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Annotated Bibliography of Relevant Journals for Possible Publication of Advocate and Communication Research

Introduct ion

Dissemination of information found during research is paramount. Finding the journal which best addresses a given target audience for the results of a study is a critical part of this process.

The objective of this research was to help breast cancer advocates and communication researchers find the right journals in which to submit their work for publication.

Two searches were completed in the search engine WorldCats. One search used the keywords “breast cancer communication” and the second used the keywords “breast cancer media.” From these two searches, articles of interest and the journals they were from were composed into a document. Each article, along with the journal it was from, was placed into four non-mutually exclusive categories to describe the type(s) of communication they addressed; mass media, new media, interpersonal, and/or doctor-patient. After the search, two more journals were added to the list upon the advice of other experts in the medical and dietetic fields. Then each journal’s style format, purpose, audience, author types, communication type(s), space limitations, and a link to their submission guidelines for authors were also collected into the document.

A total of 30 possible journals for breast cancer advocacy and communication research were documented in this way and included in an annotated bibliography. Five of the journals researched are highlighted here, but all are included in the handout available from the researchers and online at http://bcerc.msu.edu/.

Samantha Munday, Carolyn LaPlante, Sandi Smith, Chuck Atkin

Michigan State University

  • Cancer

Health Communication

  • Purpose : “Seeks to improve practical communication between caregivers and patients and between institutions and the public. “
  • Style Format : APA
  • Audience : Scholars and practitioners in communication, psychology, sociology, public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, dietetics, pharmacy, and the allied health professions.
  • Space Limitations : No longer than 25 double-spaced pages
  • Purpose:“To provide an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of information among oncologic disciplines concerned with the etiology and course of human cancer. CANCER accomplishes this objective by publishing original articles, as well as other scientific
  • and educational documents, that support the mission of the American Cancer Society by facilitating the transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to the bedside; contributing to cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, cure, and rehabilitation; and diminishing suffering from cancer.”
  • Style Format : AMA, Index Medicus
  • Audience : Professionals in the oncologic field, radiologists, gynecologists, urologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, cytopathologists, cytologic technicians
  • Space Limitations: Less than 6000 words including the title page, abstract, text, references, figures, figure legends, and tables. Abstracts are limited to 250 words.
  • Publisher Website : http://www3.interscience.wiley.com
  • Example Article Titles :
  • “Communication between patients with breast cancer and health care providers: Determinants and implications”
  • “When the diagnosis is cancer: Patient communication experiences and preferences”
  • Publisher website : http://www.erlbaum.com
  • Example Article Titles :
  • “Emerging trends and future directions in patient communication skills training”
  • “Use and impact of eHealth system by low-income women with breast cancer”
  • “The impact of communication on cancer risk, incidence, morbidity, mortality, and quality of life”

Journal of Health Communication

  • Style Format : APA
  • Purpose : “It presents the latest development in the field of health communication including research in risk communication, health literacy, social marketing, communication (from interpersonal to mass media), psychology, government, policy-making, and health education around the world.”
  • Audience : Designed to give concise information to practitioners and academics.
  • Space Limitations : 5,000 words with a 200 word abstract.
  • Publisher Website : http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/
  • Example Article Titles :
  • “Effect of media coverage and physician advice on utilization of breast cancer screening by women 40 years and older”
  • “Cancer information scanning and seeking behavior is associated with knowledge, lifestyle choices, and screening”

Women & Health

  • Purpose:“The journal covers material involving the physical and psychological well-being of women, the sociocultural factors that lead to health problems, and issues of prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, the limitation of disability, and rehabilitation.”

Patient Education and Counseling

  • Style Format : APA
  • Audience : Researchers, policy planners, and all providers of health care for women.
  • Space Limitations: The paper should not exceed 23 pages and the abstract should contain around 100 words.
  • Publisher Website : http://www.haworthpress.com
  • Example Article Titles :
  • “Using the Internet to identify women's sources of breast health education and screening ”
  • “Patient-blaming and representation of risk factors in breast cancer images”
  • “Women's approaches to the use of new technology for cancer risk information”
  • Purpose: “To explore and elucidate educational, counseling and communication models in health care. Its aim is to provide a forum for fundamental as well as applied research, and to promote the study of the delivery of patient education, counseling, and health promotion services, including training models and organizational issues in improving communication between providers and patients.”
  • Style Format : Format required by biomedical journals
  • Audience : Patient education and health promotion researchers, managers, physicians, nurses and other health care providers
  • Space Limitations: 4,000 words for text and 100-150 for abstracts
  • Publisher Website : http://www.elsevier.com
  • Example Article Titles :
  • “Patient proactivity enhancing doctor-patient-family communication in cancer prevention and care among the aged”
  • “Cancer communication patterns and the influence of patient characteristics: Disparities in information-giving and affective behaviors”