The Journal of Social Health aims to be the avenue for scholars to share works related to issues and trends in social health studies. Working on the Global South narrative wherein scholars are typically inhibited to access journals due to financial constraints, this journal allows authors to publish their works without charge. Consequently, subscription to the journal is also free. Articles may be read on line or downloaded in pdf form without a fee.
Types of Manuscripts and Submissions
- Original Articles, up to 8,000 words with maximum of 8 (eight) non-text content (figures, tables, maps, equations, photographs). Longer articles will be considered by the editors depending on the significance and relevance of the work. Original articles may include health surveys, ethnographies, and other works that explores the interconnection between health and society. Evaluation of research methodologies may also be submitted under this category provided that such work is framed within social health research.
- Book Reviews, up to 2,000 words. Reviews could be of a locally or internationally-published books that center on social health issues and trends. Editors will only accept submissions that are related to the research focus of the Journal.
- Article Reviews, up to 2,000 words. Reviews could be of a locally or internationally-published journal article that center on social health issues and trends. Editors will only accept submissions that are related to the research focus of the Journal.
- Commentaries, up to 3,000 words. Commentaries explore controversial themes in social health which may include policy affecting access to health care and services, health programs, and other current issues that affect public health. Contributions must be based on established scientific information.
- Announcements, up to 500 words with a maximum of 3 (three) non-text content. Flyers may also be considered. Announcements could be of scientific meetings, conferences, job openings that are related to social health.
- Visual Art, space will be determined based on the artist’s proposal. All submissions must come with a 1000-word primer.
- Documentary, up to 18 minutes. All submissions must come with a 500-word primer.
- Poster, 101.6cm width x 121.92cm height. The content must follow the IMRAD format and must contain no more than 4 photographs.
The Journal of Social Health uses the APA Citation. In-text citation is required in lieu of footnotes and endnotes.
Certificate of Originality
Contributions are expected to have not been published in other journals. However, authors may secure permission to publish from the previous publisher using this form.