PHN uses ScholarOne Manuscripts for online submission and peer review.
Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided on the 'Preparing your materials' page. Please note that PHN operates a double-blind peer review process and so your submitted materials should be anonymised.
Revisions must be resubmitted within 2 months or they will be deemed a new paper. When substantial revisions are required after review, authors are normally given the opportunity to do this once only; the need for any further changes should reflect only minor issues.
Queries can be directed to the PHN Editorial Office at: PHN.email@example.com
PHN has format-neutral submission in place for original submissions only. This means that authors do not need to format their article to journal style at this stage; and figures and tables can be kept in their original locations in the text. We do ask however that your article is line-numbered and is in an easily readable layout, which will aid our Editors and Reviewers in reviewing your paper. Please note that revised manuscripts will be subject to full formatting requirements of the journal.
Author affiliations should represent the institution(s) at which the research presented was conducted and/or supported and/or approved. For non-research content, any affiliations should represent the institution(s) with which each author is currently affiliated. For more information, please see our author affiliation policy and author affiliation FAQs.
At submission, authors must nominate at least four potential referees who may be asked by the Editorial Board to help review the work. Where possible, authors should provide the email address and institution of their recommended referees. Please ensure that these potential referees are not located at the same affiliation as any of the co-authors.
Prior to submission we recommend that authors use Paperpal Preflight, a service that instantly checks your manuscript against submission guidelines and flags any potential issues that might prevent your paper from passing the initial checks made by the Editorial Office. The tool is free to use, however there is also an optional paid-for service that provides a tracked-changes version of the submission in a report with suggested modifications. These also include recommendations about spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Authors using the service should then submit their manuscript to the journal in the normal way (i.e. without any tracked changes from using the Paperpal Preflight tool). Authors should also note that usage of the tool is entirely separate from the peer review process and will not impact upon any editorial decisions made.
ORCID provides a unique identifier for researchers and through integration in key research workflows such as publication and grant applications, links your professional activities. We strongly encourage authors to link their ORCID identifier to their ScholarOne account. If you do not already have an ORCID identifier, registration is fast and free, and you can register directly from your ScholarOne account or at https://orcid.org/register. ORCID iDs provided in ScholarOne will be published in the final article.