Submission Guidelines

Article Content

We accept a variety of article types such as review articles, original research, opinion pieces, and narratives. Our primary requirement for submissions is that regardless of article type, it must be related to the field of global health. This paper defines global health as “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide.” Successful submissions to our journal have covered topics such as COVID-19, reproductive health, and mental health as they relate to the world. For more guidance on what constitutes the study of global health, please refer to this video.


PGHR does not accept submissions that have been published or submitted elsewhere; the submission must be unique.

Article Format

When you are ready to submit an article, please make sure it adheres to the following:

  • Title: 100 character maximum

  • Header: author name, school, city, state/province (if applicable), country

  • Thumbnail image with a citation at the end of the article

    • If it is not your own, the article thumbnail must be a Creative Commons ​(CC) licensed image

  • Font: Arial, Size 12

  • Margins: 1 inch on all sides

  • Spacing: 1.5 

  • Citations: Full APA citations for references, images, and/or figures at the end of the article with in-text APA parenthetical citations are required

  • Images: Using high-resolution images and/or diagrams in your article is encouraged

    • All images used must be Creative Commons (CC) licensed unless the images are your own

    • Figures (such as diagrams or tables) that are not your own do not have to be CC licensed but must be cited properly

  • File type: Microsoft Word (.docx/.doc)

  • Word minimum: 450 words

  • Suggested article word limit: ~850 words -- this excludes words from in-text citations and references

    • Only for submissions that are original research (with an introduction, methods, results, and discussion section) suggested word limit: ~2,000 words -- this excludes words from in-text citations and references

      • Please include an article abstract -- the abstract should be ~200 words

Article Review Process

Once you submit an article, please allow approximately three weeks for review. Articles will be judged on their content, clarity, originality, and overall quality. At least two reviewers holistically evaluate each article based on the aforementioned criteria. Submissions will either be accepted or rejected. Articles that are accepted will receive thorough feedback and suggested edits. If you would like to dispute one or more of the suggested changes, please see our Resubmission Policy for more information. 


Rejected articles will NOT receive extensive feedback, but reviewers will provide explanations of why the article was rejected and provide suggestions on how to improve the article as a whole.

Resubmission Policy 

For Accepted Articles

Regardless of the initial decision, PGHR allows for multiple resubmissions. If your article has been accepted with minor revisions, you must make the necessary edits and resubmit within 14 days of receiving your decision. If this deadline is not met, your article will no longer be considered for publication. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from making the 14 day deadline, please send an email to: We will evaluate reasons for extension on a case-by-case basis. 


If you would like to dispute one or more of the suggested changes to your accepted article, feel free to do so via email.


For rejected articles, the author may continue to improve the article for resubmission or write a new article about an entirely different topic.

Best Practices

We will be evaluating all submissions on their overall quality and cohesiveness. Below are some best practices we expect authors to follow: 

  • Absolutely no plagiarism will be tolerated. If we detect plagiarism in a submission, the article will be automatically rejected and the author will be banned from submitting at any other time.

  • All images in your article must be Creative Commons (CC) licensed. Figures and tables, if they are not your own, must be cited properly in APA format.

  • Avoid using scientific jargon in your article. Try to break down difficult concepts such that an 8th grader can understand them. For example, “Clearly, the SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) spike proteins binds to the ACE-2 receptor, inducing cellular damage and a cytokine storm,” needs to be broken down into simpler language. 

  • Avoid using too many abbreviations. If you must use some, make sure to tell us what it stands for and then move on to using the abbreviation. 

  • Check and double-check for accuracy. As the author, it is your responsibility to report correct information to your readers. 

  • Use reputable sources to support your points. Refrain from using Wikipedia. Preferred sources include peer-reviewed articles, reputable organizations, and experts in the field.

  • Check for correct grammar and overall quality. We expect authors to spend time ensuring they are submitting something they would be proud to publish. Poor grammar reflects poorly on the writer.