We welcome proffered papers that meet the scope and objectives of the journal. However, we receive a large number of submissions, so there are a few steps you should take before submitting a paper to ensure it can be considered for publication. Following these steps will help save your time and that of the journal editors.
Screening articles: The journal receives a large number of submissions. While all are assessed, many are declined without being sent for review based on the journal’s scope and capacity at the time of submission. As a guide, in 2022, we were only able to publish 12% (1 in 8) of submitted manuscripts.
Publication fees and times: PHRP is a non-profit, open-access journal with no required author publication fees. We manage publications as quickly as our resources permit but there may be a significant wait time for publication after your manuscript is accepted. We endeavour to publish papers as quickly as possible, and generally within 12 months of acceptance
Fast-track online early publication: The journal is trialling a paid fast-track option for online early publication of manuscripts. This option is offered to authors upon acceptance of their paper if capacity allows. The fee for this option is A$1000 (plus GST).
We also require authors to complete the forms outlined below as a condition of publication. Please submit these with your manuscript.
Each author is required to sign a conflict of interest form in the interests of transparency. Conflicts may be financial or non-financial. Public Health Research & Practice uses the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) disclosure form. This form is housed in ScholarOne for the corresponding author and is also available below.
The corresponding author should include a summary statement on conflict of interest in the manuscript template. This will be published with the article. If there are no conflicts to declare, this will be stated on the article.
The Conflict of Interest Declaration is an Adobe form. Adobe forms must be opened using an Adobe program, such as Adobe Reader (version eight or newer, which can be downloaded for free here) or Adobe Acrobat. Most non-Adobe PDF viewers (Apple Preview, Google Chrome PDF viewer, etc) will not allow you to submit the form electronically. If you cannot open this form, please save it to your desktop so you can open it in Adobe.
Authors are also required to sign a licence to publish form. This is done by the corresponding author on behalf of all other authors digitally via ScholarOne. See our Copyright policy for more information.
Authors are required to supply a short statement outlining each author’s contribution with each manuscript. This can be uploaded in ScholarOne. Please review our Authorship policy before compiling this statement.
The corresponding author must fill out the data availability form, detailing where the data that supports the findings of their research is located.
The journal encourages authors, where possible and applicable, to deposit data that support the findings of their research in a public repository such as an institutional repository (e.g., with the authors’ affiliated university) or a general repository such as figshare.
Authors may be requested by the editorial team to provide data and/or to verify findings.