The letter focuses on the scientific, clinical, or ethical issues raised by an article previously published in PCD.
The letter is of interest to PCD readers.
The letter fits the mission of the journal to address the interface between applied prevention research and public health practice in chronic disease prevention.
A valid point is raised.
The author’s point of view is supported by evidence.
References to support the author’s argument are cited.
Citations are up to date and relevant.
The letter is written clearly and concisely and is free of jargon.
The letter is well organized.
Any figures or tables are relevant to the topic, well constructed, easy to comprehend, and visually appealing.
No more than 2 tables or 2 figures are included (2 tables, 2 figures, or 1 table/1 figure)
The text has no more than 600 words.
No more than 6 references are provided.
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors’ affiliated institutions.