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Women's Health Issues > Call for Papers - Health of Women in the Military

Supplement Issue of Women’s Health Issues


Veteran and Active-Duty Military

Women’s Health and Health Care Delivery

Submission Deadline:  November 15th, 2010

The Editors of Women’s Health Issues and the Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) invite manuscripts reporting the results of original research on topics related to the health and health care of U.S. women Veterans and/or women in the military for a Supplement of the journal to be published in 2011.  Papers must be submitted electronically via the journal’s online manuscript processing system at http://ees.elsevier.com/whi.   Please note in your cover letter that you wish to have your manuscript considered for this Supplement. 

The research described must have taken place in VA settings or primarily involve women Veterans and/or women in the military.  The goals of the Supplement are to:  1) present high quality evidence on health and health care delivery issues affecting women Veterans, 2) highlight research on patient, provider and/or organizational interventions designed to improve access to and utilization of high quality care among women Veterans, and 3) provide practice and policy insights regarding evidence-based strategies for improving care and/or implementing evidence into routine care.  Implications for policymakers, managers, health care providers, staff and researchers, as well as for women Veterans and their families, are of special interest.  The Supplement will focus on original health services research, although submissions under the journal’s “Policy Matters” category may be considered.

Topics of special interest include, but are not limited to

  • Influence of various health care delivery approaches and/or intervention effects on:
    • access, continuity, coordination, quality, costs and outcomes of care among women Veterans as a whole or among subgroups (e.g., by age, condition, or service period);
  • Access to equitable care for women Veterans;
  • Intersections of VA and non-VA (community) care, including transitions in care after military discharge;
  • High impact topic areas such as primary care, preventive health, reproductive medicine, mental health, complex chronic conditions, aging, rural health and post-deployment health;
  • Determinants of disparities and strategies for reduction of gender disparities in VA care

The Supplement is expected to contain 12-14 articles describing original research.  All submissions will be peer reviewed to assess their rigor and contribution to the scientific literature and to the improvement of access, quality of care and outcomes for women Veterans.

Women’s Health Issuesis published by the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health and Elsevier, Inc., and is indexed in leading services.  Author instructions are available at www.whijournal.com.  Please note that the journal uses American Psychological Association style for all manuscripts, and manuscripts must not exceed 3,000 words.

Inquiries as to the suitability of a manuscript topic are welcome and may be directed to the Editors at or by phone (202-994-4184).  Please include a short description and/or abstract in an email.

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