Online Program

Challenges of publishing in maternal and child health: Perspectives of an editor

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Milton Kotelchuck, MPH, PhD, MGH Center for Child & Adolescent Health Policy and Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Publishing in the multidisciplinary field of maternal child health presents challenges for authors, reviewers and editors alike. Editors seek to achieve a balance within articles, issues and over the course of a year that meets the needs of an audience with diverse interests. Authors play a key role in positioning their submission to meet these varied needs.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify opportunities and barriers to publishing in maternal and child health, with a special emphasis on the challenges of publishing in a multidisciplinary journal.

Keyword(s): Publication, Maternal and Child Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am currently Senior Scientist in Maternal and Child Health at the Center for Child & Adolescent Health Policy and Research, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and at the MGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. I am a former editor of the MCH Journal. I received my PhD in Personality and Developmental Psychology and an MPH in Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology from Harvard University.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.