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Public Health Reports Call for Papers: COVID-19 Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities for Public Health Practice

The pandemic declaration of widespread transmission of COVID-19 presents unique challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for public health practice in the United States and globally. Public Health Reports (PHR), a peer reviewed journal of public health research and practice, is calling for papers focused on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The broad range of COVID-19–related topics that will be considered for publication includes:

This announcement is an open call for papers. Submission acceptance will be on a rolling basis and accepted manuscripts will be fast-tracked for publication. All submissions will undergo PHR peer review. The following types of articles are acceptable: original research, public health evaluation, public health methodology, case study, brief report, reports and recommendations, topical review, and commentary. For more details regarding specific article types and corresponding review criteria, see PHR’s Instructions to Contributors.

Interested authors may send queries about potential articles to Dr. Hazel D. Dean, PHR Editor-in-Chief, at For further information, contact Dr. Dean or the Managing Editor, Dr. Andrey Kuzmichev, at


Published since 1878, PHR is the official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and the US Public Health Service. The journal is published through an agreement with the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health. PHR’s mission is to facilitate the movement of science into public health practice and policy to positively affect the health and wellness of the US population.