Do you know when Legacy asked us last year for peer reviewed articles on LGBT cessation — we had almost none to suggest? So come one come all and let’s start publishing our work in the peer reviewed literature more!
Here’s a great chance to start – the Journal of Environmental and Public Health is doing a special LGBTQIA issue and our own Dr. Jane McElroy (of longstanding Missouri LGBT tobacco control work) is the lead guest editor. Congratulations Jane! Let’s help her now by flooding them with great papers.
Don’t have any clue how to turn your humble project into a peer reviewed paper? Why not email the LGBT Tobacco Listserv and ask for students or academics who might be interested in helping you translate the real world into academicese? There’s no question, while the outcome may not exactly live by the adage to “eschew otiose obfuscation sedulously” (aka it’ll pack in the $2 words), peer-reviewed literature is given a weight that we just can’t accomplish by any other route.
See full details of the call for papers here. Manuscripts due by Jan 25th, 2013. Only caveat is this is one of the new breed of journals that asks authors to pay ($1k) for an article, but the upside is everyone can access it for free!