Call for Papers: 2015 YIHR Health Tomorrow Journal

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Call for Papers: 2015 YIHR Health Tomorrow Journal

An Opportunity to Promote Interdisciplinary and International Approaches to Health

Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinary and Internationality is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal founded by members of the York Institute for Health Research (YIHR). YIHR is home to a new breed of health scholars who conduct research through interdisciplinary teams and cross-sectorial networks. This peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to publishinginnovative and diverse health scholarship from emerging academics withinvarious disciplines. The Health Tomorrow digital journal also provides a collegial forum through whichgraduate students involved in interdisciplinary health research can share their findings.

The Health Tomorrow journal will be accepting article submissions for its third issue from graduate and senior undergraduate students, as well as from researchers and practitioners with a keen interest in health and health-related issues until June 30th, 2015.

The theme of Issue 3 is Health Equity and we seek manuscripts dealing withthe differentiation of health and healthcare across populations. We welcome insights from empirical, theoretical, and practical perspectives that address health disparities within social contexts. We give particular emphasis tothe socially mediated dynamics between identity and health.

We welcome you to submit articles on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the following:

  • Health Policy
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Education and Health
  • Community or Population Health
  • Health Systems
  • Environmental Health
  • Sexuality and Health
  • Intersectional Identities and Health
  • Public Health
  • Gender and Health
  • Race/Culture and Health
  • History or Philosophy of Health

Author Guidelines
As part of the submission process, authors are required to ensure their submission’s compliance with all of the following items. Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines may be returned to authors.

  1. Authors can be students (at the graduate or undergraduate level), non-students and community members.
  2. Articles must address a question that relates to an aspect of health and which offers an original approachor insight.
  3. Articles must involve a critical or analytical argument, rather than be merely descriptive.
  4. The first page of the article must include a 100-150 word abstract summarizing the main arguments and themes of the article and the methods and results obtained, whether or not the author(s) conducted their own primary research, and the conclusions reached. A list of 5-7 keywords must be included after the abstract.
  5. Authors’ names and other identifying information must be removed in order that manuscripts may be shared with reviewers.
  6. The journal’s style follows the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  7. Articles must be submitted in English. Please refer to the most recent edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
  8. Manuscripts must
    • be double-spaced;
    • be written in 12-point Times New Roman font;
    • contain one inch margins;
    • be 3,000-7000 words (including quotations, references, footnotes, tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations); and
    • be submitted as a Word document (not in PDF).
  9. In promoting inclusion and accessibility, the Journal accepts and encourages tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations within the article. However, these must include detailed written descriptions.
  10. Authors are responsible for ethics approval for manuscripts and must receive approval from their own institutions. Submission of a manuscript to this Journal assumes that the author has received appropriate ethics approval from their university. Proof of ethics approval (if applicable) must be provided to the journal.
  11. In submitting a manuscript, authors affirm that the research is original and unpublished, is not in press or under consideration elsewhere, and will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the journal.
  12. Authors of accepted manuscripts must license their work with Creative Commons (please see below).
  13. The journal does not produce a print edition. By submitting, authors are consenting to their articles being published online, where they will be accessible to the general public.

To submit, please send your manuscripts by June 30th, 2015 to htii@yorku.ca.

Copyright Notice
We ask that authors, if their submissions are accepted, license their work by using Creative Commons: creativecommons.ca (and going to ‘License Your Work’). Doing so will protect the author and the journal. We reserve the right to be the first to publish the authors’ work.

Privacy Statement
The names and email addresses will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

For further questions, contact our editorial team at: htii@yorku.ca or visit our website at: pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/ht/index.