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Author Guidelines

Terms of Submission: Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.

Peer Review: All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. All manuscripts will be reviewed and authors will be made aware of any revisions or suggestions.

Article Processing Charges: The Journal of Community Health Research and Promotion is an open access journal. There will be no processing charges for publishers to make their publishable materials available for free through the open access journal.

Title and Authorship Information: The submitted work must include a title for the paper and the full names of all authors. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Stylistic Requirements: The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Submissions should be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

Bibliographic Requirements: References should be cited using MLA (Modern Language Association) style. Online resources for assistance in formatting references in MLA include: http://www.citationmachine.net/mla/cite-a-book. Where available, include URLs for references.

Sections of the Manuscript:

  • Title Page: Title of the article; authors’ names with degrees; the affiliation of each author; and the mailing address, telephone number, fax number and email address of the corresponding author.
  • Abstract: The abstract should include a brief description of the purpose of the study or program, the design, research or program methods, analysis, results or lessons learned, and discussion or conclusions. The abstract should be concise and should not include citations.
  • Introduction: Literature review and purpose of conducted research.
  • Materials and Methods: Study design, sample, measures, data collection, and statistical tests. This section should contain sufficient detail about all research procedures and may include subsections if multiple methods are described.
  • Results: Qualitative or quantitative results of the study.
  • Discussion or Conclusions: May include a summary of findings, limitations of the study and the implications of the study. Should clearly explain the main conclusion of the work while highlighting the importance and relevance of the work.
  • References: Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information presented in each reference is accurate and complete. The manuscript must utilize in-text citation in order to ensure the validity of the information. All references should be cited within the manuscript.
  • Acknowledgements: If applicable, please place acknowledgements at the end of the paper, before the references section and any tables or figures. Acknowledgments may include supporting grants, presentations, etc.

Preparation of Figures: All figures should be submitted in PDF format to increase likelihood of displaying properly.

Preparation of Tables: All tables should be created in a Word document. Tables should be supplementary to the text when used and should be numbered in the order in which they are used within the text. Each table should be on a separate page and all non-standard abbreviations or values should be explained using footnotes.

Copyright: Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not mean that the relevant laws and regulations do not protect these names.

Disclosure Policy: We require that all authors reveal all possible conflicts of interest in their submitted manuscripts. A competing interest exists when professional judgment concerning the validity of research is influenced by a secondary interest, such a financial gain. All such interests must be declared in writing by authors upon submission of the manuscript. If any are declared, they should be published with the article. If there is doubt about whether a circumstance represents a conflict, it should be disclosed.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the MLA bibliographic requirements (for references and citations) outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  5. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The submission must be categorized as an Original Research Article, Brief Report, or Field Action Report as per the Section Policies.
  8. You grant to the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund (Tulane) the right of first publication of this submission and if the submission is selected for publication by the Journal, you agree to acknowledge its initial publication in the Journal.
  9. You understand and agree that the Journal is an open-access journal released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommericai-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC-SA) allowing noncommercial use and adaptations, with proper attribution and licensing under the same Creative Commons terms. The full terms to the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA license can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/.
  10. You grant a license to this submission under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unsuported license (CC BY-NC-SA), effective upon selection of this submission for publication by the Journal.
  11. You also grant to Tulane the non-exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute this submission in electronic format vis the World Wide Web and to convert this submission without alteration of the content, to any other medium or format for the purpose of preservation and/or continued distribution, effective upon selection of this submission for publication by the Journal.
  12. You represent and warrent that this submission is your original work and that you have the right to make these grants of rights to Tulane for yourself as well as co-authors, if any.
  13. You represent and warrent that, to the best of your knowledge, this submission does not infringe upon any third-party's copyrights or other intellectual property rights.
  14. You represent and warrent that, if this submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you have (a) obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright holder allowing you to grant this license to Tulane and (b) have clearly identified and acknowledged all such third-party material within the text or content of this submission.
  15. You represent and warrent that either (a) this submission is not based upon work sponsored or supported by any agency or organization other than Tulane or (b) if this submission is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by any agency or organization other than Tulane, you have fulfilled any right of review or other obligation required by any contract or other agreement with the supporting entity.
  16. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tulane and it's employees or agents for any uses of the material authorized by this license in the event of a subsequent dispute over the copyrights to material(s) contained in this submission.
  17. You agree that Tulane may keep one of more copies of this submission for purposes of security, backup and preservation.
 

Copyright Notice

The Journal of Community Health Promotion and Research is an open-access journal, so articles will be released under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

 

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Reporting Copyright Infringement

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