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Journal overview

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care is an international online open access journal publishing articles with relevance to general practice and primary health care.  Focusing on the continuous professional development in family medicine the journal addresses clinical, epidemiological and humanistic topics in relation to the daily clinical practice.

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care is owned by the members of the National Colleges of General Practice in the five Nordic countries through the Nordic Federation of General Practice (NFGP).  The journal includes original research on topics related to general practice and family medicine, and publishes both quantitative and qualitative original research, editorials, discussion and analysis papers and reviews to facilitate continuing professional development in family medicine. The journal's topics range broadly and include:

• Clinical family medicine
• Epidemiological research
• Qualitative research
• Health services research.

All research articles published in the journal have undergone a thorough peer-review, involving initial editor screening and review by at least two anonymous referees.

As this is an Open Access (OA) journal, you can publish your research so it is free to access online as soon as it is published, meaning anyone can read (and cite) your work. Please see our  guide to Open Access for more information. Many funders mandate publishing your research open access; you can check open access funder policies and mandates here.


All articles will be made freely and permanently available online through gold open access publication.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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