Community Health Equity Research & Policy (CHERP) publishes work that uses research and policy approaches centering health equity, being inclusive of community health, health policy, and public health and health care systems. The journal seeks to address the gap between academic research and practice by engaging in community-partnered, culture centered, and multidisciplinary research to investigate the social production of health disparities. This broad focus attends to the need for new and creative thinking to identify multi-sectoral and policy solutions to persistent health inequities. The journal stresses the systematic application of social science theories and methodologies to address pressing public health concerns. Environmental and structural changes are emphasized as long-lasting solutions to inequities, with victim-blaming approaches roundly critiqued. The journal welcomes submissions about research with communities experiencing health inequalities across the globe, including underserved communities in the U.S. Submissions using mixed-methods and community-based participatory research, participatory action research, and other types of community-engaged research, and those that describe the roles of various partners and prioritizes community governance, are welcomed. This includes development of community-driven policy and multi-level interventions, as well as implementation evaluation.
Community Health Equity Research & Policy (CHERP) publishes work that uses research and policy approaches centering health equity, being inclusive of community health, health policy, and public health and health care systems. The journal stresses the systematic application of social science theories and methodologies to address pressing public health concerns. Environmental and structural changes are emphasized as long-lasting solutions to inequities, with community-partnered and participatory approaches to understanding and addressing health inequities prioritized in review.
|Kathryn P. Derose, Ph.D., M.P.H.||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA|
|Aline Gubrium, PhD, MA||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA|
|Joshua Dada Adeniyi, PhD||African Regional Health Education Centre, University of Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Kwadwo (NANA) Bosompra, PhD||Canadian Institute of Health Research, Canada|
|William R. Brieger, MPH, PhD||John Hopkins University, USA|
|Richard A. Cash, MD, MPH||Harvard University, USA|
|Ted T.L. Chen, PhD, MPH||Tulane University, USA|
|Thomas W. Elwood, DrPH||Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Washington, D.C., USA|
|Irene Figa-Talamanca, DrPH||Universita degli Studi di Roma, Roma, Italy|
|Willy F.M. de Haes, PhD||Rotterdam Municipal Health Department, Netherlands|
|M.E. Khan, PhD||The Population Council, New Delhi, India|
|Gerjo Kok, PhD||University of Limburg, Maastricht, Netherlands|
|R. Sandoval Marcondes, DrPH, MPH, MA||University of Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Meredith Minkler, DrPH||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH||University of Texas, Houston, USA|
|Kathleen Parker, MA, MPH||Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Jayashree Ramakrishna, PhD, MPH||National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India|
|Priscilla Reddy, MPH, PhD||Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (Phhsi), Cape Town, South Africa|
|Marilyn Rice||Pan American Health Organization, Washington D.C., USA|
|Ubaidur Rob, PhD||The Population Council, Dahka, Bangladesh|
|J.F. Tsai, MPH||Center for International Training, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Lawrence Wallack, DrPH||Portland State University, USA|
Community Health Equity Research & Policy - Instructions to Authors
All manuscripts should be submitted online at the Community Health Equity Research & Policy submission portal at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/qch. The site contains detailed instructions on how to submit and track the progression of a manuscript through the review process. All manuscripts will be assigned a manuscript number, and authors will receive email confirmation acknowledging receipt of submission. Authors should not transmit hard copies of their manuscripts to the journal office.
Manuscripts must be double-spaced and have wide margins. Paginate consecutively starting with the title page. The organization of the paper should be indicated by appropriate headings and subheadings.
Originality Authors should note that only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
Abstracts of 100 to 150 words are required to introduce each article.
References should relate only to material cited within text and be listed in numerical order according to their appearance within text. State author’s name, title of referenced work, editor’s name, title of book or periodical, volume, issue, pages cited, year of publication, and DOI (digital object identifier).
Do not abbreviate titles. Please do not use ibid., op. cit., loc. cit., etc. In case of multiple citations, simply repeat the original numeral. Detailed specifications available from the editor upon request.
Footnotes are placed at the bottom of page where referenced. They should be numbered with superior arabic numbers without parentheses or brackets. Footnotes should be brief with an average length of three lines.
Figures should be referenced in text and appear in numerical sequence starting with Figure 1. Line art must be original drawings in black ink proportionate to our page size, and suitable for photographing. Indicate top and bottom of figure where confusion may exist. Labeling should be 8 point type. Clearly identify all figures. Figures should be drawn on separate pages and their placement within the text indicated by inserting: (Insert Figure 1 here).
Tables must be cited in text in numerical sequence starting with Table 1. Each table must have a descriptive title. Any footnotes to tables are indicated by superior lower case letters. Tables should be typed on separate pages and their approximate placement indicated within text by inserting: (Insert Table 1 here).