Information for Authors : Family & Community Health

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Family & Community Health is accepting submitted papers on pertinent information about health disparities and health inequity among vulnerable populations. Submitted papers should aim to advance the science of health disparities and health equity with a focus on families and communities. The Journal no longer organizes a special theme for every issue but it does publish special themed issues and supplements when appropriate.

Family & Community Health will consider original research, review articles, short reports, commentaries, and perspectives. Submitted papers can range from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness toward the goal of health equity for all populations.

Submitted manuscripts will receive timely and thorough peer-review. Please format your manuscript according to our Instructions for Authors before submitting to the Journal. 

Please submit your manuscript to the Journal's online peer review system:

New to the Journal! FCH is now accepting Short Reports: 1,500 words, excluding title, authors, abstract, keywords, figure legends, tables and table titles and/or footnotes, acknowledgments, disclosure statements, references.  Appendices count against the word limit.
Abstract: Include a brief abstract of 100 words or less; structured headings.
Text: 2,000 word limit.
Figures and Tables: Maximum of 3 total figures and/or tables.
References: Maximum of 25 references.
For more information, or to submit your manuscript, please visit our editorial manager site.

Special issues and themed supplements
Family & Community Health is a high impact peer-reviewed journal with a global distribution, readership, and audience. Organizing a special issue or publishing a themed supplement is an excellent opportunity to disseminate research and expert opinion on topics that matter most to you. All special issues and supplements are peer-reviewed, indexed, and distributed in print and/or online alongside the Journal.

If you are interested in organizing a special issue or publishing a themed supplement, please contact Monica Wendel at [email protected] and Jordan L. Schilling at [email protected]

Research Communication Services
Authors interested in increasing awareness of their research through video slides, infographics/visual abstracts, news summaries or a plain-language summary can order these directly through the Wolters Kluwer author site with Editage. Graphic and written summaries help readers easily digest your research. 

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