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Health Education Research Call for Papers

Health Education Research is excited to announce a call for papers on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The editors welcome NCD-focused health education and promotion research manuscripts which will strengthen the evidence base for addressing the global epidemic of NCDs.

The World Health Organization reports that in 2014 almost 70% of 56 million deaths worldwide were attributable to NCDs which include cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, chronic respiratory disease, drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness, and of even more concern, 40% of these deaths were premature with low and middle income countries disproportionately affected, bearing 80% of the burden of NCD deaths. Given the impacts on economic and social development as well as the monumental scale of the epidemic, countries and governments will need to engage multiple sectors ranging from health, education, and urban planning to finance, policy, and foreign affairs. In order to reduce NCDs worldwide, it is critical for promotion and prevention efforts to be grounded in rigorous scientific data. Original research is needed to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of culturally-appropriate interventions and to evaluate such strategies for optimal scale up and implementation.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions for the NCDs call for papers should be based on rigorous and robust scientific methods. The data-based research articles should not exceed 4000 words (for the main text, excluding the abstract, tables, figures and references). The length of papers which include a qualitative research study may be extended by a maximum of 1500 words to allow for the use of quotations. We will give particular weight to manuscripts that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of

• Reducing by one third premature mortality from NCDs 
• Strengthening responses to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 
• Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) 
• Strengthening the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) 
• Supporting the research and development of vaccines and medicines for NCDs that primarily affect developing countries 
• Providing access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines for NCDs

We will begin accepting submissions Monday, July 18, 2016. Complete manuscripts are due Monday, January 16, 2017. Please submit electronically through our Online Submission and Review Site 

Manuscripts should follow HER's formatting guidelines

For questions, please contact Tina Hoang, Managing Editor: her@gsu.edu 

Michael P. Eriksen, ScD, Editor-in-Chief, Georgia State University, USA

Peter Aggleton, PhD, Associate Editor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Jennifer O'Dea, PhD, Associate Editor, University of Sydney, Australia

Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Associate Editor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA


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