The main mission of the Journal

To publish original, peer-reviewed research on topics related to general practice and primary care. We also publish editorials, discussion papers and reviews to facilitate continuing professional development in family medicine.

Publication fees

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care is an open access journal making academic research in primary care freely available online for research and clinical communities.

Publication in the SJPHC requires payment of a fee. If the first author of an article is a member of one of the Nordic societies for general practice, ie. Dansk Selskab for Almen Medicin, Félag islenska heimilislækna, Norsk forening for allmenmedisin, Suomen yleislääketieteen yhdistys SYLY, Svensk Förening för allmänmedicin, the publication fee is EUR 400. All other articles accepted for publication will be charged a publication fee of EUR 1,200.

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Nordic Congress of General Practice

The 20th Nordic Congress of General Practice will be held in Reykjavik,  June 14-16th 2017 under the  theme “FROM THE CORE, changes and challenges in Primary Care”

We  look forward to  host the congress where we´ll explore and discuss what General Practice is all about in the Nordic countries.  What have we been doing in the past  and where will the future bring us.  Is General Practice changing or is it still  from the core or the heart of Medicine with the doctor/ patient relationship in the center and where we should keep our focus and look for the answers as clinical research networks in the nordic countries have been doing.   Are we doing no harm and helping our patients  towards health and happieness or is less medicine more health as Gilbert Welch has talked about.  Are general practitioners the patients advoctes they claim to be  or are they playing parts in sexed-up medicine, where patients have been turned into customers like Margaret McCartney has discussed.  Those questions and many more will be addressed and we are excited to welcome our Nordic colleagues to Reykjavík this summer.

The Icelandic Congress Committee

Impact Factor for 2016 is 1.726

Editorial office

Helena Liira, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Pauliina Ilvespakka, Editorial Secretary


Tel +358 50 5771351




Visit the websites of the five Nordic Colleges of General Practitioners

Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland:

Secretariat: DSAM, Stockholmsgade 55, DK-2100 Copenhagen -
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