A Journal of Health Promotion/Health Education Applications, Policy and Professional Issues
Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. The journal is unique in its focus on critical and strategic information for professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs.
Health Promotion Practice will serve as a forum to explore the applications of health promotion/public health education interventions programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to: community, health care, worksite, educational and international settings. It also examines practice-related issues, including program descriptions, teaching methods, needs assessment tools and methodologies, intervention strategies, health promotion, problem-solving issues, and evaluation presentations.
Health Promotion Practice welcomes submissions from any discipline as long as the results and implications are pertinent to health promotion or disease prevention. HPP is particularly interested in work that incorporates social ecological perspectives and addresses policy, systems, and environmental changes.
As of January 2019, HPP invites the following article categories:
· Full-length Original Articles: These manuscripts may be up to 3,500 text words (not including 250 word abstract, tables/figures/images, or references). Manuscripts must include a conceptual framework, detail implications for practice and/or policy along with implications for further research, and clearly and specifically advance knowledge relevant to the field of health promotion. Print articles may include up to 30 references and up to 5 tables/figures/images.
· Longer Implementation Articles: These manuscripts maybe be up to 4,500 words but must be very clearly structured, with emphasis on implementation. Specific and substantive implications for practice, policy, and research are expected. Submissions must include a 250 word abstract. Authors are asked to be judicious in the number of relevant references and tables/figures/images.
· Review Articles: HPP seeks to publish useful and timely reviews of current literature, particularly mapping, scoping, and/or state of the art reviews. Review articles are expected to adhere to the PRISMA guidelines for review and meta-analysis articles
http://www.prisma-statement.org/. Manuscripts in this category may include up to 5,000 text words and up to 4 tables/figures/images. Review articles must address a new question and make specific linkages to health promotion policy and practice to move to peer review.
· Research Briefs: These shorter articles succinctly present research results of interest to health promotion scholars and practitioners. Research Brief submissions may be up to 2,000 text words, with no more than three tables/figures/images. The submission must include an unstructured abstract of 250 words or less and no more than 15 references.
The Journal also publishes brief articles and reflective commentary in three departments as of January 2019:
· Career Development provides practical resources for health education specialists and other professionals working in diverse health promotion settings. Articles address issues across the lifespan and career path, and may focus on academic preparation, workforce development, credentialing and accreditation, internship and fellowship experiences, professional development opportunities, and retirement. Submissions may be up to 2,000 words, include no more than 10 references and 2 tables/figures/images.
· Resources, Frameworks, & Perspectives provides a forum for shorter articles and commentaries that are grounded in the spirit and science of health promotion practice and policy. Submissions may focus on resources (e.g. books, media, “tools of the trade”, data visualization or mapping tools, law and policy databases, advocacy toolkits), innovative applications of theoretical frameworks, or policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to promote health equity. Submissions may be up to 2,000 words, include no more than 10 references and 2 tables/figures/images.
· Practice Notes provides readers with reflections on emerging and innovative practice-related strategies, initiatives, and programs important to health promotion and health education. Submissions highlight lessons learned, challenges and successes, and practical recommendations for working collaboratively in community or classroom settings. Practice Notes may include up to 1,000 text words, with no more than 5 references and 1 table/figure/image. Headings may include (but are not limited to): assessment of need, description of the strategy or innovation, intended impact/outcomes, evaluation approach, challenges and successes, next steps, lessons learned, and implications for practice.
Authors interested in contributing to HPP’s departments are invited to contact Editorial Manager Jeanine Robitaille at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deputy Editor Holly Mata at email@example.com.
Supplement Information and Submission Guidelines
The journal occasionally complements its broad coverage with supplements on a particular topic. If you are interested in working with HPP and the Society for Public Health Education in developing a supplement or focus issue of the journal, please click here for[JR1] instructions and important information regarding the process.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).