The AHP Journal Advisory Council is responsible for feature articles in the journal. The Council discusses and selects topic areas that are most likely of current interest to AHP members, and seeks articles/authors in these areas. Sources include colleagues (member or nonmember), affiliate members and nonmember vendors. Council members recruit authors and also may write and submit articles themselves.
The Council seeks to recruit original articles; previously published materials are not accepted, including those published on websites or in electronic newsletters. Articles based on original research with examples from multiple case studies are strongly encouraged. First-person "success stories" that report on activities and campaigns also are welcome, although they must be well documented and specific. Scholarly and academic articles are encouraged, but they must be adapted for general interest readership. For example, a Master’s thesis will not be accepted, but an article based on findings from a Master’s thesis is welcome. Article length varies, but typically is 1,000-3,000 words.
AHP provides article submission guidelines for authors on the AHP website.
Council members review articles submitted for each issue using rating sheets provided by AHP. Decisions about final editorial content are based on these numerical ratings. AHP will notify authors whether or not their article has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming journal.
All authors selected by the Council must sign an author agreement (sample below) and provide a bio and a color head shot. The Healthcare Philanthropy editor will work with the selected authors to edit and enhance articles per the suggestions of the Council and in compliance with AHP editorial style guidelines.
About the Healthcare Philanthropy journal
Healthcare Philanthropy is an 8 1/2" x 11" full color magazine designed to represent the interests of the industry. Topics include professionalism in the field, ideas and methods for creating successful development programs, analyses of the current health care environment and projections of future trends. Published in the spring and fall, it is mailed to all AHP members and is posted as an e-book on the AHP website.
Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Award
The Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Award is given annually. It recognizes the best article from the spring and fall issues. Only articles written by AHP individual and institutional members are eligible. The Council votes on a winner each year using a rating sheet provided by AHP. The winner is recognized at the AHP International Conference and in AHP member e-newsletters.