Why Join the HPHR Editorial Board?

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

There are several editorial opportunities:   

  • ASSOCIATE EDITORS 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 actually consists of reading a manuscript, determining if it is appropriate for our journal, and then sending it to (at least) 2 reviewers for a deeper evaluation of its language, content, and scholarly contribution. Once reviews are back, associate editor determines if the article should be ACCEPTED, REJECTED, or REVISED. Associate editors then update the dashboard and place manuscript in the queue for the publication team.

  • MANAGING EDITORS give at least 1-5 hours per week, depending on the amount of manuscripts that need the following: (a) checked for journal guideline compliance, (b) maintenance of the peer review process within our publishing platform, and (c) copy-editing of accepted manuscripts.

  • DEPUTY EDITORS shepherd an entire special edition – from designing the concept to writing the preface/introduction for the edition

Who Should Apply?

Subject matter experts from all the 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-Infectious 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 you 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.