COVID-19 Story Submission

The Public Health Review (PHR) is a student-led, peer-reviewed journal. The vision and mission of PHR can be found here. Our goal with this special project is to provide a place for students to share their experiences and unique stories during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who submit stories by August 31st will be entered into a raffle, and seven winners will be drawn for $10 gift cards. New stories will be published on the PHR website at the end of each month. We will continue to accept and publish new stories through December 1, 2020.  

Prompt

All stories should be non-fiction, factual, and based on the author’s own experiences. While there is no single prompt for this storytelling project, you may use the following questions to spark your ideas. These questions are not meant to limit the scope or nature of your response.

  • What have you learned about yourself and/or your community(ies) during this pandemic?
  • How are you processing and accessing information about the pandemic? How are you dealing with information overload?
  • Have you been affected by any policies related to the pandemic? If so, how? 
  • How has your daily life been altered by the pandemic?
  • How have you been coping with COVID-19 and its impact on your daily life?

Submission Formatting

  • Your story does not need to be limited to public health.
  • Stories may be up to 1 page, single-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font.
  • Please include a title.
  • Narratives should be written with few errors in grammar and spelling.
  • Your story can be published anonymously. 

Submission Information

  • Due date: There is no deadline, but to be considered for the raffle, you must submit your story by August 31st. New stories will be posted at the end of each month through December 2020. 
  • Amount paid: seven $10 gift cards
  • How to submit: 
    • Email to pubhealthreview@gmail.com
    • Have email subject heading be “COVID-19 Student Stories” 
    • Please include a title within the email
    • Include your name or specify that you would like to remain anonymous, and your program
    • Let us know if you are interested in reading your story on our podcast, Perspectives.
  • Perspectives podcast: If you are interested in sharing your story on our podcast let us know in the body of your submission email. Recorded stories will be published in a special series at the end of each month.
  • By submitting your story to the Public Health Review, you are agreeing to have your story published (website, social media accounts, podcast, future editions, etc). You are also agreeing to the terms and conditions. Please notify the Public Health Review if you do not want your story published on a specific platform. You have the right to revoke this agreement at any time. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Read the submission guidelines and policies prior to submission.
  • Submissions must follow PHR's formatting requirements.
  • Published articles will include a CC BY-NC license. Read more about the license.
  • You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder. If different from the author(s): the author(s) must have approved the work for publication; the author(s) must have agreed to submit the article to the Journal; the author(s) must accept full responsibility for the content of the article;
  • The article must be the author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury
  • The author(s) must have notified the relevant instructor(s) if the submission has previously been, or will be, submitted as coursework;

Policies

Submission Agreement

Anyone may submit an original story to be considered for publication on Public Health Review website provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Public Health Review, please email the editors at pubhealthreview@gmail.com.

Open Access Philosophy of Public Health Review

PHR is an open-access, web-based journal. Stories submitted for publication are posted on the web site upon final acceptance. As an open-access journal, PHR does not require authors to transfer full copyright ownership to the journal as a condition of publication. Authors will grant a nonexclusive license in their work to PHR and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Such a license gives PHR and the Libraries the necessary rights to publish, distribute, archive, and preserve the work. However, since the license is non-exclusive, all of the rights will still also belong to the creator, who may make any use they wish, and may grant other licenses as desired. The result of this license agreement is that the author, PHR, and the Libraries will each have broad rights to the work.

Copyright and Use of Articles

Authors will grant a nonexclusive license in their work to Public Health Review and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Such a license gives PHR and the Libraries the necessary rights to publish, distribute, archive, and preserve the work. However, since the license is non-exclusive, all of the rights will still also belong to the creator, who may make any use they wish, and may grant other licenses as desired. The result of this license agreement is that the author, PHR, and the Libraries will each have broad rights to the work.

In addition, authors will agree to Creative Commons license to their work using:

CC BY-NC - Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. Non-commercial users will not have to contact you before making use of your work, but because you will retain copyright ownership, commercial users may contact you for separate permissions.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing website and/or software agree not to misuse the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing service or software in any way.

The failure of University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing and the author(s) regarding submission of the article.