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Spring 2017 Optional Theme – “Armed Conflicts and Natural Disasters”

Submission Procedures

Prepare all manuscripts according to the guidelines below:

  • The call for submissions and a description of the optional theme can be found on the front page.
  • All manuscripts should be submitted using the form below. Please direct all additional questions or information to [email protected]

Publication Eligibility

  • For each manuscript, at least one of the authors needs to be an undergraduate, medical, or graduate student at a nationally accredited institution. Work completed as a student, even if the author has graduated, is acceptable.
  • The submitted manuscript has not been published nor will be published in another publication at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level.
  • The manuscript is the authors’ own original work, and the authors are the sole authors of the manuscript.
  • The primary author is willing and able to work with JGH editors in revising the submission if it selected as a likely candidate for publication.

Submission Types

  • Original Academic Research Papers – Research-based works addressing a specific area of global health
  • Perspectives – Opinion pieces that analyze or discuss a recent issue or development in global health
  • Field notes – Journal-style pieces, with a more personal voice, based on direct work in the field

Preparation of Manuscripts


  • All manuscripts should be submitted as double-spaced, size 12, Times New Roman font in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx only).
  • Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.
  • Do not include the name of the manuscript’s authors any pages except the title page.

Content Guidelines for Perspectives and Field Notes

Perspectives are opinion-based pieces. Field Notes take a more personal, informal tone that addresses public health work the author has done in the field. For both Perspectives and Field Notes, we are looking for submissions that address fresh and exciting developments in global health from an interdisciplinary perspective. Perspectives and Field Notes should be grounded in the preexisting literature base. For citations and references, please use APA style. If tables and figures are used, please include them at the end of the submission.

Content Guidelines for Original Academic Research Papers

The appropriate structure of Academic Research Papers varies based on the topic of the manuscript. With a few exceptions, most Academic Research Papers should have the following sections: a) Abstract, b) Introduction, c) Methods, d) Results, e) Discussion, f) Acknowledgments and References, g) Tables and Figures.

You can view our suggested structure of Academic Research Papers here.

Tables, Figures and Images

  • Tables, figures and images should be the original work of the manuscript’s authors and should be included at the end of each manuscript.
  • Captions should describe what the table/figure/image shows and the conclusion that should be drawn.
  • Labels and axes should be clearly marked and readable. Please submit all tables, figures, and images in high resolution.


  • All references should be in American Psychological Association (APA) style.
  • You can find resources on the use of APA style at the APA Style Guide.

Submission Form