Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion



Philosophy of Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

For more information, please see Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion, please contact the editors.

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When revisions are requested, authors will be provided with specific comments in the decision to guide them in making any required revisions. Authors must respond to each comment, and if there is disagreement over a comment, provide a strong rationale in their revision. In the revision, authors are encouraged to also make a final check of the article to make sure that all grammar is correct, data such as lab values, drug dosages etc are correct, and all references are cited correctly in the paper and in the reference list. Authors then will resubmit the manuscript online at Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion using the same user name and password as the original submission.

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Article Types

The Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion accepts the following article types:

1. Clinical/case study- an article that has a clinical focus can be considered if there is a unique, creative, or cutting -edge component to the management of the case. Cases which incorporate multiple healthcare disciplines will be considered favorably. Authors may want to query the Editor to ask if their topic of interest is appropriate for a submission.

2. Health promotion- an article which highlights an aspect of health promotion with a focus on development, implementation, and/or evaluation of the health promotion activity.

3. Quality improvement- an article highlighting a quality improvement effort which was implemented to improve a health care outcome in a population of people.

4. Original research- an article which focuses on qualitative or quantitative original research in an area which clearly promotes health promotion or improvement in quality of life for patients. The manuscript should highlight the applicability of the research to current clinical practice.

5. Integrative research review- a manuscript which summarizes a body of research on a topic related to health promotion or quality of life issues.

6. Systematic research review- a manuscript which presents a systematic review of literature on a given topic of interest to health care promotion. Must include a summary of their search strategies, inclusion/exclusion criteria, and an evaluation of the reported research. Tables should be included to summarize research study findings.

7. Brief report- an article with a limited clinical focus that could be of interest to health professionals related to health promotion and quality of life. An anecdotal clinical story with an analysis by the author.

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Formatting Requirements

Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and ULM Digital Repository

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to ULM Digital Repository all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of ULM Digital Repository, requires credit to ULM Digital Repository as copyright holder (e.g., ULM Digital Repository © 2021).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from ULM Digital Repository provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the ULM Digital Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the ULM Digital Repository service or software in any way.

The failure of ULM Digital Repository to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between ULM Digital Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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