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HPJA Special Issue: Injury Prevention and Health Promotion!

The Editor in Chief of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia is calling for abstracts for this special edition. Note the closing date February 28 2017.


We are pleased to inform you that the 2017 Special Issue is titled “Injury Prevention and Health Promotion” and will be edited by David Sleet (CDC) and Richard Franklin (James Cook University).

The Special Issue will focus on the intersection between preventing injuries (unintentional and violence-related) and promoting health, considering the following topics:

  • Priority topics of national importance (e.g. traffic injury, traumatic brain injury, falls, drowning)
  • Areas of recent growing concern (e.g. youth suicide, mobile phone use, youth sports concussion, home safety)
  • Areas likely to be of interest to HPJA readership / practitioners (e.g. child injury, theory-driven interventions, surveillance)
  • Interventions (including RCTs) and systematic reviews that inform policy and practice

Should you wish to be part of this important issue, please submit an abstract outlining the content of your manuscript (up to 250 words) no later than February 28 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will make a decision on the suitability of the abstract and contact you within 7 days.

Before submission please carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:
Abstract Due: February 28 2017 (submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Manuscript Due: April 17 2017
First Round of Reviews: May 29 2017
Publication Date: December 2017

Contributions are welcomed from injury prevention and health promotion policy makers and practitioners, evaluators and researchers. Please forward to colleagues who may be interested in being part of this special issue.

Editor in Chief
Jonine Jancey

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