Guidelines for Accepting Articles for Publication

1. The Types of papers we publish  We accept papers of all types, however,  such as  follows may be considered  first:
1)Original Research  or Non Research articles
2) Short communications  and;
3) Review papers, which include meta-analysis and systematic review

2.  Submission Process
Papers submitted to Journal of Contemporary Global Issues  are carefully reviewed in the first instance by one of the Editors. Papers that do not meet editorial needs; are methodically flawed; or lack originality will be rejected. We will also reject papers that fail to provide sufficient ethical approval where required  and we shall refer papers back for revision prior to any review if they do not comply with Journal style.

Papers which pass the Editorial review will be sent out to peer-review and will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers . Reviewers are asked to consider whether the paper: contains new research findings or information; is relevant to Global issues, is technically sound; and is suitably presented.

3. How to submit your manuscript
All manuscripts should be submitted online by email to . Any author unable to submit online should contact  Dr. Amos O. Nwosu, Professor of Health,  216 Adrian Tinsley Center, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA 0325.                                                     

4. Manuscript Style General Guidelines:

Please note that any papers which fail to meet our requirements will be returned to the author for amendment. Only papers which are submitted in the correct style will be considered by the Editors.

 5.Setting out the Paper

Papers should be clear, precise and logical and should not normally exceed 3,000 words.

Papers should be set out as follows:
Covering letter-the letter must contain: why the submission is appropriate for publication in Public Health; what is known about the topic discussed; what your study adds; and confirmation that the paper has not been published elsewhere
Title page- bearing title, all authors' initials, surname, main degrees (two only) and the name and location of the institutions where the work was done. The author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent should be clearly indicated with correct address, e-mail, telephone and fax details.
Abstract. This should be structured under the following headings: (modify according to the nature of paper)
Study design
Keywords. 3-6 keywords should follow the abstract
Acknowledgements including declarations: Statements of ethical approval, funding and competing interests

6.Tables and figures
Tables and figures should be kept to a minimum. Tables must be comprehensible without reference to the text. References should not be cited in the tables. Authors should indicate at approximately what point in the text the table should appear. Figures, graphs, drawings etc. should not be over complex and must be intelligible when reduced in size for printing. They should be on separate sheets, numbered and with legends.

7.  Letters
Readers are encouraged to submit Letters to the Editors and these can include responses to previously published papers or original data