The Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law 2021 Special Issue

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Signup Deadline: 03-05-2021
Starts: 03-08-2021
Ends: 12-01-2021


The Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law 2021 Special Issue: Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the United States: Legal, Legislative and Policy Perspectives

The Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law is soliciting well researched and thoroughly referenced Submissions for a Special Issue, “Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the United States: Legal, Legislative and Policy Perspectives.” The goal is to make a meaningful contribution to the policy discussion of these issues for the benefit of AHLA members, the academic community and policy decision makers in both the legislative and executive branches of government.

Authors are asked to develop an in-depth and balanced treatment of any of the many diverse topics  generated under the overarching theme for the Special Issue.  This may include articles which address such topics as the disparate adverse impact of health policy or research on communities of color; the history and reasons why the US healthcare system has reached the current state of affairs of health inequity, social and environmental justice issues and their impact on delivery of healthcare, potential legal liability regarding the response to COVID-19 pandemic, etc. Topics reflecting diversity of thought, perspective are welcomed and encouraged.

AHLA encourages those with relevant expertise and legal, policy, and/or legislative perspectives in emerging issues of health equity to consider submitting a proposal describing your proposed article topic to Katherine Miller on or before March 5, 2021 (Note: Please log in to see the submit button). AHLA welcomes prospective authors to enlist colleagues as co-authors Please review the Journal's author guidelines .


Articles submitted exclusively for this Special Issue Journal will be given preference in the selection process. Prior publication of author’s article (or an earlier version of it) in other journals, magazines, newsletters, conferences, websites, outlets, etc. will be considered only under certain circumstances. If your article is accepted for publication, AHLA will ask you to execute a copyright release. AHLA generally grants permissions to reprint articles for educational purposes. If you use the article for general educational purposes, you must ensure that reproductions of your article properly reflect AHLA’s copyright, as specified in the release.

Article Submissions and Acceptance

Submitted articles undergo professional review by AHLA’s editorial staff—in conjunction with the Journal’s Editorial Board— which has the discretion to accept or reject articles based on a number of factors, such as the article’s merit, the need for information on the topic, or the mix of articles within a particular issue of the Journal. AHLA’s editors may accept an article for publication on the basis of the initial submission, but more commonly, a decision is made after the author has revised the submission following professional review. The Journal does not compensate authors.

Professional Review

AHLA’s editorial staff, at least two members of the Journal’s Editorial Board and members of the Special Advisory Group closely review article submissions and typically offer extensive comments on the article’s substance and form. If the author is agreeable to revising his/her initial submission, AHLA’s editorial staff will work with the author to create a publication schedule.


After the author has revised his/her manuscript following professional review, and the article has been approved by the Journal’s Editorial Board for publication, AHLA’s editorial staff will copyedit the manuscript, and a citations editor will verify all footnote sources/references and ensure they are Bluebook compliant. The author will have the opportunity to review the edited article and address any queries that emerge from the editing process. Due to time constraints, Journal authors do not review page proofs.


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Minimum 4 - 6 Years Industry Experience


Katherine E. Miller