Journal of Primary Health Care
The Journal of Primary Health Care (JPHC) is the College's academic journal, containing peer-reviewed research relevant to primary healthcare for GPs, practice nurses, community pharmacists and other health care practitioners.
JPHC is indexed in the MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL databases. Issues are published online in March, June, September and December by CSIRO Publishing, on its searchable, citable website.
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Prior to 2008, JPHC was called New Zealand Family Physician. Our archive is held by National Library.
The editors of the Journal are Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Professor Tim Stokes. They are supported by an editorial advisory group.
About the Journal
The Journal is freely available for all to read and there are no author costs for the publication of reviewed or commissioned scientific manuscripts.
The JPHC is intended to advance the science of primary health care and inform clinical practice and policy decisions. JPHC contains hundreds of research reports, enabling GPs and other primary health care providers to find research on a topic of interest.
Other research the College funds
The College funds research and education that benefits general practice, rural general practice, and rural hospital medicine. People don’t need to be doctors or members of the College to apply and there are three funding rounds a year. We also promote external research.
Grants are typically $5,000 - $20,000 for individuals but up to $40,000 can be awarded. Our preference is to award to individuals, but organisations will also be considered.
Learn more about our research grants and apply.