Publishing in the Journal of School Health or NOT- Guidance for Getting Better Reviews and Avoiding Rejection

May 4th, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Publishing in the Journal of School Health or NOT- Guidance for Getting Better Reviews and Avoiding Rejection

Presented by Robert J. McDermott, PhD, FASHA, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of School Health,  Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

This webinar is responsive in a broad manner to the interests of researchers working with schools, school personnel, and children and youth, scholars and educators seeking to publish their state-of-the-art papers on a wide array of topics of interest to school health, persons interested in school health policy, and nursing and other healthcare personnel that provide for the needs of children and youth. The content of this webinar acquaints prospective contributing authors with opportunities and outlets for getting published in the Journal, It addresses specifics about submissions, reviews and outcomes, revision processes, author feedback and recommendations, stylistic requirements, timelines, production schedules, actions and inactions leading to rejection, and frequently asked questions pertaining to these and other issues.

Professor McDermott is a Fellow of the American School Health Association and a past recipient of the organization’s Research Council Award and William A. Howe Award for career contributions to school health.  He has published >280 scholarly papers and has served in major editorial leadership capacities for at least 5 major journals in health education and public health. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of School Health since 2012.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the “anatomy” of the Journal of School Health, locate, interpret, and be responsive to the author guidelines, and identify personal opportunities for contributing a manuscript
  • Identify the step-by-step process from submission to editorial preview through peer-review, and outcome (accept, accept with revision, revise and resubmit, reject)
  • Identify and explain some of the common questions and issues that occur regarding manuscripts submitted to the Journal of School Health

Webinar Resources

Watch the webinar on YouTube
Full Slide Deck in PDF
2017 Author Guidelines
How to Write and Publish Manuscripts as an Emerging Professional“, a previously recorded webinar. 
JoSH Special Issue: The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (Open Access)

Continuing Education
1.0 Category I CECH for MCHES/CHES and 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hour has been approved for this webinar. Certificates of attendance can also be bought. ASHA members get free continuing education hours, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase hours after the webinar.