Australian Health Promotion Update
- All articles submitted to the UPDATE should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
- Photos and artwork should be submitted in JPG or TIF format and should be submitted separately to the article(s) that they relate to – i.e. they should not be embedded in Word documents.
- All photos/artwork should be accompanied by a caption. Captions should be submitted in the body of an email to the editor of AHPA UPDATE or as a separate Word document. Captions should be titled “caption relating to ….”
- All articles should include the author’s contact details and authors should be aware that their contact details will be published.
- All contributors to the UPDATE (articles and photos/artwork) should be submitted to the Editor by the contribution due date.
Feature articles are in-depth, lead articles. Generally, lead articles should focus on one or more of the following:
- New policy issues or policy development issues;
- Major or significant health promotion events;
- Innovative health promotion (or related) projects or programs;
- Leading practice health promotion (or related) projects or programs;
- Evidence based health promotion or related research; and/or
- Health promotion (or related) field experience of local, national and/or international relevance.
- Feature articles should be between 500-800 words in length and should be appropriately referenced.
- Short articles are overview or summary articles. Generally, short articles should focus on the aspects of health promotion (or related areas) listed above under “Feature Articles”. Short articles may include progress reports or follow up reports on research, field experience, issues, events, projects or programs.
- Short articles should be between 300-500 words in length and should be appropriately referenced.
BOOK REVIEWS AND WEBSITE REVIEWS
- Book reviews and/or website reviews should be on books and/or websites of relevance and/or interest to health promotion researchers, policy makers and/or practitioners and their relevance to particular parts of the health promotion profession should be a key aspect of the review(s).
- Book reviews and/or website reviews should be between 300-500 words in length and should include relevant book/website titles/URLs and publishing details as well as reviewer contact details.
- Branch reports should concentrate on branch events/issues of interest and/or relevance to other branches, the health promotion profession generally and/or the field of health promotion nationally. Items of interest may include local/state policy/practice developments, trial projects/programs, conferences, workshops and/or professional development events. Branch committee initiatives and/or office bearer/committee changes may also be included.
- The Branch UPDATE article coordinator in each branch is responsible for collating branch reports and submitting them to the editor of AHPA UDPATE by the contribution due date(s).
- Branch reports should be between 300-500 words.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
- Letters to the Editor may be about articles printed in UPDATE or they may comment on or make recommendations about the content, style and/or direction of UPDATE.
- Letters to the editor should be between 150-300 words and should include the contact details of the writer.
- All contributions to UPDATE must be received by the contribution due date.
- Publication of all contributions to UPDATE will be at the discretion of the UPDATE Editor in conjunction with the President and Executive Officer of AHPA.
- All contributions published in UPDATE will be published on the explicit understanding that the views expressed in each article are those of the contributing author(s)/organisation and not necessarily those of AHPA and/or the Editor of UPDATE.