The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, edited by an East Carolina University faculty member, has come to the iPad.
The November/December issue, focused on public health services and systems research, will be the first available on the tablet computer via a new app.
Journal leaders hope the new iPad version will help widen the audience for the publication. “In today’s increasingly digital atmosphere, we feel that offering the journal on the iPad provides an important option for the access of critical public health information, such as that in this focus issue,” said Dr. Lloyd Novick, editor in chief and chair of the Department of Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
The app launched Oct. 15 and will be demonstrated at the American Public Health Association’s 140th annual conference Oct. 27-31 in San Francisco. In addition to the written content of the traditional journal, the tablet version will include videos, the ability to share articles via email and links to the journal website where subscribers may get more information.
The app will be available through the Apple iPad Store. It will be free initially, then available only to journal subscribers or by single-issue purchase.
Subsequent issues of the journal will be available on the iPad app on the same bimonthly schedule as the online and print editions. Future special issues will also be posted for download as soon as they are published.
The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.