Call for Submissions-Winter/Spring 2021

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) welcomes submissions 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.

HPHR is pleased to announce four new calls for submissions, each dedicated to a specific theme in the field of public health. We are especially interested in research, evidence-based editorials, and visual and/or written reflections leveraging innovative theoretical perspectives and methodologies.

Submission deadlines are as listed; click on the links for more information about each theme:

The Journal accepts articles through the Scholastica platform. To submit, click the blue button:

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Complete details about submission requirements are available here.

Authors are not required to align their submissions to the dictated themes; however, it may slow the review process.

Potential contributors may submit their articles to the HPHR editorial team at Authors are required to adhere to the following guidelines.


  • Language: HPHR requires non-discriminatory language to be used at all times. Defamatory language of any kind directed toward persons and/or institutions is not permitted. This includes any and all terms commonly considered sexist, heterosexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, and xenophobic.


  • Figures (including tables, illustrations, drawings, and infographics): All figures should be numbered consecutively; given a descriptive title; and credited appropriately. Authors are responsible for securing the reproduction rights of previously published figures, as necessary. Please submit images as JPEG, PNG, EPS, or PDF files of 300 DPI or higher. Please contact the Journal if you wish to submit video or GIFs. 


  • Photographs: HPHR requires written permission or signed waiver forms for all images depicting individuals, except in the case of crowd scenes or when persons are not identifiable. If selected for publication, HPHR will require copies of all permissions paperwork; photographs must be submitted as JPEG, PNG, EPS, or PDF files of 300 DPI or higher.


  • Style: With some exceptions, we ask that authors conform to American Psychological Association (APA) style:


  • Disclosures: By submitting to HPHR, the authors declare that:
    • They contributed to the creation of the submission, and grant HPHR permission to review and (if selected) publish their work.
    • They do not have personal, commercial, academic, or financial interests that influence the research and opinions represented in the work submitted to HPHR.
    • The submission is NOT under consideration by another publication and/or has not previously been published elsewhere.

For more specific information, please contact editors at

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

The opinions expressed in the Harvard Public Health Review are not necessarily those of  Harvard University and/or the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.