Virginia Public Health Association

Submit a Manuscript to the Virginia Journal of Public Health!

13 Sep 2017 11:01 AM | Michael Royster

The Virginia Journal of Public Health is published twice yearly, fall and spring by the Virginia Public Health Association. 

Deadlines for Manuscripts:

                Fall Issue:  July 15

                Spring Issue:  January 15

The Journal welcomes research, professional, and literature reviews for consideration for publication (Please see the specific formats for each type of manuscript.

Manuscripts should be sent to Dr. David Sallee, Editor ( as a WORD document, email attachment.  In the cover letter or email, the corresponding author needs to affirm that the article has not been published elsewhere.

Manuscripts must:

1. Follow the form of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (

2. Be typed on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, double-spaced, 12 pt. font;

3. Include a title page with the names and addresses of each author;

4. Include a title page without author identification (this will be used for blind review);

5. Include a pdf copy of the Institutional Review Board approval if appropriate;

6. Include references at the end of the manuscript and in alphabetical order (APA style);

7. Have any figures or tables embedded in the manuscript;

8. Include a less than 200 word abstract.

Organization of Manuscripts

  • Research Articles 
  • Abstract (200 words): 
    • Purpose, Methods, Results, Findings, Conclusions.
  • Text: 
    • Purpose, Methods, Results, Discussion, Summary, Conclusions                 Recommendations, References.

  • Professional Articles (position papers, program descriptions)
  • Text: 
    • Purpose, Methodology (if applicable), Discussion, Summary           Recommendations (if applicable), References (if applicable)
  • Literature Reviews
  • Abstract (200 words): 
    • Purpose, Methodology (Data Sources, Inclusion and Exclusion criteria), Findings (Data Synthesis), Summary, Conclusions, Recommendations
  • Text: 
    • Purpose, Methodology (Data Sources, Inclusion and Exclusion criteria), Findings (Data Synthesis), Summary, Conclusions, Recommendations, References

Review Process

Manuscripts submitted will be sent to three members of the VPHA Editorial Board. Reviewers will recommend (1) Acceptance, (2) Acceptance with Revisions, (3) Revise and Resubmit, or (4) Reject.  The Editor makes the final decision and will notify the corresponding author of the manuscript disposition.

Questions: Contact Dr. David Sallee,

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