Journal of Primary Health Care Journal of Primary Health Care Society
Journal of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

General Information

The Journal of Primary Health Care (JPHC) publishes original papers on primary health care in New Zealand (NZ) and around the Pacific rim.

Original research, systematic reviews and improving performance papers all undergo rigorous peer review.

Editorials, essays, case reports and letters to the editor are also considered for publication. Detailed guidance for preparation of different types of contribution can be found in the Author Instructions.


All papers are also available free of charge from our website. High quality reprints may be ordered from the publisher.


The journal is indexed/abstracted in a wide variety of databases.

The full text of all articles is deposited in the Portico digital archive to guarantee long-term preservation.


To submit your paper, please use our online journal management system ScholarOne Manuscripts.

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