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The manuscript consists of original research and has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication in another journal.
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The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
Studies that make use of human subjects have demonstrated compliance with ethical research standards, including Institutional Review Board approval and consent by participants.
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The submission includes a title page as a separate file independent from the body of the manuscript, with names, affiliations, biographies, and contact information for the author(s). The title page follows the template on the JPIC website.
The title page includes a list of five keywords to help classify the paper and an abstract of no more than 120 words.
Original ResearchResearch findings are written primarily by academic researchers working in fields relevant to public interest communications. These articles are designed to offer empirically-based suggestions for communicators and activists working on campaigns, or to contribute substantially to the theoretical basis of the field.
Practitioner ReportsThese articles are written primarily by practitioners of public interest communications and analyze strategies and tactics used by the field. Practitioner reports can take the form of best practices, approaches to avoid, and calls for additional analysis of a particular aspect of public interest communications.
Campaign ReviewsCampaign reviews are analyses of specific public interest communications campaigns either past or in progress. These articles are designed to analyze the constituent components of campaigns and offer a critical look at what worked and what did not work within the campaign.
CommentaryCommentary pieces offer a place for practitioners, researchers, activists, and others invested in public interest communications to engage in a dialogue with one another, offer constructive criticism, and suggestions for future research.
Articles published in this section are written by the issue's editor.
Invited PapersPapers in this section were invited by the journal's editorial board.
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