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Volume 129, Issue No. 4 July/August 2014
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Call for Papers

Supplemental Issue on Implementation of Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings [PDF]

Deadline for submission: September 15, 2014
The anticipated publication date for this Supplemental Issue is September/October 2015.

Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplemental Issue on the implementation of routine HIV screening in clinical settings in the United States. The Guest Editor for this Supplemental Issue will be Dr. Patrick Sullivan at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that HIV screening be a routine practice in clinical settings. The Guest Editors are interested in manuscripts that describe experiences implementing routine HIV screening in clinical settings, especially those that directly address reaching scale in making HIV screening a routine practice in these settings. Manuscripts that describe routine HIV screening in all clinical settings are welcome, and the Guest Editors are particularly interested in reports from community health centers.

Ideally, this Supplemental Issue will include manuscripts that provide evidence about the outcomes of implementing different approaches to routine HIV screening in these settings. Dr. Sullivan will guide the manuscript selection.

Manuscript requirements:Articles in PHR are typically 2,500–3,000 words in length. Longer manuscripts, when appropriate, will be considered. All manuscripts reviewed and approved by the Guest Editor and the PHR Editorial Committee will be sent for external peer review.

Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be sent to manuscripts@publichealthreports.org
Please include “HIV Screening Supplement” in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have any questions about the Supplemental Issue, please contact Patrick Sullivan (404-727-2038; pssulli@emory.edu). For questions about PHR, please contact the Managing Editor, Julie Keefe (513-232-3190; jak2@cdc.gov).

PHR is a peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S Surgeon General.
It is published by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. It is the oldest journal of public health in the U.S. and has published since 1878. The journal is widely distributed internationally and is indexed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Pais International, and LexisNexis. More information on the journal, including author guidelines, is available at www.publichealthreports.org.



Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience: After the War [PDF]

Deadline for submission: January 9, 2015
The anticipated publication date for the PHR Supplement is January/February 2016.

Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience. The Guest Editors for this Supplement are Drs. Victoria Davey, Chief Officer; Terry Walters, Deputy Chief Consultant for the Post-Deployment Health Group; Robert Bossarte, Director, and Aaron Schneiderman, Deputy Director, both for the Epidemiology Program; Ralph L. Erickson, Director for the Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program; and Paul Ciminera, Director for the Post-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program in the Post-Deployment Health Group, all with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Health.

The Guest Editors seek manuscripts that advance scientific knowledge of potential health consequences associated with military service. Information included in this Supplement is expected to assist public health professionals, clinical care providers, and policy makers in their efforts to identify and address risks to health associated with military experience. Preference will be given to manuscripts that explicitly consider the impact of deployment in support of combat operations.

Manuscripts may be analytic or descriptive in format and should report on health following separation from active-duty service. Manuscripts reporting on results from original research, surveillance, reviews of prominent issues, evaluation of innovative programs, or commentaries related to existing or proposed policies will be considered.

Manuscripts addressing the following topics are encouraged:

  • Comparisons of health among deployed and non-deployed populations;
  • Health among aging and retired populations;
  • Changes in health associated with exposure to hazards during deployment;
  • Prevalence and characteristics of chronic multi-symptom illness or evaluations of new treatment strategies;
  • Long-term consequences of exposure to Agent Orange and other dioxins;
  • Impact of deployment (including environmental exposures) on the health of veterans and families of veterans;
  • Health, rehabilitation, and functional limitations associated with traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress
  • disorder, and injuries (e.g., musculoskeletal injury and traumatic amputation); and
  • Social and economic consequences of deployment and their impact on health.

Manuscript requirements: Articles in PHR are typically 3,000 words in length. The Supplement will also consider brief reports on preliminary studies or emerging trends that are no longer than 1,500 words in length. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the PHR Special Editorial Committee (SEC) for this Supplement. The SEC determines which manuscripts are sent for external peer review and which manuscripts will then be published in the Supplement.

Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be sent to manuscripts@publichealthreports.org. Please include “Health Status and the Military Supplement” in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have any questions about this Supplement, please contact Dr. Robert Bossarte (202-266-4559; robert.bossarte@va.gov). For questions about PHR , please contact the Managing Editor, Julie Keefe (513-232-3190; jak2@cdc.gov).

PHR is a peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General. It is published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. It is the oldest journal of public health in the U.S. and has published since 1878. The journal is widely distributed internationally and is indexed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Pais International, and LexisNexis. More information on the journal,
including author guidelines, is available at www.publichealthreports.org.



 
 

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