Submission Guidelines

The Iona College Journal of Allied Health: Perspectives of Social Justice accepts submissions exclusively from Iona College students and alumni. Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of the content and the writing style, adherence to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), and the extent to which the submission focuses on the theoretical and practical underpinnings of social justice.

What to Submit

A typical submission should be no more than 5,000 words (20-pages double spaced), excluding references. Short article, literature reviews, commentary, hypothesis, or perspectives should not exceed 3,000 words. We accept submissions in the following formats:

  • Original Research
  • Literature Reviews
  • Commentaries
  • Meta-Analyses
  • Evidence-Based Interventions
  • Case Studies
  • Scholarly position papers on Clinical Practice or Healthcare Policy
  • Scholarly writing addressing questions of Social, Economic or Environmental justice
  • Practice implications of Social, Healthcare or Educational Policy



Please email your submission to

There is no submission cost to authors to publish.

Code of Conduct

The author's conduct must reflect the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Code of Ethics at all times.

APA’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct


Plagiarism consists of any act that involves taking credit for the work of another person and may result in severe penalties. However, plagiarism can occur unintentionally, and students must be mindful of this possibility. It is expected that submissions contain original work only and that all sources referenced are cited or quoted directly (as per APA 6th edition requirements). Any instances of plagiarized content will result in immediate rejection from review and will be reported to the Dean's Office.

Iona College Journal of Allied Health FAQs

Absolutely! We ask that the authors on your document be presented in descending order of their contributions. Please note that in addition to the original authors, the co-editor(s) and subject editor(s) who reviewed your submission will be added to the list of authors should your document be accepted for publication.

Yes! We encourage authors to seek out assistance from their professors to develop a strong academic relationship and increase their chances of publication.

Upon submission, your document will be stripped of all identifiable information and assigned a unique identifier that will be used to track your submission throughout the review process. This unique identifier will be provided to you at the time of submission and will be required for any status update requests.

You are free to resubmit at any time. However, we expect that any feedback that you received on your initial submission will be sufficiently addressed in your revised submission.

While we do not require exclusive publishing rights, external journals may have different requirements for publication. If you are considering publishing your work to an external journal, we strongly recommend that you consult the terms and conditions of their publication guidelines prior to submitting your document to us for review.

Unfortunately, due to our lack of a subject matter expert in a field outside of the allied health disciplines, we cannot accept your submission.

Yes! We encourage all of our published authors to join us in attending the College’s annual Iona Scholars Day event to present their research.