Formatting Guidelines

General Guidelines
The Art of Health Justice
Acceptable submissions need not be summaries of ongoing or past research projects. JUST Health welcomes health- or health justice-focused submissions with supporting original literature, imagery or video in the realm of contemporary art, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, collage, paper, illustration, street art, architecture, embroidery, textiles, animation, performance and anything else involving a strong health-themed visual aspect.For gallery and event organizers who are submitting original visual work, please attach relevant installation views or existing photos of the artist’s work and relevance to health or health justice.

JUST Health does not accept products or compensation for editorial coverage. If you are interested in commissioning a writer or artist, you may do so directly if they have provided contact information.

For literary submissions, please include an abstract (250 word maximum). The final length of a manuscript should be 1-2 pages in length. Submissions that are slightly longer or shorter are acceptable on a case-by-case basis; JUST Health editors will work with you to bring your paper to an acceptable length.

For visual submissions, please choose (up to) the best two relevant images sized at 1200px wide or larger to represent your visual work. If you are chosen for publication, JUST Health editors will work with you to consider the entirety of your piece. We do not accept zip files, DOCs, or anything requiring a download during the submission period.

Please make your work as polished as you can by the submission deadline; authors must be willing to work conscientiously and efficiently with the editors to make your paper into publishable shape before the production period.

References and Acknowledgements
For citations, please respect the following guidelines and examples (excerpted from the New York Medical College Health Sciences Library AMA Citation Guide):

  • Cited works are numbered in order of initial appearance in the text, and appear in the Reference List in numerical order.
  • Use arabic superscript numerals outside periods and commas, and inside colons and semicolons.
  • Authors’ names are inverted, and use only initials for first and middle names. No periods between initials.
  • In article titles only the first word and proper nouns and abbreviations that are ordinarily capitalized are capitalized.
  • Use accepted Index Medicus abbreviations of journal names (see the List of Journals Indexed in IndexMedicus).
  • For journals use issue numbers in parentheses after the volume number. If there is no issue number specify month before the year.

In-Text Examples:
Diabetes mellitus is associated with a high risk of foot ulcers.1-3
Several interventions have been successful at increasing compliance.11,14-16 The data of Smith et al18 is further evidence of this effect.
As reported previously,1,3-6
The results were as follows4:Reference List Examples

Journal article (1-6 authors):
1. Hu P, Reuben DB. Effects of managed care on the length of time that elderly patients spend with physicians during ambulatory visits. Med Care. 2002;40(7):606-613.

Journal article with more than six authors:
2. Geller AC, Venna S, Prout M, et al. Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school? Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(9):1201-1203.

Journal article with no named author or group name:
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Licensure of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menveo) and guidance for use–Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59(9):273.

Electronic Journal article:
If you have a doi (preferred):
4. Gage BF, Fihn SD, White RH. Management and dosing of warfarin therapy. The American Journal of Medicine. 2000;109(6):481-488. doi:10.1016/S0002-9343(00)00545-3.

If you do not have a doi:
Aggleton JP. Understanding anterograde amnesia: disconnections and hidden lesions. Q J Exp Psychol.
5. 2008;61(10):1441-1471. Accessed March 18, 2010.

Entire Book:
6. McKenzie BC. Medicine and the Internet: Introducing Online Resources and Terminology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1997.

Book Chapter:
7. Guyton JL, Crockarell JR. Fractures of acetabulum and pelvis. In: Canale ST, ed.Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2003:2939-2984.

Electronic Book:
8. Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM. Rudolph’s Pediatrics. 21st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies; 2002. t=7&SessionId=A3F279FQVVFXFSXQ . Accessed August 22, 2007.

Internet Document:
9. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2003. Accessed March 3, 2003.

These examples are pulled from the New York Medical College Health Sciences Library AMA citation guidelines. Please reference for more basic styling information. For a complete style manual online see: AMA Manual of Style Online.

Potential authors are required to disclose any or all conflicts of interest. Accepted authors will be provided dedicated space to acknowledge funding sources, mentors, etc.


On behalf of the JUSTHealth team, thank you for your interest in submitting. We look forward to receiving and viewing your submissions!