The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice: The Year in Review

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS

As we wind down 2018 and welcome in 2019, it’s probably a good time to look back on the year that we’ve had at the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. It’s been a banner year for the journal, as we wrap up our 24th year in production and celebrate our silver anniversary in 2019. The year has seen us publish three supplements on a diversity of topics, including injury and violence prevention and public health accreditation. We also published our first ever international supplement in 2018, focused on public health in Vietnam. As we look forward to 2019, our supplement program is starting off strong again with a supplement on lead poisoning prevention. Please stay tuned for several other exciting supplements that will be publishing in 2019, and learn more about the supplement program here.

JPHMP Direct has also seen amazing growth in 2018. We’ve launched three new podcast series on Direct, including JPHMP Direct TALK, a podcast series that explores the many voices of public health, bringing you conversations that bridge the gap between research and practice. Public Health Perspectives is targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce through exploration of the narratives of public health care professionals to gain insight on their career paths. And finally, the JPHMP Editor’s podcast offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues of the journal with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. Another new addition has been a series of short tutorials for novice authors to help them through the process of writing an article for submission to JPHMP. The series covers all sections of the manuscript, from the abstract to the discussion, and can be viewed in fewer than 20 minutes. For those who need more support, we also have the Writing in Boxes eLearning Module, which enables authors to create an article from scratch by following user-friendly cues that walk them through the IMRAD process of scientific writing.

I’d also like to draw your attention to our greatly expanded selection of video interviews and tutorials. In the last year, we’ve had the privilege to sit down with several public health leaders to discuss their important work featured in the journal, and highlighted other pressing issues facing public health professionals such as the opioid crisis, public health in Ghana, and building partnerships with government agencies. These videos can be a great way to keep up with breaking research and new developments in the field. You can follow our video offerings on our YouTube channel.

Finally, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy new year from our entire editorial team at JPHMP. Without readers, reviewers, and contributors, we couldn’t do what we do in producing the leading practice-oriented public health journal. We hope you get to take some time to recharge your batteries, and reflect on the path forward. Wishing you the best in 2019!

Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM, is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and an Associate Professor in the Department of Implementation Science of the Wake Forest School of Medicine at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, USA. Follow him at Twitter and Instagram. [Full Bio]

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