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.
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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.
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Note: Templates provide instructions on how to prepare your cover letter and manuscript/media submission.
Submissions must conform to the following:
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 are required upon submission and are requested at the end of the template.
Figures should be configured as follows:
Tables should be created in Word and configured as follows:
Images and other media that are not part of figures may be submitted as follows:
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:
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.
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Boston Congress of Public Health members receive 1 FREE submission and 1 FREE publication with HPHR Journal. Become a member here.