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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The journal of Community and Health Sciences publishes original research and scholarly reviews in community and health sciences and related disciplines. The journal is published twice a year (April and October).
 The original typewritten manuscript must be electronically submitted to the

  •  The manuscript must be accompanied by a letter stating that the paper has not been previously published, is the author(s) own work and all listed authors must sign the letter to indicate their agreement with the submission. The letter should also state what the contribution of all the authors was.
  •  The first page should contain the title of the paper, the author(s) names(s) and address (es) and the name and address of the author to whom correspondence
  • should be addressed.
  • To ensure blind review, cover sheets are removed before review; authors should avoid including any other information about identity or affiliation in submissions. The text of the manuscript should be started on a new page.
  • The manuscript should be typed in 1.5 spacing with 1.5 margins on one side of the paper only, in Arial font, 12 point letter size.
  • The manuscript and the abstract should contain headings thus ensuring structure.
  • The manuscript should include an abstract on a separate page and the abstract should not be longer than one hundred and fifty (150) words.
  • Tables, illustrations and figures should be numbered consecutively. Microsoft Word is the preferred text format. The format and referencing of manuscripts should conform to the
    requirements of (APA) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition, which are available on the website
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (Figure 1, Figure 2).
  • Graphs should be fully inscribed, and points should be indicated with standard.

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