Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay to submit an article or have it published?


PGHR has no article submission or publication fees.




If I have already been published by PGHR, may I submit another article?


Yes, students are more than welcome to submit multiple articles at any time regardless of previous submission acceptance or rejection.




Is my article being published by the Johns Hopkins University, PGHR’s affiliate institution?


To clarify, your article is NOT being published by The Johns Hopkins University, our publication’s affiliate institution, but by the Pre-Collegiate Global Health Review.




I am a middle school student. Can I submit an article?


​Unfortunately, PGHR only accepts articles from students who are in grades 9-12 or enrolled in a secondary institution. You will be more than welcome to submit an article once you are eligible!




How long will it take for the Editorial Review Board to review my article?


Depending on submission volume, please allow us up to 21 days to thoroughly review your article and provide feedback.




My article was rejected. What do I do next?


Although your article was rejected by the Editorial Review Board, you are more than welcome to resubmit an article on the same topic if it is rewritten with substantial revisions. Additionally, you are are welcome to submit an article on a different global health topic.




Will publishing in PGHR help me get accepted into Johns Hopkins University or other selective universities?


Being published in PGHR does not guarantee admission to Johns Hopkins University or other selective universities. However, being published in an international peer-reviewed journal is a rare accomplishment that demonstrates intellectual curiosity, passion, and effective communication skills. Students are more than welcome to highlight their publication(s) in PGHR on applications and resumes.




Are there more opportunites for me to get involved in global health as a secondary/high school student?


Yes, feel free to check out the annual international Global Health Leaders Conference at Johns Hopkins University that is open to students in grades 9-12.




I am a rising high school freshman (entering secondary school). May I submit an article to PGHR?


Yes, you may submit an article.




I am a rising college freshman. May I submit an article to PGHR?


Unfortunately, you may not submit an article to PGHR after you graduate from high school/secondary school.




Are there article submission deadlines?


PGHR accepts and publishes articles on a rolling basis year-round - there are no submission deadlines for our digitally published articles. However, there are submission deadlines for PGHR Fall and Spring print editions (please visit our Print Edition page for more information).




I submitted an article but did not immediately recieve a confirmation email. What should I do?


If you did not immediately recieve a confirmation email upon submitting the article submission form, this means that your submission may not have been processed. Please email us at pghr@glohea.org.





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