Submission Preparation Guidelines

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HPHR's Submission Preparation Guidelines

HPHR Supplement

With HPHR Supplements, You Can Publicize Your Findings in Weeks!

Organizations and studies are invited to submit Supplements with HPHR.

Supplements are special collections of manuscripts, including research articles, op-eds, policy papers, notes from the field, and other pieces, related to a research study, intervention, and/or program. While HPHR’s supplements are the same as those produced by other academic journals, ours offer several unique features:

📚 A dedicated editorial liaison, backed by a highly skilled editorial team, to field questions about the process and facilitate timely publication.


📚 Publication in less than 4 months with successful completion of the peer-review process.


📚 Expedited peer review featuring suggestions addressing high-level improvement of logical flow, clarity/coherence, and reader comprehension. Templates provided to support manuscript development.


📚 Support manuscript finalization, including light copy-editing, layout, and formatting.


📚 Official publication on the Journal’s website in a dedicated, high-profile space with a dedicated DOI for the supplement itself and each individual manuscript.


📚 Promotion through the Journal’s e-newsletter and on the home page with an option to place social media (created by authors) on HPHR’s Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.


📚 Opportunity to host a live webinar and/or video promoting their supplement, links to which will be posted on HPHR’s social media channels, including their YouTube account.

HPHR’s editorial charges are lower than other journals; dictated by the number of articles published.


📚 5 manuscripts: $15,000 per supplement


📚 6-10 manuscripts: $20,000 per supplement


📚 11-15 manuscripts: $25,000 pieces may be published per supplement.

Interested organizations should complete this submission form.

 

Are you a passionate public health researcher, dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals and communities around the globe? Have you made groundbreaking discoveries that demand immediate recognition and dissemination to make a real-world impact? Look no further! HPHR Journal invites you to be part of an extraordinary journey through our highly anticipated Expedite Campaign!

 

Fast-track your piece to publication today! 
📚 HPHR Journal 
is still accepting high-quality manuscripts exploring public health through the lenses of social justice and health equity for its Fall Expedite Campaign. Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity for high-quality, accelerated, peer review that can help you reach a worldwide audience fast!*


Better yet, HPHR now publishes blogs!

📑 HPHR invites thought leaders to publish blogs examining timely public health issues. While blogs are not peer-reviewed, they do undergo our Board’s acceptance process. 

Why Expedite Your Manuscript with HPHR?
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: 

🌈 Enhanced Visibility: Articles are highlighted in HPHR’s website and social media channels.  

🌍 Unparalleled Global Reach: HPHR‘s online accessibility ensures engagement of its diverse audience, which includes thousands of policymakers, health professionals, and researchers worldwide.


☎️ 
Collaboration and Networking: Connect with like-minded researchers and foster collaborations, catalyzing a culture of innovation and progress.


Easily Submit Your Manuscripts Today
To submit your article or blog, please click here or the button below:


🚯 Emailed submissions are NOT accepted
.


🈴 Primary authors may submit up to five (5) articles or blogs under this initiative


📕 Use our templates and follow all submission guidelines. Not doing so will result in desk rejection.”


📈 Article processing/publication charges are due upon acceptance
. Costs are as follows:
     – $250 per article
     – $100 for single blog post (including 1 image or table)

💻 No fee waivers are available.

🏛 All articles and blogs are assigned a DOI at publication.

Expedite Dates
 

Submissions are welcome from students, faculty, and community members across public heath disciplines. Submissions must elucidate pertinent and timely public health issues within an evidence-based and health equity framework. 

 

Members of The Boston Congress of Public Health receive 1 FREE submission and 1 FREE publication with HPHR Journal. Apply here

 

Manuscript/media submissions MUST be prepared using the appropriate template provided on this page.

Note: Submissions that do not conform to these guidelines will be desk rejected. 

Step 1: Download Your Submission Type Template

Download the template that best fits your submission type by clicking on the appropriate button: 

Note: Templates provide instructions on how to prepare your cover letter and manuscript/media submission

Step 2: Ensure Your Paper Conforms to HPHR Guidelines

Document Format

Submissions must conform to the following:

  • Use at least 11 pt Times New Roman font
  • Submit your article file using Microsoft Word (i.e., .doc or .docx file)
  • Number all pages
  • Authors are responsible for securing rights as necessary to reproduce previously published images, tables, and figures and ensuring that they are credited appropriately where applicable
  • DO NOT submit manuscripts with line numbers
  • DO NOT submit PDFs or Google doc links

    Note: Poster submissions have some unique requirements. Please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Language

HPHR requires non-discriminatory language to be used at all times. Defamatory language of any kind directed toward persons and/or institutions is not permitted. This includes any and all terms that are commonly considered sexist, heterosexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, and xenophobic.

Author Biographies

Author biographies are required upon submission and are requested at the end of the template. 

Figures

Figures should be configured as follows:  

  • Figures are to be placed on separate pages of the article file with legends placed below each figure
  • Figures should be at least 300 DPI, submitted as JPEG, PNG, EPS, or SVG files
  • You may submit videos or GIFs as well
  • Figures ideally should be submitted with a transparent background
  • Figures should be titled consecutively according to the order they appear in the text
  • Titles are to appear above the figure, in bold, Times New Roman, 12 point font
  • Legends are to appear directly after the image, single-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12 pt font
  • Titles and legends should NOT be part of the image, but inserted as text in the document, above and below the figure image, respectively
  • Text within figures should be single-spaced, in Times New Roman, 10 point font

Tables

Tables should be created in Word and configured as follows: 

  • Tables are to be placed at the end of the submission, as indicated in the template
  • Tables should be created using Word (please do not submit them as images)
  • Tables are to be numbered consecutively according to the order of citation in the text
  • Titles are to be set above the table in bold Times New Roman, 12 pt font
  • Table text and data are to be set in Times New Roman, 10 pt font, single space
  • Legends are to be included below in non-bold Times New Roman, 8 pt font, single-space
  • DO NOT submit tables as images

Images and Other Media

Images and other media that are not part of figures may be submitted as follows: 

  • Images should inserted on separate pages of the manuscript
  • Image files should be at least 300 DPI, submitted as JPEG, PNG, EPS, or SVG files
  • You may submit high resolution videos or GIFs as well. Please do embed these in the document; but submit them separately.
  • Images ideally should be submitted with a transparent background
  • Images should be titled consecutively according to the order they appear in the text
  • Titles are to appear above the figure, in bold, Times New Roman, 12 point font
  • Legends are to appear directly after the image, single-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12 pt font
  • Titles and legends should NOT be part of the image, but inserted as text in the document, above and below the figure image, respectively
  • Text within figures should be single-spaced, in Times New Roman, 10 point font

Photographs

  • HPHR requires written permission or signed waiver forms for all images depicting individuals, except in the case of crowd scenes or when persons are not identifiable
  • If selected for publication, HPHR will require copies of all permissions paperwork; photographs must be submitted as PNG or TIFF files of 300 DPI or higher

Style (References)

References: All references must be prepared and submitted according to the American Medical Association (AMA) Style Guide. (Visit the AMA Manual of Style online: amamanualofstyle.com; download a guide here or here: tinyurl.com/AMAGuide-HPHRprep).

 

AMA uses endnotes with superscript Arabic numerals outside periods and commas, but inside colons and semicolons. For example:

 

I like this paper.1

 

In the endnotes, the reference will appear as follows: 

 

  1. Compston A. Papers I liked. The Lancet. 2008;372(9648):1502-1517.

 

Authors are highly encouraged to utilize automated citations tools such as Zotero or Mendeley, which are free and user-friendly open-source reference software management systems. See the Submission Templates for sample references.

Disclosures

By submitting to HPHR, the authors declare that:

  • They contributed to the creation of the submission and grant HPHR permission to review and (if selected), publish their work
  • They do not have personal, commercial, academic, or financial interests that influence the research and opinions represented in the work submitted to HPHR
  • The submission is NOT under consideration by another publication and/or has not previously been published elsewhere

Step 3: Submit Your Paper Via Scholastica

To submit your article, please click here or the button below. 

Submit to Harvard Public Health Review

Emailed submission are NOT accepted.

Fees: HPHR charges a $25 reading fee and a small publication fee ($150 for regular publication or $250 for expedited publication) to cover the cost of our publication portal and website. These fees are substantially lower than what’s found at other academic journals. 

Boston Congress of Public Health members receive 1 FREE submission and 1 FREE publication with HPHR Journal. Become a member here