Why Join the HPHR Editorial Board?

Want to ramp up your academic publishing career? Consider joining the editorial team of the HPHR Journal (formerly the Harvard Public Health Review) and our weekly newsletter!


There are several editorial opportunities: 


  • ASSOCIATE EDITORS: are required to edit 4 manuscripts and review 4 manuscripts each semester (September-December; January-May; June-August). There are no set number of hours expected each week or month.

    Editing consists of reviewing a manuscript, determining if it is appropriate for the Journal, and sending it to at least 2 reviewers for a deeper evaluation of its language, content, and scholarly contribution. Once reviews are received, associate editors determine if the article should be accepted, rejected, or revised. 


  • MANAGING EDITORS: devote about 1-5 hours per week, depending on the current workload of manuscripts requiring: a check for journal guideline compliance, maintenance of the peer review process within our publishing platform, and copy-editing of accepted manuscripts.


  • DEPUTY EDITORS: design and lead special editions, which typically involves inviting author submissions, creating promotional material, and organizing accepted submissions within editions.

Who Should Apply?

Subject matter experts from all fields of public health, including social and behavioral sciences and population health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, global health, and computational data science. Current reviewers have expertise in a range of subjects, including:


  • Body Image

  • Chronic Disease

  • Community-Based Research / Interventions

  • Environmental / Occupational Health

  • Health Communications and Technology

  • Health/Public Policy and Management

  • Human Rights / Social Justice / Advocacy

  • Immigration / Refugee Health

  • Infectious Diseases / Immunology

  • Maternal and Child Health, Children, Youth, and Families

  • Mental Health

  • Mindfulness and Sleep / Rest

  • Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Nutrition

  • Policing / Surveillance

  • Qualitative / Quantitative Methods

  • Racial / Ethnic Minority Health

  • Sexual / Gender Minorities / LGBTQIA+

  • Substance Use

  • Violence (including guns) and Terrorism

  • Women / Girl’s Health

How Do You Apply?

Application Process:

  • Submit your application by clicking the button below
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Applications submitted after the quarterly deadline will be reviewed during next application cycle
  • We will inform selected editors as soon as possible