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Writing for Publication

18 Nov 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm
















The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is hosting a session on writing for publication, with presenters Professor James Smith, Health Promotion Journal of Australia and Alison Bell, Wiley. This workshop aims to provide practical insights and editorial tips to build the confidence and capability of early career researchers. It will also provide guidance for health promotion researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to prepare quality submissions and/or undertake quality reviews for contemporary peer-reviewed health promotion journals.

The event is free for AHPA members and $25 for non-members.

Participants will:
• Gain knowledge with the peer-review process
• Debunk commonly held myths associated with writing for publication and/or undertaking peer reviews
• Build confidence in writing and reviewing for a contemporary peer-reviewed health promotion journal in the Australasian region
• Increase the potential for manuscript submissions relating to social, cultural and ecological determinants of health, particularly those relating to Indigenous health

Please note national time zones:
VIC/TAS/NSW/ACT: 1:00pm-2:00pm
QLD: 12:00pm-1:00pm
SA: 12:30pm-1:30pm
NT: 11:30am-12:30pm
WA: 10:00am-11:00am

• Event registrations close COB Tuesday 16 November. The event link will be emailed to registrants on Wednesday 17 November
• AHPA members: Please ensure you are logged in to receive your member discount
• Non-members: A tax invoice will be emailed when payment and registration is completed.

This event will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants.

Registrations for this event are now closed.

Presenter: Professor James Smith, Editor in Chief, Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
Professor James Smith is a Father Frank Flynn Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research. This role focuses on alcohol and other drugs harm minimisation. Prior to this appointment he was an Equity Fellow with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education hosted through the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor – Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University (CDU). He was also the Co-Lead of the Indigenous Leadership Research and Evaluation Network; and Program Manager for the Whole of Community Engagement initiative, at CDU. Previous to these roles he held senior management and executive positions in both government and non-government contexts, spanning health and education settings across the NT.

Professor Smith has research expertise in health promotion, prevention, community engagement, men’s health, Indigenous health, and Indigenous education. He is a Fellow of the Australian Health Promotion Association; and current Editor-in-Chief of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. He is actively engaged in a range of community focused roles, including Board Member of the Heart Foundation (NT Division); and Deputy Chair of the Community Advisory Council of the NT Primary Health Network. He also holds honorary research appointments at the University of Sydney, CDU, Curtin University via the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health and the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, and the University of Saskatchewan.

James has led and managed over $9 million in competitive research grants and evaluation consultancies; and has won a range of national accolades for his research and professional achievements.


Presenter: Alison Bell, Journal Publishing Editor, Wiley.
Alison is a Journal Publishing Manager at Wiley and has partnered with AHPA since 2018 to oversee the business aspects of HPJA, helping direct the journal strategy, and providing guidance on journal publishing best practice and business-related issues.
Through a long career at Wiley, Alison also has experience with the end-to-end submission to publication processes, author services and resources, ethical publishing practices and the emerging open access market.

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