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PHR: Call for Papers

Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for two upcoming Supplemental Issues.

The first is an issue on the implementation of routine HIV screening in clinical settings in the United States. The guest editor for this supplemental issue will be Dr. Patrick Sullivan at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that HIV screening be a routine practice in clinical settings. The guest editors are interested in manuscripts that describe experiences implementing routine HIV screening in clinical settings, especially those that directly address reaching scale in making HIV screening a routine practice in these settings. Manuscripts that describe routine HIV screening in all clinical settings are welcome, and the guest editors are particularly interested in reports from community health centers.

Ideally, this supplemental issue will include manuscripts that provide evidence about the outcomes of implementing different approaches to routine HIV screening in these settings. Dr. Sullivan will guide the manuscript selection. The deadline for submission is September 15 and the anticipated publication date for this supplemental issue is September/October 2015.

The second is an issue on health status and the military experience after the war. The guest editors for this Supplement are Drs. Victoria Davey, chief officer; Terry Walters, deputy chief consultant for the Post-Deployment Health Group; Robert Bossarte, director, and Aaron Schneiderman, deputy director, both for the Epidemiology Program; Ralph L. Erickson, director for the Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program; and Paul Ciminera, director for the Post-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program in the Post-Deployment Health Group, all with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Health.

The guest editors seek manuscripts that advance scientific knowledge of potential health consequences associated with military service. Information included in this Supplement is expected to assist public health professionals, clinical care providers, and policy makers in their efforts to identify and address risks to health associated with military experience. Preference will be given to manuscripts that explicitly consider the impact of deployment in support of combat operations.

Manuscripts may be analytic or descriptive in format and should report on health following separation from active-duty service. Manuscripts reporting on results from original research, surveillance, reviews of prominent issues, evaluation of innovative programs, or commentaries related to existing or proposed policies will be considered. The deadline for submission is January 9, 2015 and the anticipated publication date for this supplemental issue is January/February 2016.

PHR is a peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General. It is published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. It is the oldest journal of public health in the U.S. and has published since 1878. The journal is widely distributed internationally and is indexed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Pais International, and LexisNexis. More information on the journal, including author guidelines, is available at