During a university needs assessment in 2013, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) identified some of the greatest challenges universities in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia face, including limited access to current literature and limited opportunities for scholarly publication.
As a result, HC3 has planned an upcoming webinar to provide advice on how to improve the ability of faculty and students in Africa and Asia to generate publishable research manuscripts.
Editors from five journals are slated to present, and will be asked to describe the mission of their journal and the types of manuscripts of interest to their readers, the nature of the review process, and guidelines or suggestions for authors that might encourage or facilitate more quality manuscript submissions.
Join HC3 on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM ET for a webinar titled “How to Get Published – A Conversation with Journal Editors.”
Doug Storey, PhD, director for Communication Science and Research at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, will moderate.
Scott Ratzan, MD
Scott Ratzan, MD is the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. He has published several books and articles in the field of public health, as well as served as co-chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child Innovation Working Group. He also has several academic appointments, including adjunct professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He serves as vice president of Global Corporate Affairs at AB InBev and serves on a number of boards, including the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health and RAND Health. Scott graduated from the University of Southern California with an MD, as well as an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an MA in Communication from Emerson College.
Ms. Natalie Culbertson is the managing editor of the Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) Journal at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) Knowledge for Health Project. In her capacity as managing editor, Ms. Culbertson manages all submissions from receipt to acceptance. Additionally, she handles promotion, contracts and reporting for the Journal. Ms. Culbertson has worked for Johns Hopkins University for nearly 22 years, including 11 years with Jhpiego focused on online training materials and technology-assisted learning centers. For eight of those years she worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health where, among other things, she was the lead organizer of the 2009 and 2011 International Conferences on Family Planning in Kampala and Dakar.
S. Shyam Sundar, PhD
Dr. Sundar is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, the leading publication in the field (ranked No. 1 out of 72 academic journals in Communication and No. 2 among 84 journals in the field of Information & Library Sciences, based on five-year ISI impact factor of 4.748.) He has served on the editorial boards of 18 journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Media Psychology, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media and Journal of Advertising. He holds joint faculty appointments in the departments of Film-Video and Media Studies, Advertising, Architecture and Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State, and teaches courses on the psychology of communication technology, media theory and research methodology. He is also the founder of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, a leading facility of its kind in the country. He earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in communication, and holds bachelor’s degrees in communication and engineering.
Winston Mano, PhD
Dr. Mano is director of the Africa Media Centre and Course Leader of the MA in Media and Development at the University of Westminster. He is the principal editor of the Journal of African Media Studies published by Intellect Ltd. He is the editor of Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa (2015). Mano has published chapters in books that include Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa (2011), Radio in Africa Publics, Cultures, Communities (2011), Zimbabwe’s New Diaspora: Displacement and The Cultural Politics of Survival (2010) and Internationalizing Media Studies (2009). His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals that include Media, Culture & Society, The Radio Journal, Southern Review, Critical Arts, Communicare and the Global Media and Communication journal.
Silvio Waisbord, PhD
Dr. Waisbord is professor and director of Graduate Studies in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication (2015-2018). He served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics between 2008 and 2014. His most recent books are Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective (2013) and his edited volume Media Sociology: A Reappraisal (2014), both published by Polity Press.