Submissions are now OPEN for the 2023-24 issue of the Brown University Journal of Public Health! Please click here to read the latest issue.
Please read the following carefully before submitting the form!
The BUJPH is a great space for first-time authors to gain the valuable experience of publishing their work. Students of any class year and concentration are encouraged to submit articles related to public health issues from a variety of perspectives.
Submissions must be:
- Original work not formally published elsewhere. This could be work produced from academic coursework, extracurricular research, professional experiences, or personal research. Anything ranging from a class assignment, an independent research project in a lab, and online research from academic articles is welcome.
- Relevant to public health, environmental or global health, health equity and disparities, health policy and economics, medical anthropology, and other related topics.
- Interesting and/or innovative perspectives that may offer new directions and avenues in the field of public health.
- Collaborative work created with other co-authors is welcome. If possible, please choose one lead corresponding author to submit the article.
- Note: submissions are limited to the Brown University undergraduate community at this time.
- All articles have a strict word limit range of 1000-3500 words. If your paper exceeds this length, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a possible exemption.
- Shorter pieces such as brief reports and commentaries (1000-2000 words) are welcome and encouraged.
- Citations: AMA format using in-text superscript numbered citations, with a corresponding numbered References page at the end of the article (note: footnote citations not accepted). See this Purdue Online Writing Lab resource for clarification.
- If submitting a research paper with multiple sections, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, etc. should be clearly labeled.
- Include author’s full name, co-author names if applicable, and article title, written as you would like them to appear in the final publication.
- Must be submitted as a Word document file (not a PDF) with standard academic formatting (i.e. 12 pt font, double spaced, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins).
Examples of possible submission types:
- Literature review, systematic review, or meta-analysis
- Long-form research paper
- Article-style political/social commentary related to public health
- Policy brief
- Interviews of relevant professors, academics, professionals, or community advocates
Note: Submission deadline for Spring 2024 issue is December 21, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.
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