health as well as Student's Journal Club

Pakistan Journal of Public Health (PJPH)

Pakistan Journal of Public Health (PJPH) is the official journal published by the Health Services Academy, Government of Pakistan.  PJPH is a forum for the presentation and promotion of new initiatives and evidence based research in public health, which would potentially inform policies and help improving health services. It invites all members from the public health domain for exchange of ideas, views, concepts, epidemiological data and research findings Pakistan Journal of Public Health is a double-blind, independent peer-reviewed and open access journal. It is the first Public Health Journal in Pakistan and is published quarterly since 2011. The journal is recognized by both Higher Education Commission and PMDC. PubMed approval is under process. PJPH is indexed in Index Medicus of the Eastern Mediterranean Office of the World Health Organization (IMEMR), EMBASE, Index Copernicus, SCOPUS, EBSCO, CABI and HINARI. 

Student’s journal club

journal club is an educational meeting in which a group of individuals discuss published articles, to keep themselves abreast of new knowledge, promoting in them the awareness of current research findings, teaching them to critique and appraise research, and encourage them to plan their own research proposal for thesis work in the fourth semester. The Applied Research Methodology course is a key module in MSPH course. Participation in a students’ journal club is an integral part of learning. It encourages students to read and appraise publications critically and give them the ability to do so. This inspires students to do applied public health research and to show them how.  The presentations and discussion are designed to improve debating skills, demonstrate leadership skills, and aid peer mentorship.