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Current Calls for Submissions

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) welcomes submissions that speak to the publication’s mission and vision and elucidate pertinent and timely public health issues within an evidence-based and health equity framework.

We have released six (6) new calls for articles, as follows: 

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


  • Immigration & Public Health


  • HIV: 40th Anniversary of a Global Pandemic


  • Health Communication & Education


  • Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship


  • Nutrition and Entrepreneurship

  • Addiction and Substance Use

The deadline for these articles is June 30, 2021.


Submit to Harvard Public Health Review

Complete details about submission requirements are available here.


To submit a manuscript, we recommend using the online portal (https://app.scholasticahq.com/login).


Note: Authors are asked to create a Scholastica account. You will then select the HPHR Journal and upload your manuscript.


Topics: As noted above, the Journal releases a number of calls for submissions focused on specific themes. Authors are not required to align their submissions to the dictated themes; however, it may slow the review process.


Timeline: In general, submissions are reviewed within 12 weeks of submission. Materials submitted in response to special editions will be reviewed in 6-8 weeks.


Author Acceptance: Accepted authors will be asked to review their piece prior to publication and provide a personal photograph and brief biography. Authors retain rights to their work. Contributors who have questions about the submission process should contact the HPHR editorial team at submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org.


Authors are required to adhere to the following guidelines:


  • Evidenced-Based Approach: All submissions, including editorial pieces should be grounded in evidence. Please see notes below regarding approaches to citations.


  • LanguageHPHR 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 commonly considered sexist, heterosexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, and xenophobic.


  • Figures (including tables, illustrations, drawings, and infographics): All figures should be numbered consecutively; given a descriptive title; and credited appropriately. Authors are responsible for securing the reproduction rights of previously published figures, as necessary. Please submit images as JPEG, PNG, EPS, or PDF files of 300 DPI or higher. Please contact the Journal if you wish to submit video or GIFs.


  • PhotographsHPHR 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 JPEG, PNG, EPS, or PDF files of 300 DPI or higher.


  • Style: With some exceptions, we ask that authors conform to American Psychological Association (APA) style: http://ww.apa.org.


  • 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.


Types of Submissions


  • Commentaries/Op-Eds: HPHR seeks commentaries/op-eds addressing a wide range of public health issues from evidence-based perspectives.
    Subject: As a non-partisan entity, HPHR is open to all evidence-based, points-of-view.
    Length: Submissions should be 500-3000 words (longer submissions need to be justified).


  • Point-Counterpoint Features: HPHR also will be soliciting special editorials on a specific public health issue from opposing vantage points, or responses to previously written HPHR manuscripts.
    Length: Submissions should be 500-3000 words (longer submissions will need to be justified).


  • Research Articles: HPHR offers a space for new researchers to publish their work.
    Length: Submissions should be no more than 3000 words (citations and images excluded); longer submissions considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Organization: Content should be organized under traditional research headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion, and include an abstract of no more than 250 words.


  • Abstracts: Abstracts are brief articles detailing original research in progress.
    Length: Submissions should not exceed 750 words (citations and figures excluded)


  • Atypical Articles: Atypical articles are unique, creative articles, such as research protocols, essays, policy memos, ethical treatises.


  • Podcasts/Videos/Other Materials: HPHR accepts electronic recordings of interviews or editorials on one or more public health issues.
    Format: Contributors should submit podcasts of no more than 10 minutes in length. MP3 or MP4 formats preferred. (Other formats will be considered.) Please contact HPHR submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org to submit.
    Length: Each should include a brief description of no more than 200 words.


For more specific information, please contact editors at editorial@harvardpublichealthreview.org.


The opinions expressed in the Harvard Public Health Review are not necessarily those of  Harvard University and/or the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.