Journal of School Health Calls for Obesity Papers to be Published March 2013

Posted on March 21, 2012


The American School Health Association and the Editorial Board of the Journal of School Health issue a call for papers anticipated to appear in the March 2013 issue of the journal sponsored by United Healthcare® and be devoted primarily to original research reporting evidence-based interventions for the prevention of overweight and obesity in children and youth of school age (pre-K through grade 12).

Interventions may be school-based or community-based, describe partnerships involving schools and community agencies/groups, or present comprehensive approaches involving individuals and groups, including the education, medical, nursing, and public health communities whose missions include the health and well-being of school age populations.

In addition to seeking manuscripts reporting original research, the journal welcomes papers that represent systematic reviews of issues directly influencing the development of overweight and obesity in youth, implementation strategies for prevention and control, strategies for sustaining successful programs, and evidence-based policies. Priority will be given to papers that reflect broad collaborative initiatives across groups and settings and have clearly stated implications for school health.

Manuscripts for this issue may be submitted here beginning immediately but NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2012.

A separate, concurrent email should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Robert J. McDermott (, indicating that the paper should be considered for this particular issue of the Journal. Papers that review favorably but are not selected for the issue may still be eligible for publication at a later date. All papers should follow the author guidelines available here.

Generally, manuscripts should not exceed 3500 words not including references or graphics. Major headings for research papers should include the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Implication for School Health

Submit your manuscript

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