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Virginia M. Brennan, PhD, MA, Meharry Medical College

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33 (2022)
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Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on contemporary health care issues of medically underserved communities. JHCPU addresses such diverse areas as health care access, quality, costs, legislation, regulations, health promotion, and disease prevention in relation to underserved populations in North and Central America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, JHCPU has expanded its scope to include internally dispossessed indigenous populations worldwide, as well as the populations enumerated above. Regular features include…
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on contemporary health care issues of medically underserved communities. JHCPU addresses such diverse areas as health care access, quality, costs, legislation, regulations, health promotion, and disease prevention in relation to underserved populations in North and Central America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, JHCPU has expanded its scope to include internally dispossessed indigenous populations worldwide, as well as the populations enumerated above. Regular features include research papers and reports, literature reviews, policy analyses, and evaluations of noteworthy health care programs, as well as a regular column written by members of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved is the official journal of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU).
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The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved publishes original papers, commentaries, brief communications, reports from the field, columns, and reviews regarding the health of low-income and other medically underserved people. We welcome manuscripts. Though our concerns—health, health policy, and health care for the underserved—are universal, our focus is on North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa. Questions about the suitability of a topic should be sent to JournalQuestion@mmc.edu. Our mailing address, telephone numbers, and fax number are:

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Meharry Medical College
1005 D. B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: 1-800-669-1269 or (615) 327-6819
FAX: (615) 327-6362

Editor: Virginia Brennan, PhD, MA

Checklist for Preparation of Manuscripts

Submission Website
Cover Letter
  • Include a cover letter addressed to the editor with your submission. The cover letter must state that the research has received institutional review board (IRB) approval, when suitable, and that the paper is neither presently under consideration at another publication nor will be while it is under consideration with JHCPU. It also must state that all co-authors have both contributed substantially to the paper and have approved the version being submitted.
Author Contact List
  • Include as a separate file a list of all authors (in the order of precedence used on the title page) with their degree abbreviations, titles, and complete contact information.
Abstract and Key Words
  • Please retain the abstract and key words in the blinded copy of the manuscript (as well as loading them into the Manuscript Central system when prompted to do so). If possible, use terms from the Medical Subject Headings from Index Medicus for the key words. Abstracts must not exceed 150 words. Summaries (for Reports from the Field) are limited to 50 words.
Writing Style and Format
  • Please submit all documents as Word files (rather than as pdfs).
  • Double-space throughout.
  • Do not use proportional spacing or justified margin.
  • Follow the more detailed guidance regarding grammar, style, and usage found on our sheet, Grammar, Style, and Usage in JHCPU.
  • If you include any abbreviations in your paper, please list them on the first page.
References
  • In the text, refer to each reference with an Arabic number in superscript, without parentheses. Number references consecutively and list the full citations at the end of the text (under the heading References).
  • List all authors of cited works when there are three or fewer. Otherwise, list the first three, then et al.
  • Use the following formats, based on Index Medicus/PubMed styles:

Journal article (GIVE COMPLETE PUBLICATION DATE PLUS VOLUME AND NUMBER. PubMed citations may be used as a guide):
1. Zuckerman B, Frank DA, Hingson R, et al. Effects of maternal marijuana and cocaine use on fetal growth. N Engl J Med. 1989 Mar 23;320(12):762-8.

Chapter in Book:
2. Morris JN. The last weeks of life: does hospice care make a difference? In: Mor V, Greer DS, Kastenbaum R, eds. The hospice experiment. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1988.

Government report:
3. National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 1989. (DHHS Pub. no. [PHS] 90-1232.) Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Public Health Service, 1990.

Published conference presentation:
4. Hinman AR. Progress over the last decade. In: Proceedings of the 24th Immunization Conference, Orlando (FL), May 21-5, 1990:17-20. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control, 1990.

Unpublished conference presentation:
5. McJamerson E, Pearson W Jr. The declining participation of African-American males in higher education: causes and consequences. Presented at: Mid-South Sociological Association Conference, Baton Rouge (LA), Oct 1989.

Material accepted for publication:
6. Hall LE, Callender CO, Yeager CL, et al. Organ donation in blacks. Transpl Proc (In press.)

Other unpublished material (cite in the text but not in the references):
(B. Jones, personal communication)

  • Please note: JHCPU accepts Internet urls only as supplementary information. All references must include specification of the published source in the format described above. After a period ending that print citation, a new sentence reading “Available at…” where “… is replaced by the Internet address, may be added. In cases where the printed version is inaccessible, provide a citation modeled on those for print citations (supply the information referred to by words in capital letters here):
  • AUTHOR. TITLE of work being cited. LOCATION of organization/publication: ORGANIZATION/PUBLICATION posting the work being cited, YEAR posted. Available at…URL HERE.
  • Please note: We prefer that authors do not embed references using automatic reference numbering programs. However, authors may want to use such a program while working on their papers (and only at the end convert them to simple text. RefWorks (but not EndNote) includes the JHCPU/Index Medicus/PubMed citation style.
Specific Guidelines for Specific Types of Papers

The Journal publishes several types of paper, including these primary types:

  • Original Papers and Brief Communications: These are empirical research papers, differing in length. Some policy papers also fit into these categories.
  • Literature Reviews: These are scholarly reviews of the literature on a given topic; in cases where there is a substantial literature, these must be systematic rather than narrative reviews.
  • Commentaries: These are opinion pieces, strongly grounded in the scholarly literature. Some policy papers fit in this category.
  • Reports from the Field: These are brief descriptive accounts of innovative policies, clinical practices, and programs, situated as needed in literature on comparable programs and the background to the general issue being addressed.

Guidelines for writing papers of these types, as well as the columns that we publish and book reviews, follow.

1. Original Papers 

Empirical research papers, health policy papers, evaluations of innovative or otherwise noteworthy health and health care programs; 2,501-10,000 words of textN.B.: While we allow research papers and literature reviews as many as 10,000 words of text, rarely does a paper merit that length. If your paper is very long, please edit it as carefully as possible, eliminating redundancy, unnecessarily protracted presentation of background material, and excessive verbiage.

Text
    • Clearly state the problem or issue at hand, describe past efforts to address it, and specify how the manuscript represents a new contribution to the field.
    • Note and discuss policy implications, as appropriate.
  • Include brief section headings. Research reports should contain the following sections: IntroductionMethodsResultsDiscussion. Omit the Introduction section heading.
  • For any subheadings, use the following format:

1st level subheading: Boldface heading (with initial cap only) followed by period run into text.

2nd level subheading: Italicized heading (with initial cap only) followed by period run into text.

In cases where the primary heading, a 1st subheading, and a 2nd subheading all occur in immediate succession, simply follow the same pattern. For example,

Methods

Population studied. Demographic characteristics. The population studied was …

  • List any acknowledgments and grant support at the end of the text under a new section heading,
Acknowledgments
  • The list of references should follow a section heading, References.
Tables
  • Type tables on pages separate from the text. Provide a title and consecutive Arabic numbering for each.
  • USE TABS, NOT SPACES, to separate columns when formatting tables. Alternatively, use the table formatting option in Microsoft Word®.
  • Tables should be in black and white.
  • List source for table, as appropriate.
Figures
  • Maps, diagrams, drawings, and figures (bar graphs, pie charts, etc.) must be rendered in sharp detail and appear in black and white.
  • Include actual data. For figures that contain percentages, include raw numbers.
  • List source for figure, as appropriate.
  • Please refrain from using scanned figures, as we are unable to edit them.
Permissions
  • Obtain written permission from the copyright holder to use published figures or tables or any other copyrighted material.
Submission
  • Submit the original and one copy of the manuscript following the instructions on Scholar One/Manuscript Central.
Review
  • Authors are notified promptly when manuscripts are received. Manuscripts that pass an internal review are sent to at least two external reviewers who are experts in the topic area addressed by the paper. Reviewers provide comments to the editor, who relays them to the primary author. Reviews are double-blind (i.e., neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identity or institutional affiliation).
Copyright
  • Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the Journal and are not published until all authors have signed a copyright transmittal form and returned to the editor. Authors who assign exclusive copyright to the Journal retain residual copyright to the words and data in their manuscripts. The Journal and publisher usually honor requests to reprint copyrighted material on a limited basis, providing that permission is also obtained from the author(s) and proper credit is given to the source.
Proofs and reprints
  • After revisions are completed, primary authors receive galley proofs for review from the publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press. Galleys must be returned with any substantive corrections within the (brief) time frame established by the publisher. Primary authors receive two complimentary copies of the Journal issue in which their work appears and co-authors receive one copy each.
2. Brief Communications

Shorter empirical research papers, health policy papers, evaluations of innovative or otherwise noteworthy health and health care programs; up to 2,500 words of text.

  • Above sections on cover letter, abstract and key words, tables, figures, permissions, submission, copyright, and proofs and reprints apply.
3. Literature Reviews

Literature reviews: A literature review is a type of academic/scientific publication that is of great value to scholars who wish to gain a holistic understanding of scholarly literature and findings on any given topic. N.B.: While we allow research papers and literature reviews as many as 10,000 words of text, rarely does a paper merit that length. If your paper is very long, please edit it as carefully as possible, eliminating redundancy, unnecessarily protracted presentation of background material, and excessive verbiage.

It is generally agreed that a systematic review is different from the traditional narrative review in that a systematic review (a) addresses a focused question; (b) involves a comprehensive search of the literature; (c) has explicit inclusion and exclusion criteria for papers included in the review; (d) addresses methodological quality of the papers; and (d) synthesizes results in a systematic way. (Thanks to John Philbrick of UVA for this formulation.)

We prefer systematic literature reviews except in the cases of topics that are inadequately represented in the conventional scholarly literature. The authors should make the case for a looser sort of literature review in the event that they submit one.

Some of the databases researchers might draw on to search the scholarly literature and gray literature (select among these and others, based on topic area):

  • Academic Search Premier
  • BioMed Central databases
  • CCTR: Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, or Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health
  • DARE: International Social Science Directory
  • EMBASE: Biomedical answers (Medline + 5 million other records, emphasis on evidence-based medicine)
  • ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
  • GOOGLE Scholar
  • Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition
  • PsychARTICLES
  • PsychINFO
  • PubMed/MedLine
  • Science Direct
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • SPORTDiscus
  • Web of Knowledge
4. Commentaries 

Commentary on timely or controversial issues, grounded in the relevant scholarly literature; 1,000-4,000 words of text.

  • Above sections on cover letter, abstract and key words, permissions, submission, copyright, and proofs and reprints apply.
5. Reports from the Field

This section of the Journal is intended for brief, descriptive papers. These papers may be about a host of different things that we believe will interest our readers — including but not only

  • Programs, interventions, innovative practices;
  • Understudied issues in public health; 
  • Efforts to use prior research findings to craft policy and/or practice.

Sometimes, a Report may make reference to program instruments or other materials suggesting the potential for future evaluations. We welcome this. Where applicable, authors should explicitly address future expectations based on this preliminary work: Do, if possible, talk about evaluation design and the time course over which you anticipate change. At the same time, bear in mind that the descriptive Report from the Field is not the place for drawing conclusions about effectiveness or causality: such conclusions may be drawn only on the basis of scientific study that goes well beyond the scope of what is covered in a Report from the Field.

Additionally, authors of Reports from the Field should take care to contextualize their work as much as possible – provide descriptive information about (for example) the demographic profile or history of the population, condition, region, neighborhood, program, or practice that is the topic of the Report.

While still hewing to the highest standards for timeliness and accuracy. Reports are not structured as research papers and do not contain statistical analyses (other than purely descriptive statistics). Innovative and/or newsworthy events especially will interest our readers. Word limit: 2,000 words of text.

  • Where applicable, the above sections describe policies and procedures for cover letter, tables, figures, permissions, submission, copyright, and proofs and reprints.
  • In place of an abstract, include a summary of the paper’s contents. The summary should be no longer than 50 words. Also include a list of key words. These should appear in the blinded manuscript as well as being loaded onto Manuscript Central (with the summary being loaded in place of an abstract).
6. Heroes and Great Ideas Columns

A column published in the Journal since 2005, Heroes and Great Ideas is a space for telling the stories of people and initiatives that have worked successfully to improve life in medically underserved communities. Styles adopted vary widely and include traditional biographical or historical accounts, essays, and narratives. We welcome submissions to this section, which is reviewed by members of the editorial staff and editorial board. We recommend a limit of 2,000 words.

  • Where applicable, the above sections describe policies and procedures for cover letter, tables, figures, permissions, submission, copyright, and proofs and reprints.
7. ACU Columns

The ACU Column originates in the office of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. Interested authors should write to the Executive Director of ACU, Craig Kennedy, at ckennedy@clinicians.org .

8. Book Reviews and Other Reviews

Critical summaries of books, reports, videotapes, educational materials, and other materials of interest to our readers; 500-1,500 words. See Scholar One/Manuscript Central site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JHCPUfor current list of books available from the Journal office for review.

  • Above sections on cover letter, permissions, submission, copyright, and proofs and reprints apply. Authors receive a complimentary copy of the Journal issue in which their work appears.
  • Assess the contributions of the material being reviewed to the broad field of health care for the poor and underserved.
  • Summarize the salient features of the work; assess its accuracy, readability, completeness, biases, and important omissions; and suggest an audience that might find the work useful.

Thank you for your interest in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

Manuscripts that pass an internal desk review (for suitability) are sent to at least two external reviewers who are experts in the topic area addressed by the paper. Reviewers provide comments to the editor, who relays them to the primary author.  Reviews are double-blind (i.e., neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identity or institutional affiliation), and we ask all reviewers to evaluate the manuscript bearing in mind the following considerations: Importance of subject to the welfare of poor and underserved communities, appropriateness of study design (for research papers), strength of evidence supporting conclusions, and clarity.

 

Editor

Virginia M. Brennan, PhD, MA

Editorial Assistants

Robin Griffin
Jannie Frierson

Editorial Board

David Baines, M.D.
Past President of the Association of American Indian Physicians; Family Practitioner, Tlingit and Tsimpsian tribes, AK

Claudia R. Baquet, M.D., M.P.H. 
Professor, University of Maryland–School of Medicine (Ret.)

Gillian R. Barclay, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.PH.,
VP, Global Public Health and Scientific Affairs, Colgate Palmolive.

Carl Bell, M.D. 
Director of Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

James Blumstein, L.L.B. 
Vanderbilt University Law School, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy; Director, Health Policy Center, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Nashville, TN

William P. Brandon, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H. 
Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Emeritus; Political Science & Public Administration Department, Public Policy Ph.D. Program, University of North Carolina–Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D. 
Dean, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Health, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Moon S. Chen, JR., Ph.D., M.P.H. 
Professor, Associate Director, Population Research and Cancer Disparities, Cancer Center, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

Glenn Flores, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

David Harrowe, J.D., M.D.
Gila River Indian Reservation, Department of Public Health, Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, AZ

Edith Irby Jones, M.D. 
Past President, National Medical Association, Houston, TX

Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H. 
Medical Director, OASIS Clinic and AIDS Program and AIDS Institute, Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 

Paul J. Kaye, M.D., EVP
Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Rosalyn C. King, Pharm.D., M.P.H. 
Director, Office of International Programs, School of Continuing Education, Howard University, Silver Spring, MD

Robert S. Levine, M.D., M.S.P.H. 
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Maria Fatima de Lima, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, City University of New York School of Medicine

Vickie M. Mays, M.S.P.H., Ph.D. 
Professor of Psychology and Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, Director, UCLA Center on Research Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities, Los Angeles, CA

Anna McPhatter, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. 
Dean of the School of Social Work, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Kyu Bak Rhee, M.D., M.P.P.
Senior Vice President, CVS Health and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna

Robert G. Robinson, M.S.W., Dr.P.H.
Associate Director of Health Equity, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Patricia Rodney, R.N., M.P.H., Ph.D. 
Director, Master of Public Health Program and Associate Professor/International Health Track Coordinator, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

George W. Taylor, D.M.D., M.P.H., Dr.PH. 
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bailus Walker, JR., Ph.D. 
In memoriam.

Rueben C. Warren, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.PH.
Director, National Center for Bioethics, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

Ruth Enid Zambrana, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, Director, Consortium on Race, Gender,and Ethnicity, University of Maryland College Park, Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine ,School of Medicine,University of Maryland Baltimore

Ed Zuroweste, M.D.
Medical Director, Migrant Clinicians Network, State College, PA 

Upcoming Supplemental Issue and Call for Abstracts 


JHCPU is pleased to announce a supplemental issue on Public-Private Partnerships and Health Equity to be published in November 2022. We hope you will find the questions posed by such a topic of interest. If you have work you would like to have considered for the supplement, please submit an abstract no later than Feb 1, 2022

Details below and attached.

From the sponsor

CVSHealth is committed to advancing health equity for the clients and communities we serve. Cross-sector communication and collaboration is key to advancing health equity, as it leverages and aligns strengths, skills, and resources to advance common health goals. The necessity and success of these innovative and collaborative efforts has been highlighted during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with new partnerships emerging around data infrastructure, health communications, testing, vaccination efforts, and distribution of critical supplies and equipment. Strong public-private partnerships aimed at addressing the social determinants of health (including quality food, housing, transportation, education, jobs) can accelerate health equity. To advance the body of evidence and share best and promising practices on public-private partnerships, CVSHealth is working with the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved to produce a supplemental issue dedicated to highlighting the impact and lessons learned from public-private partnerships focused on advancing health equity. In support of this objective researchers from academia, industry, government, and community-based organizations are invited to submit abstracts of 350 words or less concerning original research on the public-private partnership health equity theme. The organizing committee will review the abstracts and issue invitations to submit full papers to those chosen. The details for submission are outlined below.

Call for Abstracts

On behalf of the sponsor, CVSHealth, the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved issues a Call for Abstracts on the topic of Public-Private Partnerships and Health Equity. The scope of the supplemental issue is the significance and value of public-private partnerships (including but not limited to corporate, non-profit, local, state or national government, or academic) to advance health equity and/or address the social determinants of health; additionally, the issue will identify potential directions for future work in this area.

Abstracts in the following areas as well as others meeting the general scope described above are welcome. Please note that papers providing examples of programs preferably will include outcomes data and evaluations or plans for evaluation.

  • Lessons learned and best practices for successful public-private partnerships to advance health equity
  • Establishing baseline of how public-private partnerships are advancing health equity and/or decreasing specific health disparities
  • Ways to best evaluate the effectiveness of public-private partnerships,
  • Best practices to navigate data-sharing agreements and memoranda of understanding, respecting the needs of all parties
  • Opportunities for public-private partnerships to advance health equity in the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigating the disparate impact the pandemic has had on underserved communities and to prepare these communities for the next pandemic
  • Evaluations of how local/state/national government institutions partnered with academia or industry to advance health equity during the COVID-19 response
  • Examples of partnerships that leverage the resilience and strengths of underserved communities to advance common health, environmental justice, or wellness goals and create common project ownership with community members using a well-defined community-based participatory research framework
  • Critiques of public-private partnerships as they relate to sharing of resources, aligning on common goals, or intersection with need to fortify governmental public health infrastructure
  • Examples of social entrepreneurship and practicing conscious capitalism to advance health equity
  • Examples of social media innovation in health communication to diverse populations and communities, to better understand public sentiment effectively communicate key messages, and build trust
  • Other abstracts fitting the scope as defined above

Notes: We are not looking for papers simply demonstrating corporate social responsibility (CSR) through donations or volunteerism, but are looking for well-integrated projects and strategies that advance important health equity goals with measurable impact.
Abstracts should be blinded and no longer than 350 words long. The authors should include a list of key words (which will not count toward the word count of the abstract). Please submit abstracts to JournalAdministration@mmc.edu no later than midnight, February 1, 2022.

Send books for review to:

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Meharry Medical College
1005 D. B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

Please send book review copies to the address above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Books Recently Received

Following is a list of books that have recently become available for review. We welcome readers with suitable expertise to serve as reviewers. If one of these titles interests you, please e-mail JournalBooks@mmc.edu, telling us you would like to review it and briefly explaining your interest. If you know of a book that would be suitable for review in JHCPU that we have not listed on this page (or in past issues), please let us know that as well. Thank you in advance for your help. We welcome review copies from publishers of books in the area of health and health care for underserved populations, especially in the United States. Publishers are asked to send two review copies.

  • Bernier L. Justice in genetics: intellectual property and human rights from a cosmopolitan liberal perspective. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Aug. 2010)
  • Beyrer C, and Pizer HF, (eds). Public health and human rights; evidence-based approaches. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
  • Delgado JL. The Latina guide to health: consejos and caring answers. New York, NY: Newmarket Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Feb. 2010)
  • Dorling D. Injustice: why social inequality persists. Portland, OR: The Policy Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Jul. 2010)
  • Foley EE. Your pocket is what cures you: the politics of health in Senegal. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Jan. 2010)
  • Fox DM. The convergence of science and governance: research, health policy, and American states. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Feb. 2010)
  • Gusmano MK, Rodwin VG, Weisz D. Health care in the world cities: New York, Paris, and London. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Jul 2010)
  • Hemenway D. While we were sleeping: success stories in injury and violence prevention. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2009. (Received at JHCPU May 2009)
  • Hudson RB. The new politics of old age policy (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Jul 2010)
  • Institute of Medicine. A review of the HHS family planning program: mission, management, and measurement of results. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009. (Received at JHCPU Aug. 2009)
  • Institute of Medicine. The future of disability in America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007.
  • Kluchin RM. Fit to be tied: sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Jan. 2010)
  • Picard A. Making the American mouth: dentists and public health in the twentieth century. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009. (Received at JHCPU Jul. 2009)
  • Rosenberg CE. Our present complaint: American medicine, then and now. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. (Received at JHCPU Jul 2010)
  • Siena KP. Venereal disease, hospitals and the urban poor: London’s “foul wards,” 1600- 1800. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2004 (Reprinted in paperback and transferred to digital printing 2010) (Received at JHCPU Sep. 2010)
  • Solimeo S. With shaking hands: aging with Parkinson’s disease in America’s heartland. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009. (Received at JHCPU Jul. 2009)
  • Switzer JV. Disabled rights: American disability policy and the fight for equality. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003. (Received at JHCPU Jan. 2009)
  • The Staff of the Washington Post. Landmark: the inside story of America’s new Health-care law and what it means for us all. New York, NY: Public Affairs, 2010. (Received at JHCPU May 2010)
  • Ward F. On duty: power, politics, and the history of nursing in New Jersey. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009. (Received at JHCPU May 2009)

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • EBSCOhost
    • Abstracts in Social Gerontology, 1/1/1993-5/1/2003
    • CINAHL Complete, 2/1/2001-
    • CINAHL Database (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature), 2/1/2001-
    • CINAHL Plus, 2/1/2001-
    • Current Abstracts, Jan.2000-Feb.2005
    • Family & Society Studies Worldwide, 1/1/1990-11/1/2008
    • Human Resources Abstracts, 6/1/1990-
    • PsycINFO, 1990-, dropped
    • Social Work Abstracts (Online)
    • SocINDEX, 9/1/1990-8/1/2001
    • SocINDEX with Full Text, 9/1/1990-8/1/2001
    • Violence & Abuse Abstracts, 2/1/1994-37134
    • Women's Studies International, 6/1/1990-1/1/2008
  • Elsevier BV
    • EMBASE
    • Scopus, 1990-
  • E-psyche
  • National Library of Medicine
    • PubMed
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.1, no.1, 1990-vol.22, no.5, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.1, no.1, 1990-vol.22, no.5, 2011
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.7, n.1, 1996-v.21, n.2, 2010
    • PsycFIRST, vol.12, no.1, 2001-vol.20, no.3, 2009
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
  • Ovid
    • PsycINFO, 1990-, dropped
    • Social Work Abstracts (Online)
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, 1/1/1996-
    • ASSIA (Online) (Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts), Core
    • Black Studies Periodicals Database, 1996-
    • Consumer Health Database, 01/01/1996-
    • Environmental Science Collection, 01/01/1996-
    • Health & Medical Collection, 1/1/1996-
    • Health Research Premium Collection, 1/1/1996-
    • Healthcare Administration Database, 01/01/1996-
    • Hospital Premium Collection, 1/1/1996-
    • Medical Database, 1/1/1996-
    • Natural Science Collection, 1/1/1996-
    • Nursing & Allied Health Database, 1/1/1996-
    • PAIS Index (Public Affairs Information Service), Selective
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1996-
    • ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1996-
    • ProQuest 5000 International, 01/01/1996-
    • ProQuest Central, 01/01/1996-
    • ProQuest SciTech Collection, 1/1/1996-
    • Psychology Database, 1/1/1996-
    • PsycINFO, 1990-, dropped
    • Public Health Database, 01/01/1996-
    • Research Library, 01/01/1996-
    • SciTech Premium Collection, 01/01/1996-
    • Social Science Premium Collection, 01/01/1996-
    • Social Services Abstracts, Selective
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    • Sociology Collection, 1/1/1996-
    • Sociology Database, 01/01/1996-
  • Sage Publications, Inc.
    • Abstracts in Anthropology (Online)
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine
    • MEDLINE

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Abstracts of Research in Pastoral Care and Counseling   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Family Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Hospital and Health Administration Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Index Medicus   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • International Nursing Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Psychological Abstracts   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Social Planning - Policy & Development Abstracts   (Ceased)  (Print

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1.280 (2021)
1.883 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00410 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

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– 83 of 88 journals, in “Health Policy & Services”
– 171 of 182 journals, in “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health”

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