HPHR holds three expedited publishing periods per year. (The current period is being held February 26-April 15, 2024.)
During these times, all submissions undergo an expedited peer review process. (Blogs are not peer-reviewed, but receive immediate review from HPHR editorial staff.) Successfully reviewed materials can be published in as little as 2 weeks.
The primary difference between regular and expedited publishing is timing. Instead of 6-12 weeks, expedited manuscripts undergo the process from peer review to publication in 2 weeks.
HPHR stresses, however, that the 2-week turnaround is not guaranteed. Authors whose manuscripts do not meet submission standards will be desk rejected. Manuscripts that require extensive editing also may introduce delays in the editorial process.
Because of the labor involved in expediting manuscripts, authors who submit articles during the expedite campaign must abide by its rules and article processing charges. Authors who submit to the expedite campaign, participate in fast-tracked peer review, and then retract their manuscripts from the expedite process will receive a $100 fine.
HPHR also may contact authors’ home institutions about the retraction and bar them from submitting to HPHR Journal again in the future.
Authors benefit from publishing in a journal dedicated to disseminating evidence-based public health research making a tangible difference in the health and well-being of communities. In addition, they enjoy:
The submission process remains the same. Some notes to keep in mind:
Article processing charges (APCs) are slightly different during expedited publishing periods: