The mission of the PCHP is to facilitate dissemination of effective programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people in North America and throughout the world. Communities may be based on geography, shared interests, or social networks. PCHP is dedicated to supporting the broad range of work of community health partnerships that involve ongoing collaboration of community representatives, and academic, public, or private organizations. This includes but is not limited to the area of research referred to as community-based participatory research (CBPR) (Israel et al., 1998; Viswanathan et al., 2004). The W. K. Kellogg Foundation (2001) defines CBPR as “a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community and has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities”. Although the majority of articles published by PCHP will feature work conducted by community health partnerships, PCHP will also consider publication of articles that discuss implications of community health partnership research.
Manuscripts will be considered if they have not been previously published and are not under review by another publication. If the submitted manuscript contains data that have been previously published, are in press, or are currently under review by another publication in any format, the authors are required to submit a copy of the published article at the time of submission with a clarification of the overlap and justification for consideration of the current submitted manuscript.
Authorship is a way of assigning responsibility and giving credit for intellectual work. As a condition of authorship, all listed authors must have (a) made a substantial and direct contribution to one or more aspects of study design, implementation, and/or analysis and (b) contributed to the preparation of the submitted manuscript, including approving the final version.
In keeping with principles of good partnership research, it is strongly recommended that community stakeholders are included as authors. There may be instances when some members of the partnership do not meet the requirements of authorship stated above, despite having an integral role in the work described. For example, if a community organization/representative contributed to the study project but did not contribute to the preparation of the manuscript, that organization or representative should not be listed as an author. In this instance, the community organization/representative should be named/listed in an acknowledgement.
For all research projects involving research participants, the Methods section of the manuscript should describe approval or exemption by the appropriate institutional review board(s).
The corresponding author must complete, sign, and upload a conflict of interest disclosure form at the time of manuscript submission: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/societyimages/pchp/PCHP_Conflict-of-Interest.pdf.
PCHP strives to send an initial decision letter within 90 days of manuscript date of submission. All manuscripts undergo peer review. In addition to external peer review, members of the PCHP editorial team discuss all submitted manuscripts. PCHP uses a single-blind review process, which means that the authors are not aware of the reviewers’ identities, but reviewers are provided with the names and affiliations of authors. Peer reviewers are asked to confirm they do not have a conflict of interest with conducting their review.
At the time of submission, authors are required to provide the names and contact information of at least three individuals who could serve as reviewers of their manuscript. These individuals should be able to provide an objective critique of the submitted manuscript. Suggested reviewers, therefore, should not be associated with the research partnership submitting the manuscript or have a conflict of interest with any submitting authors. Suggested reviewers should not be from the same academic institution or community organization as any of the authors. Do not recommend members of the PCHP Editorial Team.
Manuscripts will either be declined for publication based on reviewer and editorial team comments or returned back to the authors for revision and resubmission. Authors are asked to complete revisions within 30 days of receiving a decision letter. Extensions can be granted by contacting the editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once the editorial office receives a revision it is returned to the assigned Associate Editor who will determine if the revised manuscript satisfactorily incorporated the external reviewer and editorial team recommendations. The Editor-in-Chief will also review the revised manuscript. Subsequent requests for revision may be given to authors.
In the acceptance letter, authors are asked to submit the names and contact information for 10-20 individuals who the authors would like to receive a copy of the manuscript. The PCHP editorial office will send these individuals a PDF of the manuscript at no cost to the authors.
Authors will receive typeset galley proofs via email from the PCHP Managing Editor. These proofs should be returned to the Managing Editor within 2-3 business days to facilitate adherence to the Journal’s production timeline.
PCHP publishes articles online ahead of print publication in the Articles Online section of the Journal website. Articles are published online approximately 1 to 2 weeks following the galley proofs.
All authors will be required to sign a Johns Hopkins University Press Publication Agreement at the time of manuscript acceptance: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/societyimages/pchp/CPR-PUBAGR2010.pdf. This Publication Agreement will be attached at the time a manuscript is accepted and should be returned to the Managing Editor via email at email@example.com.
Information about Open Access and submission to PubMed Central (PMC) is available from press.jhu.edu/journals/author-resources/open-access.
For each published issue, PCHP invites authors for one manuscript to take part in our Beyond the Manuscript podcast series. Beyond the Manuscript will feature a member of the editorial team interviewing at least one academic and one community partner. Each podcast lasts between 20-30 minutes and is intended to provide more detailed exploration of issues related to one or more aspects of the study described in the accepted manuscript (e.g., project initiation, implementation, or translation into practice) that may not ordinarily appear in print. A transcript of the podcast will be published alongside the accepted manuscript in the print version of PCHP. The podcast itself will be available via open access on the Journal’s website.
To submit a manuscript, authors should use the Journal’s web-based system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pchp. Authors will be guided through the creation and uploading of the various files necessary for submission. If an author has trouble accessing or using the site, or if electronic submission is not possible, please contact the editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Journal welcomes submissions of manuscripts that deal with any health-related application of participatory research and evaluation, along the continuum of research from work-in-progress through translation into policy and practice. Health-related applications may include articles on health determinants, health outcomes, health services, health promotion, and diagnosis or treatment of disease. The Journal is particularly interested in studies that seek to improve health or healthcare delivery in underserved communities nationally and internationally. Manuscripts describing conceptual and theoretical issues related to participatory research are appropriate.
Manuscript documents must comply with layout and length requirements outlined below. The editorial office may decide that figures, tables, appendices, and other materials be published online only and referenced in the print edition of the Journal. All online only materials are publicly available.
A Cover Letter must accompany all submissions. The Cover Letter should provide the following information:
Authors may also include a statement in the cover letter indicating why they chose to submit to a certain section of the Journal if they feel this explanation will help the external reviewers and editorial team.
The title page should include: (a) title not exceeding 15 words; (b) all authors and their organizational affiliations; (c) word count for abstract; (d) word count for body of paper (excluding abstract, acknowledgements, references, tables and figures).
Unless specified otherwise for a specific section of the Journal, all manuscripts should contain a structured abstract with headings for Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Please see the guidelines for each section below for the appropriate length of abstracts.
Authors should number references consecutively in the text and list them at the end of the article in the order in which they are cited. Identify all references in the text using superscript Arabic numerals. Authors are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of references.
All references (e.g., journal articles, books, electronic material) should be formatted using the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).
Abbreviations for journal titles should conform to those used in MEDLINE. Proper abbreviations for journal titles can be found using the following site (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals)
Number tables consecutively in the text and print each table on a separate page. Include a brief but appropriately descriptive title for each table, and define all abbreviations and units of measure used in the table. Be sure to label all column and row headings clearly.
Number figures consecutively in the text, and print each figure on a separate page. Include a brief yet descriptive title for each figure. Illustrations and photographs should be professionally rendered, and all letters, numbers, and symbols must be clear and large enough to remain legible when reduced for publication. For photographs of people, provide written permission from the individuals. Print legends on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Legends should enable readers to understand the figure without referring to the text. Include an appropriate credit line for all previously published figures and provide written permission.
Manuscripts should follow the guidelines in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org). All manuscripts should be double-spaced and include at least .5-inch margins. For more information on proper style, please consult Citing Medicine the NLM Style Guide for Authors http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/.
All articles submitted to PCHP should clearly describe their partnership. Manuscripts that do not sufficiently describe their partnership run the risk of rejection. Successful manuscripts should clearly identify how the project involved collaboration among academic/institutional and community partners. The partnership description need not be lengthy, but must provide sufficient detail for reviewers and the editorial team that the project reflects collaboration among academic/institutional and community partners. In describing a partnership, it is recommended that the following areas be discussed:
The minimum expectation is that community stakeholders were involved in at least one important phase of the work, such as study design, implementation, or evaluation, in addition to participating in the preparation of the manuscript.
Authors should avoid describing research participants as “subjects.” Instead, authors should provide a specific and appropriate description of the study participants.
The Journal encourages submission of work that fits any of the types of articles described below. If authors feel that more than one area is appropriate for a particular article (e.g., a rigorous evaluation of an education or training initiative that could be appropriate for Original Research or Education & Training), they are encouraged to select the article type they feel will provide the most unique insights into the nature of their work. The editorial team reserves the right to suggest revision of a manuscript for a different section of the Journal.
PCHP seeks to publish original research conducted using a participatory approach. The Journal is interested in a variety of research designs (experimental and observational) and methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method).
All manuscripts submitted as original research are limited to a maximum of 4000 words. Authors must submit a structured abstract of no more than 250 words, with the following headings: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
The body of original research manuscripts should include four sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
The Introduction should address the following types of questions:
The Methods section should address the following questions in addition to other aspects of the methods:
The Results section should consider the following questions:
The Discussion section should consider whether any of the following questions apply:
Authors submitting reports of randomized control trials (RCT) must follow the CONSORT guidelines (http://www.consort-statement.org). Authors reporting results of a study using a non-randomized design should use the Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs (TREND) checklist (http://www.cdc.gov/trendstatement). For reports of studies of the accuracy and use of diagnostic tests, authors should follow the recommendations of the Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD) statement (http://www.stard-statement.org)
All original research submissions must have an accompanying Community/Policy brief. The brief should be a summary of the manuscript written in non-technical language. The Community Policy Brief is intended to inform community-based organizations, public health policy makers, and other individuals whose primary interest is not research, but who would be interested in the application and translation of research findings for practical purposes. All Community/Policy Briefs are publicly available on the PCHP website.
Community Policy Briefs should include short bulleted text to answer the questions under each of the following required headings:
Sample policy briefs can be found in Community Policy Briefs.
Work-in-Progress/Lessons Learned manuscripts may describe findings from early stages of a research project or preliminary/pilot work that may not be appropriate for an original research submission. Examples include quantitative and/or qualitative data collected to shape services or interventions or preliminary or pilot intervention data. The Journal also seeks manuscripts that describe lessons learned from a participatory research, education, or evaluation project. Lessons Learned manuscripts should describe “process” issues and challenges related to one or more aspects of a participatory research or evaluation project. For example, lessons learned may relate to power sharing, funding allocation, monetary control, community organizing, or collaboration between partners.
Manuscripts submitted to the Work-in-Progress/Lessons Learned section, despite its most limited word count, must provide sufficient detail on study design and methods to allow reviewers and readers to understand the preliminary results and/or lessons learned that are described. Manuscripts submitted to Work-in-Progress/Lessons Learned must also include sufficient description of the project’s partnership.
Manuscripts submitted to Work-in-Progress and Lessons Learned should be no more than 3000 words with a structured abstract of no more than 150 words. The abstract should have headings for Background, Objectives, Methods, Results (or Lessons Learned), and Conclusions.
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PCHP seeks manuscripts that reflect the perspectives and insights of community partners involved in any aspect of partnership research, training, or evaluation. Most community perspective articles will be written by community partners. For example, community partners may write an article that provides their reflections on topics such as, but not limited to: power dynamics, communication methods, study development, ideas for education/training, or study impact/outcomes. The Journal will also review manuscripts written by academic partners, which clearly highlight the viewpoints or reflections of community partners. For example, manuscripts that summarize focus group data on community partners’ perceptions of partnership research or survey data collected solely from community partners about dimensions of equitable partnerships would be appropriate for the community perspective section.
Community partners are encouraged to be creative in their submissions to this section. Articles submitted to the community perspective section need not follow a traditional journal article format. Community Perspective articles should be no more than 2000 words, and should have an unstructured abstract of no more than 150 words. If describing a particular health partnership in the article, authors should provide sufficient detail on the partnership.
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The Journal seeks manuscripts that cover a wide range of current or emerging issues in public health policy and practice that are relevant to community health partnerships. PCHP will consider a broad spectrum of topics including articles about: conducting health policy analysis and advocacy; informing public, institutional, or organizational policy on health, disease prevention and ethical issues; describing implementation of policies at local, state, and federal levels; addressing regulatory issues; developing new perspectives in policy formation, implementation, and modification; translation of research findings to clinical practice; and research findings that are ready to be used by healthcare decision makers.
Policy and Practice manuscripts must contain an introduction that identifies the problem and clearly explains the purpose of the paper. Authors should not merely review evidence but offer new policy and/or practice recommendations, and clearly identify them in the article. Authors must also clearly demonstrate how they came to those recommendations, and how a partnership approach contributed. Authors should consider including tables (e.g., to highlight key principles or recommendations) and figures (e.g., to show a conceptual model of the topic).
Policy and Practice manuscripts should be no longer than 3000 words, with a structured abstract of no more than 150 words. Policy and Practice abstracts should have the following headings: The Problem, Purpose of Article, Key Points, and Conclusion(s).
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This section of the Journal seeks submissions describing theoretical, methodological, and/or analytic techniques and approaches useful in the conduct of research involving community health partnerships. For example, topics may include: studies on how to measure outcomes and processes of participatory research; development or analyses of current and emerging theoretical, behavioral, and conceptual models used in participatory research; testing the application of these models in the field; innovative methods or sampling strategies for collecting data; innovative models and approaches for data dissemination; and strategies for engaging community partners in the development and implementation of innovative theoretical or methodological approaches.
Theory and Methods manuscripts must be no longer than 3000 words with a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. The abstract should include headings for Background, Objectives, Methods, and Conclusions.
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PCHP seeks to publish articles that describe and evaluate training and education involving community health partnerships. Manuscripts submitted to this section should specify the audience for the education/training activities. Appropriate audiences include, but are not limited to, community partners working on a partnership project, community residents, students (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral), faculty and staff, community based organization staff, or health and human service professionals. Examples of submissions for this section are: assessing the quality and impact of training for researchers or community partners on CBPR; discussing strategies for training community members in research methods; examining research training and skill development among community partners on community-based clinical care, quality assessment and performance improvement; and developing innovative curricula for courses, conferences and seminars on CBPR for academicians or community agencies.
Manuscripts submitted for this section should address the following questions that are relevant to the design, implementation and evaluation of an educational program:
Evaluation of the educational activity, while not a requirement for Education and Training articles, is strongly encouraged. Evaluation activities could be quantitative and/or qualitative and should provide information on the feasibility, acceptability, and/or outcomes associated with the educational activity.
Education and Training manuscripts should be no longer than 3000 words with a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. The abstract should include headings for Background, Objectives, Methods, and Conclusions.
Liberal use of appendices that provide education/training materials (e.g., course outlines, curricula) is encouraged; appendices will not count toward the word limit for the manuscript. Longer appendices (e.g., entire curricula) will be published online only.
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The Journal seeks manuscripts that describe practical tools and resources that facilitate the work of community health partnerships. Examples include: a resource manual on developing relationships between academic and community partners, such as use of a memorandum of understanding (MOU); instructions on the use of academic/community advisory boards; guides on how to collaboratively decide upon study methods and methodologies; books on research methods for conducting participatory research and evaluation; and websites and online resources.
Submitted manuscripts should consider the following questions:
Practical Tools manuscripts must be no longer than 2500 words with an unstructured abstract of no more than 150 words.
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Ethics and Community Collaborations manuscripts explore the ethical challenges that arise in the context of community-academic partnerships in research, service, and education. Manuscripts may be case studies that report the experiences of a particular partnership; normative articles that advocate for a change to existing policies, practices, or standards; or empirical articles that report original data relevant to an ethical issue commonly experienced in community collaborations. For more information, see Anderson, Emily E. "A Vision for “Ethics and Community Collaborations”." Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 14, no. 3 (2020): 273-276. doi:10.1353/cpr.2020.0032.
Submissions written by community partners and those collaboratively written by community and academic partners are encouraged.
Manuscripts submitted to Ethics and Community Collaborations should be no more than 3000 words with an abstract of no more than 150 words. Empirical submissions abstract should have headings for Background, Objectives, Methods, Results (or Lessons Learned), and Conclusions. Other types of articles may submit unstructured abstracts.
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PCHP will consider systematic reviews using evidence-based methods. Examples of manuscripts appropriate for this section include, but are not limited to: meta-analyses that examine effect sizes of health outcomes achieved by participatory research; reviews of the effectiveness of community health workers in participatory research and evaluation; and reviews of approaches for facilitating the translation of participatory research into practice.
Systematic reviews of observational studies should follow the recommendations of the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) group. See the article by Stroup et. al (2000) for the current MOOSE guidelines. Reviews of randomized controlled trials should follow the PRISMA Statement recommendations (http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000097). All systematic review submissions should include a flow diagram of study inclusion and exclusion.
Systematic Reviews manuscripts should be no more than 3000 words with a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. The abstract headings should include Objectives, Data Sources, Review Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Liberal use of appendices is encouraged; appendices will not count toward the word limit for the manuscript if they are to be published only in the electronic version of the Journal. Systematic Reviews should include a Community/Policy Brief (see previous instructions about the Community/Policy Brief).
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PCHP highly values the complex roles that community partners play and their lived experiences within community health partnerships that target community-identified problems, e.g., health disparities, structural inequities, and other social and health ills, or that mobilize community assets and efforts to address such problems. The journal seeks manuscripts that share the perspectives and insights of community and other project partners on how they creatively navigated community planning and problem-solving to stimulate action and policy, and thus to improve the health of individuals and communities. These manuscripts are most likely to be first-person, personal narratives about their lived experience. Authors will refer to themselves as “I” or “we” as they tell their story and that of their partnership.
Reflections will inform readers across multiple aspects and within broad social practices and institutions. A Reflections might:
The Reflections should include a description of its significance for community partnerships, their nature, future, or possible improvement.
The author[s] of Reflections may be community-, academia-, non-profit-, or government-based; community-based authors are especially encouraged. The topic and insights presented should be about and be discussed from the individual’s point of view.
You are encouraged to first discuss the topic of a Reflections with the Editor-in-Chief to determine PCHP’s interest in publishing it. Reflections from the Field manuscripts should be a maximum of 2,000 words and Abstracts a maximum of 150 words. No specific structure is required.
The PCHP Editorial Office will solicit editorials of no more than 1000 words for selected issues of the Journal. Editorials may also be suggested to the Editor-in-Chief via email.
For guidance on how to write about CBPR, please see the article by Bordeaux et al. (2007) entitled Guidelines for Writing Manuscripts About Community-Based Participatory Research for Peer-Reviewed Journals. This article is available at CPR-1.3bordeaux.pdf.
For guidance on reporting methods and results from qualitative research studies, please see Blignault & Ritchie (2009). Careful attention should be given to providing sufficient detail on qualitative methods, analytic techniques, and results (e.g., quotations, themes).
Blignaut I, Ritchie J. Revealing the wood and the trees: Reporting qualitative research. Health Promot J Aust. 2009;20:140-145.
Bordeaux B, Wiley C, Tandon SD, Horowitz C, Brown P, Bass E. Guidelines for writing manuscripts about community-based participatory research for peer-reviewed journals. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2007;1(3):281-288.
Green LW, Glasgow RE. Evaluating the relevance, generalization, and applicability of research: Issues in external validation and translation methodology. Eval Health Prof. 2006;29:126-153.
Israel, BA, Schulz, AJ, Becker AB. Review of community-based research: Assessing partnership approaches to improve public health. Annu Rev Public Health. 1998;19:173–202.
Stroup DF, Berlin JA, Morton, SC. Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology: A proposal for reporting. JAMA. 2000;283:2008–2012.
Viswanathan M, Ammerman A, Eng E, Gartlehner G, Lorh KN, Griffith D, Rhodes S, Samuel-Hodge C, Maty S, Lux L, Webb L, Sutton SF, Swinson T, Jackman A, Whitener L. Community-Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 99 (Prepared by RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-Based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0016. AHRQ Publication 04-E022-2. Rockville, MC. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. July 2004.
W.K.Kellogg Health Scholars. Community track: goals and competencies. Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/jul/06_0182.htm.
The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.
Progress in Community Health Partnerships(PCHP) is an international, single-blinded, peer-reviewed quarterly journal, focusing on the role of collaboration between communities, community-based organization, universities, academic medical centers, health departments, and other organizations in promoting individual, community, and public health and examining community-based participatory research..Our mission is to facilitate dissemination of effective programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people in North America and throughout the world.
Submissions are English-only and are submitted through the ScholarOne online manuscript management platform and are typically reviewed within 6-8 weeks of submission. The Managing Editor and an Associate Editor screen all submissions for goodness of fit with PCHP’s focus and advise authors if their manuscript’s subject matter is inappropriate or if noncompliant with the journal’s manuscript style and formatting.At the time of submission, authors are required to provide the names and contact information of at least three individuals who could serve as reviewers of their manuscript. These individuals should be able to provide an objective critique of the submitted manuscript. Suggested reviewers, therefore, should not be associated with the research partnership submitting the manuscript or have a conflict of interest with any submitting authors. Suggested reviewers should not be from the same academic institution or community organization as any of the authors. Associate Editors then invite as many potential reviewers as necessary to assure 2-4 peer reviewers for each manuscript. After peer reviews are completed, all manuscripts are presented by the manuscript’s Associate Editor and discussed with the other Associate Editors and Co-Editors-in-Chief. Submissions are evaluated using four broad criteria: relevance to the journal’s focus, scholarly rigor, clarity of writing and logic of organization, and the work’s originality so that each publication will be a contribution to the field’s existing literature. In addition manuscripts are assessed on the Guiding Principles of Partnership developed and maintained by Community Campus Partnerships for Health (https://ccphealth.org/partnering/principles-of-partnering/). Co-authorship with community partners is strongly encouraged.
PCHP does not publish material published elsewhere or accept simultaneous submissions to other journals. PCHP publishes manuscripts in the following categories: (1) Original Research; (2) Works-in-Progress/Lessons Learned; (3) Community Perspectives; (4) Perspectives on Partnerships, Policy & Practice; (5) Theory & Methods; (6) Education & Training; (7) Practical Tools; (8) Systematic Reviews; (9) Ethics in Community Collaborations; (10) Letters to the Editor; and (11) Book Reviews. The journal also publishes invited editorials and commentaries which are reviewed and discussed by our Associate Editors. The categories of editorial decisions include Acceptance, Minor Revision, Major Revision, Reject & Resubmit, and Rejection. Articles which are recommended for revision and resubmission should be accompanied by a cover letter summarizing the changes, and resubmissions may be reviewed at the Associate Editor’s level or rarely sent out for an additional round of peer-review when indicated. PCHP has an Associate Editor who consults on manuscripts regarding biostatistics and methodology and another who consults on bioethics.
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To view the most recent Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action External Editorial Board, please visit: CPR-external-editorial-board.pdf.
On April 1, 2018, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine welcomed the re-location of the Editorial Offices of the Johns Hopkins University Press journal, Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP), to the Bronx. Nancy Glassman and Racheline Habousha have succeeded Adela Mizrachi as Managing Editors and Hal Strelnick has succeeded Darius Tandon as Editor-in-Chief. As is common in such transitions, a number of Associate Editors have also decided to move on now, leaving vacancies on the journal’s editorial board.
Peer Reviewers: The journal is interested in achieving a better balance between community-based editors and reviewers and those based in academic institutions. Peer reviewers receive an invitation to read and give us feedback on a manuscript submitted to the journal for publication and rarely are asked to review more than twice per year. Ideally, these reviews are completed in 3-4 weeks. We use a secure website, ScholarOne, for communicating confidentially about the manuscripts. We welcome anyone interested in volunteering to help us!
Associate Editors: As noted above, we have about a half-dozen vacancies for Associate Editors on our editorial team. Each newly submitted manuscript is assigned to an Associate Editor, who assigns Peer Reviewers from the journal’s database or individuals who the authors recommend. Since many reviewers are busy, we regularly have to invite more than three to reach our goal. The journal seeks to have three peer reviewers for every manuscript. When PCHPhas received the three confidential reviews in the ScholarOne system, the Associate Editors prepare a summary based on their own reading of the manuscript and the feedback received from the peer reviewers. The Associate Editors then share their assessments during a 90-minute videoconference discussion held every other week with all the available Associate Editors, led by the Editor-in-Chief. The group then makes a decision on whether accept the manuscript as is, ask the authors to make major or minor revisions, reject the manuscript but invite the authors to re-submit a much revised manuscript, or reject the manuscript outright. The Associate Editors work with the authors throughout the revision process. Associate Editors receive about one manuscript per month.
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In each volume of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, PCHP editors select one article for our Beyond the Manuscript podcast interview with the authors. Beyond the Manuscript provides the authors with the opportunity to tell listeners what they would want to know about the project beyond what went into the final manuscript. The associate editors who handled the articles conduct our Beyond the Manuscript interviews. Listen to each podcast episode by clicking on the play button in the player beneath each description.
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor, Emma Tumilty, interviews Jennifer Tjia and Leopoldo Negrón-Cruz, authors of “Perspectives of Community Partners Involved in an Academic Training to Address Clinicians’ Implicit Bias.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor, Emma Tumilty, interviews Joanne Glenn, Henrietta Barcelo, and Janine Ntihirageza, authors of “Community Driven Conversations: Partnership Building through CHEC-Ins.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Hal Strelnick interviews Julie Beans and Erica Woodahl, authors of “Values and Practices to Strengthen Genetic Research Partnerships with Indigenous Communities.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Kimberly Stone interviews Jessica Black, Orly Stampfer, and Omar Torres, authors of “Partnership to Develop and Deliver Curriculum Supporting Student-Led Air Quality Research in Rural Washington State” and Sarah Cooper and Sandrine Zuyderhoff, authors of “ Methodological reflections of a student and community-based partnership on operationalizing CBPR model: Recommendations for building, securing, and sustaining partnerships.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor, Karen D’Alonzo interviews Tatiana Bustos and Sana Simkani, authors of “Integrating Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis to Assess Community Academic Partnerships.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Editor-in-Chief, Hal Strelnick interviews Elizur Bello Jiménez, author of Latinx Community Health Workers: Meeting their Community’s Emotional Needs in Intuitively Culturally Appropriate Ways and Abby Lohr and Cynthia Espinoza, authors of Community Health Worker-Led Community Clinical Linkages on the U.S. / Mexico Border: Lessons Learned
This episode of Beyond the Manuscriptis a conversation between Editor-in-Chief, Hal Strelnick and Associate Editors Suzanne M. Dolwick Grieb, Darcy Jones McMaughan, Kent D. Key, Roula Kteily-Hawa, authors of "Promoting and Advocating for Ethical Community Engagement: Transparency in the Community-engaged Research Spectrum."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, associate editor Vanessa De Danzine interviews Catalina Tang Yan and Necole Muhammad, authors of "'Don’t Shoot, I Want to Grow Up': Findings of a Multi-city Youth-led Health Assessment ."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Vanessa de Danzine interviews Mindy Fullilove, one of the authors of the recently published book, From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence.
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, co-editors-in-chief Ann-Gel Palermo and Hal Strelnick interview Emily Anderson, the journal’s new associate editor for ethics and author of “A Vision for Ethics and Community Collaborations.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Editor-in-Chief, Hal Strelnick, interviews Ann-Gel Palermo, Progress in Community Health Partnership's new Co-Editor-in-Chief.
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Editor-In-Chief Hal Strelnick interviews Melissa Simon and Joanne Glenn, authors of "Building Cross-Institutional Collaborative Infrastructure and Processes: Early Lessons From the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Editor-in-Chief Hal Strelnick interviews Bonnie Duran, one of the authors of “Toward Health Equity: A National Study of Promising Practices in Community-Based Participatory Research.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Jessica Holzer interviews Carrie Fry, Caroline Young, and Molly Sudderth, three of the authors of "Development of a Tobacco Control 'Prescription' in a Southern US City."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Suzanne Dolwick-Grieb interviews Erin Haynes and Rusty Roberts, two of the authors of "Public Participation in Air Sampling and Water Quality Test Kit Development to Enable Citizen Science."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor, Suzanne Dolwick-Grieb, interviews Elizabeth Lynch and Alan Ragland, two of the authors of “Results of ALIVE: A Faith-Based Pilot Intervention to Improve Diet Among African American Church Members.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor, Hae-Ra Han, interviews Ron Wincek and Madeleine E. Hackney, two of the authors of “Research Advocacy Training Program Benefits Diverse Older Adults in Participation, Self-Efficacy and Attitudes toward Research.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor, Michael Yonas, interviews Consuelo Wilkins and Al Richmond, authors of "Community Experiences and Perceptions of Clinical and Translational Research and Researchers."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor, Jessica Holzer, interviews Karen Calhoun and Mickey Eder, authors of “Defining and Measuring Community Engagement and Community-Engaged Research: CTSA Institutional Practices.” The transcript has been edited for clarity and accuracy.
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Guest Associate Editor, Emily Blejwas interviews Shearie Archer and Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, authors of "Developing a Productive Workgroup Within a Community Coalition: Transtheoretical Model Processes, Stages of Change, and Lessons Learned."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Karen Yeary interviews Rucha Kavathe and Mary Northridge, authors of “Building Capacity in the Sikh Asian Indian Community to Lead Participatory Oral Health Projects.”View the transcript
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Simona Kwon interviews Shannah Tharp-Gilliam and Michael Yonas, authors of "Using Concept Mapping to Explore and Engage Parent and Youth Residents of an Economically Underserved Minority Community around Children's Asthma."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Larkin Strong interviews Madelyn Labella and Janelle Leppa, authors of “Promoting Resilience by Improving Children’s Sleep: Feasibility among Families Living in Supportive Housing.”
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Editor-in-Chief Darius Tandon interviews Deborah John, author, and Liana Harden, Extension community health partner in "Community-Engaged Attribute Mapping: Exploring Resources and Readiness to Change the Rural Context for Obesity Prevention."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Karen Yeary interviews Sarah Miner and Sadiya Omar, authors of "Using a Clinical Outreach Project to Foster a Community-Engaged Research Partnership With Somali Families."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Suzanne Dolwick Grieb interviews Becky Delafield, Adrienne Dillard, and Puni Kekauoha, authors of "A Community-Based Participatory Research Guided Model for Dissemination of Evidence-Based Interventions."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Erin Kobetz interviews Maghboeba Mosavel and Dwala Ferrell, authors of "House Chats as a Grassroots Engagement Methodology in Community-Based Participatory Research: The WE Project, Petersburg."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Erin Kobetz interviews Bruce Armstrong and Pamela Valera, authors of "Academic Health Center"Community Justice Program Partnerships: Linking Men in the Justice System to Health Care."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Larkin Strong interviews Zeno Franco and Mark Flower, authors of "Community Veterans' Decision to Use VA Services: A Multimethod Veteran Health Partnership Study."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Jess Holzer interviews Thoai Nguyen, Giang Nguyen, Rorng Sorn, and Taehoon Kim, authors of "Differential Role of Social Connectedness in Geriatric Depression among Southeast Asian Ethnic Groups."
In this episode of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Michael Yonas interviews Brett Ives and Jessica Hughson-Andrade, authors of "Vision Voice: A Multimedia Exploration of Diabetes and Vision Loss in East Harlem."
In this edition of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Haera Han interviews Christina Nicolaidis and Dora Raymaker, authors of "Community based participatory research to adapt health and violence measures for use by people with developmental disabilities."
In this edition of Beyond the Manuscript, Associate Editor Hae-Ra Han interviews Amal Killawi and Aasim Padela, authors of "Using CBPR for Health Research in American Muslim Mosque Communities: Lessons Learned."
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Scotney Evans, Daniella Levine, Catherine Raymond, authors of Miami"s Third Sector Alliance for Community Well-being, and PCHP Associate Editor Katherine Smith.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Mary Oneha and Joan Dodgson, authors of Lessons Learned: Refining the Research Infrastructure at Community Health Centers, and PCHP Associate Editor Haera Han.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Nancy Winterbauer and Kathy Garrett, authors of A Communications Tool to Recruit Policymakers to a CBPR Partnership for Childhood Obesity Prevention, and PCHP Editor-in-Chief Darius Tandon.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Maryann Mason, Darby Morhardt, Ben Rucker, Monique Reed, Gina Curry, Jen Brown and Bill Haley, authors of I Know What CBPR Is, Now What Do I do? . . . Community Perspectives on CBPR Capacity Building, and special issue Guest Editor Elmer Freeman.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Vida Henderson, Claudia Guajardo, and Gloria Palmisano, authors and community partners of Community-Based Participatory Research and User-Centered Design in a Diabetes Medication Information and Decision Tool, and Associate Editor Shonali Saha.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Becky Dennison, author of Organizing for Health Communities: A Report from Public Housing in Los Angeles, and Special Issue guest editor Nicole Vaughn.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Alexandra Lightfoot and Melvin Jackson, authors of 'In My House': Laying the Foundation for Youth HIV Prevention in the Black Church and PCHP Associate Editor Jess Holzer.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Sarah Kastelic and Bonnie Duran, authors of Evaluating Community Based Participatory Research to Improve Community Partnered Science and Community Health. They are interviewed by special guest editor Michelle Proser.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Rachel Klimmek and Jennifer Wenzel, authors of Training of Community Health Workers to Deliver Cancer Patient Navigation to Rural African American Seniors and PCHP Editor-in-Chief Darius Tandon.
This edition of Beyond the Manuscript features Douglas M. Hirano, author of Asian American Health Research: What Community Agencies on the Front Line Need to Know, and Associate Editor Haera Han.
Welcome to a special edition of Beyond the Manuscript. In this episode outgoing Editor-in-Chief Eric Bass, incoming Editor-in-Chief Darius Tandon, and Associate Editor Pamela Bohrer Brown discuss the genesis of the Journal, how it has fulfilled its vision for the field of CBPR, and what lies ahead for the Journal and the field.
This issue’s Beyond the Manuscript podcast was conducted by REACH special issue Guest Editor Leandris Liburd and features Susan Sommer, Laurie Stillman, and Polly Hoppin, the lead author and community partners for Children’s Hospital Boston Community Asthma Initiative: Partnerships and Outcomes Advance Policy Change.
This issue’s Beyond the Manuscript podcast was conducted by Deputy Editor Darius Tandon and features Cathy Jordan and Shannon Pergament, the lead author and community partner for CES4Health.info: An Online Tool for Peer Reviewing and Disseminating Diverse Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship.
This issue's Beyond the Manuscript podcast was conducted by Associate Editor Lee Bone and features Fran Close, the lead author of Community-Based Internships to Address Environmental Issues: A Model for Effective Partnerships. The following is an edited transcript of the Beyond the Manuscript podcast.
This podcast features Sarena Seifer, the founding executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), and Margo Michaels, the executive director and founder of Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT). Seifer and Michaels are the coauthors of Applying Community-Based Participatory Research Principles and Approaches in Clinical Trials: Forging a New Model for Cancer Clinical Research. Associate Editor Amanda Tanner conducted the interview.
This podcast features Dionne Coker-Appiah, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and coauthor of Rural African-American Youth Speak Out About Community-Based HIV Prevention Interventions. Associate Editor Wendy Bennett conducted the interview.
This podcast features Sergio Matos, of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health. Matos, also of the Community Health Worker Network of NYC, is the coauthor of Community Health Worker Insights on Their Training and Certification. Associate Editor Barbra Bates-Hopkins conducted the interview.
This podcast features Adeline Nyamathi, a professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and coauthor of Perceptions and Healthcare Needs of HIV-Positive Mothers in India. Associate Editor Amanda Latimore conducted the interview.
This podcast features Professor Richard Suminski of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Department of Physiology, and coauthor of Neighborhoods on the Move: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Promoting Physical Activity. Kate Cagney, Associate Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Chicago conducted the interview.
This podcast features Professor Susana Helm of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Scott Okamoto of Hawai`i Pacific University, and Howard Medeiros and Jay Kimura, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawai`i, authors of Participatory Drug Prevention Research in Rural Hawai`i with Native Hawaiian Middle School Students. Deputy Editor Darius Tandon conducted the interview.
This podcast features Professor Jill Guernsey de Zapien of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona and her community partner Carol Huddleston, authors of Building a Successful Community Coalition-University Partnership at the Arizona-Sonora Border. Editorial Fellow Wendy Bennett conducted the interview.
This podcast features Professor Marlynn May of the Texas A&M Health Sciences"Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, and Jon Law of the Center for Border Health Research authors of CBPR as Community Health Intervention: Institutionalizing CBPR within Community Based Organizations. Associate Editor David Levine conducted the interview.
This podcast features James Sanders of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Mary Jo Baisch of the University of Wisconsin"Milwaukee, Institute for Urban Health Partnerships authors of Community-based Participatory Action: Impact on a Neighborhood Level Community Health Improvement Process. Associate Editor Patricia Tracey conducted the interview.
This podcast features Christopher Heaney of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and lead author of the West End Revitalization Association's Community Owned and Managed Research Model: Development, Implementation, and Action; Sacoby Wilson of the University of Michigan School of Public Health and lead author of Use of EPA Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to Obtain Environmental Justice in North Carolina; and Omega Wilson, president of the West End Revitalization Association, which services residents, homeowners and landowners of five African American communities in Alamance County and Orange County, North Carolina. Clara Goldberg-Freeman, a PCHP editorial fellow conducted the interview.
This podcast features Jennifer Hatcher of the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, and lead author of Human Subjects Protection Training for Community Workers: An Example From "Faith Moves Mountains" and Katie Dollarhide, Project Manager for the University of Kentucky's Faith Moves Mountains, a cervical cancer intervention project. Dr. Crystal Wiley, an Editorial Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, conducted the interview.
This podcast features Valencia Remple of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control and lead author of, Conducting HIV, AIDS Research with Indoor Commercial Sex Workers Reaching a Hidden Population, and Soni Thindal, program coordinator for Project ORCHID of the Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS in Vancouver, British Columbia. Monique Tello, Associate Editor and Senior Clinical Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, conducted the interview.
This podcast features Jamie Zoellner, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Systems at the University of Southern Mississippi, lead author of Fit for Life Steps, Results of a Community Walking Intervention in the Rural Mississippi Delta, and Demetric Warren, staff member of the Hollandale Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiation, who contributed to the study project. Lee Bone, Associate Editor, and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, conducted the interview.
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