International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE)

International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE)

Formerly International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics (IJPPHME)
Editor-in-Chief: Mika Markus Merviö (Kibi International University, Japan)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2017
ISSN: 2471-1047|EISSN: 2471-1055|DOI: 10.4018/IJPPPHCE


The International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE) presents innovative ideas and emerging research to highlight critical trends focusing on the relationship between the public sphere, private sector, medicine, environmental health and wellbeing, and society. A truly international journal with contributors from five continents, IJPPPHCE provides an advanced and interdisciplinary approach to the issues of healthcare, culture, and the environment, which have proven to be at the core of social transformation of modern societies and areas where there are very strong linkages between the various areas of research. Headed by a well-published Editor-in-Chief, IJPPPHCE explores critical topics such as environmental sustainability, ethics and medicine, healthcare and administration, corporate social responsibility, pollution and waste management, and related topics, and how the public sector and private industries contribute to these factors. That makes this journal an ideal reference source for professionals, policy makers, researchers, and graduate-level students in the fields of sociology, environmental science, public policy, healthcare administration, and business. All articles published in this journal have undergone a vigorous double-blind peer review process, resulting in the dissemination of only the highest-quality research.

Topics Covered

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Economics and society
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Ethics and medicine
  • Governmental corruption
  • Government-citizen interaction
  • Health Policy
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Political Science
  • Pollution and waste management
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Welfare

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE) aims to present a comprehensive, internationally researched publication focused on the dichotomous public and private policy in reference to healthcare, culture, and the environment. As healthcare, welfare, and environment remain the most important and contested issue area in international discourse, this journal continues to push civil society to face the biggest challenges and adjust to new realities in terms of politics, culture, economy, and ethos. As this journal is fully interdisciplinary and showcases a breadth of research topics, the global approach in this journal is focused on inviting scholars from all parts to the world to contribute fresh and original research that transforms the research landscape in challenging the borders of our disciplines and many other borders and limitations that still exist in the world.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 5: 2 Issues (2021): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 4: 2 Issues (2020): 1 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 3: 2 Issues (2019)
Volume 2: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 1: 2 Issues (2017)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Mika Markus Merviö is Professor of International Relations at the Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan. Previously he has been working at the University of Tampere, Finland, from 1983-1995, and from which he also received his Ph.D. (International Relations). Then he moved to the International Christian University, Tôkyô, Japan as a JSPS researcher and from there to the Miyazaki International University and the University of Shimane, where he worked as a Professor. From 2000 he has been working at the Kibi International University. His research interests include political and social issues, history, art and environment.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
John Fawsitt, Kibi International University, Japan
Jonathan Tritter, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Pauline Allen, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Mats Brommels, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Robert Cameron, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Raymond Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ricardo Corrêa Gomes, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
John Diamond, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Regina Hoi Yee Fu, Hosei University, Japan
Carol Hansen, Georgia State University, United States
Grame Hodge, Monash University, Australia
Paul Howard, Griffith University (Nathan Campus), Australia
Gordon Kingsley, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Russell Mannion, University of York, United Kingdom
Marisa Miraldo, Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom
Enrique Perez, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Richard Saltman, Emory University, United States
Juha Teperi, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Anna Thomasson, Lund University, Sweden
Mia Vabø, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Norway
Pirkko Vartiainen, University of Vaasa, Finland
Karsten Vrangbæk, Danish Institute of Governmental Research, Denmark
Lih-Rong Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Mika Markus Merviö
International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE)