American Journal of Public Health


One of the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine over the last 100 Years voted by SLAOne of the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine over the last 100 Years as voted by SLA, the American Journal of Public Health publishes current, in-depth public health information. Selected as a core journal by the Public Health/Health Administration section of the Medical Library Association, AJPH  is the publication health organizations depend on for authoritative editorials, thought-provoking commentary, and timely health policy analysis.

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Are you a graduate student passionate about social media?

Apply TODAY to the Journal Media Focus Group for AJPH!

Requirements: Student must be a graduate level student in public health (or related field), be an APHA member, be willing to travel and have experience with website development and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

The focus group will meet twice a year at APHA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and APHA will support travel for the six candidates per the Association's travel policies and practices. 

Applications are due by August 15, 2016

AJPH  is searching for a student to serve as an editor for the Journal in a one year, unpaid fellowship program. This student will work closely with the journal office and one of our associate editors.

Preference will be given to individuals with: master’s degree or higher (those currently pursuing an MPH or related degree are welcome to apply); a background in public health; previous editorial experience; social media presence.

The responsibilities of the selected student will include:

  • Working with an associate editor to review submitted manuscripts to determine their relevance to the diverse AJPH audience and appropriateness for further peer review,;
  • Carefully suggesting suitable referees and monitoring the review process; 
  • Providing timely feedback on the contents and readability of manuscripts requiring revision; and 
  • Working with the associate editor to generate final decisions that will be rendered by the editor-in-chief.  

Job responsibilities/duties can be performed remotely. The student’s tenure will begin in late October and can be extended for another year depending on performance evaluation. The Association will sponsor travel twice a year (to the APHA Annual Meeting and to the Journal’s annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.) for the selected appointee. AJPH  has asked schools to consider offering academic credit (up to 3 course credits) as compensation for this one-year appointment.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, a list of three references (email and/or contact number) and a brief cover letter describing your interest in serving as a Student Editor for the journal as well as prior editorial experience to Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2016. Students must be a member of APHA (join online).