Thank you for choosing to submit your research to the Health & New Media Research. Authors should read the “Instructions for authors” on the journal’s page before making a submission. Manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy.

Authors should submit separately the following files: (1) a cover letter file that contains any comments to the editor; (2) a manuscript file with the full text of the article (i.e., abstract, main text, references, figures, tables, footnotes, and appendixes); and (3) a title page that includes the manuscript’s title, author(s)’ names, affiliation, emails, postal addresses, the acknowledgement, and declaration of conflict of interest. The manu script text files will only be accepted in Microsoft Word document format (.doc or .docx). Only original manuscripts submitted to the Health & New Media Research will be considered for publication. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal.

Any information in the Acknowledgement and Declaration of Conflict of Interest that may lead to the uncovering of the identity of the author is also removed from the manuscript prior to sending it to reviewers.


Manuscript should be no longer than 5,000 words, excluding tables, figures, and references. Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) for formatting of tables and other style issues. References need to be double-spaced as well as for the main text. The manuscript file should also include a shortened version of the title (43 characters or less, including spaces) for use as a running head. Define any abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used.

Please ensure that the manuscript is appropriately blinded. Authors should not contain any clues to the author's personal identity or institutional affiliation outside of the title page. Please double-check your manuscript for:

  • - Self-citations "in press";
  • - Self-referential citations including author identity
  • - Institutional affiliation (often in the Methods and Acknowledge sections)
  • - Any indicator of either author(s) or institution(s) in the title of the
  • - manuscript file, eg., "YourName_Manuscript.doc."


Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright owners when using lengthy quotations (500 words or more), tables, or figures published elsewhere. All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript prior to submission. Once a manuscript is submit ted, it is therefore assumed that all authors have read and given their approval for the submission of the manuscript.

Conflict of Interest:

“Conflict of interest (COI) exists when there is a divergence between an individual’s private interests (competing interests) and his or her responsibilities to scientific and publishing activities such that a reasonable observer might wonder if the individual’s behavior or judgment was motivated by considerations of his or her competing interests.” Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the development of the manuscript in their title page. Reviewers should disclose any conflict of interest and if necessary, decline he review of any manuscript they perceive to have a conflict of interest. Editors should also decline from considering any manuscript that may have conflict of interest. Such manuscripts will be re-assigned to other editors.


A submitted manuscript is a confidential material. Academic Journals will not disclose submitted manuscript to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted). These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors. However, in suspected cases of misconduct, a manuscript may be revealed to members of Academic Journals’ ethics committee and institutions/organizations that may require it for the resolution of the miscon duct. Academic Journals shall follow the appropriate COPE flowcharts wherever necessary.

Manuscript Submission:

All authors should submit manuscripts via e-submission website. Health & New Media Research:: e-Submission (

Peer Review:

The review process is an important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps an editor in making decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript. HNMR operates a double blind review process.

Editorial Procedures:

All submitted manuscripts are blind reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. The process may take up to 8 weeks. The managing editor will notify authors of the decision—accept, revise, or reject. Review comments will be returned to the author.

The review reports are sent to the authors. However, reviewers’ identity is removed from the review reports. The author(s) is left with only the review reports/recommendation without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the reviewers. A minimum of two review reports are required per manuscript.

Only an editor has the authority to “Accept” or “Reject” a manuscript. If a manuscript is “Accepted”, an Acceptance Certificate is issued to the author(s) and the manuscripts are processed for publication.

If a manuscript is rejected, the authors are informed of the decision and no further processing is done on the manuscript. If a manuscript requires revise, it is sent to the author(s) with the editor’s recommendation for further revision. The editor makes a final decision on the revised to “Accept” or “Reject” the manuscript.

Production Procedure:

After a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to submit a final version of the manuscript. Files are copyedited, typeset into page proofs, and e-mailed to the authors. Authors are responsible for the reading of proofs and for correcting errors and answering editors’ queries.

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