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THE UI JOURNAL
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The UI Journal receives manuscripts on a continuous basis and publishes refereed articles into issues three times per year. As a prospective author, you are asked to complete the form linked below prior to submission of your article. If you attended the last Understanding Interventions Conference, you are registered to publish in the UI Journal. If you are not registered, you will need to submit a submission fee of $50 to Shanta Outlaw (shanta.outlaw@liu.edu) in the UI Office. Once paid, you will be invited to register for the UI Journal (UIJ) review and publishing platform on Scholastica. You will submit your article to the UIJ via the Scholastica platform and the review process will begin upon submission.

The UI Journal observes a two-step review process. Manuscripts are assigned to an Associate Editor, who is responsible for selecting reviewers, typically 2-3, who are experts in the content area of the paper. The reviewers recommend an action based on reviews and their own judgment. In all cases, the Editor will communicate what action UI Journal will take. You will receive verbatim reviews plus the Associate Editor’s summary recommendation. If the recommendation is to proceed toward publication, you will be asked to submit a revised manuscript by a date specified. This version will be edited and forwarded to the Editor for approval and final preparation for publication

Your responses to the questions posed in the article submission form linked below will assist the Editors in expediting a rigorous review process. Please carefully read the instructions before completing the submission form.

The UI Journal publishes translational articles focused on interventions of interest to a heterogeneous group of practitioners who make up the UI community—researchers, program directors, evaluators, sponsors, and policymakers.


Papers should contain the following information:


Focus of the intervention—describe it; what is studied and why
Outcomes of the intervention—what was found in what time frame
Contextual factors—if a case study, what is adaptable; for other kinds of studies, what was measured and how; what informs interpretation
Study population—describe it; was there a comparison or control group
Relevance to the UI community—is the motivation practical or theoretical; how does the study connect the intuitive to concepts in the literature; what does the study spur as a next step

Submission Form


Complete the form here to complete a cover letter for your document and receive instructions for submission on Scholastica. Before submitting an article, please refer to the Guidelines for Submission Here.


Editorial Board

Publisher: Anthony L. DePass, Ph.D. Anthony DePass is a Professor of Biology at Long Island University, where he serves as PI and Director of the LIU MBRS RISE (NIH), and the LIU ADVANCE (NSF) programs and Co-PI of LIU’s Noyce Teacher Scholarship program. Dr. DePass has nearly 20 years experience in grants and program management, and currently has over $5 million in active grants.
Editor: Daryl E. Chubin, Ph.D. UI Co-chair, Daryl Chubin, is an independent consultant who has worked for 40 years in universities, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Associate Editor: Janet Branchaw, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison Director, Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE)
Associate Editor: Frances Carter-Johnson, Ph.D. National Science Foundation Education Data Scientist, Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Associate Editor: John Matsui, Ph.D. University of California, Berkley Assistant Dean, Biological Sciences and Director, Biology Scholars Program