For Authors

Submissions are generally accepted if they classify under 1 or more of the following categories with content ranging from research and activism to creative and illustrative art and writing.

These Submission Categories include:

  • Case Studies and Analyses
  • Perspectives and Opinions
  • The Art of Health Justice
  • Policy Briefs and Updates
  • Special Content

Just Health follows an open call for submissions. Both written and visual work are accepted. Guidelines and further information on potential submissions can be found below. Submissions are accepted via electronic submission form only. A confirmation will be sent to your submission email.

How to Submit

If you wish to send tips regarding work that is not your own, please email with appropriate links or contacts.

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Submission Guidelines

JUST Health is a community-sourced web publication hosted by the Center of Excellence at Stanford School of Medicine, dedicated to elevating the voices of the San Francisco Bay and beyond. This publication is designed to spotlight thought, research, challenges, and inroads in health disparities, health inequity, and social justice in medicine, health and wellness.


Who may submit work to JUST Health?

Because this publication aims to amplify voices throughout society, there are no eligibility requirements for potential authors. Any health activist representing their community, educational campus, healthcare or other organization is warmly invited to submit relevant work to JUST Health for consideration. Potential authors are not required to be affiliated with Stanford School of Medicine or an educational campus for consideration. Community members involved in health and health justice-related work are especially encouraged to submit their work.

Other Rules

Authors are welcome to submit multiple submissions to a maximum of three per year. No more than one article per author will be published in any single section of a particular issue. Work published in JUST Health may be published elsewhere, however authors should be conscious of other journals’ policies regarding exclusivity of rights, and disclose if work has been or may be published elsewhere.

Submission Instructions
Submission to JUST Health can be either written or visual work. Before submitting, please double check completed work conforms to the submission guidelines.

To help us understand your project, complete this submission form.

The submission form requires an original written entry describing your work and how it is relevant to health or health justice (500 word maximum). The description you provide should include a brief title to accompany the image or literary work. Both will accompany your submission if selected.

As part of your submission, you may upload up to two relevant images sized at 1200px wide or larger. Zip files, DOCs, or anything requiring a download will not be accepted or reviewed. Authors must have permission to publish all images.

You may also choose to include a few links directly to the project or work submitted. If your piece is buried in a portfolio or gallery, please provide a direct link.

You will receive a response within 3-5 business days to confirm that your submission is successfully received. Please do not resubmit  or send follow-up emails. We will email you to confirm that we have successfully received your submission and accepted submissions will be published quarterly.

We will carefully consider all submissions and notify accepted authors via the email provided in the submission form. Please double check to make sure your email is written correctly upon time of submission, and download a pdf of your submission for your records.