The Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG) aims to work with contributors to produce and publish Cochrane reviews of the effects of population-level public health interventions. The core CPHG editorial team is part of Public Health Insight, based at the University of Melbourne.
Increase in Cochrane's Impact Factor
The 2013 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Thomson ISI and the impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 5.939. This is an increase on the 2012 impact factor, which was 5.785. The CPHG review, Interventions for preventing obesity contirubted significantly to this achievement, with it being the highest cited review for the 2012-2013 measurement peiod. The author team are currently conducting an overview of reviews of interventions for childhood obesity, to help infom the update to this review.