2014 Year in review : Preventing chronic disease : public health research, practice, and policy
Corporate Authors:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
Description:This has been an exciting year for Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), especially in its media outreach and recognition for excellence. Sasha Ruiz, health communications specialist and manager of PCD’s online submissions process, received the Excellence in Leadership Award from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for her exemplary leadership and support of its mission. Lesli Mitchell, the journal’s managing editor, was invited to speak at the 2014 Council of Science Editors meeting on PCD’s transition to continuous publication, a presentation well-received by audience members and copresenter. PCD also received praise from the media, including attention from The New York Times, TIME, Washington Post, Self, Men’s Health, Huffington Post, WebMD, and other major media outlets. The journal also launched its own publication, the Board Notes newsletter, for PCD’s editorial board members to keep them regularly informed of changes and enhancements to the journal.
PCD continues to develop innovative ways to use technologies, bringing the latest evidence and innovations to researchers and practitioners in the field. PCD developed and launched a new Android app to supplement its app for iOS devices, so visitors have more ways to access PCD on the go. The journal’s PCD Facebook page was launched in September 2014 with around-the-clock updates on articles and chronic disease news. In 2014 PCD updated its PDFs to a more attractive layout, similar to traditional print journals, which garnered praise from authors and readers. With our impact factor increase to 1.956, PCD continues to be a relevant forum for exchange of public health evidence for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. In 2014, PCD received more article submissions than ever before, and we expect even more submissions in 2015. We look forward to a productive and dynamic 2015 and will continue working to improve the high quality standards of PCD.
2014 PCD highlights:
• PCD launches its Facebook page in September 2014, attracts 3,500 fans.
• PCD app for Android debuts in February 2104.
• PCD adds two associate editors to the editorial staff.
• PCD has another record year in the number of submissions received and articles published.
• PCD is referenced in well-known publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post.
• PCD begins using the Simply Measured tool to track social media metrics.
• Author podcasts continue to be posted on the PCD podcast page.
• PCD continues to release collections on various chronic disease topics.
• CDC’s main social media channels continue to promote PCD content.
• The journal continues to provide weekly article summaries for the media.
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