Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it under review with another journal. If another manuscript drawing on the same dataset has been submitted or published previously, please explain how it differs from this manuscript in your comments to the editor.
- The title page and the manuscript (including abstract, tables, figures, and references) are in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or RTF document file format.
- The manuscript and supplemental files are fully anonymised.
- The manuscript is written in British English spelling style consistently throughout the paper.
- The manuscript adheres to the word limits as defined for the respective article types.
- The manuscript is prepared and formatted in strict accordance with our Submission Preparation Guidelines.
Original Research Paper
Original research papers report empirical studies (based on quantitative and/or qualitative methods) and range between 4,000 and 7,000 words (excluding abstract, notes, tables and figures, references, and supplements).
Theoretical papers present innovative thoughts on existing theories and models for health communication, or present new theoretical considerations. Theoretical papers range between 4,000 and 7,000 words (excluding abstract, notes, tables and figures, references, and supplements).
Methodological papers focus on methodological issues relevant for the discipline (e.g., tracking health data). Methodological papers range between 4,000 and 7,000 words (excluding abstract, notes, tables and figures, references, and supplements).
Review articles systematize the existing literature or present a meta-analysis of published results or multiple data sets. Review articles range between 4,000 and 7,000 words (excluding abstract, notes, tables and figures, references, and supplements).
Living reviews are updated versions of review articles. They need to incorporate the research that has been published since its original/last publication and underline the development and its relevance to the field. The updated version will also be peer reviewed (single blind) and published as new article with its own DOI.
Research reports focus on methods, such as the development of a new questionnaire, or they feature small empirical studies that do not require an extensive theoretical rationale. They contain up to 3,000 words, excluding abstract, notes, tables and figures, references, and supplements.
Special Issue: Mis- and Disinformation about COVID-19
This section covers all submissions to the special issue on mis- and disinformation about COVID-19. All submissions that fit any of the EJHC formats are welcome: original research papers, theoretical papers, methodological papers, review articles, brief research reports.
The authors agree to the following license and copyright agreement:
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