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Public Health Reports is Inviting Papers for an Upcoming Supplemental Issue on Health Status and the Military Experience

Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplement on Health Status and the Military Experience. The Guest Editors for this Supplement are Drs. Victoria Davey, chief officer; Terry Walters, deputy chief consultant for the Post-Deployment Health Group; Robert Bossarte, director, and Aaron Schneiderman, deputy director, both for the Epidemiology Program; Ralph L. Erickson, director for the Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program; and Paul Ciminera, director for the Post-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program in the Post-Deployment Health Group, all with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Health.

The Guest Editors seek manuscripts that advance scientific knowledge of potential health consequences associated with military service. Information included in this Supplement is expected to assist public health professionals, clinical care providers, and policy makers in their efforts to identify and address risks to health associated with military experience. Preference will be given to manuscripts that explicitly consider the impact of deployment in support of combat operations. Deadline for submission is January 9, 2015.  The anticipated publication date for the PHR Supplement is January/February 2016.

Manuscripts may be analytic or descriptive in format and should report on health following separation from active-duty service. Manuscripts reporting on results from original research, surveillance, reviews of prominent issues, evaluation of innovative programs, or commentaries related to existing or proposed policies will be considered.

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PHR is a peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General. It is published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. It is the oldest journal of public health in the U.S. and has published since 1878. The journal is widely distributed internationally and is indexed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Pais International, and LexisNexis. More information on the journal, including author guidelines, is available at