Guide for Authors

Thank you for considering the Annals of Global Health. Please use the following instructions as a guide. When formatting your manuscript for submission, also please refer to a recent issue of the Journal to view the types of articles that are accepted for each section. The editors reserve the right to move your manuscript to a section for which it is better suited.

Submissions that do not conform to the Journal's specifications for word limit and/or format may be sent back to the author for correction before peer review.

Although there is a designated word limit for each type of submission to AGH authors may be asked to shorten their text. AGH editors prefer tightly written articles. Longer, more scientific articles may be published online in their entirety, with only an abstract printed in the journal. There is no designated table or figure limit, but please include only the data and images that are necessary to illustrate the manuscript.Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' (see more information on this). An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. Elsevier has preprinted forms for use by authors in these cases.

Author rights
As an author you (or your employer or institution) have certain rights to reuse your work. More information. If you choose to publish your article as open access, the open access publication fee for this journal is USD 3,000 for research papers, USD 3,000 for review articles, and USD 1,000 for case reports.

All manuscripts and submission materials must be submitted through the online submission portal at http://www.ees.elsevier.com/aogh

Types of Paper

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Abstract
Structured abstract required (background, objective(s), methods, findings and conclusions). The maximum word count for structured abstracts is 300 words. Please make sure that your abstract concisely explains your manuscript.

Word limit
5000 words, including abstract, text, and acknowledgements, but NOT including tables, references, or the title page. Please limit the number of references to approximately 40.

Cover Letter
State type of manuscript, the title, and the authors. Confirm that the manuscript is original research that has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere. Confirm that all of the authors participated in the preparation of the manuscript. Confirm that you have permission to reprint any figures or tables that were initially printed elsewhere.

Title Page
The title page is the first page of your manuscript text file. The title page should include: the title of the manuscript; a complete list of authors, their degrees, and their academic affiliations; full contact information for the corresponding author; funding source(s); conflict of interest statement for all authors; verification that all authors had access to the data and a role in writing the manuscript; article type; key words; and running head.

Conflict of Interest
In a separate document, state any potential conflicts of interest for each author or confirm that there are none. Each author should sign the document. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Focus
These manuscripts present reports of original scientific investigations on topics in global health that have not previously been published and that are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts may be edited to improve clarity and expression.

Photos/ Illustrations
300 dpi (or greater) tiff files are required for publication. If high resolution images are not available, your manuscript may be rejected for this reason. Do not use Word, Power Point or PDF format for photographs or illustrations.

Line Art Figures
Line art figures can be submitted in Microsoft Word or Power Point. Any type that is included in a figure must be at least 12 point but not more than 14 point. Similar figures should be formatted in the same fashion.

Tables/ Figures
No table or figure limit (within reason). The editors reserve the right to require deletion of tables or figures that are deemed unnecessary.

Other

  • Manuscript titles should be 10-12 words or less.
  • Avoid overuse of acronyms in the text. Use only well-known acronyms (ie, HIV, STD, CT, MRI, DNA, etc.) Manuscripts with an overabundance of acronyms will be sent back to the author for correction.
  • Use style guide of the American Medical Association as a reference.
  • Double space all text.
  • Superscript all references in text.
  • Make sure all references are used in the text.
  • If English is not your native language, AGH editors strongly encourage you to have your text edited by a professional translator or native English speaker before submission. (This will most likely eliminate an extra revision step.)

VIEWPOINTS

Abstract
No.

Word limit
2500 words including text, references, and acknowledgements but not the title page.

Cover Letter
State type of manuscript, the title, and the authors. Confirm that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere. Confirm that all of the authors participated in the preparation of the manuscript. Confirm that you have permission to reprint any figures or tables that were initially printed elsewhere.

Title Page
The title page is the first page of your manuscript text file. The title page should include: the title of the manuscript; a complete list of authors, their degrees, and their academic affiliations; full contact information for the corresponding author; funding source(s); conflict of interest statement for all authors; verification that all authors had access to the data and a role in writing the manuscript; article type; key words; and running head.

Conflict of Interest
In a separate document, state any potential conflicts of interest for each author or confirm that there are none. Each author should sign the document. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Focus
Viewpoints may be submitted independently of original research manuscripts without prior invitation. Prior consultation with the editors may facilitate preparation of Viewpoints.

Format
Viewpoints have no set format beyond the basic building blocks of a regular article (ie, title, manuscript text, subheads as needed, references, and author information.) Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) appear at the end of the text.

Photos/ Illustrations
300 dpi (or greater) tiff files are required for publication. If high resolution images are not available, your manuscript may be rejected for this reason. Do not use Word, Power Point or PDF format for photographs or illustrations.

Line Art Figures
Line art figures can be submitted in Microsoft Word or Power Point. Any type that is included in a figure must be at least 12 point but not more than 14 point. Similar figures should be formatted in the same fashion.

Tables/ Figures
No table or figure limit (within reason). The editors reserve the right to require deletion of tables or figures that are deemed unnecessary.

Other

  • Manuscript titles should be 8-10 words or less.
  • Avoid overuse of acronyms in the text. Use only well-known acronyms (ie, HIV, STD, CT, MRI, DNA, etc.) Manuscripts with an overabundance of acronyms will be sent back to the author for correction.
  • Use style guide of the American Medical Association as a reference.
  • Double space all text.
  • Superscript all references in text.
  • Make sure all references are used in the text.
  • If English is not your native language, AGH editors strongly encourage you to have your text edited by a professional translator or native English speaker before submission. (This will most likely eliminate an extra revision step.)

EDITORIALS

Abstract
No.

Word limit
1500 words including text, references, and acknowledgements but not the title page.

Cover Letter
State type of manuscript, the title, and the authors. Confirm that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere. Confirm that all of the authors participated in the preparation of the manuscript. Confirm that you have permission to reprint any figures or tables that were initially printed elsewhere.

Title Page
The title page is the first page of your manuscript text file. The title page should include: the title of the manuscript; a complete list of authors, their degrees, and their academic affiliations; full contact information for the corresponding author; funding source(s); conflict of interest statement for all authors; verification that all authors had access to the data and a role in writing the manuscript; article type; key words; and running head.

Conflict of Interest
In a separate document, state any potential conflicts of interest for each author or confirm that there are none. Each author should sign the document. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Focus
Editorials are expert commentaries invited by the editors to accompany important original science manuscripts and are 1500 words in length.

Format
Editorials have no set format beyond the basic building blocks of a regular article (ie, title, manuscript text, subheads as needed, references, and author information.) Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) appear at the end of the text.

Photos/ Illustrations
300 dpi (or greater) tiff files are required for publication. If high resolution images are not available, your manuscript may be rejected for this reason. Do not use Word, Power Point or PDF format for photographs or illustrations.

Line Art Figures
Line art figures can be submitted in Microsoft Word or Power Point. Any type that is included in a figure must be at least 12 point but not more than 14 point. Similar figures should be formatted in the same fashion.

Tables/ Figures
No table or figure limit (within reason). The editors reserve the right to require deletion of tables or figures that are deemed unnecessary.

Other

  • Manuscript titles should be 8-10 words or less.
  • Avoid overuse of acronyms in the text. Use only well-known acronyms (ie, HIV, STD, CT, MRI, DNA, etc.) Manuscripts with an overabundance of acronyms will be sent back to the author for correction.
  • Use style guide of the American Medical Association as a reference.
  • Double space all text.
  • Superscript all references in text.
  • Make sure all references are used in the text.
  • If English is not your native language, AGH editors strongly encourage you to have your text edited by a professional translator or native English speaker before submission. (This will most likely eliminate an extra revision step.)

EXPERT CONSENSUS DOCUMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND WHITE PAPERS

Abstract
Structured abstract required (objectives or background, methods (if appropriate), findings, conclusions and recommendations (if appropriate)). The maximum word count for structured abstracts is 300 words. Please make sure that your abstract concisely explains your manuscript.

Word limit
There is no word limit to these manuscripts and no limit to the number of references.

Cover Letter
State type of manuscript, the title, and the authors. Confirm that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere. Confirm that all of the authors participated in the preparation of the manuscript. Confirm that you have permission to reprint any figures or tables that were initially printed elsewhere.

Title Page
The title page is the first page of your manuscript text file. The title page should include: the title of the manuscript; a complete list of authors, their degrees, and their academic affiliations; full contact information for the corresponding author; funding source(s); conflict of interest statement for all authors; verification that all authors had access to the data and a role in writing the manuscript; article type; key words; and running head.

Conflict of Interest
In a separate document, state any potential conflicts of interest for each author or confirm that there are none. Each author should sign the document. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Focus
We invite groups of experts who have developed recommendations and guidelines for health promotion and for disease management and prevention, especially pertaining to low- and middle-income countries, to submit manuscripts describing their deliberations, findings and recommendations. Manuscripts falling into this category include statements and white papers officially developed by committees of scientific societies.

Photos/ Illustrations
300 dpi (or greater) tiff files are required for publication. If high resolution images are not available, your manuscript may be rejected for this reason. Do not use Word, Power Point or PDF format for photographs or illustrations.

Line Art Figures
Line art figures can be submitted in Microsoft Word or Power Point. Any type that is included in a figure must be at least 12 point but not more than 14 point. Similar figures should be formatted in the same fashion.

Tables/ Figures
No table or figure limit.

Other

  • Avoid overuse of acronyms in the text. Use only well-known acronyms (ie, HIV, STD, CT, MRI, DNA, etc.) Manuscripts with an overabundance of acronyms will be sent back to the author for correction.
  • Use style guide of the American Medical Association as a reference.
  • Double space all text.
  • Superscript all references in text.
  • Make sure all references are used in the text.
  • If English is not your native language, AGH editors strongly encourage you to have your text edited by a professional translator or native English speaker before submission. (This will most likely eliminate an extra revision step.)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Abstract
No.

Word limit
800 words including text, references and acknowledgements but not the title page. References should be limited to 5.

Cover Letter
State type of manuscript, the title, and the authors. Confirm that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere. Confirm that all of the authors participated in the preparation of the manuscript. Confirm that you have permission to reprint any figures or tables that were initially printed elsewhere.

Title Page
The title page is the first page of your manuscript text file. The title page should include: the title of the manuscript; a complete list of authors, their degrees, and their academic affiliations; full contact information for the corresponding author; funding source(s); conflict of interest statement for all authors; verification that all authors had access to the data and a role in writing the manuscript; article type; key words; and running head.

Conflict of Interest
In a separate document, state any potential conflicts of interest for each author or confirm that there are none. Each author should sign the document. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Focus
Readers are encouraged to submit letters to the editor on any topic relating to global health in all countries worldwide. Letters may discuss or critique reports recently published in the Journal, but are not required to relate to articles previously published in the Journal.

Format
Letters to the Editor have no set format beyond the basic building blocks of a regular article (ie, title, manuscript text, references, and author information.) Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) appear at the end of the text. Letters should begin with the salutation "To the Editor:" Reply letters should begin with the salutation "The Reply:"

Photos/ Illustrations
300 dpi (or greater) tiff files are required for publication. If high resolution images are not available, your manuscript may be rejected for this reason. Do not use Word, Power Point or PDF format for photographs or illustrations.

Line Art Figures
Line art figures can be submitted in Microsoft Word or Power Point. Any type that is included in a figure must be at least 12 point but not more than 14 point. Similar figures should be formatted in the same fashion.

Tables/ Figures
No table or figure limit (within reason). The editors reserve the right to require deletion of tables or figures that are deemed unnecessary.

Other

  • Manuscript titles should be 6 - 8 words or less.
  • Avoid overuse of acronyms in the text. Use only well-known acronyms (ie, HIV, STD, CT, MRI, DNA, etc.) Manuscripts with an overabundance of acronyms will be sent back to the author for correction.
  • Use style guide of the American Medical Association as a reference.
  • Double space all text.
  • Superscript all references in text.
  • Make sure all references are used in the text.
  • If English is not your native language, AGH editors strongly encourage you to have your text edited by a professional translator or native English speaker before submission. (This will most likely eliminate an extra revision step.)

Data References
This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. This identifier will not appear in your published article.

Example:
[dataset] [1] Oguro M, Imahiro S, Saito S, Nakashizuka T. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1; 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1.