Submit to HPHR

HPHR invites submissions from students and faculty across academic disciplines, as well as from members of the general public that speak to the publication’s mission and vision and elucidate pertinent and timely public health issues within an evidence-based and health equity framework.

Though all submissions concerning public health are welcome, HPHR is particularly interested in evidenced-based editorials and thought pieces focused on:

  • Maternal and Child Health, Children, Youth, and Families (MCH/CYF) Health
  • Health and the  Normalization of Racism and Neo-Nationalism
  • Immigration / Refugee Health
  • Mental Health (including sleep and fatigue)
  • Environmental Health (including climate change)
  • Substance Use (including alcohol, marijuana, and opioids) and Health
  • Smoking and Health
  • Sexual and Gender Minority Health
  • Humor and Health  
  • Sexual Harassment and Public Health
  • Violence and Public Health
  • Climate Change and Public Health

Authors who wish to contribute to HPHR may submit their pieces online:

Who May Submit and Where?
Students and faculty across academic disciplines at Harvard and other institutions, as well as members of the general public, are invited to submit. Submissions are accepted through the online form.

What Should Be Submitted?
Evidence-based commentaries/op-eds are preferred, though original research, infographics, and photo essays are welcome with prior permission.

Must Submissions Focus on a Theme?
Submissions DO NOT have to conform to a theme.

How Should Pieces Be Formatted?
Please review past editions of the journal and download the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines
Complete details about submission requirements are available here.

The HPHR editorial team may contact accepted contributors to provide a personal photograph and brief biography. Authors retain rights to their work.

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Please note that this is a student publication of Harvard University’s Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Harvard University and/or Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as its students, faculty, or staff. 


Materials are accepted anytime through HPHR’s online form.


click to Download full Submission Guidelines