AJPH of the Future

AJPH is your journal and we’re changing to better meet your needs. As it shifts to a digital-first publication in 2023, we’ll be adding new features and formats.

Learn more from these frequently asked questions:

Q: How is AJPH changing?
A: AJPH is transitioning to a digital-first publication and shifting away from providing the Journal in print. We’re expanding our digital offerings for articles to add videos, podcasts and more.

Q: When is the transition to a digital-first publication occurring?
A: This is happening in 2023. The timing will vary for each individual APHA member, based on their membership renewal date. If a member receiving AJPH in the mail wants to continue receiving it this way throughout 2023, they need to renew their membership by Dec. 31, 2022 at the current rate.

Q: What formats will AJPH be available in, as of January 2023?
A: All members will continue to have access to the online Journal for current and past issues. Members who received print issues of AJPH in 2022 will continue to receive print issues through their renewal date or December 2023, whichever is later. Members can receive a full-issue PDF of current issues. Anyone will be able to order on-demand print copies of individual issues of AJPH at a fee. Anyone will be able to pay for a subscription to print issues of AJPH.

Q: What will be my last print issue of AJPH?
A: The timing will vary for each individual APHA member, based on their membership renewal date. Members who received print issues of AJPH in 2022 will continue to receive print issues through their renewal date or December 2023, whichever is later. The January 2024 issue of AJPH will be the last one mailed to members as part of their membership.

Q: Once this transition happens, when will the different formats of AJPH be available?
A: The online version will be available first, with the full-issue PDF appearing a few days later and the print on-demand physical copies mailing to those who order them several days after that.

Q: How does this impact people participating in auto-draft to pay for their APHA membership?
A: If you participate in the auto-draft program to pay for your APHA membership and currently receive AJPH in print, you will continue to receive print copies of AJPH through December 2023.

Q: What if I have a subscription to print issues of AJPH, instead of receiving it as part of an APHA membership?
A:
Nothing will change. We will continue to provide print issues of AJPH to individuals and organizations with subscriptions outside of an APHA membership.