2015 Year in review : Preventing chronic disease : public health research, practice, and policy
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2015 Year in review : Preventing chronic disease : public health research, practice, and policy
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    This year has been an exciting one for Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) in both editorial quality and technological advances. With an impact factor increase to 2.123, PCD continues to be a relevant forum for exchange of public health evidence for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. In 2015, PCD received more article submissions than ever before, and we expect even more submissions in 2016. We look forward to a productive and dynamic 2016 and will continue to advance the high quality standards of PCD. PCD continues to develop innovative ways to use technology, bringing the latest evidence and innovations to researchers and practitioners in the field. The journal moved all of its Web content to a Web Content Management System, making its pages responsive and easier to view on various platforms such as smart phones and tablets. The journal’s PCD Facebook page continues to increase its fan base and offers around-the-clock updates on articles and chronic disease news. 2015 Highlights • Impact factor increased to 2.123. • The journal debuted new Editor’s Choice article type. • PCD continued to release Geographic Information Systems (GIS) articles. • CDC’s main social media channels continued to promote PCD content. • PCD had another record year in the number of submissions received and • articles published. • PCD was referenced in several well-known publications, including • The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. • PCD’s Facebook page attracted more than 4,500 fans. • The journal continued to provide weekly article summaries for the media. • PCD published two new collections: Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research • and Evaluation Network (NOPREN); and Next Steps: Translating Evidence to • Eliminate Disparities in Diabetes and Obesity. • The journal moved its website to a responsive design template. Publication date from document properties. CS 264057-A 2015PCDYearInReview.pdf
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