Writing Articles for Peer-Review Publications: A Quick Reference Guide for PHSSR
This resource is adapted from “Writing Articles for Peer-review Publication: A Quick Reference Guide,” an AcademyHealth publication developed in 2013 with support from the Commonwealth Fund and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. It was revised in 2015 for PHSSR with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
An abundance of resources and guidelines exist for researchers writing for peer-reviewed journals. This quick reference provides a broad overview of the writing process; guidelines for determining the type of article to write; considerations for choosing a journal and submitting the article; and links to several comprehensive resources for researchers seeking to publish Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) in peer-reviewed literature.
PHSSR is a field of study that examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services within communities, and the impact of these services on public health. Since PHSSR is an emerging discipline, this document will also provide guidance on where PHSSR is typically published—for those looking to disseminate their research and for those seeking research findings. Whether you have published many articles during your career or have never submitted a manuscript for peer-review publication, we hope that this reference will provide you with some useful tips and resources.