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How to Submit an Inquiry

PCD welcomes inquiries from authors to determine the suitability of a manuscript for PCD. Make sure your inquiry includes the following information:

  • Article title
  • Type of article
  • Abstract (300 words or less) with the following information:
    • Study/Intervention/Project description
    • Dates when study was conducted
    • Dates when data were collected
    • Research methods and data analyses
    • Findings
    • Implications for public health practice

Submit inquiries to the Editor in Chief at for consideration.

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