About the Journal

Pacific Health is a peer-reviewed and open access journal, with an interdisciplinary focus on health, communities and the environments of the Asia Pacific Rim - including Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, East and South East Asia and Australia.

Contributions that incorporate holistic and indigenous approaches involving, partnership, participation and engagement with communities are most welcome.

The journal is interdisciplinary, contemporary, innovative, equity-oriented and encourages submissions which encompass the effects of colonization and western influences on health.

We welcome non-traditional, arts-based and multi-media submissions such as studies using visual methodologies, articles with video abstracts, photovoice, practice-led  and artefact-based research. Recent articles have focused on social justice, gender rights, indigenous studies, cultural diversity and sustainability within the region.

We are particularly keen to support emerging researchers from the Asia Pacific Rim. We actively support emerging researchers in gaining skills in authorship, reviewing, and editing.


Copyright Notice

Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. By publishing in Pacific Health, the author(s) agree to the dissemination of their work through Pacific Health.

By publishing in Pacific Health, the authors grant the Journal a Creative Commons nonexclusive worldwide license (CC-BY-NC 4.0) for electronic dissemination of the article via the Internet, and, a nonexclusive right to license others to reproduce, republish, transmit, and distribute the content of the journal. The authors grant the Journal the right to transfer content (without changing it), to any medium or format necessary for the purpose of preservation. Authors retain full copyright over their articles.

 Authors agree that the Journal will not be liable for any damages, costs, or losses whatsoever arising in any circumstances from its services, including damages arising from the breakdown of technology and difficulties with access.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. All articles are made available using a Creative Commons nonexclusive worldwide license (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International CC BY-NC 4.0) electronic dissemination of the article via the Internet, and, a nonexclusive right to license others to reproduce, republish, transmit, and distribute the content of the journal. 

Pacific Health does not charge any fees for submission, publication or access to articles.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Archiving and preservation

This journal's content is preserved using the the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archiving systems.

LOCKSS is a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

CLOCKSS is global archive that preserves content on behalf of all libraries and scholars worldwide. CLOCKSS preserves content in 12 strategically chosen libraries across the globe to optimize the content’s safety against political and environmental threats.