Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

CPR Peer Review Policy

Progress in Community Health Partnerships(PCHP) is an international, single-blinded, peer-reviewed quarterly journal, focusing on the role of collaboration between communities, community-based organization, universities, academic medical centers, health departments, and other organizations in promoting individual, community, and public health and examining community-based participatory research..Our mission is to facilitate dissemination of effective programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people in North America and throughout the world. 

Submissions are English-only and are submitted through the ScholarOne online manuscript management platform and are typically reviewed within 6-8 weeks of submission. The Managing Editor and an Associate Editor screen all submissions for goodness of fit with PCHP’s focus and advise authors if their manuscript’s subject matter is inappropriate or if noncompliant with the journal’s manuscript style and formatting.At the time of submission, authors are required to provide the names and contact information of at least three individuals who could serve as reviewers of their manuscript. These individuals should be able to provide an objective critique of the submitted manuscript. Suggested reviewers, therefore, should not be associated with the research partnership submitting the manuscript or have a conflict of interest with any submitting authors. Suggested reviewers should not be from the same academic institution or community organization as any of the authors. Associate Editors then invite as many potential reviewers as necessary to assure 2-4 peer reviewers for each manuscript. After peer reviews are completed, all manuscripts are presented by the manuscript’s Associate Editor and discussed with the other Associate Editors and Co-Editors-in-Chief. Submissions are evaluated using four broad criteria: relevance to the journal’s focus, scholarly rigor, clarity of writing and logic of organization, and the work’s originality so that each publication will be a contribution to the field’s existing literature.  In addition manuscripts are assessed on the Guiding Principles of Partnership developed and maintained by Community Campus Partnerships for Health (  Co-authorship with community partners is strongly encouraged.

PCHP does not publish material published elsewhere or accept simultaneous submissions to other journals. PCHPpublishes manuscripts in the following categories:  (1) Original Research; (2) Works-in-Progress/Lessons Learned; (3) Community Perspectives; (4) Perspectives on Partnerships, Policy & Practice; (5) Theory & Methods; (6) Education & Training; (7) Practical Tools; (8) Systematic Reviews; (9) Ethics in Community Collaborations; (10) Letters to the Editor; and (11) Book Reviews. The journal also publishes invited editorials and commentaries which are reviewed and discussed by our Associate Editors.  The categories of editorial decisions include Acceptance, Minor Revision, Major Revision, Reject & Resubmit, and Rejection. Articles which are recommended for revision and resubmission should be accompanied by a cover letter summarizing the changes, and resubmissions may be reviewed at the Associate Editor’s level or rarely sent out for an additional round of peer-review when indicated. PCHPhas an Associate Editor who consults on manuscripts regarding biostatistics and methodology and another who consults on bioethics.