[Announcement sent on behalf of Margaret de Groh, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, HPCDP Journal]
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, Research Policy and Practice
Assessing Interest in a Special Issue on Climate Change and Health
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Journal Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada is exploring the possibility of publishing a special issue on climate change and health next April, 2019, to coincide with Earth Day. In order to determine if this is a viable topic for the journal, we are conducting a targeted call out for “letters of intent” to specific groups within and outside the federal government. We see this as an important opportunity to profile the work of scientists in other government departments and demonstrate the important interconnections and impacts of other sectors on health. We also welcome submissions from scientists external to government (please feel free to share this call out with colleagues).
The timelines for this initiative would be tight and, therefore, would likely involve work already in progress or completed. We publish both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed manuscripts. Since we see this as an opportunity to showcase interdisciplinary research not generally seen in our Journal, we would entertain short non-peer reviewed pieces (called “at-a-glance” analyses) summarizing work that may otherwise be published in academic journals outside of health.
Receipt of Letters of Intent (title and brief description of potential submission): by June 29, 2018
Decision on special issue will be made by July 6, 2018 (all authors will be contacted on our decision)
Submission of Articles (if there is a special issue): October 1, 2018
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Final consideration: when we publish special issues, we try to engage a guest editor – someone who knows the area and can help to identify appropriate reviewers. This is an important role and guest editors are invited to write a commentary (not essential). If you would be interested in this type of contribution, please contact me, Margaret de Groh, Acting/Editor-in-Chief of the HPCDP Journal.
Margaret de Groh, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, HPCDP Journal
Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research
Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Branch
Public Health Agency of Canada | Government of Canada
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Rédactrice en chef, la revue PSPMC
Centre de surveillance et de recherche appliquée
Direction générale de la promotion de la santé et de la prévention des maladies chroniques
Agence de la santé publique du Canada | Gouvernement du Canada