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2. Why submit to Population Health Metrics?

Submit your research to Population Health Metrics to take advantage of:

Rapid peer review

Our insistence on fast and thorough peer review enables us to process manuscripts quickly; we aim to reach initial decisions within six weeks.

Rapid publication

Following the acceptance of a manuscript, it is published, with final citation details, as a provisional PDF file with minimal delay (subject to formatting checks, copy-editing and author verification). Fully formatted versions of the article replace the accepted manuscript within 4 weeks.

Open access

All articles published in Population Health Metrics are open access (freely available on the journal website, with the copyright retained by the author). Research articles are deposited in at least one widely and internationally-recognized open access repository complying with the NIH Public Access Policy and the Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy. To cover the cost of open access publishing we levy an article-processing charge.

High visibility within the field

Your work is freely accessible to a global audience. In addition, articles are available through INIST in France and in e-Depot, the National Library of the Netherlands' digital archive of all electronic publications. We are also in discussion with other permanent digital archives including the British Library.


All articles published in Population Health Metrics are archived in a number of safe open access archives so permanent accessibility is assured.

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