177722 Publishing Occupational Health and Safety Research: A Dialogue with the Editor of New Solutions

Monday, October 27, 2008: 11:10 AM

Craig Slatin, ScD, MPH , Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
I will provide a short description of the journal New Solutions, a Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Policy, describe the health and safety issues covered by the journal, the review criteria for articles, the types of papers commonly published, who reads the journal, etc.

In addition, I will discuss the current status of occupational health and safety policy research and major issues that need to be addressed by New Solutions and the section, such as sustainable development, participation of community groups and unions in peer-review issues, and new strategies to change policies at the state, federal and international levels.

I will end my presentation with a discussion of the opportunities for closer collaboration between New Solutions and the Occupational Health section of APHA.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe priority research topics of interest to New Solutions. 2. Articulate the peer-reviewed process used by New Solutions. 3.List criteria used by New Solutions editors to accept or reject articles. 4. Discuss new health and safety issues that should be included in the agenda of New Solutions.

Keywords: Occupational Health, Research Agenda

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am one of the editors of New Solutions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.