Ohio Journal of Public Health


Welcome! The goal of the Ohio Journal of Public Health (ISSN 2578-6180) is to publish high-quality, peer reviewed manuscripts that present research, as well as public health and educational practices that are relevant to Ohio. The journal will publish original papers on public health topics such as disease prevention, health promotion, health policy, environmental health, social justice, public health education, public health practice, and surveillance, among other topics. The focus will be on education, practice, and research conducted in Ohio or, if outside Ohio, relevant for Ohio public health. This is an on-line journal that will publish two issues per year: one in fall/winter and one in spring/summer.

First Edition Coming Fall 2018!

Publishing Criteria
OJPH does not accept for publication submissions that have already been published, in whole or in part, elsewhere in the peer-reviewed literature. All figures included in manuscripts should be original, and should not have been published in any previous publications. OJPH will not consider submissions that are currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.  OJPH does not charge for article processing or publishing.

Call for Papers
The OJPH is soliciting submissions for the following types of papers for publication:

  1. Research articles: Original research on a public health issue. Up to 4000 words and a 250-word abstract. Should contain sections for Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Public Health Implications. Limited to 5 tables and/or figures. References should be AMA style.
  2. Research briefs: Original research on a public health issue. Up to 2000 words and a 250-word abstract. Should contain sections for Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Public Health Implications. Limited to 2 tables and/or figures. References should be AMA style.
  3. Letters/Op-Ed pieces: Opinion piece on a public health topic that is important and current in Ohio. Limited to 500 words and up to 5 AMA style references or footnotes.
  4. Public health practice: Description of a public health program or approach to addressing a public health problem in Ohio. Up to 4000 words and a 250-word abstract. Limited to 5 tables and/or figures. References should be AMA style.
  5. Public health education: Description of a public health education topic that is implemented in Ohio. Up to 4000 words and a 250-word abstract. Limited to 5 tables and/or figures. References should be AMA style.
  6. Commentary: Description and evidence-based analysis of a public health issue. Please note this is not an opinion piece.  Up to 4000 words. Limited to 5 tables and/or figures. References should be AMA style.

The deadline for submissions to be considered for the spring publication is December 1st, and for the fall journal is June 1st.
Please contact Amy Ferketich at ferketich.1@osu.edu if you have questions about the journal.

Ohio Journal of Public Health
110 A Northwoods Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 635-0207
Electronic ISSN: 2578-6180
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