NCIPC Call for Papers: Injury Prevention Journal Supplements
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) is pleased to announce that it will sponsor two supplemental issues of the journal Injury Prevention. The first supplement will highlight population-level change in injury prevention while the second supplement will focus on injury surveillance. Dr. Rod McClure, Director of the Injury Center’s Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration will serve as Guest Editor for the supplements which are scheduled for publication in mid-2016.
The journal supplements include:
- Supplement One: “Injury prevention: Achieving population level change” - Population level reduction in injury related harm is rarely achieved by simply multiplying the scale of a prevention program that has been shown to be efficacious under controlled research circumstances. More often population level impact is achieved by starting de novo from within the public domain, and designing and implementing complex solutions using existing social infrastructures and institutions. This supplement to Injury Prevention will bring together examples of empirical injury prevention research that demonstrate the effectiveness of state-of-the-art methods of achieving population-level reduction in the burden of injury. Manuscripts are encouraged in relation to interventions across any of the settings usually covered by the journal (i.e. Road traffic, Workplace, Patient safety, Home/sport/leisure, Violence and suicide) as well as interventions targeting otherwise defined subpopulations (e.g. age or sociocultural group).
- Supplement Two: “Injury surveillance: Next generation” - In recent years, we have seen dramatic changes in the knowledge economy brought about by the increased capabilities of communications technology, and by increased recognition of the potential of information to empower society to achieve its goals (including use of new data and data sources, real time data access, big data, visualization, electronic health records, data linkage, and syndromic surveillance). This supplement will provide an opportunity for people to demonstrate that surveillance is an essential element of contemporary injury prevention practice, and will demonstrate how the new technologies can be harnessed by injury surveillance systems to achieve even better injury prevention benefits.
Submission Requirements and Process
The journal invites authors to submit proposals for the supplements. Potential authors should submit a 1000 word proposal by email to the guest editor, Dr. Rod McClure, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received by April 30, 2015 and include the following:
- Supplement One - The actual population level intervention(s) they have undertaken and the evaluation of the intervention success.
- Supplement Two - The surveillance methods used, and evidence of the extent to which it has been applied to enhance injury prevention practice.
The guest editor will review the proposals and invite selected authors to submit a full manuscript. The guest editor will support the authors during the formative phases of the manuscript preparation. The submitted final manuscript will be subject to formal independent peer review in accordance with the Journal’s usual practice.
Proposal submissions should be submitted by April 30, 2015
Deadlines and Publication Date
- Proposals due: April 30, 2015
- Response to proposals: May 31, 2015
- Full manuscripts due: August 31, 2015
- Supplements published: mid-2016
About the Journal
Injury Prevention is an international peer review journal, offering the best in science, policy, and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. The journal publishes original research, opinion, debate and special features on the prevention of unintentional, occupational and intentional (violence-related) injuries. It is the official journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP) and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).
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