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Submission Guidelines

JHPPL’s average turnaround time from submission to first decision is six weeks. Accepted articles are typically no longer than 8,000 words.

Please format your manuscript according to the JHPPL Author Guidelines. To submit a manuscript, use the following instructions. JHPPL does not accept simultaneous submissions. Submissions to JHPPL undergo a double-blind peer review process. Therefore, do not include information that identifies the author or the author's institutional affiliation in the manuscript file or file name.

1. To submit articles and commentaries, please visit If this is your first time using our Editorial Manager site, please register. You may do so by selecting "Register" from the toolbar at the top of the page and following the prompts. Once you have registered, select "Submit a Manuscript" from the top toolbar. Use the information generated when you registered to log in as an author, click on the "Submit New Manuscript" link, and follow the instructions. If you have difficulty registering or submitting your manuscript, please contact us at

If, after reading a previous issue of JHPPL, you are not sure if your article will meet our needs, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at

2. If you would like to review books in the field, please contact Miriam Laugesen, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, MSPH Box 14, Floor R4, 722 W. 168th Street, New York, NY, 10032;

3. Submit items for all special sections, including “Beneath the Surface” and the “Politics and Policy of Health Reform,” by using Editorial Manager as described above.

4. Send Social Media items to Harold A. Pollack at

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