to Submit Manuscripts
Journal of Health Studies (AJHS) invites original contributions in
the field of health education and promotion. Manuscripts accepted for
publication must directly relate to one or more of the ten responsibilities
identified for Certified Health Education Specialists. Submitted manuscripts are
reviewed by three members of the Editorial Board in a double-blind peer review
process with the understanding that they have not been submitted for publication
elsewhere. When submitting a manuscript for review, the author(s) should
indicate which of the following five formats was followed in the preparation of
The AJHS is particularly interested in comprehensive literature reviews, meta-analyses, theory driven intervention studies, comprehensive case studies, and thoughtful commentaries on the topics listed above. The journal is committed to publishing manuscripts that enhance the practice of health education and health promotion.
Guidelines to submit manuscripts are provided below.
Feature Articles: Feature articles are limited to a length of 30 pages, including tables, figures,
and references. Manuscripts in this format can include reports of
empirical research, critical reviews of the literature on a specific topic, and
a discussion of ethical issues in health education and promotion.
Case Studies: Case study articles, limited to 20 pages, evolve around the planning,
implementation, and evaluation of health education and promotion programs. Case
studies should include a section discussing program rationale, the
organizational setting of the program, design and implementation, program
outcome measures (if available), and discussion.
Commentaries: Commentaries are designed to allow expository writing on contemporary
issues and concerns. Length should not exceed 20 pages.
Manuscript Submission Requirements
to the American Journal of
Health Studies are
accepted in electronic forms only (e-mail attachment or on disk). Authors
should provide a clear indication as to which format (e.g., feature article,
practical perspectives) the article conforms. Manuscripts should be typed,
double spaced, and on 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper with 1 inch margins. Page
restrictions identified above include footnotes, references, tables (<4),
figures (<4), and illustrations. Specific requirements are discussed below.
First Title Page: This page should include: 1) main title not to exceed 80 characters including
spaces; 2) author names, degrees, and institutional affiliations; 3)
corresponding author(s)'s mailing address, phone and FAX number, and internet
Second Title Page: This page should include: 1) main title; 2) an abstract of no more than 100
words, all author identification should be removed.
References: References should conform to the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (5th Edition). Below are examples of entries for a
journal article, a book, and a chapter in an edited book.
Elements of a
reference to a periodical:
Spetch, M. L., & Wilkie, D. M.
(1983). Subjective shortening: A model of pigeonsâ€™ memory for event duration. Journal of Experimental
Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 9,
Elements of a
reference to an entire book:
Bernstein, T. M. (1995). The careful writer: A modern
guide to English usage.
New York: Atheneum.
Elements of a
reference to an article or chapter in an edited book:
Hartley, J. T., Harker, J. O., &
Walsh, D.A. (1980). Contemporary issues and new directions in adult development
of learning and memory. In L. W. Poon (Ed.), Aging in the 1980s: Psychological
issues (pp. 239-252).
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Illustrations: Artwork depicting graphs, figures, model diagrams, or illustrations must
be professionally prepared and submitted in a camera-ready format. Reproductions
or photocopies are not acceptable.
Manuscripts and questions should be sent to Brenda Jamerson, Editor, by email: email@example.com