The Student Column publishes scientific manuscripts based on original research or practice-based work conducted by students, fellows, or recent graduates of ASPH member Schools of Public Health. The Student Column is peer reviewed. We strive to maintain a high level of quality for the manuscripts published. Accepted manuscripts may be published in each of the six issues of Public Health Reports printed annually.
Submit Your Work: Potential submitters may be current students, at any level; current fellows; or working professionals up to two years post-graduation. All authors must have attended an ASPH member Schools of Public Health. Scientific manuscripts should have a strong public health component, add to the literature, sound methodology, actionable results, and clear and succinct writing. Other considerations are whether the submission discusses a topic of broad public health importance and interest, results that can be generalized, and a recent data set appropriate for the study.
Become a Reviewer: Reviewers may be current students at an ASPH member Schools of Public Health with at least one year experience in a master’s level program, current fellows, or working professionals up to two years post-graduation from an ASPH-member school. Each potential reviewer must submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members, a 1-2 page writing sample, and be available to review abstracts and full articles for at least nine months.
To submit your work for the Student Column, first email an abstract using these guidelines. A review committee will decide whether to request a full manuscript.