These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate The American Journal of Public Health a least biased, pro-science source based on peer-reviewed content.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The American Journal of Public Health is a monthly peer-reviewed public health journal published by the American Public Health Association covering health policy and public health. The journal was established in 1911, and its stated mission is “to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education.” The journal was voted one of the 100 most influential journals in biology and medicine over the last 100 years by the Special Libraries Association. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 6.4.
Funded by / Ownership
The American Public Health Association (APHA) owns and publishes the American Journal of Public Health. The APHA is a Washington, D.C.-based professional organization for public health professionals in the United States. Subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The American Journal of Public Health covers health policy and general public health. Articles and headlines are fact-based and low-biased, such as this Is Omicron Showing Us the Path Ahead? In general, the American Journal of Public Health is a low-biased public health journal that is very high in factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The American Journal of Public Health a least biased, pro-science source based on peer-reviewed content. (D. Van Zandt 5/27/2018) Updated (10/29/2023)
Last Updated on October 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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