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Translating Research into Policy to Advance Correctional Health

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Prisoner Health

Call for papers for a special issue in the International Journal of Prisoner Health
To be published in January 2017.

Guest editors:

Brie Williams
University of California San Francisco
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Scott Allen
University of California Riverside
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Craig Haney
University of California Santa Cruz
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Josiah Rich
Brown University
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About the edition:
While there is a growing evidence-based literature in topics related to correctional health, the direct translation of this knowledge into concrete policy recommendations is scant.  This issue will present several evidence-based policy briefs developed by members of the University of California Criminal Justice & Health Consortium and others to fill that void and to exemplify how medical, social science and public health research can have a direct bearing on policy recommendations to improve correctional healthcare. Policy briefs should be problem and policy-oriented, analysis-driven, evidence-based, and should offer viable policy recommendations.

Submission criteria and review policy:
Submissions should adhere to the following word limits:the main body of the text (not including title page, references, tables and figures should no exceed 2,500 words; all text (including title page, main body of the text, references, tables and figures) should not exceed 7,000 words. Please limit references to a maximum of 20.

Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words, a background section, a recommendations section, and a brief conclusion. Authors may use additional sub-headings as needed.

Please also include a text box with no more then 3 key points (main points and/or recommendations). Additional table and figures are also permitted.

The deadline for submissions is end August 2016.
To read the author guidelines before submitting please see:

Submissions to the International Journal of Prisoner Health are now made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at

For any general queries on the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research please contact the publisher Jo Sharrocks: [email protected]